June 2019 Resources

The Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing, calls for us to spend time in a woodland environment to lessen stress, lower blood pressure, and mellow angry thoughts. If you are lucky to live or visit somewhere where you have a night sky dark enough to see the Milky Way, "sky bathing" can be even more transporting. In this month's easy living issue, we hope our readers will stop and think about how they feel when they have nothing over their head other than little fluffy clouds or a dome of stars and planets.

Porch with multiple chairs and a couch
Lemon tablecloth with colorful plates and fruits photo

Fresh Trends: Juicy Fruits (pgs. 8–10)


  1. Citrus Twist Accent Plate by Kate Spade New York, $12; lifeguardpress.com

  2. Melamine Fruit Plates by Misha Zadeh for One Hundred and Eighty Degrees, $22 for four assorted; amazon.com

  3. Lemon Plates paper with gold leaf detail, $7 for eight; merimeri.com

  4. Pop-up cards in pineapple, lemon, and peach, $6 each; inklingspaperie.com

  5. Pear Basket, $109; momastore.org

  6. Orange Crush wallpaper by Nathan Turner, $149/roll; wallshoppe.com

  7. Super Chill cooler bag in Orange, $32; bando.com

  8. Orange Rug, $49; shopthenovogratz.com

  9. Allover Fruits shower curtain in Peaches, $49; urbanoutfitters.com

  10. Abstract Fruit glasses, $40 for four; lenox.com

  11. Celebrate Summer Together Pineapple Two-Tier Server, $50; kohls.com

  12. Better Homes & Gardens® Watermelon Slice Planter, $7; walmart.com/BHG

Beauty products by Tula, La Roche-Posay, Algenist, and Yes To photo

Find Your Skin's Balance (pg. 12)

  1. Yes To Super Blueberries DIY Moisturizing Parfait, $15; cvs.com

  2. Algenist Alive Prebiotic Balancing Mask, $38; sephora.com

  3. Tula Purifying Face Cleanser, $28; ulta.com

  4. La Roche-Posay Lipikar Balm AP+, $20; laroche-posay.us
Mineral sunscreens by Neutrogena, Coppertone, Aveena, Bare Republic, and Alba Botanica photo

Let's Get Physical (pg. 14)

  1. Bare Republic Mineral SPF 30 Shimmer Sunscreen Lotion in Golden Daze, $15; gobareoutside.com

  2. Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Face Dry-Touch Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50, $9; walmart.com

  3. Coppertone Pure & Simple Kids Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50, $10; target.com

  4. Alba Botanica Sensitive Mineral Sunscreen Fragrance Free Spray SPF 35, $12; amazon.com

  5. Aveeno Positively Mineral Sensitive Skin Sunscreen SPF 50, $10; walmart.com

Summer-Proof Makeup (pg. 16)

  1. Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Face Primer, $36; olehenriksen.com

  2. Bobbi Brown Crushed Liquid Lipstick in Main Squeeze, Mango Mood, and Peach & Quiet, $26 each; bobbibrown.com

  3. NYX Bare With Me Hydrating Cheek Tint in Detox Me, $10; nyxcosmetics.com

  4. L'Oréal Paris Unlimited Waterproof Mascara, $13; lorealparis.com

  5. Juno & Co. Microfiber Sponge, $6; thejuno.co

  6. Mary Kay TimeWise Matte 3D Foundation, $22; marykay.com

  7. Almay Velvet Foil Cream Shadow in Lunar Disco, Golden Vibes, and Cupid Glaze, $7 each; target.com

Colorful candies and paint with pastel paint colors photo

Color: Candy Combos (pgs. 18–20)

First Page:

  1. Nancy's Blushes 278, price varies; us.farrow-ball.com

  2. Heartfelt SW 6586, price varies; sherwin-williams.com

  3. Mint Smoothie DE5667, price varies; dunnedwards.com

  4. Baby Boy Blue 2056-50, price varies; benjaminmoore.com

  5. Almond Glaze 3005-3C, price varies; valspar.com

Second Page:

