A Detour de Force
After a simple detour led them to a fantastic farmhouse find, a Canadian couple discover inspiration in their love of 19th-century furnishings and give the home a modern update that respects its heritage. A Neutral State: Learn a few tricks that help keep a neutral palette of white, tan, gray and black from feeling too austere. Bonus Photo Gallery: Click here to see additional photos from this beautiful farmhouse!
A Stitch in Time
With one eye on the past and another on her pocketbook, a resourceful Georgia homeowner stitches, saws and paints her way to cost-effective country decor. Pennywise Primitives: Maintain a budget-friendly outlook in your home by outfitting rooms with reproductions and handmade or customized accents. Plus: Download a free cross-stitch pattern!
True to Form
Opting for a simple life where function and form share equal importance, a can-do couple outfit their Tennessee abode with repurposed antiquities, handcrafted furnishings and a heaping helping of Colonial spirit. Light It Right: Read up on the best ways to illuminate period style throughout your house with candles, table lamps and overhead lighting. Click here for a sneak preview!
Checks and Balances
From checks to stars, favorite motifs contribute patterned pizzazz to a Massachusetts home that also features creative lighting ideas and clever storage solutions. That Special Glow: Follow step-by-step instructions to craft illuminated crown molding that will take any room’s style sky-high.
Making the Connection
With an artistic eye and a passion for Early-American antiques, an Oregon homeowner arranges pieces from the past into captivating compositions. The Art of Exhibiting: Collect and spotlight your old-fashioned favorites with expert hints from an experienced antiques dealer.
Read up on the background and value of several flower-powered antiques, including a Lorna Doone cake platter and server, a pretty-in-pink Limoges coffee pot and creamer set, a vintage needlepoint footstool, floral-image Victorian calling cards and more!
Gather up great garden decorating ideas with a stroll through an antiques-dotted Washington flower patch and potting shed. 5 Ways to Sow Salvaged Style: Give life to your garden with repurposed finds planted throughout.
Decorate with Crafts
With a before-and-after living room redo, the Country Sampler stylists share their favorite creative ways to showcase, transform and transition salvaged and bargain treasures for spring. Click here to read the article now!