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!
The Sampler • AN A-TO-Z LOOK AT WHAT’S IN THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE AND OTHER SEASONAL NEWS AND NOTES
Turn This Scene into a Room • See how this idyllic orchard setting inspired a crisp and colorful mudroom.
Preppy Plaids • Fresh takes on a timeless pattern prove that playful and polished aren’t mutually exclusive.
FOLLOW THE PLAID LADS • These dapper designers and engaging Instagrammers are heads of the class when it comes to embracing the pattern in fresh, not fussy, applications.
12 Ideas for Old Rulers • This schoolhouse staple sure measures up all around the house.
Home Offices • If your work-from-home setup still involves the dining table, perhaps it’s time to treat yourself to an upgrade.
Creature Comforts • The latest and greatest finds for animals and the people who love them
How to Teach a Dog New Tricks • If your good boy has mastered “sit” and “stay,” it’s time to graduate. Here, Dr. Tricia Earley offers her techniques for more advanced maneuvers.
Lauren Akins’s Party Barn • The CL Contributor—and now, book author—invites us inside her Tennessee getaway designed for fun and family.
“What’s in My Bike Basket?” • Cary, NC–based lifestyle blogger Victoria Ford (@prepfordwife) shares a few of the finds she keeps on hand while cruising through town on her red Public C7 (publicbikes.com).
Vintage Varsity • “Fan caves” are the new man cave! For a spirited spread of game-day gear, give it the ol’ college try.
What Is It? What Is It Worth? • Our experts weigh in on your treasured finds (including a pocket globe valued at $10,000!).
Old-School Fun • Back-to-school season may look a little different this year, but you can still keep it class-y with first-day festivities.
The School Bus Is the New RV • Hitch a ride on a “skoolie” with these friendly bus drivers, or convert your own.
Converted Schoolhouses • Raise your hand if you have fantasies of outfitting these old institutions with pull-down maps, midcentury lockers, and (of course) a flag out front.
FIELD NOTES • TIPS, TRICKS, AND TACTICS FOR SEPTEMBER IN THE NOT-SO-WILD
Country Living • September 2020
HOME SCHOOL With Holy Williams • The Country Living contributor and old-house enthusiast opens up her little blue book of renovation wisdom to help you ace your next reno with flying colors (blush pink and black, to be exact).
Crash Course: CREATING KITCHENS WITH CHARACTER • Texas designer Grace Mitchell of HGTV’s One of a Kind is known for her personality-packed spaces. Here’s her playbook for breaking the all-white rut.
Higher Learing IN THE Low Country a designer Spills Her Secrets • TO HELP A SOUTH CAROLINA RIVER HOUSE REACH ITS FULL POTENTIAL, DESIGNER HEATHER CHADDUCK HILLEGAS LOOKED TO THE LOW-COUNTRY LANDSCAPE
FARMHOUSE KITCHEN • Fresh-picked finds and family-friendly fare for the heart of your home
Soup & Sandwiches • Leave it to cookbook author Ina Garten to find a way to improve upon a comfort-food classic like grilled cheese and tomato soup.
BAKE SALE • You don’t need to be a member of the PTO to appreciate a grade-A cookie, bar, or cupcake. Here’s how to add more flavor to a fundraiser.
THE RECIPE BOX • Assorted How-Tos and Go-Tos from the CL Farmhouse Kitchen
Resource Guide • YOUR GO-TO GUIDE FOR REPLICATING THE LOOKS IN THIS ISSUE
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