  1. Volpi Turquoise 304040WP wallpaper, price varies; quadrillefabrics.com

  2. Aqua Stripe Indoor Outdoor Lumbar Pillow, $35; worldmarket.com

  3. Mireya handcrafted terra-cotta vases, from $17; crateandbarrel.com

  4. Marble wallpaper in Baby Pink by The Blush Label, price varies; mitchellblack.com

  5. Markus Yellow Velvet Armchair, $200; pier1.com

Paint Combos:

  1. Soft Turquoise P460-3, price varies; behr.com

  2. Shanghai Jade P410-3, price varies; behr.com

  3. Surfboard Yellow P280-4, price varies; behr.com

  4. Surrey Green 21-30, price varies; prattandlambert.com

  5. Demure Pink 2-3, price varies; prattandlambert.com

  6. Taffy Lips 2-12, price varies; prattandlambert.com

  7. Lipstick 90RR 28/359, price varies; glidden.com

  8. Capri Teal 50GG 43/213, price varies; glidden.com

  9. Golden Bell 50YY 65/454, price varies; glidden.com

Living room with white and blue accents and a fireplace photo

Bright Ideas (pgs. 24–30)

Professional Resources:


Tish Key Interior Design, Tish Key & Laurie Bauch, 2 Henry Adams St., Ste M-73, San Francisco, CA 94103; laurie@tishkey.com; 415/419-4546


Haus Werks Inc., 12891 Rosalind Dr., Santa Ana, CA 92705; ochauswerks.com; 714/343-3990

Living Room:

  1. "Zoey" Natural and Gray Ombre Shag Carpet is custom from Madeline Weinrib.

  2. Slipcovered Sofa C5285-03, price varies; leeindustries.com

  3. Melrose Rectangular Cocktail Table, $2,210; mgbwhome.com

  4. Bronze Rain Drum side table 6115-34, price varies; palecek.com

  5. Deco Glam Convertible Chandelier CH09048 in bronze, price varies; shadesoflight.com

  6. Superordinate Antler Sconce, $420; rollandhill.com

  7. Maroubra Bay Swimmers photograph, from $249; graymalin.com

  8. Horizons Sun Shades in Natural Matchstick with White Linen custom drapery, price varies; horizonshades.com

  9. Simply White OC-117 in matte, price varies; benjaminmoore.com

  10. Vintage blue glass art bowl on coffee table is custom from Pasadena Antique Center.

Dining Room:

  1. D-Moab Grange Dining Table in Barn oak 66031, from $2,695; sundancecatalog.com

  2. Tolix Marais A56 Armchair, from $345; dwr.com

  3. Louis Ghost Small Armchair, $455; dwr.com

  4. Feather Light Chandelier, $3,000; shabbychic.com

  5. Single-Pelt Icelandic Sheepskin Rug, $99; overland.com

  6. Pebbled Pond Rug. Similar item, from $78; anthropologie.com

  7. Horizons Sun Shades in Natural Matchstick with White Linen custom drapery, price varies; horizonshades.com

  8. White Pony Diptych artwork is from Hudson Grace.


  1. Ceiling Wallpaper: Malaya in Red on Almost White, price varies; quadrillefabrics.com

  2. Cabinet Paint Color: Simply White OC-117 in matte, price varies; benjaminmoore.com

  3. Cabinet Hardware: Aubrey Pull in polished nickel, 3.5", from $15; restorationhardware.com

  4. Teardrop Glass Pendant Light, $200; shadesoflight.com

  5. Lundy Flushmount lighting in black and antique brass, $2,046; urbanelectricco.com

  6. Range: Wolf, 48" 6-burner and infrared griddle, GR486G, $11,540; subzero-wolf.com

  7. Dishwasher: Thermador DWHD651JFP. Similar item, $1,399; thermador.com

  8. Rohl A1456XMPN-2 Wall Mounted Faucet with Metal Cross Handles in polished nickel, $560; faucet.com


  1. Front door paint color: Heritage Red HC 181, price varies; benjaminmoore.com

  2. Exterior paint color: Dunn Edwards Equinox DET616, price varies; dunnedwards.com

  3. Path lighting, price varies; focusindustries.com

Master Bedroom:

