Well so far in the past year we have lost, Blueprint, Domino, ME's Home Companion, Country Home, Home, O at Home and who knows what other magazines I have missed.
I am afraid to ask which one is next.
At least BHG is still around (knock on wood.) While never my favorite (mostly b/c of too thin pages and lots of stuff in the back half that I never read) I can always count on BHG to come through with some great houses to share.
This kitchen in the latest edition is no exception. I just adore it! I love the wall color, the punches of pink , the glass door fronts, the subway tile back splash behind the stove,...
I really love this end piece of cabinetry that they built here to look more like furniture with the turned wooden legs and beadboard back.
I would say that this is exactly how I want my kitchen to look but it isn't. As much as I love, love full white cabinetry kitchens in magazines, it is not where my kitchen is headed.
For one thing, I could never keep them clean enough, and that is OK, I am not beating myself up about it. It is just a fact.
And for another thing, I just love color to darn much. Light green cabinets are my favorite in person, and that is just how it is.
This is another picture I pulled out of a recent BHG magazine, but I can't remember which issue. I just ripped it and stuck in my idea folder.
Sometimes when I rip a page out of a magazine I will go back and take more close up pictures of the page myself, so that I can focus in on a certain detail. Blow it up on my computer monitor and dissect what I love about it even more.
Like this lampshade...
Or these rolls of ribbon and little shell covered box.
What we will do if all the magazines die? I love the internet, I do, but it is not the same has having a magazine in your hand, to wear out, flip through and rip from time and time again.