Alyssa is the Online Editor for HGTV Magazine. She lives in a cozy brownstone apartment in Hoboken with (she likes to think) tons of charm. The older building provides character in a growing town just across the Hudson from New York City. A mirrored vanity and a gallery wall are next up in her bedroom re-do.
Head to the closest newsstand, drugstore, or supermarket tomorrow to find the latest November issue of HGTV Magazine. There’s lots to love inside: fall design trends, house tours that inspire, and as usual, advice from some HGTV stars.
That’s Sophie the golden retriever
Did you know there are also some valuable extras that you can only find online? Be sure to notice the URLs inside nearly every issue that lead to some hidden how-tos, extra projects, and useful info we couldn’t show you in the magazine. Below you’ll find a few stories that include exclusives to help bring the November issue to life.
We changed things up a bit for this month’s High/Low Challenge by asking you to spot the lower priced item in not one, but four pairs of products. Why the bigger challenge? To keep up with Sabrina Soto’s SUPER big High/Low List in November’s HGTV Magazine!, of course! One lucky winner will receive the bigger-than-ever prize package filled with magazine goodies. Check your answers below to see if you were right!
The tight seat, sides, and back of the “low” sofa have a chic tailored look. Deep tufting and a pair of bolster pillows make the “high” sofa swanky.
A matte finish gives the “high” flatware a modern vibe. This glossy “low” enameled version is dishwasher-safe.
That’s purple leather covering the “high” ottoman on the left. The “low” choice offers a top that comes off for storage space.
Tinted glass shades give the allure of bronze, minus the cost on the “low” option above. Each light can be switched on separately for custom brightness in the “high” sconce.
Last year Sabrina Soto came together with our HGTV Magazine editors to curate a bigger than ever High Low Blowout, and you guys loved the extra shop-til-you-drop ideas. Well, we’ve teamed up again for the SUPER High Low List inside the November issue. We’ve got more than 30 pairs so similar you can barely tell them apart. With a list this big, it’s only natural that this month’s High Low Challenge (and prize package!) should be bigger, too, right? Right! Correctly identify the LOWER-priced item in ALL four pairs below, and you could win the double-sized HGTV Magazine prize package.
One winner will receive an HGTV Magazine tote bag, an HGTV Magazine iPhone 5 case, an HGTV Magazine notebook, and an HGTV Magazine mousepad, plus a copy of the November issue. All you have to do is leave your answer in the comments below for which item is priced LOWER. (i.e. Sofa: Bottom, Flatware: Left, and so on). Remember, you must correctly answer ALL four pairs for a chance to win. Come back Monday at 2 p.m. to see if you were right!
Living Room Sofas
Black Flatware for the Kitchen
Bedroom Ottomans in Shades of Purple
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., age 21 or older. Void where prohibited. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. Sweepstakes ends at 2:00 p.m. ET on October 11, 2014. Full official rules are available here. Sponsored by Scripps Networks, LLC dba Home & Garden Television, 9721 Sherrill Boulevard, Knoxville, Tennessee 37932.
We challenged you to spot the price difference between two gorgeous green campaign dressers. Did you guess correctly? You won our vote for “Best Eye for Design” if you answered Left: low, Right: high. One lucky winner will be chosen and notified by email.
As usual, Sabrina Soto’s High/Low List is packed with great items at every price range, but these two really grabbed our attention. The unmistakable campaign-style hardware on the MDF and poplar chest on the left makes it a cost-conscious choice. And eight layers of lacquer means the higher-priced piece at right has some serious shine.
It may feel like the middle of summer outside, but the HGTV Magazine editors are living like it’s already fall. Putting the October issue together meant filling the office with fluffy pillows, warm colors, and comfy chairs. See every cozy idea from the new issue when October hits stands this Tuesday, September 9. And you lucky subscribers? Just head to the mailbox.
As usual, we’re giving online readers an early look inside the pages. Take a look at what’s to come.
On newsstands Tuesday, Sept. 9
From the looks of this home, you’d never guess it was once the victim of a disastrous fire. The homeowners stuck together and rebuilt their family’s home room by room. Take a look inside the gorgeous new space.
