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Contents SEPTEMBER 2017

Features

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Finder’s Keepers An antiques dealer’s home is filled with the fruits of her labor.

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The Forever Charm of a Farmhouse There’s nothing fleeting about this practical, durable, and elegant aesthetic.

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A Cabin for All Ages A trend-proof lakeside retreat is perfectly suited to losing track of time.

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The No-Regrets Guide to Decorating Secrets to timeless country style

ON THE COVER

A horse named Orange makes an appearance in a classic dining room. Photograph by Brian Woodcock; styling by Page Mullins.

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Contents SEPTEMBER 2017

The Check List

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Bring the Outside In

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Decorate with Caning

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See how a mountain setting inspired a living room.

The ancient rattanweaving technique is having a moment.

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Cutting Board Crafts

Fun ideas for your old bread and cheese boards

Visit the Graduate Hotel

Where to stay in Oxford, Mississippi

My Kind of Country

Laurel & Wolf founder Leura Fine on her design must-haves

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The Field Guide

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Wild For Ticking Stripe

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Best in Show

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Fresh takes on a favorite fabric

A classic green-andwhite kitchen

What Is It Worth?

Our appraisers weigh in on your finds.

Roundup

A grove of stylish hall trees

Small of Fame

A modest getaway in the Hamptons

Country Listings

100-plus year-old homes

Life With Pets

Dr. Tricia Earley answers your questions.

Field Notes

A seasonal assortment of tips and tricks

Blue Bibbon Kitchen

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Twenty (20-minute!) Chicken Dinners Drum up new meals with these superfast, supersmart recipes.

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Editor’s Note Cross-Stitch of the Month Resource Guide Simple Country Pleasures

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The beauty of country style, as you likely well know, is that it’s inherently more timeless than other design aesthetics. “Contemporary” or “modern” style is about being now and of-the-moment, but moments, by definition, only last so long. Still, even as I comb through old issues of Country Living (one of my favorite pastimes, by the way!), it’s clear that certain country elements have staying power (gingham fabric, slipcovered sofas, Windsor chairs) while others (ahem, ruffles on everything) do not. That’s what inspired “The No-Regrets Guide to Decorating” (page 82). We consulted with design historians, archivists at iconic American companies, and esteemed designers to find out what elements seem to stand the test of time (we’re talking thousands of years). I know I was happy to learn that I’m not alone in my love of blue and white, a palette that has been embraced worldwide since, oh, the dawn of Earth (look up at that sky!). Here’s a sampling of some of my favorite recent finds in the color combo, including art from Country Living Fair vendor Mary Maguire and a new tile I’m eager to use on my fireplace surround. Finally, in the name of saving time (and money!), I’m thrilled to announce that Country Living has teamed up with online design service Laurel & Wolf. (See page 21 for details.) Because a beautiful home shouldn’t be a “someday” dream, and time, like stripes (page 23), is ticking.


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1. PINE LODGE PILLOW

Scout out a spot on a sofa for this handhooked wool accent. $80; pendleton-usa.com

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The hammered base casts a permanent golden glow. $399; arhaus.com 3. VINTAGE FIELD GUIDE

Encourage visitors to brush up on local flora. $69; onekingslane.com 4. LOG HOLDER

The sleek, clean-lined shape and brass finish offset the rough-hewn contents. $129; crate andbarrel.com 5. WOOD COFFEE TABLE

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Round out the room with the raw, rustic texture of natural oak. $699; westelm.com 3

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Hang everyday items from four “peaks” of the Grand Tetons. $195; bravespacedesign.com 7. PLAID THROW

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Woven with wool from Oregon’s Imperial Stock Ranch, this graphic piece is an instant heirloom. $259; schoolhouse.com 8. HANDLOOMED RUG

Give bare floors a wash of blue with a folksy indigo-dyed print. From $449; cb2.com 9. TAILORED SOFA

The goldenrod hue evokes the warmth of early fall foliage. $1,399; rogerandchris.com

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The ancient rattan-weaving technique has inspired a host of fresh interpretations. (Tip: A neutral palette keeps the look more country than cabana.)

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1. Japanese Pendants $64 each; wayfair.com 2. Queen Headboard $1,748; shopcandelabra.com 3. Cyrus Cane Wallpaper $52 per roll; thibautdesign.com for retailers 4. Palm Beach Mirror $495; shopsocietysocial.com 5. Rattan Pillars from $28; etaldesigns.com 6. Jackson Storage Unit $207; safaviehhome.com 7. Trianon Sandals $198; sundancecatalog.com 8. Cococozy Cane Tile $26 each; mirthstudio.com 9. Velvet Caning Pillow $159; frontgate.com 10. Cane Leather Pillow $199; williams-sonoma.com 11. Bentwood Side Chair $250; houzz.com 12. Eco Cane Throw $165 each; in2green.com 13. Hyacinth Accent Table $70; lampsplus.com

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MIRROR ➤

CUTTING BOARD CRAFTS

Use mirror hanger clips (lowes.com) to secure a plain rectangular mirror to a slightly larger board, leaving a few extra inches at the bottom. Screw wire coat hooks (we used vintage ones) into the lower edge to add storage.

Embrace the humble, utilitarian beauty of old bread and cheese boards with these easy repurpose ideas.

SPICE RACK

Use screws to attach small wooden cheese boxes (search for vintage ones on etsy.com) to a rectangular board. Add a leather strap for hanging.

PRODUCED BY CHARLYNE MATTOX; PHOTOGRAPHS BY BRIAN WOODCOCK; STYLING BY ALISON ALLSOPP.

CLOCK ➤

Drill a hole in the center of a round cutting board and insert clock hardware (High Torque Clock Movement, from $8; clockworks.com). Attach metal number tags ($10 each; aupetitmarket.etsy .com) with black steel tacks.

CHECKERS

Tape off a 64-square pattern with painter’s tape (you’ll need at least a 16" x 16" board to accommodate standard checkers), then paint on squares with acrylic paint.

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grAduAte Hotel Even away-gamers will enjoy home field advantage when they touch down at this inviting boutique hotel in the idyllic college town of Oxford, Mississippi.

Weekender Bag $138; splendid.com

Checking In Oxford, Mississippi, may claim William Faulkner as one of its most famous residents, but it’s the sound (screaming fans) and occasional fury (an interception?!) across the University of Mississippi campus on gameday—specifically, on the 10 oak-shaded acres of The Grove—that the spot is best known for. In this preppie pocket of the Hospitality State, where tailgating calls for pressed table linens, it’s no surprise that the coolest boutique hotel is similarly smartly outfitted. The Graduate Hotel pulls inspiration from local landmarks and famous graduates (keys resemble Ole Miss ID cards of notable alumni, including Eli Manning). Rates from $135; graduate oxford.com

Graduate Custom Coffee Blend $12; available on-site

Checked Jacket $98; boden.com

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In Cabin 82, the hotel cafe, reclaimed barnwood, patchwork quilt upholstery, and floral arrangements in vintage canisters echo the down-home offerings on the menu. (The name is a nod to Mississippi’s famed Neshoba County Fair and its 600 colorful cabins.)

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Giant Wooden Block Tower $195; hotnholdin.etsy.com

MAD ABOUT PLAID

The rooms come dressed in their gameday finest: Ole Miss’s signature red and blue. Paintings by Oxford resident Charlie Buckley (buckleystudio.com) add more local color.

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D E CO RATE

“MY KIND OF COUNTrY”

A mirror-filled living room is one of Leura’s favorites from the Laurel & Wolf portfolio.

Leura Fine, the founder and CEO of online decorating service Laurel & Wolf (laurelandwolf.com), is dedicated to making design accessible (and affordable!) to all. Here, she shares her style insights and must-haves. So what inspired you to create an e-design service? I’d been a designer in a very high-end practice and then went out on my own, and I felt like there had to be a better way to reach more customers in a way that was affordable to them. Laurel & Wolf—named for the Laurel Canyon and Victorian design icon Elsie de Wolfe—was my solution. (For more information about how the service works, see right.) Fill in the blank: The key to good design is ________ . Whatever makes it feel like home to you. For me, that means having a living room without a television to have an escape from technology. Instead, there’s a mirror over our fireplace. Quatrefoil Mirror (1), $200; lampsplus.com What has been your biggest personal design challenge? Decorating a new house with my husband and merging our styles! The fun thing has been that outside of a few antiques and things from our travels, everything else was sourced through Laurel & Wolf (and for very reasonable prices). What’s an easy, inexpensive way to update a room? A new pile of throw pillows! D’orsay Pillow in Blush (2), $34; burkedecor.com What’s your favorite room? The kitchen. Maybe it’s the Southern girl in me—I live in LA but grew up in Alabama—but I love to host. I light candles, pull out the fancy silverware, the whole thing. Enamel candlestick holders (3), $32 each; shopterrain.com and

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Maxfield Vintage Flatware (4), $119/5-piece set; potterybarn.com

Do you have a collecting obsession? Equestrian everything. I grew up riding horses and still love it. There’s a saddle in my living room that belonged to my great-grandmother, after whom I am named. Equestrian Hook (5), $32; anthropologie.com Go-to backroad soundtrack? Kelsea Ballerini. I just love her foot-tapping, countrymeets-pop music. Laurel & Wolf teamed up with her to make over both her first apartment and her house, and she was lovely to work with. Dream country getaway? A ranch in Santa Ynez, where you can ride a horse, go to the beach, and drink red wine all in the same day. Mar y Sol Capri Beach Tote (6), $139; shopmarysol.com

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A leather-wrapped hook adds a subtle equestrian touch.

