July 2018


Crazy for Hue

Outdoor living space makes downsizing easier for a California renter and allows her to express her creativity and indulge her penchant for color.

Restored to Glory

Portland homeowners transform a neglected coastal home in Washington state into a cheerful all-American family getaway.
Beachy Keen: Tips on how to introduce a subtle beach theme into your home.

Uncovering a Dream

A California couple’s restored Victorian cottage blends a bit of formality with loads of casual country appeal.
Crafting Country Style: Advice for combining several country styles for a personal touch.

Labor of Love

Through years of hard work, Ohio homeowners bring back the beauty of their turn-of-the-century Craftsman-style home.
Patterns Worth Repeating: Ways to infuse a home with traditional Colonial design.

A Shore Thing

With vivid colors, heirlooms and artwork, homeowners reinvent their West Coast beach cottage for year-round living.
Patriotic Panache: Ideas for adding style through stenciling. Click here to read a sneak preview.


Country Connections

Find out what's new with fellow Country Sampler readers, our social media sites, current contests and more. This month, we're giving you great ideas for putting together the perfect outdoor retreat with our Perfect Porches Pinterest board, inspiring reader letters, a fan photo from Facebook and a how-to decorating video.

Antiques Q&A

Our expert assesses country collectibles, from a popcorn tin to a presidential plate.

Country Treasures

Discover display ideas for must-have decorative accessories.

Thrifty Thinking

Matthew Mead offers inspiration for making summer party decor from upcycled items.

Creative Conversions

Find inventive ways to turn cast-off goods into garden treasures.

Decorate with Crafts

Country Sampler stylists share how to give an entry a patriotic summer makeover. Click here for a sneak preview.

Americana Style Giveaway

Enter for a chance to win porch accessories, including an unfinished bench, a lantern, a rug, pillows, and other accents, plus chalky-finish paints -- all worth more than $860.

Country Marketplace Online

Our Country Marketplace offers you simple, one-stop shopping for unique home accessories, furnishings and patterns. Click here to find out more information on our crafters and their products.