July 2019 Resources

As they pile up, all those lurking tasks and waiting repairs can feel heavy on the soul and lead to more procrastination. But after the tedium of winter, the spring and summer weather will spur you to tackle your home fix-it list with a vengeance. You'll enjoy crossing items off your list as you finish them off one by one. That's the real pleasure: being able to take the giant marker in your brain and obliterating list tasks like reseeding the front lawn, repairing the screen door, hiring a house painter, or replacing the garage door opener.

Backyard with blue and white chairs, a small white table, and red, white, and blue pillows
Pink and gold bench with blue and pink pillows on the floor photo

Fresh Trends: Art Deco (pgs. 10–12)

  1. Globe Brass Floor Lamp, $249; cb2.com

  2. Modern Damask wallpaper in Navy, $40 (2'×4' panel); chasingpaper.com

  3. Slice wallpaper in Blue, $195/double roll; hyggeandwest.com

  4. Havana wallpaper in Mahogany, $83/roll; bradbury.com

  5. Wave Pop wallpaper in Graphite is from Tempaper Designs. Similar item, $165/double roll; neimanmarcus.com

  6. Sylva Oval Bench in Dusty Rose/Gold by Safavieh is from Overstock. Similar item, $311; overstock.com

  7. Deco Façade Rug, $399 (5'×8'); westelm.com

  8. Sculpted Rattan Mirror, $228; anthropologie.com

  9. Shells ice bucket, $65; nicebuckets.com

  10. Streamline Deco Cabinet Knob, $7; houseofantiquehardware.com

  11. Siri Statement Earrings, $58; shopsoko.com

  12. Art Deco Notebooks, $13 for three; chroniclebooks.com

  13. Italian Gold Iron Shell Fireplace Screen, $360; horchow.com

  14. Ford Decanter is from CB2. Similar item, $50; williamsonoma.com

  15. Blue Cotton Velvet Pillow with Gold Embroidery, $58; bandddesign.com

  16. Lamkin Channel Tufted Ottoman in Pink by Mercer41, $157; allmodern.com

Sailing Through Summer (pg. 16)

  1. Glamsquad Beachy Wave Spray, $24; glamsquad.com

  2. Found Sea Salt Texturizing Spray Gel, $5; walmart.com

  3. SGX NYC The Piece-Maker Beachy Texture Spray, $7; walmart.com

  4. Tresemmé Between Washes Curl Revive Styling Foam, $5; target.com

  5. The Body Shop Shea Exfoliating Sugar Body Scrub, $24; thebodyshop.com

  6. Wrap Dress, $40; oldnavy.com

  7. Gingham Eau de Parfum, $50; bathandbodyworks.com

  8. Cayman Tote, $138; shoshanna.com

  9. Dashing Diva Gloss Ultra Shine Gel Strips; $9; dashingdiva.com
Blue tassel, fabric, and tiles photo

Color: Greek Isle Blue (pgs. 18–20)

  1. Blue Comfort 23-11, price varies; prattandlambert.com

  2. Hyper Blue SW 6965, price varies; sherwin-williams.com

  3. King Triton PPG1242-5, price varies; glidden.com

  4. Ink Blotch DE5839, price varies; dunnedwards.com

  5. Wall paint: Champion Cobalt 2061-20, price varies; benjaminmoore.com

  6. Itajime Indoor/Outdoor Pillow, $65; shadesoflight.com

  7. Paintstrokes Outdoor Pillow, $40; cb2.com

  8. Bamboo Salad Plates, $40 for four; poketo.com

  9. Cement Tile: Diamond Twist in Federal Blue/Teal, price varies; cletile.com

  10. Woven Outdoor Stacking Chairs, $199 for two; westelm.com

Paint Pairings:

  1. Seaport Blue 2060-30, price varies; benjaminmoore.com

  2. Fresh Mint 2037-70, price varies; benjaminmoore.com

  3. Jacaranda SW 6802, price varies; sherwin-williams.com

  4. Lei Flower SW 6613, price varies; sherwin-williams.com

  5. Lapis DE5846, price varies; dunnedwards.com

  6. Terracotta Sand DE6136, price varies; dunnedwards.com
Backyard with three blue and white chairs, marble bar, and white decor photo