It’s a match made in design heaven! We’re thrilled to team up with the popular e-design service to help Country Living readers dream up rooms with the help of a trusted designer. Basically, if you’ve ever wished Country Living editors would come a-knocking at your door, this is the next best thing. Here’s how it works:

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Go to laurelandwolf.com/ countryliving and enter your e-mail to get started. Choose a design package for either $149 to work with one designer or $249 to get concept boards from three.

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SHARE YOUR STYLE

Answer a few questions about your personal style, budget, and the room you want redesigned, adding photos and dimensions. Select your favorite Country Living pictures and other inspirational shots to add to your design profile.

GET MATCHED WITH A DESIGNER

Based on your answers, the service will connect you with the best fit from a network of hundreds of professional interior designers (just like the ones who worked with country star Kelsea Ballerini). You can go back and forth with the designer as much as you’d like during the next 10 days.

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This modern-feminine bedroom in California is full of personal finds and metallic accents.

SHOP AND REDECORATE!

Once you’re satisfied, the designer will create a final style board with a virtual rendering of your room, a 2D floor plan, and a shopping list of items within your budget. They’ll even oversee shipping and delivery for anything you buy—and with a price match guarantee! Visit laurelandwolf.com/countryliving to get started!

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Enter for a chance to win a Premium design package (worth $349) and $1,000 toward furnishing a room at laurelandwolf.countryliving.com. (See page 110 for rules.)

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The Field Guide DECORATING IDEAS FOR THE GREAT INDOORS

PHOTOGRAPH BY BRIAN WOODCOCK; STYLING BY ALEXANDRA SCHMITT.

How to freshen up a kitchen (p. 30), organize an entry (p. 40), and more!

Wild for...

Ticking Stripe Once used exclusively for mattress covers, this timeless favorite is inspiring new, equally dreamy interpretations. For resources see p. 110.

produced by ALEXANDRA SCHMITT

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THE FIELD GUIDE / WILD FOR...

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CANVAS TOTE This leather-handled, expandable bag makes heavy lifting a breeze. $160; mclovebuddy.com

Streamlined Sofa Cover your couch with upholstery (above), or try it on for size with a low-commitment slipcover. $70 (fits 74" to 96" sofa); surefit.net

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Hand Towels

Add some fringe benefits to the guest bathroom. $38 each; theloveliest company.com

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Because it’s time we put a little glamour back in travel. (It also works as a well-rounded weekender.) $280; steamlineluggage.com

HAND TOWELS AND HATBOX, BRIAN WOODCOCK; PHOTOGRAPH BY STEVE FREIHON; DESIGNER, SHAWN HENDERSON.

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Ruffle $25; wayfair.com

9 Pom-Pom $54; theloveliest company.com

Braided Rug

Three colors of the iconic fabric lend a new twist to a banded rug. $250 for 4' by 6'; colonialmills.com

Piped $65; onekingslane.com

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THROW PILLOWS Take your pick: Versatile stripes tend to play well with both solids and patterns.

MatelassĂŠ weaving adds a little something extra to this yarn-dyed blanket. $169; schoolhouse.com


THE FIELD GUIDE / WILD FOR...

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Linear Wallpaper Keep a room on the straight and narrow (and create the illusion of taller ceilings) with a classic wallcovering. (Ashford Taffeta Ticking for similar; birchlane.com)

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TASSLED SCARF

PHOTOGRAPH BY HELEN NORMAN; DESIGNER, LAUREN LIESS.

Crisp autumnal temps call for you to tie one on. $32; ibumovement.com

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Flatware

Because striped utensils are more stain-resistant than ticking stripe table linens. $82 for 5-piece setting; didriks.com

Vintage fabric gives these sconce toppers charm. $75 each; sassyshades .etsy.com


Best in Show

A Truly Classic Kitchen “Greenery” may be Pantone’s Color of the Year, but there’s nothing trendy or fleeting about this space that’s grounded with timeless basics and perennial favorites. STYLIST SHORTCUT

THE SHOWSTOPPER

BASKETS

CHECKED CEILING

They’re the fastest way to add texture to a space. New Hampshirebased Peterboro Basket Co. (peterborobasket .com) is a good bet for new ones, or check out textile designer Debra Hall’s online shop (debrahalllifestyle.com) for beautiful, more rare European antiques.

All-white cabinetry? Indulge in a pattern overhead.

The schoolhouse silhouette has timeless cred; see page 87.

Gingham $60 for 24 sq. ft.; spoonflower.com

POWER IN NUMBERS

DISH DISPLAY For an eclectic yet cohesive look, assemble small and large plates and platters in varying intensities of two complementary colors.

BRIGHT IDEA

Flank a pretty range or striking above-the-stove backsplash (or plate display, as shown) with a pair of fixtures as opposed to a single large one that blocks the view.

Find original lettuce ware at replacements .com.

Plaid $17 per roll; totalwall covering.com

12" Aged Brass Pendant (above), $314; lampsplus.com

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Botanical Salad Plate $68 for a set of four; leifshop.com Lettuce Ware Platter $195; toryburch.com Azure Tile Salad Plate $8; pier1.com Melamine Platter $45; qsquarednyc.com Chintz Salad Plate $45; wedgwood.com Majolica Charger $40; replacements.com

Square $68 per roll; brewster wallcovering.com

The ideal height, in inches, to leave between pendant lights and countertops

MAKE IT YOURS

CRISP ACCENTS If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, perhaps a stylish serving of this happy Granny Smith green will prove just as good for you.

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Colander $3; worldmarket.com

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Baking Tool Set $25; wayfair.com

Rug $46; dashand albert.annieselke.com

Hand Mixer $60; kitchenaid.com

Apron $69; graciousstyle.com

Barstool $225; jossandmain.com

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BASKETS AND DISH DISPLAY, BRIAN WOODCOCK; (OPPOSITE PAGE) PHOTOGRAPH BY ERIC PIASECKI; DESIGNER, GIDEON MENDELSON.

PENDANT LIGHTS


Perfectly Imperfect Orderly and upright is overrated. This loose arrangement sets a casual tone.

Lush Island A coat of color on an oversize island can transform an otherwise quiet room. Get the Look: Oregano by Benjamin Moore

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Appraisals

Envoy came in three different sizes: #13 Elementary (shown), #15 Middle School, and #17 High School.

What Is It? What Is It Worth? Our antiques experts weigh in on your prized finds. A BRIEF HISTORY OF...

The Envoy Collection by American Seating WHAT IT’S WORTH:

$50-$125 WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW:

Michigan-based American Seating (once known as Grand Rapids School Furniture) has been providing a reason for students to “save seats” since 1886. The iconic metal-and-wood Envoy collection was introduced in 1920, and the chairs (pictured right) and chair-desk combos became staples in classrooms from the 1930s through the 1960s. The design of the chair was both practical (easily stackable) and ergonomic (the deep-curved back and self-adjusting lower rails made it possible to “fit each student for near perfect posture and comfort,” according to company brochures). American Seating later produced plush theater seats, wooden stadium seats, and even bus seats, including the famous one Rosa Parks kept in 1955. For more on the company’s history, check out americanseating.com.

AMERICAN SEATING THROUGH THE YEARS

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The company’s first introduction, a cast-iron and maplewood student desk-chair unit, was a breakthrough in school seating.

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Play ball! Boston’s Fenway Park is one of 16 Major League ballparks sporting the company’s stadium seating.

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Ten thousand of these allpurpose steel folding chairs were produced for the U.S. Military daily during WWII.

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The first of its kind, both in design and materials, the Vanguard Tablet Arm Seating is still found in classrooms today.

reported by JENNIFER KOPF photograph by BRIAN WOODCOCK illustrations by MELINDA JOSIE


A highly popular motif well into the early 20th century, this pattern is reminiscent of Victorianera floral bouquets.

Worth the Trip Join us in Columbus, Ohio, for a fun weekend at the Country Living Fair!

WHAT IT IS:

Calling all antiques lovers, junk enthusiasts, bargain-hunters, and the patient folks who indulge their habits (bless you, by the way): On September 15-17, Country Living will take over Ohio Village for a three-day, fun-filled shopping extravaganza—and some of your favorite Country Living editors and contributors will be on-site for book signings, meet-andgreets, demos, and more. Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell of The Beekman Boys will be autographing their new cookbook, A Seat at the Table, as will authors Kim Leggett (City Farmhouse Style), Melissa Caughey (How to Speak Chicken), and DIY Network contributor Joanne Palmisano (Salvage Secrets). You can also get crafty at our “Make-and-Take” workshops, presented by Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, where DIY enthusiasts will whip up vintage-inspired signs and chalkboard art. (Strike while the glue gun’s hot; reservations are available at stellashows.com.) For more fair info, go to countryliving.com/columbus.

