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April 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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the sampler

A A Welcome from the EditorIf you’re thinking to yourself, “Something seems different,” you’re right! We’re always talking about how to make better use of every single page in the magazine, and traditionally the Table of Contents doesn’t offer much in the way of learning or, well, fun. Instead, we’re kicking off the issue in a classically country way: with an A to Z sampler of the content inside, while—and here’s the fun part—infusing the pages with behind-the-scenes tidbits tied to the issue (see pg. 2 for the cover candidates that almost made the cut), a dive into the archives, special discounts, and more. (Assistant Managing Editor Katie Bowlby is excited to share her favorite quilt block; see pg. 3.) After browsing the alphabetical index, you’ll be on your way…

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turn this scene into a room

Available in seven high-gloss shadesThe ViewThe Wooden Shoe Tulip Fest (through April 29) in Woodburn, ORAn embroidered landscape makes for happy wall artAdd some quirk with a handcrafted stone-and-resin time machine.1. “Adames” End Table $85; wayfair.com2. Copper Pendant Light $53; luluandgeorgia.com3. Striped Rug $145 for 4' by 6'; furbishstudio.com4. Cement Tulip Pot from $12; anthropologie.com5. Flower Memory Game $15; shopterrain.com6. Tulip Field Embroidery Art $62 for 6-inch hoop; petitcercleart.etsy.com7. Green Gingham Pillow $31; zazzle.com8. Indoor/Outdoor Stripe Lumbar Pillow $35; worldmarket.com9. Tractor Clock $25; pier1.com10. Forsythia Blossom Paint ppgpaints.com11. “Aime” Sofa in Key Largo Bubblegum $1,999; joybird.comPHOTOGRAPH BY KATELYN WOOD; PRODUCED BY CARMEN COLLINS. ■…

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purple petals

FIELD NOTESHow to Tell a Violet from a PansyCommonly confused, these in-season look-alikes boast telltale differences—petal formation being the foolproof indicator. True violets (above, right) are typically a light blue-violet color that fades into pale yellow with small petals that separate into two groupings. Pansies (above, left) tend to be larger than violets and deep purple with blotches of yellow and white. Look for four overlapping petals that point up and one that points down.INTERIOR, JAMES BAIGRIE, PRODUCED BY NATALIE WARADY; PRINTS, TRIM, GLOVES, AND SOAP, BRIAN WOODCOCK; ILLUSTRATION BY MELINDA JOSIE; FABRIC, BRIAN WOODCOCK. ■…

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creature comforts

Pets on the FurnitureTHE PETSMeet Birmingham, Alabama’s cutest litter of golden retriever puppies: Lucy, Sally, Charlie Brown, Peppermint Patty, and Frieda. (All named after Peanuts characters.)THE FURNITUREThe “Alameda” bench ($395; onekingslane.com) is completely customizable, from pattern (we’re partial to this coral gingham) to leg finish (here, “natural”). Complete the space with a classically country, 5-foot-high peg rail (containerstore.com for similar) and a pair of durable boots ($140; hunterboots.com).CHICK LITBeautiful ChickensChristie Aschwanden is an award-winning editor and science writer (and poultry farmer!) whose latest contribution to the category is this 40-breed compilation featuring fun facts alongside photographs by Andrew Perris of the finest of fowls.Available March 14. $13; amazon.comHAVING A MOMENTBUNNIESThese fluffy friends are hopping up on everything from pillows to planters.Gilded Bookends $88; anthropologie.comToile-Inspired Pillow $20; pier1.comDamask Salad Plates $70…

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makings of a mudroom

STATEMENT MAKERBIG BLOOM WALLPAPERA lush rose-like motif, like Lee Jofa’s Parnham (shown right; kravet.com), off sets the less sightly staples of a home’s dumping ground. (Hello, hockey sticks.)Peonies $58 per (removable!) roll; wallshoppe.comTea Roses $72 per double roll; burkedecor.com“Florebela” $190 per roll; hyggeandwest.comDutch Door Quadrant by Baldwin $51; build.comDESIGN GLOSSARYDUTCH DOOR QUADRANTWith a shape reminiscent of the early navigational instruments of the same name, the two-piece Dutch door quadrant keeps the door’s upper and lower panels stylishly anchored together.SPLURGE“No.1” Brass Rimmed by Mark D. Sikes $1,050; hudsonvalleylighting.comSAVEWood Capped $189; shadesoflight.comSPLURGE VS. SAVEWAREHOUSE-STYLE PENDANTA sky-blue shade and exaggerated curves lend a certain sophistication to this industrial staple.CHARACTER BUILDERQUILT-BLOCK TILEGraphic and durable encaustic cement tiles ground the airiness of the room.“Atlas” (shown right) $7 per tile; cementtileshop.com3-D Box Motif $6 per tile;…

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rosie the renovator

ASK ROSIE!Send your reno questions to @countryliving.comQ No one can ever seem to find my house number from the street! What’s the right size for that sort of thing?Tamara B., Springfield, MOA It depends on how far your house is from the middle of the road. If you’re within 100 feet of passersby, 4-inch numbers are a safe bet. If you’re in the 150-foot range, 6 inches is a better option. Once you get into 300-foot territory, you may want to go as large as 8 to 10 inches. Be sure to consider night visibility (think high contrast) and look into whether there are any city ordinances related to size and placement.Bianco White RomabioQ I just moved into a new house that is up-to-date for the most part, save for an…