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Country Home Winter 2018

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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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1 min.
when the weather outside turns frightful, come inside to rooms that delight you.

Country homes are ideal havens for braving the winter months—they’re naturally warm and embracing. Layered with collections and connected to the past or the natural world (or both), these personal, casual spaces offer an antidote to the season’s big chill. In this issue, we’ve rounded up places that are ready to host indoor pursuits as well as holiday gatherings. For instance, in her 1791 Connecticut saltbox (“Just Our Type,” page 12), collector Lynda Campbell carved out a studio for herself when her children left the nest and started a printing business using vintage letterpress equipment. (And wait until you see her window “greenhouse” that offers living color year-round.) We also travel south to tour a 100-year-old farmhouse renovated by the Graham family (“A Family Affair,” page 60) that accommodates their young…

3 min.
fresh, green & glowing

Landscape designer Molly Wood has no time—or desire—for fussy holiday decorations. Besides, uptight just wouldn’t feel right in her Southern California home, where easygoing, organic style is on display year-round. Her signature seasonal decor is just as earthy and elegant. And it comes with a bonus—the elements last for weeks. Molly layers her favorite long-lasting, easy-care greens, such as magnolia and cedar, with a few simple glowing accents to create lush, festive vignettes with no poinsettia in sight. Molly’s formula for a knockout mantel vignette starts with a generous foundation (a richly textured magnolia-leaf garland). She adds an odd number of vertical elements (candles and paperwhites) and a few stocky potted plants (succulents). The artsy punch of a few shiny, shapely objects (brassy vases, birds, and stars) is the perfect finish. Mastering the…

6 min.
just our type

aS THE SUN CLIMBS IN THE SKY EACH MORNING, its rays filter through the blue and green Mason jars Lynda Campbell has placed along the sills of her east-facing breakfast room windows in Wilton, Connecticut. As a watercolor painter, Lynda knew she would love the glow of softly colored light. It’s her favorite time of day in her favorite spot in the house, and it’s a moment of simple beauty. Thirty years ago, when she was about to move into the 1791 saltbox with her husband and young children, the house’s unfussy elegance captured Lynda’s heart. “I stood there in the great-room without any furniture and just looked at the beams,” she says. “The house is so pure and simple, I thought I could never improve it.” And in her view, she…

4 min.
high country

THEY’VE HAD THE RANCH IN OJAI, THE SPANISH STUCCO IN Santa Barbara, and countless getaways along the Pacific Coast. But of all the California addresses Kelley and Greg Motschenbacher have called home, it’s their current turf—a tiny two-bedroom unit on the 27th floor of a Los Angeles high rise—that feels authentically country. “I love the idea that we can live in this modern space and still have pieces from 1850—and they look great together,” says Kelley, an interior designer. “It’s like two friends meeting up from different centuries. It totally works.” The new counterpart in this yin-yang rendezvous is a two-year-old apartment with smooth, painted concrete columns and floor-to-ceiling windows. The vintage side is represented by a mix of primitive antiques, old textiles, and utilitarian collections that have simple forms and handwrought…

3 min.
merry go round

Secrets from the Pros Our friends at Roger’s Gardens near San Diego designed and supplied the materials for our wreaths. Here are their tips. STAY PUT:When you want wreath ornaments to stay right where you put them, use hot glue. When you want to manipulate or drape an element, wire is better. Hot glue is also preferred for smaller items. CHOOSE YOUR WIREKeep these two types of wire in your wreathing stash: Green floral paddle wire in 24-gauge can pierce fruit and hold heavier elements; binding wire has a paper wrapping to forge a better hold. START BIG:When designing a wreath, start with large elements first then step down to the smallest elements. Before you wire or glue anything in place, simply tuck in pieces until the overall design pleases your eye. CREATE FULLNESS:Skimpy wreaths…

6 min.
winning style

SLOWLY SPINNING TO SURVEY HER DAYLIGHTfilled living room, Alison Kist reckons there isn’t one brand-new item in sight. “Oh wait, there’s the sofa!” she exclaims. “But I think that and our mattresses might be the only newly manufactured things in our entire house.” It’s a point of pride for this interior designer, who studied art history and began her career in the auction world working for Christie’s in London. Early on, she was captivated by the stories behind the antiques that would be evaluated for sale. And living and working for years in Europe made her come to feel that anything with age, patina, and perhaps even a flaw—from a vase to a building—can be useful and attractive. “Our marble-top coffee table came from a local auction house, and it has a…