Berlin Wool Work Embroidery

“I acquired this needlepoint at an estate sale for $5. It’s a little tattered, but does it have value?”—J.B., OCEAN GROVE, NJ

“Patterns like this were first published in Berlin, Germany, in the early 19th century and featured wool yarn in cross- or tent-stitch on canvas incorporating many colored threads,” says appraiser Helaine Fendelman. “The artist was able to produce a three-dimensional effect with careful shading of the yarns.” She adds that your needlework treasure was probably given as a gift to a friend as a sofa pillow, and while the gilt trim is a little tattered, its age, condition, and quality of workmanship still lend it value. If you are interested, it can easily be repaired with an age-appropriate trim. WHAT IT’S WORTH:

$375 “I found this cast-iron piglet at a flea market. It has notches on the base, which makes me think it was once attached to something. What do you think?”

“I purchased a set of 15 paddles years ago but have never been able to figure out what they are. Any ideas?” —M.K., JACKSONVILLE, FL

—M.P., CLEVER, MO

WHAT IT IS:

PHOTOGRAPHS BY BRIAN WOODCOCK.

Mill Weight Yes! Antiques Roadshow’s Marsha Bemko checked in with appraiser Andrew Brunk of Brunk Auctions, who says your piece was likely used as a counterbalance and hung on a vaneless windmill, which would have pumped water back in the late 19th or early 20th century. “These functional and decorative pieces were largely produced in the Midwest and were often made in animal forms that could weigh up to 100 pounds,” he says. WHAT IT’S WORTH:

$500

WHAT IT IS:

Carnival Game

After spinning a wheel, players waited to hear if they held any of the winning numbers.

“These paddles had me stumped for a bit!” says appraiser Marsha Dixey of Heritage Auctions. “I’m familiar with lots of turn-of-thecentury parlor and board games, but none with paddles like these.” But after checking in with her colleagues in the Decorative Arts department, the mystery is solved. They are from a carnival game of chance that, judging by the excellent patina and stenciling, likely dates from the 1920s or earlier. WHAT IT’S WORTH:

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Home Education Desk “In the late 19th century there was a strong movement toward education and culture in America,” says appraiser Helaine Fendelman. “Parents clamored to purchase the ingenious Chautauqua Industrial Art Desk, which was invented in the 1870s for use at home to help stimulate schoolchildren’s creativity, play, and educational growth.” She notes that one of its best features was a scroll containing illustrations and facts on penmanship, bookkeeping, biology, sewing, and railroading. The desk cost just $3.75 and was produced by Lewis E. Myers & Company until the 1929 stock market crash forced the company to close factories in Valparaiso, Indiana, and Canada.

The “Copa” opened in 1940 featuring Latin-themed orchestras. Noted mobster Frank Costello was a known silent partner.

“My parents kept this souvenir from a date night in the ’40s. Does it have any value?” —T.S., MISSION VIEJO, CA

WHAT IT IS:

Lucille Ball Signed Showbill According to Antiques Roadshow appraiser Leila Dunbar, your fun showbill was likely signed by the great comedian during one of her husband Desi Arnaz’s shows at the legendary New York City nightclub, the Copacabana. “After entertaining troops during WWII, Desi put together a band that was soon a sensation,” says Leila. “He played several engagements at the ‘Copa’ throughout 1946 to 1947, which is likely when your parents were there.” She adds that while Lucille Ball autographs aren’t particularly rare, they are harder to find from the pre-I Love Lucy era, which adds value to your program. WHAT IT’S WORTH:

$200

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“I found this at a local estate sale. How can I freshen it up and put it to good use?”

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With ample display space, hidden storage, and a fold-out writing shelf, a versatile secretary is a good estate sale score. (For other good estate sale bets, see page 86.) Country Living Style Director Page Mullins suggests adding feminine flair to this one by painting it a fresh blue and lining the back of the shelves with a complementary floral wallpaper. The brass hardware, though, should stay as is, says Page. Stock it with your favorite office supplies (vintage stamps, custom stationery) and display it alongside an at-the-ready accent chair should you need to get down to business.

ROUND OUT THE ROOM PROTECT IT.

Brass Letter Holder $72; shopsir madam.com

1 Step Finish Equals 70 Coats of Varnish. Woven Chair $70; cb2.com Floral Artwork $20; artfullywalls.com Chambray Notebook $24; appntd.com

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Roundup

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Needle in a Haystack You loved it. We found it!

Q: “I just returned from a weekend getaway at the Henry Howard Hotel in New Orleans, and my room had the dreamiest bed. Any idea where it’s from?” —Hillary Hogan, San Francisco, CA A: According to the hotel, local New Orleans maker Alex Margherita Queen Canopy Bed $390; wayfair.com

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Geriner (doormandesigns.com) created the custom “Josephine” bed for their rooms. The frame is now available online and starts at $2,350. If you’re seeking a more budget-friendly option, the Margherita (near left; wayfair.com) comes pretty close, and at a praline-sweet price.

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1,600 square feet

Perfectly Imperfect

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Small of Fame

Hamptons Hideaway Surrounded by sweeping estates, antiques lover Paul Caddell (and his dog, Beulah) makes room for guests in a refreshingly modest Sag Harbor, New York, cottage.

written by MADELEINE FRANK REEVES photographs by ANNIE SCHLECHTER

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Shrink the Sink “A smaller take on the popular apron sink leaves more room for countertops,” says Paul. To get the look, search for a 24" by 18" sink (vintagetub.com).

BIG IDEA

Rethink your railing. A single handrail graces the wall side of the stairwell, while the other side stays open to reinforce airiness. Additionally, vertical beadboard walls draw the eye up to create the illusion of taller ceilings.

Embrace the Foot of the Bed It’s a standard spot for benches or trunks, so why not a desk? “I like giving guests a place to use a laptop or apply makeup,” says Paul.

Scale Down Furniture A settee takes up less space than a traditional sofa, and a slim vintage trunk works as a coffee table (with storage!).

Small Talk Homeowner Paul Caddell gives the scoop on small-space living.

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Use Light Colors as a Base “I use whites like Benjamin Moore’s White Dove for walls, add neutral upholstery and bed coverings, then bring in subtle color with pillows.”

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Raise the Roof(line) “To keep the exterior’s charm but add more space, I lifted the roofline slightly to accommodate two new upstairs bathrooms.”

Embrace the Intimacy “Quite frankly, I think smaller settings can be more comfortable than spread-out or cavernous rooms. Close quarters foster the best conversations!”

Scout Out Clever Storage Solutions “A hutch I found at an estate sale not only offers room for glassware and dishes but also has a surface that folds out and is perfect for serving food.”

When All Else Fails, Get Outside “The best part of this house is what’s nearby: Just blocks away in Sag Harbor Village there’s a vibrant Main Street, live theater, and plenty of festivals.”


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Country Listings

Homes with History These stately hundred-year-old (at least!) properties will speak to those who crave original doors over open floors. ➤

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1875

Gothic Revival-style details abound inside this threebedroom, one-and-a-halfbath beauty on the National Register of Historic Places. Pointed arches frame the windows and doorways, and original wood trim can be found in nearly every room. Agent: Larry Lemonds; remax-ohio.com

Livingston, TX $349,999

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You’ll never want to leave the extra-deep porch of this six-bedroom, three-and-ahalf-bath home. When you do go inside, custom upgrades like pine floors, French doors, and a new kitchen are sure to delight. Agent: Melissa Price; har.com/melissaprice

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Jaffrey, NH $309,000

Bordering 128 acres of conservation land, this four-bedroom, one-and-ahalf-bath home will please history- and nature-lovers alike. Enjoy mountain views from the screened-in cupola—a classic Victorian feature. Agent: Matthew Cabana; mattcabana.com One of three wood-burning fireplaces

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Red Wing, MN $399,900

1882

This stately Italianatestyle home boasts three bedrooms, two baths, and its original grand staircase. Agent: Carol Toner; redwing historicfarmhome.com

Greenwich, NJ $344,900 Original locks, hinges, and doors survive from pre-Civil War days, when this four-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath house was used as a tavern. The largest of six fireplaces measures 11 feet wide and still works! Agent: Thomas Hollinger; foxroach.com

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Harrisburg, PA $349,900

Period light fixtures cast a warm glow inside this four-bedroom, two-bath farmhouse. Don’t miss the butcher-block island, a crowning feature of the completely remodeled but vintage-inspired kitchen. Agent: Megan Callahan; rsrrealtors.com

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PHOTOGRAPH BY DONNA GRIFFITH; DESIGNER, MEREDITH HERON.

THE DOG This labradoodle appreciates a stylish spot to lounge. See page 50 for a ruginspired pet bed.

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would love to bring my dog, Tucker, along on these outdoor adventures. Can I take him on higher-level trails, or will the rough terrain hurt his paws?

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Ask a Country Vet Animal expert DR. TRICIA EARLEY answers questions about pet-friendly hikes, itchy horses, and fussy chickens.

