The last year was a big one for HGTV Magazine! We ran special departments like the all-paint-everything section in June. We got to look inside the homes of more and more HGTV stars—Alison Victoria’s kitchen, Genevieve Gorder’s HUGE NYC remodel, not to mention Jonathan and Drew Scott’s family home in Las Vegas. We also debuted the first ever duel cover with the May issue, teaming up with sister publication Food Network Magazine. Whew—what a year!
A year with HGTV Magazine
We thought it would be fun to round up some of the most memorable content from each issue for a look back on a year of DIYs, house tours, star encounters, and brand new ways to make HGTV Magazine a part of your home.
As they all do, the year began with a brand-new calendar. In this case, the Jan/Feb issue shared a year’s worth of DIY wreaths, with a new project for every month.
The March issue held one of our most popular stories of the year by far: 7 Ways to Fill Up Your Walls. With ideas for the kitchen, living room, and office, no wall should be left bare.
By April, our jaws had hit the floor with a show-stopping house tour out of sunny Florida. Every room held something to awe, but we’re particularly fond of the giant chalkboard calendar. (Make one yourself with the online-exclusive instructions.)
Wall art from March and XL chalkboard calendar from April
Spring cleaning kicked into high gear with the May issue. We found some items in the attic that deserved a second life.
Everyone fell in love with this beach house with new bones and old charm. The on-the-water back “yard” with three tiers of patios doesn’t hurt either.
In the July/August issue we visited another beach house. This time Vern Yip invited us to beat the summer heat at his Florida home, and we’re still dreaming about the rooftop pool.
Two amazing beaches houses from the summer issues
Our creative editors came up with genius DIY art ideas for the kitchen to share in the September issue. The pineapple plate and teacups on canvas were big hits.
October delivered Genevieve’s big overhaul we mentioned above, but also the know-how to create a stylish space of your own. We narrowed down the list of the BEST online shopping sites for home goods. Happy decorating!
We spent some serious time flipping (flea market finds), updating (discarded paintings), and creating (projects with cloth napkins) in November, so it’s fair to say it was a major DIY issue.
Finally, how better to wrap up a fabulous 2014 than with a decked out holiday issue! One of our favorites stories takes you inside the Fixer Upper house loaded with charming seasonal touches. You can still pick up a copy on newsstands now (Jan/Feb 2015 is available 1/6), and in it you’ll find our ultimate gift guides to buy, make, or bake the perfect present this year. We also share helpful tips for holiday lights, ways to deck the halls all around the house, and a home that was born holiday-ready.
A Fixer Upper holiday kitchen and a log-stacked fireplace in a winter-ready home