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Country Home

Country Home

Spring 2021
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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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País:
United States
Idioma:
English
Editor:
Meredith Corporation
Periodicitat:
Quarterly
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we’re often asked how we pick the homes that land on these pages.

P.S. We’re thrilled to report that Country Home® magazine is available four times a year. As always, it’s on newsstands, and we’ve added a subscription option so you don’t miss a single issue. Visit TheMeredithStore.com to sign up today. Good question! For each issue, our mission is to seek out the most stunning examples of home design that fall under our magazine’s banner. To do that, our editors don’t just wander down rural routes; we search suburbs and exurbs, small towns and city centers. That’s because we aren’t simply looking for houses in the country; we are on the lookout for country homes. These places not only are aesthetically rich, but also share certain personality traits. Chief among them are originality, sentimentality, and authenticity. Country Home people are collectors who would rather…

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style

STYLE WITHIN REACH The beauty of glass-front cabinets, open shelving, and walls free of heavy cabinetry is a more personal kitchen—with easier access. Display favorite collectibles and art while keeping pretty dinnerware within view instead of tucked away in the dark hollow of a cupboard. Drawers are another go-to for keeping essentials organized and findable. To complete this kitchen’s high-style look, custom peacock blue paint makes a strong, proud decor choice. warm whites White kitchens remain a popular item on the design menu. The trick is to create a crisp, clean feeling that doesn’t go cold. That’s where shiplap painted in a white matte finish and honed marble counters come in, serving up shadowing and texture instead of smooth, polished surfaces. Natural woods and little sparkles of bottle glass mix in design contrast…

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function

CALM, COOL, COLLECTED Getting meals on the table can be a chaotic, high-energy event. Dial down the mood with a tone-on-tone color palette. With walls and cupboards painted in an atmospheric green-gray, this deVol kitchen takes on a sophisticated but uncomplicated ambience. The marble counters and backsplash don’t disrupt the calm. Open shelving gets with the quiet program as well, when dinnerware is limited to classic white. WALLS THAT WORK Deep, blocky cupboards are no longer standard fare for cabinetry. Shallow upper cabinetry gives this wall of kitchen storage the look of a vintage step-back cupboard and offers easier access. Clean recessed panels and polished nickel bar-style pulls serve as simple embellishments. Honed white marble perimeter countertops channel the past, and a stainless-steel island counter adds contemporary sheen and high function. island power In a…

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details

THE UNFIT TED KITCHEN For vintage and personal kitchen decor, follow the lead of European kitchens, where freestanding pieces rather than built-in cabinets are often used to store dishes. This antique cupboard was stained brown with a black wash on top for depth; the interior was painted cream to blend with the wall color. Stained wood and stainless steel on the antique-look custom island add style and a contrast in materials. the right light Add sizzle with an unexpected element, such as midcentury-style pendant lights with glass shades. The clear fixtures mix easily and don’t present a visual roadblock while offering maximum illumination. helpful pulls The cardholder bin pulls on these island drawers serve as a guide to what’s stored where. Simple recessed-panel styling and curved toe-kicks add to the vintage library aesthetic. CLASSIC COMBOS Introducing too…

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the road home

DESPITE ITS NICKNAME, “STARK VEGAS,” STARKVILLE is not exactly a metropolis. Home to Mississippi State University, the city does offer plenty of culture, big-time football, and small-town charms, but unlike the city in Nevada, there’s more countryside than glitz and glam—something that has always been just fine for Kelli and Drew Anthony. The ability to work on campus and in town yet still find acreage to build a house just 10 minutes away is just one of the reasons the couple decided to make their hometown the site of their dream home after they married. Drew, a family practice doctor, and Kelli, a communications instructor at the university, met in high school and reconnected as adults. Farm life was one of the many things they had in common. Kelli grew up…

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a dream in bloom

KERRI TABOR LOVES CUT FLOWERS. For years, she picked up store-bought bouquets to bring fresh flowers into their home. Then one day she thought, Why don’t I just grow these myself? She started sowing flowers, but a lot of Kerri and husband Barry’s 2-acre property in Muldrow, Oklahoma, was choked by weedy trees and brush. They worked to clear it all out so they could actually see the woods and valleys enveloping their property. With a view revealed just outside their patio doors, Kerri started dreaming. She wanted a backyard escape. Something like the English-style greenhouses she saw on Pinterest. “I was bugging Barry to death,” she says. “I would show him photos of every greenhouse I could find and tell him, ‘Wouldn’t it be cool if we could build a…