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We’ve had our horse, Daisy, for almost five years, and lately she’s developed itchy skin and hive-like symptoms. Is it possible for horses to develop seasonal allergies, even after living somewhere for a long time? Is there anything we can do to better control the symptoms? J.S., Boerne, TX

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Very much like humans, horses can suffer from seasonal allergies, but their symptoms are typically different from ours. While humans have upper respiratory symptoms such as a runny nose and watery eyes, horses tend to have itchy, inflamed skin. You may notice raised bumps on their skin and inflammation inside their ears. They often scratch their

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manes and tails, causing hair to become broken and scraggly. It’s common for horses to be symptom free until they have been in their new environment for several years. In fact, they must be exposed to allergens for some time before becoming hypersensitive to them, which is probably why Daisy is just now showing symptoms. Talk to your veterinarian about available antihistamines. Your vet may also suggest intradermal skin testing in order to determine specific allergens. Then you can use the results to help eliminate exposure to the culprits, or, if that’s impossible, allergy injections for desensitization might help.

Q

I have begun hiking fairly frequently at a nearby state park. I

Hiking is a great source of both physical and mental stimulation for dogs. Exposure to different sights, smells, and terrain is a fantastic challenge for them. But consider some precautions before heading out. Flat, soft ground should be fine for Tucker’s paws, but gravel, rocks, or hot surfaces require paw protection. I suggest boots for such occasions, as they are lightweight but provide an extra layer of protection and add traction. Some dogs need a little time to acclimate to the feeling of boots, but it’s well worth it for protection from cuts and burns. Remember that one step for you is several for Tucker, so be mindful of pushing him beyond his physical limit, provide plenty of water, and avoid hikes on hot days. Know that he will also need time to adjust to hikes in higher altitudes, just as you would. As you check out the sites, always be mindful of his body language in order to determine his comfort level.

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When evaluating your chickens’ appetite, it can be difficult to distinguish natural behavior from clinical signs of an illness. There are definitely some environmental issues that can affect how much they eat—for example, many chickens will naturally eat less when the weather is particularly warm or, if they have an abundance of insects available to them, they’ll skip the feed. Let’s say you’ve just gone through a warm spell but your chickens are laying eggs normally and seem otherwise happy. I wouldn’t worry. But take a good look at your chickens. If they’re healthy, they will have bright, waxy wattles and combs. They should be busily pecking at the ground and chattering. Egg production should continue at the same pace. However, if you’re noticing watery, foul-smelling droppings, a drastic drop in egg production, and/or ruffled, unkempt feathers, it’s time to call on an expert. Find a veterinarian who specializes in chickens to find out exactly what you can do about those fowl feeling so, well, foul.

Q

Our family has a giant end-ofsummer cookout every year, and it can get pretty crazy with all the kids and pups running around! It’s hard to keep an eye on what the dogs are eating, and I’m sure they snag more than we think from the picnic tables. Are there any foods that we should be extra careful about? How many hot dogs is too many? F.K., Hailey, ID

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My colleagues can attest to the fact that holiday weekends get a little nutty at veterinary hospitals across the country. Many dogs find themselves on the exam table with an upset tummy after soliciting food from various family members at a big picnic. Remember that domesticated dogs are used to daily feedings of the same kibble, and most of those provide fairly low fat content and high digestibility. When you suddenly give your fourlegged friends high-fat meats like brisket or hot dogs, that’s like asking the average person to get off the couch and run a marathon. Those foods are very hard on the digestive system and can cause dogs to experience vomiting, diarrhea, and even life-threatening pancreatitis. And don’t forget the danger of bones. It seems natural to give a dog a bone, but some are big no-nos. Chicken bones splinter and can damage the esophagus, and when swallowed, round bones can cause an obstruction. If your dogs just can’t seem to say “no” at the barbecue, it’s best to keep them safely confined until the feast is over.

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THE SHOWDOWN SPOTTED!

Charcoal Grills

The Ultimate Gameday Sweater

Weber Kettle

Big Green Egg

The $108 lightweight comes in at 31.8 lbs. with a 22-inch-wide grid.

The $849 model weighs in at 162 lbs. with an 18.25-inch-wide grid.

MEATY HISTORY

In 1952, metalworker and Weber founder George Stephen, Sr., cut a metal buoy in half, covered it, and poked a few holes for a makeshift grill.

Founder and former Navy lieutenant Ed Fisher used “kamado” (or “stove”) grills in Japan in the ’50s. In 1974, he added his own spin with his favorite hue.

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Founded by two Ivy League alums with an appreciation for classic knits over screenprinted hoodies, Hillflint serves up retrolooking, supersoft “Stadium Sweaters” for 120 colleges and universities. $89; hillflint.com

Its clean-lined shape and glossy finish make it an understated accent on a patio or porch. (And its light weight makes it easy to move around.)

This status symbol, in its signature boxwood-like shade, is essentially outdoor art. Plant one in your yard and no one will notice any dead sod or overgrown mondo grass.

CULT FOLLOWING

When two of the country’s most popular models go head-to-head, who will smoke the competition?

The Weber Kettle Club for enthusiasts (weberkettleclub.com) is 4,719 members strong on Facebook.

Self-proclaimed “EGGheads” (big greenegghead.com) boast a Facebook community of 161,004.

MADE TO LAST

SEARCH & RESCUE

Repurposed Rulers For a schoolhouse-y twist on a sunburst mirror, hot-glue foot-long rulers and 6" rulers (or trim to size) around the back of a small, round mirror. Attach a picture frame hook and admire your A+ effort.

AND THE GOLDEN TONGS GO TO… If you’re a burgers-and-hot dogs sort who’d rather splurge on food fixings, then Weber is your best bet. If you’re a backyard chef who wants to try smoking and slow-roasting, you may want to spend some big (green) bucks.

IDENTIFICATION KEY

Apples Don’t know your Gala from your Golden Delicious? Here’s how to boost your core competency.

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Fuji It’s one of the sweetest, with a very firm texture.

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Honeycrisp The name says it all; honey-sweet with a pleasant crunch.

Red Delicious A thin skin and mildly sweet flavor make it ideal for salads.

Braeburn This red-gold fruit is perfectly sweet, tart, and firm.

written by MADELEINE FRANK REEVES illustrations by MELINDA JOSIE


SCOUTED MORAL COMPASS

Ankle Boots Behold, the perfect summer-to-fall transitional shoe

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My mother just moved into a smaller place and “gifted” me a few of her antiques that are simply not my style. I mentioned that I might paint an old pedestal table and she seemed disappointed. How can I nicely explain that I’d rather not fill my house with her castoffs? —Tina S., Provo, UT

FOR EVENINGS OUT

Peep Toe $45; oldnavy.com

Live with it for a while—it’s amazing what surrounding styling elements can do to change the feel of a piece—or consider making it more “yours” with a (temporary!) fabric cover (see the cover of this magazine for inspiration). If it’s not a multigenerational heirloom, it’s worth mentioning your plans to Mom one more time (she may have been taken off guard—moving, after all, can be exhausting) and soliciting her thoughts on updating it. Even a new stain or neutral paint may feel, to her, less blasphemous than, say, a high-gloss hot pink lacquer.

Leather $129; luckybrand.com

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Studded $150; chinese laundry.com

Western $348; thefrye company.com

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Lined with cotton for comfort!

Suede $98; toms.com

Waterproof $68; madewell.com

SPLURGE

Perfect for a country music concert

Utility $150; sorel.com Garden-Ready $110; muckboot company.com

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PEEP TOE BOOT, BRIAN WOODCOCK.

MERIT BADGE

How to Win Carnival Games The State Fair of Texas (among others) kicks off this month. Here’s how to up your odds of winning a lovably tacky plush toy.

Basket Toss Throw with a bit of backspin, aiming for the upper lip.

Gala Save this crisp variety for snacking; it loses its flavor in the oven.

Granny Smith This fruit is firm and very tart, so it pairs well with caramel.

High Striker Try for accuracy, not force. Hit smack-dab in the middle of the pad.

Golden Delicious Sweet and soft, it’s a go-to for applesauce.

Milk Bottles Go low. Aim between the two bottom bottles for a knockout.

McIntosh This juicy green and red apple bruises easily but is perfect in a pie.

Balloon Darts Throw (hard!) in a high arc motion to approach from above.

Opal This school lunch star is naturally resistant to browning.

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Baltimore’s story is America’s story. That’s what I love about this town. Everyone knows we have Poe’s grave and Fort McHenry, home of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” But we also have the first African-American-owned shipyard. Baltimore’s railroads helped win the Civil War. And even today, Baltimore reflects a larger American story. Plus the crab cakes are unbeatable, the music scene is fantastic and we have a heck of a ballpark. Plan your visit today.

Mike Rowe

TV Personality, Lifelong Improviser

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PHOTOGRAPH BY BRIAN WOODCOCK; STYLING BY LEAH DANKERTSON.

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Download this pattern, stitched by Assistant Managing Editor Katie Bowlby, at countryliving.com/ cross-stitch.