A Grown-Up Play Space (pgs. 22–28)

  1. Ikat Watermelon Outdoor Throw Pillow, from $39; allmodern.com

  2. Geometric Pom 18" Square Coral Pillow, $30; pier1.com

  3. Shabori Striped Indigo Pillow, $30; pier1.com trustable

  4. Blue on White Ceramic Jar, $14; pearlriver.com

  5. Ashtown Ceramic Garden Stool is from Wayfair. Similar item, $82; wayfair.com

  6. Chippendale White All-Weather Plastic Outdoor Dining Side Chair, $163; homedepot.com

  7. Hot Pink and White Stripes Pattern Throw Pillow, $31; zazzle.com

  8. Pink and Gold Filigree Moroccan Tea Glass, $8; maison-midi.com

  9. Red and Gold Filigree Moroccan Tea Glass, $8; maison-midi.com

  10. Cabana Stripe Outdoor Curtain, $31; walmart.com/BHG

  11. Outdoor Belinda Floral Print Pillow, $36; potterybarn.com
Living room with mint and yellow accents photo

Goal Oriented (pgs. 30–36)


  1. Brighton chairs are vintage. Similar item, $498; serenaandlily.com

  2. Chair paint: Adobe Orange 2171-30, price varies; benjaminmoore.com

  3. Fabric: Linseed Stripe in Mint by Beacon Hill, $96/yard; myfabricconnection.com

  4. Art is custom by Susie Bettenhausen.

  5. Beehive Chandelier in Natural, price varies; selamatdesigns.com

Living room:

  1. Paint throughout: Alabaster SW 7008 in satin finish, price varies; sherwin-williams.com

  2. Étagères: Vintage from Lola + Bess in Charleston, SC. Similar item, $492; bedbathandbeyond.com

  3. Window treatment: Allegra Hicks Crescent Sand Aqua by Groundworks, price varies; kravet.com

  4. Window treatment contrasting band: Opera Plain Citrus by GP & J Baker fabric, price varies; kravet.com

  5. Sofas are custom from maalleninteriors.com.

  6. Chairs are custom from maalleninteriors.com.

  7. Chairs upholstered in Samana Jungle Beat fabric by Matthew Williamson, price varies; osborneandlittle.com

  8. Ceramic garden stool, price varies; seasonalliving.com

  9. Tangerine Dream 2012-30, price varies; benjaminmoore.com

  10. Bermuda Teal 2044-50, price varies; benjaminmoore.com

  11. Yellow Finch 2024-40, price varies; benjaminmoore.com

Kitchen peninsula:

  1. Thomas Obrien Katie one-light pendant, price varies; visualcomfortlightinglights.com

  2. Window treatment: Allegra Hicks Crescent Sand Aqua by Groundworks, price varies; kravet.com

  3. Window treatment contrasting band: Opera Plain Citrus by GP & J Baker fabric, price varies; kravet.com

  4. Delta Trinsic faucet, price varies; deltafaucet.com

Boy's room:

  1. Bed is custom from maalleninteriors.com.

  2. Headboard upholstered in Whistler 7 Navy fabric by Stout, price varies; estout.com

  3. Bed: Seagrass cord detail by The Fringe Market. Similar item, $6; walmart.com

  4. Pique Tailored Coverlet; from $280; peacockalley.com

  5. Boudoir pillow: Frame in River fabric by Jeffrey Alan Marks, price varies; kravet.com

  6. White woven wood shades, price varies; hunterdouglas.com

  7. Bedside table is from CB2. Similar item, $449; westelm.com

  8. Lamp by Barbara Cosgrove.

Girl's room:

