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Country Living

July/August 2020

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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6 min
the sampler

A Welcome from the Editor One of my favorite summer traditions is the Fourth of July bike parade in Rosemary Beach, FL. We wake up early and head to the town square, where our kids work their magic with crepe paper streamers and I try my best not to micromanage. (Although I am tempted to make the balloon on pg. 13.) It’s followed by a field day of sack races, face paint, and fireworks late enough into the evening that one of my kids usually falls asleep over my dad’s shoulder with a half-eaten ice-cream cone. (At 6'5", Papa is the best seat in the house.) I thought of this parade the other day, as my daughter tried to ride her bike for the first time without training wheels. I wondered…

1 min
view finder turn this scene into a room

HUE FINDER Let the setting above steer you toward a summery color scheme.…

4 min
12 ideas for arts & crafts

1. Magnetic Memory Board Turn an enamel serving tray ($30; amazon.com) into a bulletin board. Paint small wood rounds with craft paint, and glue magnets, for pinning to-do lists, postcards, and photos, to the back with hot-glue. 2. Yarn God’s Eye Arrange two craft sticks in the shape of a cross. Glue together in center. Wrap center a few times, crisscrossing with yarn. Continue wrapping diagonally, weaving the yarn over one stick and under the other, until covered. Add colors by double-knotting the new strand to the previous color on the back of the cross. When completely covered, trim yarn, and glue end to the back of the craft stick. Add pom-poms to the edges with glue. 3. Milk Carton Feeder Cut a house-shaped hole in one of the large panels of an empty half-gallon…

1 min
heather chadduck hillegas

Designer Heather Chadduck Hillegas has long embraced blue and white in her design projects—see her portfolio at heatherchadduck.com—as well as in her eponymous textile collection. “I think [American decorator] Dorothy Draper said it best when she called stripes the common denominator in decorating,” Heather says, referencing the pattern’s versatility and ability to function as a neutral. “There’s some variation of a stripe in every room of my house, and I especially love a good vintage ticking stripe.” Ceylon Ticking Stripe; heatherchadducktextiles.com…

1 min
walk the line

ON THE TABLE Imperfect stripes on this vintage table linen (johnderian.com) serve up a relaxed, alfresco informality. ON THE WALLS In this kids’ bedroom by designer Gen Sohr, wallpaper stripes accentuate the architecture. ON THE SHELVES For a punch of pattern in a cupboard, homeowner Elizabeth Blitzer “lined” the shelves with Cornishware. ON THE FLOOR A striped flat weave in this Tom Scheerer–designed home in East Hampton, NY, sets a relaxed tone. ILLUSTRATIONS BY MELINDA JOSIE; PORTRAIT, DAVID HILLEGAS; INSETS (CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT) HECTOR SANCHEZ, STYLING BY HEATHER CHADDUCK HILLEGAS; BRITTANY AMBRIDGE FOR DOMINO; SIMON UPTON, DESIGNER: TOM SCHEERER; DAVID A. LAND, DESIGNER: GEN SOHR.…

1 min
stripes for every room

PATIO DID YOU KNOW? BEDROOM DID YOU KNOW? The color of the aqua stripes in The Greenbrier resort’s famed Clock Lobby were inspired by a porch at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. CLOSET DID YOU KNOW? The classic “Breton” shirt features 21 stripes, which are said to represent the number of Napoleon’s victories over the British. DINING ROOM DID YOU KNOW? The stripes you see on nubby grain sacks (usually in blue or red) were often used to identify the farmer the sack belonged to.…