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CALIFORNIA DREAMING The Maus family—Jeni, Joel, children Bailey and Caysen, and dogs Missy and Willy— relaxes in front of their 1920s cottage. The tree on the right is especially sentimental: It was a first anniversary gift they’ve watched grow for almost a decade.

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Finder’s Keepers A California antiques dealer’s passion for found items doesn’t begin and end with the workday. Her favorites make their way home for the long haul. written by ELIZABETH JENKINS styling by LIZ STRONG photographs by DAVID TSAY

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Dealer’s Choice

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Bowls, butter dishes, Jeni Maus entered and beer bottles her trade by happy acquired one at a time accident more are beautifully than 10 years ago showcased against a when her husband, Joel, decided vintage black hutch (shopskout.com). to open a photography studio Jeni’s favorites tend in Fullerton, California. Joel to be the most needed a space appropriate for unusually shaped. portrait sittings—engagement and bridal sessions, in particular— so he turned to his wife for design help. She headed out to her favorite local flea markets and antiques fairs, loaded up on inventory, and set about furnishing the studio with her scores. One day, a wedding planner popped by and asked if the vintage finds were available to rent. “That’s when I researched antique rentals on the internet, and I found out that no one was really doing that exclusively,” says Jeni. So she launched Found Vintage Rentals (foundrentals.com) with 88 timeworn pieces, most of which were being used in the Maus home and the photography studio. Business boomed from the start—so much so that she has now expanded her rental business upstate and opened a retail space, the Found Shop (thefoundshop.com), in downtown Fullerton. It also offers custom furniture, including deep-seated sofas like the ones in her living room (right) and gray slipcovered dining chairs (above). An abundance of clients means a need for inventory, so Jeni

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TROPHIES

Jeni’s sterling, brass, and bronze collectibles date as far back as the early 1800s. The only things that matter, she says, are the patina and the purpose of the prize. “I bought Joel one from 1927 that reads ‘Most Useful Citizen.’ ” She also grows kitchen herbs in them (see page 64).

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MUNICIPAL SIGNS

Jeni can’t resist timeworn town signage—the less pristine, the better— and especially loves municipal relics, such as old street signs, British trolley car route displays, and a French post office sign that boasts a big red cross and the word “Poste.”

is constantly on the hunt—scouring local flea markets, shopping the famous Round Top and Brimfield antiques markets, traveling to Europe, and developing relationships with dealers on both continents. “I’m on the road at least two months out of the year, but I’m buying things almost daily to fill up both warehouses and the shop,” she says. But it’s hardly a chore. “I really am drawn to these old things because of all the history and the stories that come with them.” It makes sense, then, that when it was time for the Maus family—including daughter Bailey, 16, son Caysen, 14, and golden retrievers Missy and Willy—to buy a house, it was an almostcentury-old house that spoke to them, Dealer’s Choice a 1920s English Tudor (and historic landmark) on a private drive. “I love INDUSTRIAL the style,” says Jeni. “The exterior is LIGHTING pure Hansel and Gretel.” An extendable accorThe interiors were far less “fairy dion light offsets tale.” The 1,050-square-foot home was the bathroom’s newer in need of major updates—and more elements such as a square footage for the family of four. utility sink (kohler.com) and marble counterBecause Jeni and Joel didn’t want to tops. Jeni embraces compromise the integrity of the house, industrial fixtures they set about renovating it without throughout her home changing its footprint. After transforming and cites RJ Imports an unfinished attic into two bedrooms (rjimportsoc.com) in and a bathroom, the kids were each able San Juan Capistrano as a good source. to have their space in the additional 700 usable square feet. “Joel and I now have the smallest bedroom in the house,” says Jeni.

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LUGGAGE

Suitcases invariably feel storied—oh, the places they’ve been!—and Jeni has a soft spot for ones that come with their luggage tags intact. She uses them, along with vintage steamer trunks, as storage throughout the home.


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“It’s just the two of us in this room,” says Jeni— hence this number from an old gas station sign.

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OIL Perhaps the biggest project was the kitchen. The Mauses took it down to the PORTRAITS studs in order to infuse the dated space with “I like oil on canvas— modern-farmhouse character. New concrete the colors look so rich against white walls,” counters, custom Shaker-style cabinets, an says Jeni. Portraits of apron-front sink (“I love that you can’t see Abe Lincoln are a the dirty dishes because it’s so massive,” says favorite because Jeni’s Jeni), and a unique two-piece, two-tier island son, Caysen, is a fan. (one bar height, one counter height) provide “One year he even both fresh and functional updates. asked for a top hat for Christmas,” Once the renovation—including beautiful says Jeni, who came reclaimed wood flooring (trueamericangrain by this piece honestly .com)—was complete, Jeni naturally filled in Brimfield, the home with her most beloved vintage Massachusetts. finds, allowing their precious imperfections to shine against predominantly white walls. And while the antiques dealer clearly has a few go-tos (see “Dealer’s Choice” boxes), the refined assortment includes (but is no means limited to) a miscellany of French ledgers, apothecary cabinets, accordion mirrors, rattan chairs, stage lights, leather chairs, and beautiful non-working clocks—truly timeless in every sense of the word. And then, of course, there’s the table-turned-desk (page 65) that inspired Jeni’s life’s work. “It’s the reason the wedding coordinator approached me that day,” says Jeni. “She said it would be perfect for a dessert display.” The desk remained in Jeni’s rental inventory for a long time—no doubt showcasing its fair share of cookies, cakes, and other dainty delicacies—but finally, fittingly, found its way home. “I always say I’ll be buried with it because I love it that much,” says Jeni. Talk about a sweet hereafter.


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INDIGO TEXTILES

Jeni gravitates toward African and Japanese textiles—the latter of which is her favorite (and available in her online shop). “I look for interesting, intricate patterns. The more detailed and varied, the more rare,” she says. The fabric goes to good use in the form of table runners, throw pillows, duvets, and more. Her love of blue-and-white also extends to French ticking, as seen on the magnificent umbrella from a French flea market.


Farmhouse Staple Also referred to as double-hung or half doors, these unique structures were purposefully designed to allow fresh air in while keeping wandering barnyard critters out. Look for vintage models at salvage shops, antiques stores, or vintagedoors.com.

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ALL PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF CITY FARMHOUSE STYLE: DESIGNS FOR A MODERN COUNTRY LIFE BY KIM LEGGETT; ABRAMS BOOKS. OPPOSITE PAGE, BOOK COVER, AND BATHROOM (PAGE 74) BY NICOLE FRANZEN. ALL OTHER IMAGES BY ALISSA SAYLOR.

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THE FOREVER

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Sure, shiplap may be trending, but there’s nothing fleeting about an aesthetic that’s rooted in simplicity, practicality, and durability. In her new book, City Farmhouse Style, designer Kim Leggett celebrates the ageless appeal of farmhouse staples—and explains why the look isn’t going anywhere. (You can bet the farm on it.)

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Antique wooden furniture clamps make for a clever bookshelf.

Farmhouse Staple

Slipcovered Sofas Effortlessly elegant, a slipcovered sofa feels right at home among rustic elements, thanks to its understated style (a white canvas or cotton twill allows antiques to take center stage) and undeniable durability (even more so if you opt for drop cloth covers).


Farmhouse Staple

Old Signage Period and vintage trade signs are an easy, often inexpensive way to add graphic punch to a room. Steel-based signs with porcelain coating are in high demand because they are practically indestructible (and generally less expensive than antique wooden models). Tip: Modern reproductions usually aren’t made of steel, so bring along a magnet when shopping—it’ll help root out the real deal from the repros.

Farmhouse Staple

Mixed Materials There’s nothing precious about farmhouse design— practicality, after all, is its hallmark—so feel free to embrace an assortment of earthy elements (stone, metal, wool, jute), particularly when a neutral palette keeps the look cohesive. Even better: This “anything goes” approach makes it easy to work in new pieces. After all, sometimes modern life calls for more practicality than an antique can provide. (An old cupboard, for example, may not be deep enough for modern electronics.)

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Farmhouse Staple

Industrial Accents Farmhouse style enthusiasts appreciate the rough-hewn beauty of items with a humble, utilitarian past. Here, found items from a nearby farm, including a windmill remnant and discarded wooden water pump, give a nod to this loft’s similarly hardworking manufacturing roots.

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Give new books a vintage-y vibe by removing the glossy jackets and arranging them with the spines facing inward.


Farmhouse Staple

Open Shelving An economical alternative to upper cabinetry, open shelves keep everything within sight and within reach—and encourage guests to help themselves. Fortunately, the items that tend to occupy these shelves—glass canisters, copper cookware, stone crocks, and, yes, mason jars—are beautiful in their own right.

Functional wooden collectibles like breadboards and rolling pins add warmth to white spaces.

Farmhouse Staple

Upcycled Farm Supplies Tools and equipment unique to rural living are great for outdoor spaces of all sorts. Here, an egg sorter is used to display a variety of potted plants, and, with the addition of a few wooden trays, it becomes a serving table. Galvanized troughs, tubs, and barrels can also serve as rustic vessels for container gardens.

