September 2010


The Hearth of the Matter

Indigenous-plant landscaping, plenty of 1800s antiques and a massive reproduction fireplace transport a once-modern Delaware home back to the past. Naturally Beautiful: Read up on five earth-minded ways to work eco-friendly materials into your home and landscaping. Click here for a sneak peek!

Pioneering Spirit

A pair of hands-on Illinois shopowners convert an 1830s communal-living building into a cozy abode filled with personal touches and carefully selected primitive decor. 5 Ways to Promote Primitive Panache: Follow these instant-aging tips to give your home a decidedly Colonial kick. Plus: Click here to download a recipe for delicious Sweet Corncake, courtesy of Cheri & Jim Campbell of Bishop Hill Colony Bakery!

Chance Encounters

Fate often leads the way for a Canadian couple with a shared passion for the vintage oak pieces, handcrafted furnishings and natural fall fare that color their historic Ontario bungalow. Hello, Gourdeous!: Herald the harvest with decor dotted with natural fare of all shapes, sizes and hues, from plump pumpkins to colorful gourds.

Something to Crow About

A palette of autumn hues supplies a charming year-round backdrop for rooster accents and classic country style in a Massachusetts Colonial. Talk About Texture: Bring new dimension to your rooms with natural elements, eye-catching accessories and touchable textiles. Plus: Click here to view additional photos of this home's Halloween-ready exterior!

Some Kind of Wonderfall

After trading military housing for a custom-built home, an Illinois mother of two heralds the harvest and gets into the Halloween spirit with festive touches here, there and everywhere. Tricks for Halloween Decor Treats: Make it a happy All Hallows' Eve with these fun ideas for working holiday accents in amid your fall fare.


Antiques Q&A

This month, our expert examines antiques that fit the old standard, including a vintage metal pencil sharpener, a mint-condition set of Halloween cookie cutters, an 1800s Seth Thomas mantel clock, and much more!

A Cornucopia of Color

Take a walk through Mother Nature's landscape and collect a variety of seasonal foliage to create a harvesttime centerpiece that is sure to be a feast for the eyes.

Country Treasures

Your decor can have it all this fall, from colorful tablescapes with natural flair to adorable accents placed here and there.

Decorate with Crafts

The Country Sampler stylists turn a small home's cozy living spaces into enchanting autumn retreats that invite visitors and homeowners alike to relax and revel in the season's splendor. Click here for a sneak preview!