  1. Shag Puff Pillow, $88; anthropologie.com

  2. Silverbar Pillow by Anke Drechsel, $565; abchome.com

  3. Marseille Bed in black iron, from $1,799; charlesprogers.com

  4. Horizons Sun Shades in Natural Matchstick with White Linen custom drapery, price varies; horizonshades.com

  5. Small Tanen Inlaid Bone Nightstand FNST-1420 SMTANEN, $2,340; mecox.com

  6. Lucia Glass Table Lamp is from Shabby Chic. Similar item, $179; potterybarn.com

  7. Queen of Spain wall covering in Warm Silver 5005880, price varies; fschumacher.com

  8. Raised Diamonds Jute Rug is from Calypso St. Barth. Similar item, from $358; serenaandlily.com

  9. Ceiling paint color: Simply White OC-117 in matte, price varies; benjaminmoore.com


  1. Lara Small Console Table is from Bungalow 5. Similar item, $250; wayfair.com

  2. Octagonal Emerald Green Penshell Mirror FNM1921EGMO, $1,995; mecox.com

  3. Honey Amber Ottoman by Massoud NMF17, $789; neimanmarcus.com

  4. Ceiling wall covering: Channels Wallpaper in Copper Beige, price varies; kellywearstler.com

  5. Camel Crawford Reversible Peruvian Flat Weave Rug 22542, from $2,160; jonathanadler.com

Powder Room:

  1. Studio, Love, Affair by Avignon Wallcoverings. Similar item, price varies; wayfair.com

  2. Kohler K-3940-0 Kathryn Toilet in White, $888; kohler.com

Porch with multiple chairs and a couch photo

Mix Master (pgs. 32–34)

  1. Indonesian Daybed Frame, $450; worldmarket.com

  2. Sconces. Similar item, $529; rejuvenation.com

  3. Wicker chairs, price varies; smithsantiquesmall.com

  4. Coffee table is from At Home Furnishings. Similar item, $100; wayfair.com

  5. Ceiling: Harbor Fog 2062-70, price varies; benjaminmoore.com

  6. Walls and floor: Exterior White, price varies; benjaminmoore.com

  7. Door: Black HC-190, price varies; benjaminmoore.com

Shop the Look:

  1. Mini Eclipse Wall Sconce, $182; barnlight.com

  2. Mexico Springtime Fabric, from $18/yard; spoonflower.com

  3. Black Metal Amara Chair, $120 for two; worldmarket.com

  4. Blue Stonewashed Embroidered Pillow, $40; worldmarket.com

  5. Apache Lumbar Pillow, $40; worldmarket.com

  6. Galvanized Utensil Caddy, $12; walmart.com/BHG

  7. Elita Side Table. Similar item, $170; houzz.com

  8. Cadiz Series Restaurant Chair, $75; walmart.com

  9. Hervey Bay Green Trellis Rug, $159; birchlane.com

Solar-powered string lights on a blue background photo

Oh, Those Solar-Powered Summer Nights (pg. 37)

  1. Marrakesh Copper Star Lights, $35; allsopgarden.com

  2. Solvinden LED Table Lamp, $15; ikea.com

  3. Packlite Nova, $25; luminaid.com

  4. 7" tall Better Homes & Gardens Collection® Mirror Lantern, $15; walmart.com/BHG

  5. Stella Batik, $38; allsopgarden.com

A lavender house with an attached garage and two white chairs on the porch photo

Dream Schemes (pgs. 38–42)