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Farmhouse Staple

Milk Glass Lighting While porcelain was the top choice for pendant light shades in the 1920s, hardy milk glass became a popular choice in the ’30s and ’40s. The opaque material is still popular today—many mass retailers offer an array of retroinspired milk glass options.

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Old books of all shapes and sizes become a lantern-like installation after decorative folding and a bit of jute twine.

Farmhouse Staple

Trough Sinks

Farmhouse Staple

Iron Bed In the 1800s, cast-iron bed frames came in three sizes: full, twin, and 3/4 or half bed, which was smaller than a full but a little larger than a twin. In order to craft the solid frames, iron was melted and poured into a mold to form the shape.

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Cast-iron fixtures, like this old sink salvaged from an elementary school (and propped on old sink bases cut down to child size), add utilitarian elegance to a bathroom—particularly when paired with understated finishes like nickel hardware. Shop architectural salvage yards and flea markets for sturdy scores.


Farmhouse Staple

Soulful Salvage Items reclaimed from country churches— wooden pews, Gothic windows, stained glass—can often get a new lease on life in farmhouses. Here, a stately trio of six-foottall 19th-century stained-glass windows, salvaged from a church in Florida, serve as a divine, one-of-a-kind headboard.

For more farmhouse style, check out City Farmhouse Style: Designs for a Modern Country Life, which hits bookstores this month and includes 200-plus pages of decorating ideas, advice, and, yes, plenty of shiplap.

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A Cabin For All Ages This multigenerational lakeside retreat features thoughtful trend-proof elements perfectly suited to losing all track of (or at least slowing down) time. written by CAROLINE COLLINS MCKENZIE photographs by JEAN ALLSOPP styling by LISA LEE

BREATHING ROOM Neva (12), Clara Kae (6), and Samuel (10) enjoy the simple pleasures of lake living.

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Heart-Pine Paneling During renovation, the Trippes uncovered original heart-pine walls, as well as heart-pine rafters pristinely preserved above the drop-down ceiling. They embraced both but opted to whitewash the walls to brighten things up while still allowing rustic details like knotty holes and imperfections to shine through. Other timeless elements round out the reading nook, including a fireplace constructed from local fieldstone, a cowhide rug, a plaid thrift-store rattan chair, and a cast-iron stove (complete with an oven drawer for cornbread!).

Homeowner Linda h Trippe (right) wit daughter Kimberly and two of her 13 grandchildren

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hen Linda and Bruce Trippe bought their quaint little cabin on Alabama’s Lake Martin nearly 25 years ago, they had visions of grandchildren whiling away summer afternoons along its shores. But even with five children of their own, never in their wildest dreams did they imagine there would one day be a dozen-plus grandkids (13!) doing just that. Turning the 1950s home into a crowd-pleaser took time—the Trippes wanted to outfit the house with smart updates that could stand up to the wear and tear of wet swimsuits and muddy, Alabama clay-covered feet. Once the nitty gritty of the renovation was complete, the couple turned to Montgomery-based designer Ashley Gilbreath (shop.parishshoppe.com) to infuse the home with style and substance. Ashley’s first instinct, to the Trippes’ surprise, was to fill it with neutrals and antiques—both of which seemed contradictory to the kid-friendly approach. Neutrals, however, provide the sort of visual relief you’d want in a vacation home (plus: slipcovers!), and “weathered pieces look even better with use and abuse, which makes them perfect for kids,” says Ashley, who notes that the home’s design is “all about the long game—a place where, someday, the grandchildren will host their own families.” (Bet they’re gonna need more bunk beds.)

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A “hutch style” oven hood in a distressed black lacquered finish blends seamlessly with the dark upper cabinetry throughout the kitchen.

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Two-Tone Cabinetry To temper the “newly renovated” feel of a kitchen that’s just that, the Trippes selected Shaker-style alderwood cabinets in two colorways (note the black distressed cabinets below the sink alongside the white lowers featuring bronze bin pulls). Tattered black leather chairs and an antique refectory table provide a comfortable place to break cornbread (baked in the cast-iron stove; see far left). Buffalocheck curtains (fschumacher.com), an antler lamp, and a toleware tray round out the room with decidedly country (and neutral) elements.

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Birds, Botanicals, and Landscapes While a neutral palette keeps the focus on the view, leafy motifs on living room throw pillows (Les Fougeres—“fern” in French—fabric; fschumacher.com) add some pattern. Also in keeping with the outside-in approach: a duo of duck decoys and a pair of aviary hangings from a French schoolhouse. Even the thrift-store painting in the master bedroom (bottom) gives a nod to the natural world.

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Cocoon-Like Rooms In the master, Ashley went “all in with a cocoon-like vibe” with an upholstered headboard and floor-toceiling draperies without skimping on storage: An old pie safe serves up a stylish place for lakeside reading and, in the bunk room above, a steamer trunk nightstand doubles as a linen closet. White quilted bedding (pom pomathome.com) offers visual breathing room in both spaces.

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A Screened Porch A steady breeze and stellar views make this spot the most popular “room� in the house. Again, to avoid competing with the scenery, Ashley kept the decor to a minimum save for a bentwood table and chairs, all painted in Rosy Apple by Benjamin Moore, which reinforces the orangey-red thread throughout the home. The floors are coated in a durable patio paint (Gargoyle by Benjamin Moore). The result: an understated space that encourages screen time of the old-fashioned variety.

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Tried-and-true tips, foolproof formulas, and enduring advice for loving your home now—and decades from now.* *In other words, how NOT to change your mind, second-guess that sofa, rethink that paint, doubt those draperies, or bring on unnecessary marital strife.

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Blue & White (page 85)

PHOTOGRAPH BY BRIAN WOODCOCK; STYLING BY PAGE MULLINS; LOCATION, J & D FARMS IN SOUTHSIDE, AL.

Farm Animals (page 93)

Cross-Back Chairs (page 92) written by CAROLINE COLLINS MCKENZIE embroidery by TAMARA HARPER

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BRUSH WITH GREATNESS: The ballroom of West Virginia’s storied Greenbrier resort features this punchy, party-ready hue.

Monticello Yellow Ralph Lauren Home* BRUSH WITH GREATNESS: Tastemaker Thomas Jefferson chose this for the dining room in his neoclassical Virginia home. *Discontinued but can be color matched

Pick a Paint With Provenance

Crabby Apple SherwinWilliams

Featuring shades curated by experts, this country-fied color wheel includes hues of historical significance. (And for a no-fail neutral, try Modern Gray by Sherwin-Williams, which is seen on the famed “American Gothic” house in Eldon, Iowa!)

BRUSH WITH GREATNESS: This rich color graced the wood floors of poet Robert Frost’s home in Derry, New Hampshire.

Randolph Blue

Valspar BRUSH WITH GREATNESS: The kitchen walls of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s little house in Missouri are slathered with this buttery pick.

Willow

Benjamin Moore BRUSH WITH GREATNESS: Colonial Williamsburg historians developed this shade based on pigments from 18th-century wallpaper.

Galapagos Green Pantone (Munsell 10G 3/4) BRUSH WITH GREATNESS: The verdant hue is seen on the shutters of William Faulkner’s Rowan Oak home in Oxford, Mississippi.

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Fine Paints of Europe BRUSH WITH GREATNESS: George Washington enjoyed it on the walls of the New Room in Mount Vernon, his fabled Virginia farmhouse.

COLOR WHEEL, BRIAN WOODCOCK; CRAFTED BY MARIBETH JONES. (CLOCKWISE FROM TOP) CAMEO AZALEA, COURTESY OF GREENBRIER; MONTICELLO YELLOW, COURTESY OF © THOMAS JEFFERSON FOUNDATION AT MONTICELLO. PHOTOGRAPH BY PHILIP BEAURLINE; GOLDEN BISCUIT, COURTESY OF LAURA INGALLS WILDER HISTORIC HOME AND MUSEUM; WILLOW, COURTESY OF MOUNT VERNON; GALAPAGOS GREEN, BUDDY MAYS/GETTY IMAGES; RANDOLPH BLUE, IRENE ABDOU / ALAMY STOCK PHOTO; CRABBY APPLE, RANDY DUCHAINE / ALAMY STOCK PHOTO.

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Try the Planet’s Most Beloved Palette

Doesn’t Jenny Lind look well rested?

MAIN PHOTOGRAPH BY MIKI DUISTERHOF; DESIGNER, RAMSAY GOURD. JENNY LIND PORTRAIT, PRINT COLLECTOR/GETTY IMAGES. BLOCK PRINT QUILT, BRIAN WOODCOCK.

The reliably fresh combo of blue and white causes our country hearts to flutter, and we’re not alone. “It’s a combo that dates all the way back to ancient Persia,” explains Ellen Fisher, a dean at the New York School of Interior Design. “The area’s wealth of cobalt gave way to the striking look.” (Indigo followed a similar course for textiles.) Here’s just a sampling of its universal appeal.

