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November 2019

Rooms that invite you to linger. Vintage collectibles displayed with love. A colorful easy-care garden. A porch that says "Come sit!" All yours in the pages of Country Living!

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see the pages of country living come to life!

GREAT SHOPPING • SEMINARS & DEMONSTRATIONS • DELICIOUS FOOD • WORKSHOPS Atlanta, GA • October 25, 26, 27 Stone Mountain Park Participating Sponsor: SPECIAL GUESTS DISCOUNT ADVANCE TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Visit stellashows.com for tickets, lodging, and vendor application. Visit countryliving.com/fair and follow us on Instagram @countrylivingmag for more info. (And tag #CLFAIR in your photos!)…

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the sampler

A Welcome Note Recently, for my daughter’s “About Me” school collage, the teacher asked that she come to class with a few family photos. To my parental horror, we didn’t have any. Sure, I have 33,358 photos on my phone’s camera roll (y’all, that’s not even an exaggeration!) and plenty posted to Instagram, but not a one sitting in a shoebox. This was all rather surprising because I tend to gravitate toward the tactile. I write in a handheld calendar and prefer to have a printed copy of my boarding pass. This led to a Saturday afternoon in which I took a trip down Shutterfly lane—were my children really that little?!—and placed a bulk order for three-by-fives so that my grandkids can someday rifle through a shoebox and, I hope, see…

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country living

Rachel Hardage Barrett EDITOR-IN-CHIEF EXECUTIVE EDITOR Laura Kostelny DESIGN DIRECTOR Erynn Hedrick Hassinger MANAGING EDITOR Amy Lowe Mitchell EDITORIAL FOOD & CRAFTS DIRECTOR Charlyne Mattox HOMES EDITOR Jennifer Kopf ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR Katie Bowlby COPY/RESEARCH EDITOR Ashley Leath EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Natalie Schumann STYLE & MARKET STYLE DIRECTOR Cate Geiger Kalus STYLE & MARKET EDITOR Alison Allsopp STYLE EDITOR/STAFF STYLIST Carmen Collins STYLE & MARKET ASSISTANT Sara Clark ART DEPUTY ART DIRECTOR Maribeth Jones ASSISTANT ART DIRECTORS Leah Hall, Julia Ludlam DIGITAL IMAGING SPECIALIST Matthew Montesano PHOTO PHOTOGRAPHER Brian Woodcock PHOTO EDITOR Kate Phillips PHOTO ASSISTANT Ian Palmer ONLINE DIGITAL DIRECTOR Michelle Profis DEPUTY EDITOR Ivy Jacobson Ford SENIOR EDITOR Megan Stein LIFESTYLE EDITOR Rebekah Lowin CONTENT STRATEGY EDITOR Kelly O’Sullivan CONTRIBUTORS Lauren Akins, Marsha Bemko, Heather Bullard, Catherine Burke, Mary Randolph Carter, Marsha Dixey, Helaine Fendelman, Elizabeth Finkelstein, David Hillegas, Elizabeth Jenkins, Richard Kollath, Edward McCann, Caroline Collins McKenzie, Bene Raia, Kate Richards, Catherine Strawn, Serena Thompson, Holly Williams EDITOR EMERITUS Rachel…

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turn this scene into a room

HUE FINDER Because nature’s the ultimate palette generator Cranberry Cocktail Benjamin Moore Golden Hour Clare Autumn Orange Benjamin Moore FIELD NOTES Turn a Basket into a Pendant Start with a bushel basket (typically 18" in diameter and 12" deep) or a peck basket (typically 11" in diameter and 7" deep). If desired, customize with a craft paint or wood stain. Once dry, drill a hole in the center bottom (large enough to fit the cable and plug of a pendant light kit; try the Jute Electrical Cord Kit, $35; worldmarket.com). Thread the cable through, attach a bulb, and hang.…

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creature comforts

Pets on the Furniture THE FELINE Marie, a six-month-old Maine Coon cat, surveys her kingdom from atop her posh perch. THE FURNITURE Featuring easy-to-clean polyester velvet upholstery and sculpted wooden legs, this sophisticated chaise lounge ($799; walmart.com) comes in three colors (including Parisian Pink, shown) and pairs well with cat motif wallpaper (Sanderson’s “Omega Cats”; stylelibrary.com), 20th-century toleware trays, a rustic floor lamp (“Sloan” lamp, $170; ballarddesigns.com), and an antique Turkish runner. Don’t forget the crocheted cat toys ($17; mungoandmaud.com). Regal Pet Renderings After a museum-filled trip to Europe, George Smith got to thinking: Don’t our pets deserve similarly refined, Renaissance-style portraits? Enter Crown & Paw, which allows you to submit a pet’s photo, select your desired aristocratic garb (regalia! tiaras!), and the site’s digital designers will give Fido the royal treatment. Poster from $30, or Wrapped…

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a timeless kitchen reno

COUNTRY CLASSIC MATCHBOX LATCH Give your kitchen cabinets turn-of-the-(last)-century charm with these utilitarian turn-and-pull latches. Cupboard Latch $18; houseofantiquehardware.com BUY OR DIY COLORFUL STOOLS Adding an unexpected touch of color—here, lesser-seen lilac—brings warmth and interest to a mostly white space. (And you can simply repaint when you want a room refresh.) BUY 18-Inch Bar Stool $105; wayfair.com DIY 24-Inch Unfinished Stool $29; homedepot.com SPLURGE VS. SAVE PEDESTAL TABLES “Round pedestal tables are more conducive to intimate gatherings,” says designer Philip Mitchell. For his own conversation-encouraging dining nook, he replaced the “too fancy” highly decorated top of his inherited antique table with salvaged barn wood. SPLURGE “Lorraine” 48-Inch Table $2,200 (extends to 72 inches); potterybarn.com “Tower” 47-Inch Dining Table $450; houzz.com BRIGHT IDEA NAUTICAL LIGHTING Brass marine-style lights, such as Philip’s ceiling-mounted caged bulkhead lights (named from their use on a boat’s bulkhead partitions; capecodlanterns.com), lend a nod to the…