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9 Inspiring Ideas from Home Tours 2017

We can't wait to share the gorgeous country homes full of amazing decorating ideas in our Home Tours 2017 issue! We've gathered some of our favorite inspiration-packed photos from the issue to give you a taste of the creative decorating tips and tricks inside. To see the rest of these fabulous homes and more, order now or pick up the issue on newsstands February 28.

Home Tours 2017

1. Easy as Pie

Up your kitchen's country style by pressing a vintage pie safe into service as a make-do island with plenty of real estate for both prep and display.

This home was featured in the article "A Simple Switch" in our Home Tours 2017 issue. Photographed by Bill Mathews, styled by Tina Gill.

Easy as Pie

2. Garden Delight

Bring the outdoors in with a multilevel garden vignette that incorporates apothecary jars, botanical prints, potted ferns, baskets and cloches on a table and wall shelf.

This home was featured in the article "Back to the Past" in our Home Tours 2017 issue. Photographed and styled by Gridley + Graves.

Garden Delight

3. Go Floral

Give your bedroom a feminine cottage look by painting dressers and an iron bed in a distressed white finish and incorporating a flower-powered duvet cover, French valance and curtains, and a floral print framed in tin.

This home was featured in the article "A Humble Abode" in our Home Tours 2017 issue. Photographed by BlackstoneEdge.com, styled by Donna Pizzi.

Go Floral

4. Pet Project

Create a charming animal-themed scene in your living room with hooked rugs, weather vanes, figurines and artwork that all feature an animal motif.

This home was featured in the article "An Iowa Idyll" in our Home Tours 2017 issue. Photographed and styled by Gridley + Graves.

Pet Project

5. Fireplace Fix-ups

Update a tired fireplace with a two-tone Chalk Paint finish and a DIY river rock and shell surround. Atop the mantel, display decorative plates and architectural pieces that fit the new look.

This home was featured in the article "Chalk It Up" in our Home Tours 2017 issue. Photographed by Mark Lohman, styled by Fifi O'Neill.

Fireplace Fix-ups

6. Seaworthy Scene

Embrace seaside style with a beach-themed painting displayed prominently on the mantel and a pair of wicker chairs dressed in coastal fabrics.

This home was featured in the article "Beachy Keen" in our Home Tours 2017 issue. Photographed by BlackstoneEdge.com, styled by Donna Pizzi.

Seaworthy Scene

7. Colorful Sewing Space

Set up a simple but creative craft area by hanging a bright quilt on the wall behind a desk and bringing in functional storage pieces such as glass jars and wood boxes.

This home was featured in the article "Farmhouse Living" in our Home Tours 2017 issue. Photographed by Mark Lohman, styled by Sunday Hendrickson.

Colorful Sewing Space

8. Casual Dining

Give a dining table an informal feel with a long bench on one side instead of traditional chairs. For even more casual country style, bring in a checked tablecloth and similar window swag.

This home was featured in the article "A Layered Look" in our Home Tours 2017 issue. Photographed and styled by Gridley + Graves.

Casual Dining

9. Clever Disguises

Don't let modern amenities spoil your old-time kitchen. Hang a timeworn apron in front of your dishwasher and build a wood surround to make your everyday sink resemble an old-fashioned dry sink.

This home was featured in the article "Embracing Change" in our Home Tours 2017 issue. Photographed by Bill Mathews, styled by Kristin Sims.

Clever Disguises

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