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American Farmhouse Style

American Farmhouse Style August/September 2019

American Farmhouse Style is the ultimate resource for open, welcoming American décor and architecture, whether in a historic farmhouse, modern country estate or suburban home.

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proud to be american

Great things are happening with American Farmhouse Style! We’ve just launched our fully redesigned website at AmericanFarmhouseStyle.com—have you checked it out yet? We’re so excited to grow our farmhouse community with tons of ideas, inspiration, house tours and advice on renovations and DIY projects. To help you get the most out of our online content, we have a new column at the beginning of the magazine with a sneak preview of some of our upcoming online stories. Also, keep an eye out for teasers throughout the issue, which will tell you about expanded stories that you can view online. If you’re not already part of our online community, I encourage you to come follow along on social media, from Instagram and Facebook to Pinterest. We have lots of great photos and ideas…

4 min.
plant propagation 101

Whether you have the dreaded brown thumb or are looking to maximize your plant-growing capabilities, plant propagation is an easy way to increase your new plants using the plants you’re already growing. It’s an especially great method for houseplants. In Leslie F. Halleck’s new book, Plant Parenting: Easy Ways to Make More Houseplants, Vegetables and Flowers, she shares the tips you need to know to reap all the benefits of plant propagation. LEAF-PETIOLE Cuttings “Not all plants can develop roots and buds directly from the base of a leaf,” writes Halleck. Many need a section of petiole (the stalk that connects the leaf to a main stem) or a piece of the main stem. This is common for plants that have short stems and are very leafy. You can still propagate plants…

2 min.
diy barn quilt wall art

Quilting has a long tradition in the US, and there are thousands of traditional quilting block patterns that have been passed down through generations of American women. The newest tradition, centered on farmhouse décor, is to paint a large quilt block on the side or front of a barn. Barn quilts have quickly become popular across the US, and now you can take a barn quilt into your own home with this painted wall art. WHAT YOU’LL NEED: • Square piece of wood at desired size (whole inches work best)• Square wood frame or wood trim cut to size• Optional: wood glue• Paint of choice (used here: Dixie Belle Paint Driftwood, Blueberry and Cobalt Blue)• Paintbrush• Pencil and ruler• Painter’s tape WHAT YOU’LL DO: 1. First, prep your piece. We started with a framed…

1 min.
quality over quantity

Artist Lindsay Klix had no intention of turning her passion for pottery into a full-time career when she attended her first class at a community college in 1998. But that’s exactly what she has accomplished with her shop, Off Your Rocker Pottery. Lindsay’s designs are a marriage of her love for smooth, clean lines and the organic flow of nature. She crafts each piece of dinnerware to perfection. “I don’t need more things in my life. I found that I need better things,” she says. “I look at the form because that’s the first sense that you take in, but I also try to dive deeper into how it makes you feel.” When working in her studio, Lindsay considers every practical detail too. Her pieces are dishwasher, oven and microwave safe. What…

1 min.
love is a vintage door

Your front door is the first thing that welcomes guests into your home, and it can also make or break your home’s curb appeal. That’s why Vintage Doors LLC puts so much care and eff ort into their custom-made doors. “We believe that an entrance door is much more than just an entry point into your home—it makes a tasteful statement about the people who live inside,” says Erica Garlock, National Sales Manager for Vintage Doors. Their passion for artistry and attention to detail sets them apart from other door companies, as they prefer historical accuracy over mass production. “YesterYear’s Vintage Doors was created in 1990 with a vision and passion for fine woodworking and craftsmanship,” says Erica. “Each solid wood door is built just like in the olden days—one at…

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tick-tock clocks

What’s in a name? The grandfather clock has graced the halls of American homes since 1680 when it was invented by the British clockmaker, William Clement. American songwriter Henry Work coined the term “grandfather clock” in 1875 when he saw a dormant floor clock in a hotel lobby. Upon inquiry, he was told that the clock had stopped working after its owner, a beloved grandfather, had passed away. Inspired, Work composed “My Grandfather’s Clock,” and the name stuck. Tip TAKE HEIGHT INTO CONSIDERATION WHEN CHOOSING A GRANDFATHER CLOCK. MOST ARE 6-8 FEET TALL, SO MAKE SURE YOUR CHOSEN SPACE CAN ACCOMMODATE A PIECE THAT HIGH.…