Last year we asked a few HGTV stars to leave their mark on no-carve pumpkins, but this time we’re downsizing. It’s all about the mini pumpkin for Halloween 2014! We’re sharing six fun ideas inside the issue, plus 2 bonus designs and helpful templates exclusively for online readers at hgtv.com/mini-pumpkins.
That’s one batty little pumpkin
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Campaign furniture was originally used for — you guessed it — campaigns. Military units appreciated it for its portability, as chairs and chests were made to be easily broken down and reassembled — perfect for a troop on the move. These days, the stylish brass corners and unique drawer pulls make campaign dressers sophisticated focal points of any room.
There may be history behind the style, but you don’t have to pay antique-level prices to sport this trend in your home. In HGTV Magazine’s newest High/Low Challenge, we ask if you can name the price difference between these two chests. One winner will receive a prize package that includes a copy of the October issue, an HGTV Magazine iPhone 5 case, and an HGTV Magazine ice cream scoop. All you have to do is leave your answer in the comments below (i.e. Right: high, Left: low or vice versa). You must answercorrectly for a chance to win. Come back tomorrow at 2 p.m. to see if you were right!
We’d campaign for either of these gorgeous green pieces.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., age 21 or older. Void where prohibited. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. Sweepstakes ends at 2:00 p.m. ET on September 5, 2014. Full official rules are available here. Sponsored by Scripps Networks, LLC dba Home & Garden Television, 9721 Sherrill Boulevard, Knoxville, Tennessee 37932.
We’re sharing a little of what you’re going to love in the latest September issue of HGTV Magazine, before it hits newsstands on Tuesday, August 5. Kitchens take the stage this month with stories on DIY art projects (more on that below), and a tour of Alison Victoria’s (host of Kitchen Crashers) personal cooking space.
Pick up your copy next week!
Take your pick from seven fun DIYs, all with a foodie-theme in mind, that will look charming on any kitchen wall. Plus, we’ve got exclusive downloads that can help you bring a few to life, only at hgtv.com/diy-kitchen-art.
Ombré Cork Heart and Painted Wooden Spoons
This black, white, and red kitchen looks retro, but also so right-now. If you like the color palette, then you’ll enjoy the rest of the house, too. Take the tour.
Take a seat and see if you were right. We asked you to look at two similar stools to see if you could correctly tell which one was priced higher than the other. If you answered Left: high, Right: low, then you are correct and would clearly make a good shopping buddy. One lucky winner of the HGTV Magazine prize package will be notified by email.
These stools caught the eye of both our market director and Sabrina Soto to make it on September’s The High/Low List. The maple barstool on the left is upholstered in easy-to-clean indoor-outdoor fabric, so you never have to worry about stains. The right polyester pick has such a friendly price tag, you might as well buy a whole set. See what else made the cut by subscribing or picking up a copy when it hits stands Tuesday.
Could you be the winner?
Find all the shopping info for these products and lots more in the September issue and online here. And follow us on Twitter @HGTVMag to get daily budget-friendly ideas, design inspiration, and exclusive access inside amazing homes.
It’s a stool standoff for September’s sweepstakes! Excuse the alliteration, as I introduce the latest High/Low Challenge from the new issue of HGTV Magazine. September hits newsstands August 5th, but this will give you a taste of what’s to come.
These tufted stools may look similar, but the price tags are where they differ. Which is priced lower than the other? Enter for a chance to win a prize package that includes a copy of the September issue, an HGTV Magazine iPhone 5 case, and an HGTV Magazine umbrella. All you have to do is leave your best guess in the comments below (i.e. Right: low, Left: high or vice versa). You must answer correctly to win. The answer will be revealed on the blog tomorrow.
Two great buys! Two different budgets.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., age 21 or older. Void where prohibited. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. Sweepstakes ends at 2:00 p.m. ET on August 2, 2014. Full official rules are available here. Sponsored by Scripps Networks, LLC dba Home & Garden Television, 9721 Sherrill Boulevard, Knoxville, Tennessee 37932.
UPDATE: This poll is now closed. Thanks for spending Christmas in July with HGTV Magazine.
Get a head start on the holidays! Browse the Christmas in July hub where our hgtv.com editors have found the best ideas for handmade gifts and decorations, kids’ crafts, greeting cards and more. But first, take a second to answer the question below. HGTV Magazine is already prepping for this year’s December issue and asks for your input on the long-standing Christmas tree debate: real or fake?