Home Tour Edition 2012


Building a Bright Future

Get in touch with your creative side with pointers from longtime antiques collectors who combined their talents to turn a 1970s ranch-style house into a colorful, primitive-perfect haven.

From Prefab to Fabulous

Take notes on making a modular house a home with custom trimwork and furniture, smartly displayed collections and classic country colors from a Massachusetts couple who have DIY in their DNA. Click here to enter to win a handcrafted noodle board from Small Town Primitives and other great country decor!

Showstopping Design

Mix colorful collections, refashion furnishings and incorporate vintage backdrops to create a home that presents cottage and French country in a new light.

Home Sweet Garage

See the world--or an outbuilding--through a fresh perspective with inspiration from an Indiana couple who transformed a generic two-car garage into a captivating country cottage.

Going for the Old

Have a passion for old houses? Follow the lead of a Pennsylvania couple who took up residence in a centuries-old farmhouse and outfitted it with their own brand of country style.

Barn Yesterday

Pick up past-perfect ideas for your own abode from a Kentucky homeowner inspired by childhood memories, whose lofty residence showcases plenty of primitive antiques. Web Exclusive: Click here to download easy instructions for making simple walnut dye.

Their Old Kentucky Home

Help Early American style stage a comely comeback with inspiration from an antiques dealer's old Kentucky home.

A Homey State of Mind

Mix authentic antiques, reproductions and garage-sale finds for primitive-themed decor that's comfortable and welcoming, even to little ones.

Step by Stepney

Take cues from this Gainesville, Virginia, "labor of love," a 247-year-old farmhouse named Stepney, and learn how to transform any home into the perfect setting for collected-over-time antiques.

Winter White

Let this Ontario home's pale palette prove you needn't shift completely out of neutral when gearing up for the holidays.

Homestead for the Holidays

Infuse your home with a pioneering spirit by incorporating period architectural elements and antique furnishings similar to those found in this Missouri cabin.

Aging Gracefully

Gather plenty of hints for creative wall art and dynamic displays from a meticulously restored 200-plus-year-old home in Pennsylvania that balances user-friendly function and old-fashioned flair.

Get the Look

Bring home the unmistakable character of Country Sampler style and reawaken your rooms with primitive-inspired lighting, distressed-finish furniture, or mix-and-match wall art and other accessories.

Order the 2012 Home Tour Edition!

Country Sampler's 2012 Home Tour issue is filled to the brim with creative and unique ideas for every room of your home. This year's edition will take you on a trip through 12 never-before-seen homes that showcase classic country styles and decorating that will keep you inspired from season to season. Click here to order your copy today! (Issue ships in March 2012.)