I work at HGTV and I’ve been impatiently waiting for the June/July issue of HGTV Magazine to hit my mailbox. Unfortunately, we have to wait just as long as you do to flip through those glossy pages. (BTW — It’s on newsstands today! Or better yet, you can subscribe right now and get future issues mailed right to your front door.) If you haven’t seen the cover yet, just wait. It looks and feels like summer with lots of vibrant colors. Let’s take a peek inside, shall we?
Family-Friendly Home Decorating Ideas
Meet Sue De Chiara — a mother of three, blogger and owner of online design store zhush.com. Now, take a look at her amazing and super-stylish kitchen and home office. I know what you’re thinking: “An all-white kitchen? How does that work with kids?” Sue has it all figured out, though. She chose a charming cottage-style beadboard that can easily be scrubbed when sticky fingers and smudges work their way onto the surface. And looking into the home office — did you ever think of wallpapering the ceiling? A creative design move like that can make a huge impact within a space. See more of Sue’s family-friendly decorating ideas.
Dramatic Porch Makeover
I’m a sucker for before-and-after makeovers, especially when I can see the entire process step-by-step. Watch as HGTV Magazine reveals the jaw-dropping transformation of interior designer Courtney Bishop’s Charleston, S.C. front porch. You can literally watch it transform from a blank canvas into a dreamy outdoor retreat. See the full step-by-step porch makeover.
While Meg Stein’s husband, Army sergeant Josh Sutton, was away in Afghanistan, she was determined to turn their newly-purchased fixer-upper into a home upon his arrival. Vintage scores and flea market finds helped her create the collected look she desired. And with a helping hand from friends, Meg was able to get the home almost entirely furnished and completed by the time Josh finished his deployment. Get a sneak-peek of this vintage-inspired home.
Have you picked up your copy yet? If not, what are you waiting for?! It’s the perfect poolside read. Let us know what you think of the summer issue in the comments below.