First Page

Palette No. 1

  1. Siding: Silver Fox KM5684, price varies; kellymoore.com

  2. Trim and garage door: Whale Bone KMW51, price varies; kellymoore.com

  3. Front door: Blue Potato KM5652, price varies; kellymoore.com

Palette No. 2

  1. Siding: New London Burgundy HC-61, price varies; benjaminmoore.com

  2. Trim and garage door: Bruton White CW-710, price varies; benjaminmoore.com

  3. Front door: Kendall Charcoal HC-166, price varies; benjaminmoore.com

Second Page

Palette No. 1

  1. Shake siding: Colonnade Gray SW 7641, price varies; sherwin-williams.com

  2. Lap siding: Anonymous SW 7046, price varies; sherwin-williams.com

  3. Trim: Eider White SW 7014, price varies; sherwin-williams.com

  4. Door: Ardent Coral SW 6874, price varies; sherwin-williams.com

Palette No. 2

  1. Shake siding: Green Charm P350-3, price varies; behr.com

  2. Lap siding: Fresh Artichoke M340-5, price varies; behr.com

  3. Trim and door: Arcade White GR-W8, price varies; behr.com

Palette No. 3

  1. Siding: Night View 4007-4C, price varies; valspar.com

  2. Trim Summer Gray 7006-17, price varies; valspar.com

  3. Door: Swim 5006-8A, price varies; valspar.com

Third Page

Palette No. 1

  1. Siding: Wetlands 5007-2C, price varies; valspar.com

  2. Trim: Possibility 5007-1A, price varies; valspar.com

  3. Door: Everglade Glen 6003-6A, price varies; valspar.com

Palette No. 2

  1. Siding: Cole Stone CW-60, price varies; benjaminmoore.com

  2. Door and trim: Ashwood Moss 1484, price varies; benjaminmoore.com

Deck with a table, ovens, and a grill photo

Hit the Deck (pgs. 44–49)

Project design:

Aniko Levai, placeofmytaste.com

    1. Modular grill: Similar item, $1,599; lowes.com

    2. Modular refrigerator: Similar item, $899; lowes.com

    3. Modular bar with sink: Similar item, $1,399; lowes.com

    4. Stone veneer, $60/8 sq.ft.; lowes.com

    5. Blue striped rug, $78; lowes.com

    6. Dining chairs, $379 for two; lowes.com

    7. Blue and white umbrella, $88; lowes.com

    8. Steel plant stand: Similar item, $40; lowes.com

    9. White ceramic planter, $15; lowes.com

A couple standing in a mobile home with blue accents photo

I Did It! (pgs. 56–58)

  1. Pick-Up Sticks Wallpaper by Magnolia Home MK1170, price varies; yorkwall.com

  2. Upper cabinets: First Star SW 7646, price varies; sherwin-williams.com

  3. Lower cabinets: Deep Sea Dive SW7618, price varies; sherwin-williams.com

  4. Subway Mono White tile-look sheet, price varies; tictactiles.com

  5. Vinyl Peel and Stick floor plank, price varies; homedepot.com

  6. Comet Vinyl Tile in Black, $2/sq. ft.; wayfair.com

  7. Ombre shower curtain, $20; target.com

  8. Boy's bedding: Triangle Stitch Quilt in Mint, $35; target.com

  9. Boy's bedding: Triangle Stitch Pillow Sham in Mint, $11; target.com

  10. Girl's bedding: Fetching Florals Quilt, $50; target.com

  11. Girl's bedding: Standard Fetching Florals Sham, $15; target.com

Multiple pitchers with colorful drinks and fruits photo

Swimsuits and Sangria (pgs. 80–84)

Overhead sangria shot:

  1. Sora Acrylic Pitcher, $25; crateandbarrel.com

  2. Shatterproof Outdoor Drinkware, from $32; food52.com

  3. Gold striped cocktail napkins, $7; shopsweetlulu.com

  4. Goddess splash cocktail napkins, $9; shopsweetlulu.com

Innertube atmosphere shot:

  1. Three-Piece Fruity Swim Rings, $18; walmart.com

  2. Fancy Fruit Float in Lemon, $149; grandinroad.com

  3. Swan inflatable raft, $20; amazon.com

  4. Flamingo inflatable raft, $33; amazon.com

Leaf and lady shot:

  1. Monstera Leaf Paper Placemats, $29 for 12; hesterandcook.com

  2. DuraClear pitcher, $40; williams-sonoma.com

  3. Willow woven drink dispenser stand is from Pottery Barn. Similar item, $40; potterybarn.com

  4. Classic Acrylic Drink Dispenser, $59; potterybarn.com

  5. Sora Acrylic Pitcher, $25; crateandbarrel.com

Innertube detail shot:

  1. Three-Piece Fruity Swim Rings, $18; walmart.com

  2. 12-ounce plastic juice bottles, $13 for 10; amazon.com

Overhead table shot:

