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Country Home 2017

Country Home magazine is packed with warm, inviting, personal houses that evoke the feeling of “home” on every page. From contemporary lofts that radiate a modern version of country to Texas farmhouses rich with patina, each issue delivers the style and inspiration that readers hold dear.

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Meredith Corporation
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4 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
from the editor

THE CHIC, CREATIVE INTERIORS IN THIS ISSUE aren’t mired in the past. And they certainly aren’t limited to rural routes. The beauty of it is, country decorating is all over the map—literally and decoratively. In this issue we take you east to a classic, collected Connecticut house that dates to 1767 but has been brightened and lightened for the way its empty-nester owners want to live now (“Living History,” page 112). And we visit the chic simple Vermont home of a young family who believes in the integrity of handmade, nature-driven design (“Farmhouse Fresh,” page 70). Before we swing south to Texas to check out a recently built ranch house that’s as high-spirited as it is down to earth (“True Grit,” page 62), we head west to California to meet a…

2 min.
in the city with kim leggett

KIM LEGGETT HAS THE EYE OF a designer and a super picker—a one-two style combination that has made her a force in forging the farmhouse chic look we love right now. The Tennessee native founded City Farmhouse, a retail store turned pop-up fair and event center near Nashville. The longtime collector and antiques expert shares how to get the look (and the goods!) in a soon-to-be released book, City Farmhouse Style. Here’s a sneak peek inside its pages along with a few top tips. Decorate with simple goods that reflect a humble lifestyle. Search for furniture pieces with straight lines and surfaces with a warm patina or, better yet, old paint. Work in timeworn textiles that are faded, crumpled, wrinkled, and frayed. French grain sacks, ticking, and old linen add charm and…

2 min.
at home with liz fourez

WHEN YOU HAVE A KNACK for photography, a love of hands-on home decorating, and an innate sense of style, starting a blog seems like an obvious choice. Liz Fourez has those chops, but they didn’t all come together until she met and married her husband, Jeremy, and they moved to his 1940s, fourthgeneration farm, complete with a small farmhouse in need of some updating. Chronicling the home’s modern country refresh on her website, Love Grows Wild, Liz snagged the attention of hundreds of fans also looking for ways to simplify their homes—and their lives—with stylish ideas that, true to authentic country roots, are often born of necessity. In her new book, A Touch of Farmhouse Charm, Liz has gathered the hows and whys of projects that range from complex (think power tools)…

1 min.
in the studio with kristin nicholas

WHEN KRISTIN NICHOLAS wanted oil paintings for her home and realized they were beyond the reach of her budget, she picked up brushes and taught herself to paint. It’s a story that sums up her approach to decorating the 1751 Massachusetts Cape Cod she shares with her family. Peppered with vintage pieces she’s revived with color, lampshades she’s used as blank canvases for bright designs, and textiles she creates and collects, Kristin’s home is an ode to handmade, heartfelt country style. In her book, Crafting a Colorful Home, Kristin shares inspiration and handson instruction to brighten your worlds. “I hope I take people along on a creative adventure,” Kristin says. “You can do so many things with your own hands. It doesn’t have to be perfect, just personal.” 1. BRIGHT SPOTS Old…

6 min.
getting personal

EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE, JUST TO STIR the pot, Sandra and Phillip Cavallo tell their kids they’re considering downsizing. Nathalie and Gianni Cavallo, both 20, lived a significant part of their childhoods immersed in the building of the family’s Shingle-style home on Massachusetts’ Buzzards Bay. They played on Old Silver Beach (basically their front yard) as their parents refinished floors. They retrieved stones of pink granite from the property for the new house’s foundation. They tucked salvaged treasures such as a heart-shaped rock and a 2008 quarter (the year they moved in) into the kitchen’s mantel and foundation, respectively. “Don’t you dare sell this house,” they say to their parents. Now sophomores at Temple University, the siblings relish semester breaks when they can take refuge in the yard’s hammock and…

5 min.
treasure trove

PAM ROBINSON DESCRIBES HER PERSONAL STYLE in five words: “I buy what I love,” says the owner of one of Seattle’s most beloved home design stores, Red Ticking. The antiques and vintage textiles aficionado travels the world for pieces that tell stories, outfitting her shop—and her home—with one-of-akind treasures that catch her eye and steal her heart. That’s precisely what happened when Pam first laid eyes on the midcentury modern house she has lived in for the last 15 years. “To be honest, I never imagined myself in a modern house,” she says. “This one was definitely a diamond in the rough. It was dark, and the interiors were so ugly that I honestly think the place would’ve frightened many people away. But I looked past its flaws and focused on…