The Netherlands

England

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Tin-glazed pottery featuring Dutch scenes (windmills, fishing boats) has been beloved since the 1500s. Get the Look: $62; distinctivedecor.com

The transfer printing technique originated in Staffordshire in the mid-18th century. Get the Look: $21; spode.com

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France

China

ENAMEL HOUSE NUMBERS

GINGER JARS

These plates have been given to residents by local town halls since the 1900s. Get the Look: $18; kaufmannmercantile.com

Noted for their high shoulders and domed lids, these spice containers date to the Qin Dynasty. Get the Look: $150; asianstyle furnishing.com

Mexico

India

PUEBLA POTTERY

INDIGO FABRICS

This hand-painted, hand-glazed earthenware has Spanish and Moorish influences. Get the Look: $40/set of 4; pottery barn.com

The plant-based dye—once known as “blue gold”— has been coveted for centuries. Get the Look: $20; lesindiennes .com

Unwind in a Spool Bed Sixteenth-century woodworkers embraced spindle- or spool-style furniture, and the look became more popular in the 1800s as technology simplified the carving process. They’re often called Jenny Lind beds after a 19th-century Swedish songstress who took a liking to them during her 1850 U.S. tour—but technically a Jenny Lind is a spool bed with squared edges (see inset). Make the bed...

FLORAL

$245; robertaroller rabbit.com

GEOMETRIC

$229; pendletonusa.com

BLOCK PRINT $325; allem studio.com

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Use This Estate Sale Cheat Sheet

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Soaring in popularity since the 1600s, its “wings” were designed to block smoke from the fireplace.

Its heft. A wingback chair has enough presence to act as a decorative counterpoint to a sofa. Place it (still) near a fireplace.

Upholstery in a large-scale pattern. Or try a two-tone approach: Solid (or small-scale) on the inside; large-scale pattern on the back.

This 18th-century staple of French drawing rooms is known for its wall-hugging “half moon” shape. (Jackie O was a fan.)

Its compactness. Try it in an entry, in a hallway, repurposed as a vanity in a powder room, or flank a window with a pair.

Paint. In a small space, consider coating it with the same color as the adjacent wall.

Often referred to as a love seat (designed to accommodate large skirts, not lovebirds!), this twoseater dates to the 17th century.

Its versatility. Try one at the foot of the bed, on one side of a dining table, or below the stairs in an entry.

A plush (and durable) cotton-velvet in a statement-making solid color. Or offset an ornate shape with simple stripes.

Used for making bread, these hand-carved bowls (sometimes called trenchers) were passed down for generations.

Its one-and-done decorative punch. Place it on a kitchen island, an entry table, or on a dining table as a centerpiece.

Seasonal elements. As with the cloche (see far right), you can swap out natural items (pumpkins, pinecones, moss) as desired.

The precious metal has been coveted for centuries. Silverware sets became popular in the 1600s and 1700s.

Its heirloom cred. A full flatware set is a shopper’s Holy Grail—even better if monogrammed. Old trophies are prizes in their own right.

Ketchup. (Seriously.) Submerge tarnished flatware in it for 5 to 10 minutes, remove, rinse with warm water, and buff dry.

A WINGBACK CHAIR

A DEMILUNE

A SETTEE

DOUGH BOWLS

SILVER

CHESTERFIELD SOFA? In the 1700s, Lord Phillip Stanhope, the 4th Earl of Chesterfield, commissioned a sofa with a low seat base and distinct deep-buttoned upholstery. The name and the style stuck. GRANDFATHER CLOCK? In 1875, songwriter Henry Clay Work penned the popular “Grandfather’s Clock,” which waxes poetic about an old freestanding floor clock and forever changed what we call the towering timepieces. GOVERNOR WINTHROP DESK? In the early 1800s, the Winthrop Furniture Company of Boston gave its roll-top desk an air of importance by naming it after a 17th-century Massachusetts governor. REVERE BOWL? The famous midnight rider (and skilled silversmith) Paul Revere created this footed bowl for the Sons of Liberty to use in meetings.

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Put a Cloche on It

Trust in the Trestle This practical design dates back to the Middle Ages (it can be spotted on a medieval coat of arms) when it replaced solo dining surfaces with a communal gathering spot for sharing meals. Bonus: The X-base allows for more room at the corners than standard fixed legs. Pull up a chair...

MAIN PHOTOGRAPH BY MAX KIM-BEE; STYLING BY SARAH CAVE; DESIGNER THOM FILICIA. CLOCHES, BRIAN WOODCOCK. PAINTING, BRIDGET KEANE.

BISTRO Antoine Armchair $199; williamssonoma.com

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PLAID Hearth Navy Chair $250; pier1.com

tional $704; na u it furn re m supply.co

This dome dates back to 1630 and elevates anything you put inside. ($35; jamaligarden .com)

STRIPED Molly Side Chair $262/ set of 2; jossandmain .com

CANE Bailey Woven Chair $249; ballard designs.com

Get Ready for Your Close-Up Photographs are fine and good, but there’s a certain soulfulness to a painted portrait. Fortunately, you no longer have to sit formally, thanks to modernday offerings with an unstuffy aesthetic. Proof: Reader Bridget Keane’s dad (left), as painted by Paul Ferney as part of his Commission Project (from $340; thecommission project.bigcartel.com).

SPRING Try eggs in a nest, potted tulips, or a chocolate bunny.

SUMMER Swap in a maidenhair fern, stacked starfish, or lemons.

FALL Add shed antlers, mini pumpkins, squash, or apples.

School Up on Lighting Gracing classrooms, courthouses, and other practical spaces for nearly a century, these fixtures have nostalgic charm without going too “retro.” $257 for fixture and shade; schoolhouse.com

WINTER Try pinecones, paperwhites, pomegranates, or metallic ornaments.

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Arrange Art Like an English Salon British designer Rita Konig is the reigning queen of the gallery wall. (If you’ve pinned it on Pinterest, she probably hung it.) Here are her tips for an effortlessly elegant arrangement, inspired by the “perfectly imperfect” English salon aesthetic. FRAME TO THE PICTURE A wall will look more layered and authentic if you pick frames for the specific artwork rather than the wall as a whole.

Grab a Garden Stool Think of this barrel-shaped seating-table hybrid, which graced Chinese gardens 1,000 years ago, as a splinter-free take on a tree stump.

MIND THE “AVENUES” Don’t let your wall look like a map of Manhattan. Anytime you start seeing too long of a “road,” put up a “roadblock” to keep the overall look loose, not stiff or gridded.

CERAMIC $129; ballard designs.com

START SMALL It’s better to begin with a few pieces you love in a tight “jammed in” arrangement and to slowly evolve outward/ upward from the floor or furniture as opposed to buying “filler or props” to round out a space. “For whatever reason, filler will always feel like filler,” she says. (Rita notes her collection is a “complete muddle,” but that she often goes back to works by Hugo Guinness; johnderian.com.)

METAL $150; acottagein thecity.com

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Add Some History to Hardwoods To get a classic early American look, try this floor formula.

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+ WIDE PLANKS These 8 7/8-inch unfinished pine planks feature rustic knot patterns. $3/sq. ft.; lumberliquidators.com

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SQUARE NAILS The boxy shape pre-dates the machineproduced versions with a round top. houseof antiquehardware.com

DARK WALNUT FINISH It’s Minwax’s longestgoing stain for good reason. Finish with wax for an aged look. minwax.com

WOVEN $175; kouboo.com

MAIN PHOTOGRAPH BY PAUL MASSEY / HOUSE & GARDEN © THE CONDÉ NAST PUBLICATIONS LTD; DESIGNER, RITA KONIG. WALNUT FINISH, STEVE TEAGUE/GETTY IMAGES.

HANG TO THE FURNITURE (OR THE FLOOR!) You want the pictures to gravitate to the furniture or floor as opposed to floating out there on their own.


MAIN PHOTOGRAPH BY DESIGNER MARIAN PARSONS. PORTRAIT, COURTESY OF CAPEL RUGS. BATHROOM, MICHAEL J LEE; DESIGNER, CARPENTER & MACNEILLE. DISH SETS, BRIAN WOODCOCK.

Meet the Jack of All Braids In 1917, A. Leon Capel started a business from the ground up by creating the first reversible braided rug. Two years later, the rug appeared in a Sears Roebuck catalog and the company took off—selling 5,000 units. By 1939, Capel got a Presidential seal of approval (three braided rugs were produced for Franklin Roosevelt’s Hyde Park home), and this year marks another official milestone: a 100-year anniversary. capelrugs.com

Head for the Pines Country design has always been rooted in casual elegance, and no material epitomizes that humble, understated approach to beauty more than stripped pine, which was especially popular in rural England in the 1800s. Pick a plate...

Look to the Horizon

GRAPHIC $229 for a 20-piece set; ballarddesigns.com

TEXTURED From $35 for a bowl; athome.com

SPLATTERED $128 for a set of four; shopcandelabra.com

Turns out our gravitation toward wainscoting is biological. “The human eye is wired to scan for the horizon,” explains Freya Van Saun, professor of decorative arts at the New York School of Interior Design. “Rooms dating to ancient Rome can be found with millwork defining the midline.”

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Embrace Black & White Flooring

Seat Cushion $30; countrycurtains.com

When hardwoods won’t do, this foolproof combo foots the bill.