  1. Himalayan Salt Plate, $30; worldmarket.com

  2. Bud Vases in Coral and Aqua, $6 for three; worldmarket.com

  3. Palm Leaf Melamine Platter, $14; shopterrain.com

Garden cuttings next to a 1940 cover of Better Homes & Gardens Magazine photo

BHG Throwback: 1940 Cutting Gardens (pg. 148)

  1. Seasonal Flower Arranging by Ariella Chezar, $17; walmart.com

  2. Galvanized Flower Caddy, $30; gardeners.com

  3. Leather Rose Gloves, $44; emilythompsonflowers.com

  4. Garden Tool Belt, $65; lottamaes.com

  5. Frizzle Sizzle Yellow Blue Swirl pansy seeds, $4; shop.floretflowers.com

  6. Felco 100 pruning shears, $70; felco.com

  7. Dr. Earth Flower Girl Organic Bud and Bloom Booster fertilizer, $17; amazon.com

Living room with a leather couch and pink accents photo

The Ripple Effect (pgs. 102–107)

Paint Color Throughout:

  1. Decorator's White OC-149, price varies; benjaminmoore.com

Screened-In Porch:

  1. Outdoor String Lights, $12; target.com

  2. Indonesian Daybed Frame, Antique Gray, $450; worldmarket.com

Living Room:

  1. Waterfall Coffee Table, $799; wisteria.com

Dining Room:

  1. Althea Linen Pr in Citron by Lee Jofa, price varies; kravet.com

  2. Madeleine Rattan Side Chair in Distressed White Oak, $190; restorationhardware.com


  1. Cameron Stripe Rug in Indigo Chambray by Ralph Lauren, price varies; safavieh.com


  1. Hancock Green HC-117 in eggshell finish, price varies; benjaminmoore.com

  2. Scalloped Isabel Sham in Champagne, $45; onekingslane.com

A cutting board and dishware on a blue table cloth photo

Finding Wabi-Sabi (pgs. Z1–Z6)


  1. Mateo Large Acacia Board, $60; crateandbarrel.com

  2. Round Lotus Ikebana Vase, price varies; etsy.com

  3. Stone Washed Ice Blue Linen Tablecloth, from $110; linenme.com

  4. Stone Washed Stone Blue Linen Napkin, $20; linenme.com

  5. 20-Piece Kat Matte Black Flatware Set, $90; cb2.com

  6. Bloom Water Tumbler, $7; amara.com

  7. Gaya Shiny Ash Celadon Dinnerware Set, $48; westelm.com

  8. Lina Blue Stripe Salad Plate, $13; crateandbarrel.com

  9. Studio Arhoj Summer Bowl, $48; huset-shop.com

  10. Studio Arhoj Winter Bowl, $44; huset-shop.com

  11. Fan Bronze Trivet, $17; cb2.com

  12. Kintsugi Bowl, $55; etsy.com

  13. Tarala Ceramic Sauce Dish, $20; rikumo.com

  14. Tarala Ceramic Spoon, $18; rikumo.com

Still life:

  1. Vase is from Etsy. Similar item, $20; crateandbarrel.com

  2. Shikou Matcha Bowl, $62; rikumo.com

  3. Organic Courgette Platter design by Dassie Artisan, $90; burkedecor.com

  4. Stone Washed Ice Blue Linen Tablecloth, from $110; linenme.com

  5. Stone Washed Stone Blue Linen Napkin, $20; linenme.com

  6. Nook Wood Tea Cup, $17; cb2.com

  7. Studio Arhoj Summer Bowl, $48; huset-shop.com

  8. Studio Arhoj Winter Bowl, $44; huset-shop.com


  1. Wabi-Sabi Welcome, $30; workman.com

  2. Wabi Sabi, Japanese Wisdom for a Perfectly Imperfect Life, $20; harpercollins.com

Elements of Style:

  1. Paniere Lamp available in three sizes, from $79; uashmama.com

  2. Mend Metallic Black Serving Bowl, $70; cb2.com

  3. Cast Iron Candle Holder by Trine Andersen for Ferm Living, from $19; danishdesignstore.com

  4. Footed Teak Plant Stand, from $12; shopterrain.com

  5. Blue Avisa Global Quilt and Sham Set by Justina Blakeney for Makers Collective, $80 for full/queen; target.com

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