  1. Bed paint: Tangerine Dream 2012-30, price varies; benjaminmoore.com

  2. Blue chest. Similar item, price varies; bungalow5.com

  3. Marmot Table Lamp is from Couture Lamps. Similar item, $233; walmart.com

  4. Pillow shams are from Pottery Barn. Similar item, from $60; potterybarn.com

  5. Pique Tailored Coverlet, from $475; peacockalley.com

  6. Bed skirt is custom from maalleninteriors.com.

  7. Wall paint: Billowy Down 2064-70 in satin finish, price varies; benjaminmoore.com

Multiple cabinets, two black tables, and a hideaway bed photo

Happy Hideaway (pgs. 44–48)

  1. Dedrick Dining Chair, $135; allmodern.com

  2. Black tables, $149; ikea.com

  3. Elkay E-Granite bar sink. Similar item, $237; overstock.com

  4. Delta Trinsic Bar Faucet. Similar item; $406; wayfair.com

  5. Carrara Marmi Quartz countertop, price varies; msisurfaces.com

  6. Cabinet hardware: Lydia pulls, price varies; topknobs.com

  7. Breville Smart Oven Air, $410; amazon.com

  8. Panel Ready Refrigerator/Freezer, $2,899; kitchenaid.com

  9. Floor Tile. Similar item, price varies; katelotitle.com

  10. Bumper Small Ottoman in Thurmond Blush, $249; bluedot.com

  11. Duck Duck Throw Pillow, $119; bluedot.com

  12. Faux-Dusk Chris Loves Julia Door for Sektion, from $117; semihandmade.com

Set Table:

  1. Sunset Vase in Pink, $28; anthropologie.com

  2. Allis Black Taper Candle Holders, $90 for three; cb2.com

  3. Threshold Speckle Large Tray is from Target. Similar item; $39; wayfair.com

  4. Intagande Glassware, $3 each; ikea.com

  5. White Enamel Flatware, $16; thefoundryhomegoods.com

  6. Oversized Gray Melange Khadi Table Runner, $25; worldmarket.com

  7. Conrad Dark Natural Linen Napkins, $35 for four; crateandbarrel.com

  8. Orange and White Taper Candles, $4 for two; worldmarket.com

  9. Real Simple Cordless Cellular Roman Shade in Gray, from $70; bedbathandbeyond.com

  10. Acqua Panna water bottles, $25 for six; amazon.com

Main Room:

  1. RV Mattresses are custom from Tochta.

  2. Elite Aluminum Wallbed, price varies; murphybeds.com

  3. Envoy Swing Sconce, $299; schoolhouse.com

  4. Wallpaper: Hegemone BP 5707, $250/double roll; farrow-ball.com

  5. Threshold Organic Cotton Solid Sheet Set, $28; target.com

  6. Nomad Coverlet and Shams from West Elm. Similar item, from $34; westelm.com

  7. Popcorn Grid Euro Sham in Tangerine, $88; schoolhouse.com

  8. Winter + Summer quilt, from $149; schoolhouse.com

  9. Oak Luggage Rack with Shelf, $60; containerstore.com

  10. Natural Canvas Duffle Bag, $158; joshuvela.com

  11. Luggage Tag. Similar item, $10; amazon.com

  12. Black tables, $149; ikea.com

  13. Large Round Natural Wood Wall Mirror, $150; worldmarket.com

  14. Roar + Rabbit Ripple Ceramic Table Lamp, $179; westelm.com

  15. Project 62 Glass Wine Decanter, $10; target.com

  16. Project 62 Terracotta Bowl. Similar item, $20; target.com

  17. Eneby Bluetooth Speaker, $89; ikea.com

  18. Wood clock is from The Foundry Home Goods. Similar item, $25; worldmarket.com

Desk and Entry:

  1. Wall art by J. Magnuson Design, $18; etsy.com

  2. Large Round Natural Wood Wall Mirror, $150; worldmarket.com


  1. Sausalito light, $395; parkstudiola.com

  2. Wall paint: Dimity, price varies; farrow-ball.com

  3. Floor: Tuxedo Pocket in Pearl, $24/tile; flor.com

  4. Belgian Linen Quilt, from $49; westelm.com

  5. Room Essentials Microfiber Sheet Set in White/Dark Blue, from $10; target.com

  6. Euro square purple pillows, $30; target.com

  7. Flisat stool, $18; ikea.com

  8. Headphones, $50; amazon.com


  1. Floor: Brick field tile in Front Range, price varies; fireclaytile.com

  2. Wall: Field tile in Mushroom, price varies; fireclaytile.com

  3. Wallpaper: Hegemone BP 5707, $250/ double roll; farrow-ball.com

  4. Knolls Wood Trimmed Pendant, $198; serenaandlily.com

  5. Project 62 + Nate Berkus for Target Solid Bath Towels, from $7 each; target.com

  6. Project 62 Terracotta Tray. Similar item, $42; target.com

  7. Naturalist Homescent Collection Canvas Room Diffuser, $32; westelm.com

  8. Wooden hand mirror is from H&M. Similar item, $9; amazon.com

  9. Copper jar is from H&M. Similar item, $60; macys.com

Cutout white desk with white chair and blue cabinets photo

I did It! (pgs. 52–54)

Project design:

Jenna LaFevor, Rain on a Tin Roof; https://rainonatinroof.com

  1. Desk paint: Bit Of Sugar PR-W14, price varies; behr.com

  2. Wall paint: Citrus Delight P210-2, price varies; behr.com

  3. Knobs on cabinets, $9; target.com

  4. Rug, from $92; rugsusa.com

  5. Desk chair, $60; amazon.com

  6. Light fixture, $318; bellacor.com

  7. Window treatment: Premier Prints Lawson Pine Print Fabric 6713813, price varies; decorativefabricsdirect.com

  8. Print of Dolly Parton, $8; allposters.com

  9. Gold picture frame, $30; target.com
Container garden with a blue pot and cascading plants photo

Backyard Jungle (pgs. 57–62)

1. Annual container gardens, price varies; whiteflowerfarm.com

Wood dining table with black chairs and a wood dresser photo

Southern Comforts (pgs. 92–99)

Dining Room:

  1. Wall paint: Chantilly Lace OC-65, price varies; benjaminmoore.com

  2. Glass Bubble Chandelier, $100; worldmarket.com

  3. S Chair, $129; polyandbark.com

  4. Rug under buffet. Similar item, $250; wayfair.com

  5. White chairs next to buffet. Similar item, $99; westelm.com


  1. Black/gold shades on chandelier are from Lamps Plus. Similar item, $35 for six; walmart.com

  2. Barstool, $130; polyandbark.com

Outdoor space:

  1. White butterfly chair, $66; amazon.com

  2. Black metal lounge chair. Similar item, $360; target.com

Guest room:

  1. Wall paint: Behr Red Barn, $16; homedepot.com


  1. Art above bar, from $20; juniperprintshop.com

  2. Burlwood frames, price varies; framebridge.com
Closeup of pink antique roses photo

Grandes Dames of the Garden (pgs. 100–105)

1. Roses, price varies; whiteflowerfarm.com

Portable water bowls for pets photo

Chill Out (pg. 122)

  1. Canine Canteen, $25; orvis.com

  2. Wander Dog Bowl, $11; kurgo.com

  3. Silicone Travel Bowl Duo, $30; petmate.com

  4. Chuckit! Hydro Bowl, $11; amazon.com
Cards next to a vintage Better Homes & Gardens magazine photo

BHG Throwback: 1961 Roadtrip (pg. 124)

  1. Getaway Travel Pillow; $24; bando.com

  2. Go Tumbler, $30; stanley-pmi.com

  3. Go! Interactive Journal, $15; amazon.com

  4. Go Fish Game, $13; artofplay.com

  5. Large Back Seat Cooler and Play Station, $43; highroadorganizers.com

  6. Polaroid OneStep 2 Viewfinder i-Type Camera, $100; polaroidoriginals.com
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