July 2010


Upwardly Mobile

With a little ingenuity and a lot of clever tricks, an Iowa couple transform the contemporary scene inside their manufactured home to reflect their country persuasion. Manufacturing a Country Makeover: Learn how to turn back time for a modern-looking home with four ideas for swapping, camouflaging and reinvigorating the current decor. 

Prescription for Primitives

A Tennessee homeowner with a passion for old-fashioned forms cozies up the white walls and high ceilings in her custom-built farmhouse with colorful antiques. O Beautiful, for Spacious Walls: Discover five great ways to tame white walls and high ceilings with colorful antiques and smart styling.

From Sea to Shining Sea

Nautical, Americana and classic styles mix together in a Southern California home where a neutral backdrop lets cherished collections shine. Just Beachy: Become a mix master with these simple rules for combining a variety of looks into one delightful scene. Bonus Photo Gallery: Click here to view additional photos from this beautiful home! 

Grace Under Fire

Handcrafted accents take center stage in a creative couple's California home, where pine, pewter and primitive furnishings dot every room. Hooked on Rugs: Read up on the best ways to craft and display beautiful hooked rugs. Plus, download instructions for hooking your own rugs and a free project!

Patterned After the Past

Taking a page from her own mom's decorating playbook, a Tennessee mother of three infuses her antiques-filled abode with old-time textiles and rustic furnishings. Marvelous Motifs: Get great advice for outfitting your home with fabrics, furniture and other accents featuring primitive patterns. Click here for a sneak preview!


Antiques Q&A

This month, we examine a fun bunch of playful antiques full of colorful history, including an old toy top featuring great graphics, a collectible Donald Duck figurine, a metal lunchbox dating to the 1920s, a vintage children's shoe-shine kit, and more! 

Country Treasures

Salute summertime's carefree appeal with whimsical or patriotic accents that suit the season's festively free-spirited attitude.

Decorate with Crafts

The Country Sampler stylists take a sunroom with the summertime blues and invigorate the scene with punches of whimsy and color that make the entire area entertainment-ready. Click here for a sneak preview!