Wallpaper $60 a roll; spoonflower.com

Get Squared Away Knob $4; themine.com

As far as patterns go, checks have a straightforward graphic charm that’s pleasing to the eye and well-proven longevity (checked gingham dates back to the 17th century; see below). Plus: They can go formal (the Queen’s Staircase in Versailles, anyone?) or far from it (hello, chain restaurant tablecloth). Take your pick from the check-nicolor rainbow.

Plate $25; laplates.com LINOLEUM From $4/sq. ft; eco-building products.com

Platter/Catchall $32; katiekime.com

Pendant Lamp $106; zazzle.com

TILE $7/sq. ft.; home depot.com

Chair $200; target.com

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Pouf $95; zazzle.com

A Look at Gingham’s Checkered Past Designers, filmmakers, and more have gravitated to the fabric’s aw-shucks sensibility.

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The checked incarnation of gingham debuts. MID-18TH CENTURY 17TH CENTURY The breathable woven fabric, traced back to Malaysia, is imported into Europe in stripe form.

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Judy Garland dons a gingham pinafore in The Wizard of Oz. (It sold in 2015 for $1.56 million!) 1939

1930 New York City’s 21 Club opens, complete with red check tablecloths.

KITCHEN, DONNA GRIFFITH; DESIGNER, KAREN BERTELSEN - THE ART OF DOING STUFF. TIMELINE: 1939, HERBERT DORFMAN/GETTY IMAGES; 1940, JOHN SPRINGER COLLECTION/GETTY IMAGES; 1959, ULLSTEIN BILD/GETTY IMAGES.

Pink Area Rug $279; houzz.com


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Pattern-loving designers; 20 combined years in t he business

Remember the Three Bs

Roll with Tradition Founded in 1895, York Wallcovering (yorkwall.com) is America’s oldest and largest wallpaper manufacturer, still operating out of Pennsylvania’s Susquehanna Valley. Here, Brand Manager Carol Miller mines the company’s vast archives—think French sketchbooks, European folk art, Japanese block prints, and Civil War-era remnants—for a few timeless country standbys.

Embrace this trio when you’re faced with styling a coffee table or console.

MAIN PHOTOGRAPH AND BIRDS BY BRIAN WOODCOCK.

BOWLS Because Grandma’s hard candy has to go somewhere. leifshop.com

Fawn Grove

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“A still, lush, natural wood has the same effect on the human psyche today as it will tomorrow, and forever.”

“Stripes bring order, which makes them not only classic, but imperative.”

Magnolia “This classic floral beauty, one of York’s most longstanding coverings, was derived from a naturalist 18th-century painting.”

The folksy charm (and wardrobe) of Oklahoma! takes Broadway. 1943 1940 Katharine Hepburn sports it in Best Picture nominee The Philadelphia Story.

Country Life Toile

Tree Silhouette

Dots on Dots

“Very popular during the Colonial Era in the United States, toile’s pastoral scenes were originally a popular fabric motif, later translated to wallpaper.”

“Trees are a universally understood link to the natural world—and they protect and comfort, just like home.”

“In some ways, polka dots affect the eye the same way stripes do. They’re clean and soothing thanks to their uniformity.”

Style setter Brigitte Bardot gets hitched in a pink gingham dress. 1959

1950s Rockabilly music becomes popular, giving gingham some edge.

BOXES Use them to play with height (or to hide the remotes). wisteria.com

BRASS Quirky objects add a warm finish to a stack of books. etsy.com for similar

Country Living features gingham curtains on its cover—one of (many!) CL covers featuring the fabric. 1983

1964 Farm girl Mary Ann Summers checks in to Gilligan’s Island.

TODAY Its appeal endures. Designer Carolina Herrera even sent it down the spring 2017 runway.

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Grilled Pesto Chicken with Summer Squash MAKES

4 servings

Heat grill to mediumhigh. Stir together 1/4 cup chopped toasted walnuts, 3 Tbsp. refrigerated pesto, and 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice. Thin with 1 Tbsp. water, if necessary. Season with kosher salt and black pepper. Toss 3 zucchini and 2 yellow squash (cut lengthwise into thick slices) with 1 Tbsp. olive oil and kosher salt and black pepper. Season 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast fillets with 2 tsp. saltfree garlic and herb seasoning blend, and kosher salt and black pepper. Grill chicken until cooked through, 5 to 6 mins. per side. Grill squash until tender, 2 to 4 mins. per side. Serve vegetables and chicken topped with pesto and fresh basil.

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BBQ Drumsticks with Edamame Succotash MAKES

4 servings

Season 8 medium chicken drumsticks (2 1/2 lbs. total) with 2 tsp. barbecue rub, and kosher salt and black pepper. Cook, partially covered, in 1 Tbsp. canola oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until cooked through, 14 to 16 mins. Reduce heat to low and brush with 1/2 cup barbecue sauce. Cook, turning, until evenly coated, 1 to 2 mins. Meanwhile, cook 1/2 each chopped small onion and red bell pepper in 2 Tbsp. butter in a large skillet over medium heat until tender, 2 to 4 mins. Add 2 cups frozen corn kernels, 1 cup cooked shelled edamame, and 1/3 cup chicken stock. Cook until tender, 4 to 6 mins. Stir in 2 Tbsp. sliced fresh chives. Season with kosher salt and black pepper. Serve with cornbread.

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Chicken and Arugula Cacio e Pepe MAKES

4 servings

Cook 8 oz. bucatini or spaghetti in boiling salted water until al dente. Drain, reserving 1 1/4 cups cooking water. Meanwhile, cook 2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper in 2 Tbsp. butter in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat until fragrant, about 1 min. Add 3/4 cup pasta water and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and stir in hot pasta and 1 cup grated Parmesan, stirring constantly until cheese is melted (add more pasta water if sauce seems dry). Fold in 4 cups baby arugula and 2 cups diced warm rotisserie chicken, tossing until arugula is just wilted. Serve immediately topped with additional Parmesan and black pepper.

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Sausage, Mushroom, and Black Olive White Pizzas MAKES

4 servings

Preheat oven to 425°F. Stir together 1/4 cup grated Parmesan, 3 Tbsp. olive oil, and 1 chopped garlic clove. Halve 1 (10-oz.) ciabatta baguette lengthwise and cut into 4 pieces. Place on a foil-lined baking sheet and top with cheese mixture. Top with 2 thinly sliced fully cooked Italianstyle chicken sausage links, 3/4 cup sliced mushrooms, and 1/4 cup sliced black olives. Sprinkle with 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella. Bake until golden, 10 to 12 mins. Meanwhile, toss together 4 cups baby spinach, 1 Tbsp. each fresh lemon juice and olive oil, and 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes (optional). Season with kosher salt and black pepper. Top pizza with spinach mixture. Serve immediately.

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Skillet Chicken with Brussels Sprouts and Apples MAKES

4 servings

Season 1 1/2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken thighs with 2 tsp. chopped fresh thyme, and kosher salt and black pepper. Cook in 1 Tbsp. canola oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until cooked through, 4 to 5 mins. per side; transfer to a plate. Add 1 (12-oz.) package shredded Brussels sprouts, 1 sliced apple, 1/2 sliced red onion, and 1 chopped garlic clove to skillet. Cook, tossing, until Brussels sprouts are wilted and onion has softened, 5 to 6 mins. Stir in 2 Tbsp. white balsamic vinegar and 2 tsp. brown sugar. Season with kosher salt and black pepper. Return chicken to pan and top with 1/3 cup chopped toasted pecans.


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6 7 Kale and Chicken Pita Salad MAKES

4 servings

Season 1 1/2 lbs. chicken tenders with 2 tsp. salt-free Greek seasoning, and kosher salt and black pepper. Cook in 1 1/2 Tbsp. olive oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet until golden brown and cooked through, 3 to 4 mins. per side; slice. Meanwhile, whisk together 3 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice; 2 Tbsp. each tahini, olive oil, and water; and 1 chopped garlic clove. Season with kosher salt and black pepper. Toss in 1 (5-oz.) container baby kale. Fold in 2 cups lightly crushed pita chips, 2 sliced Persian cucumbers, 5 thinly sliced radishes, 1 cup halved grape tomatoes, 2 sliced scallions, and sliced chicken. Season with kosher salt and black pepper. Serve immediately.

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Summer Vegetable, Chicken, and Gnocchi Soup MAKES

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Cook 1 cup chopped sweet onion and 2 chopped garlic cloves in 2 Tbsp. butter in a large pot over medium-high heat until translucent, 4 to 6 mins. Stir in 2 sliced small zucchini and 2 tsp. fresh dill; cook 30 seconds. Stir in 6 cups chicken stock, cover, and simmer for 3 mins. Stir in 2 cups chopped rotisserie chicken, 1 (16-oz.) package gnocchi, and 1 1/2 cups halved green beans. Cover and simmer until beans are crisp-tender, 3 to 4 mins. Stir in 1/2 (5-oz.) bag (about 4 cups) baby spinach and 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice. Simmer until spinach is wilted, 1 to 2 mins. Season with kosher salt and black pepper. Serve topped with fresh dill.

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Butternut Squash and Chicken Chili MAKES

6 servings

Cook 1 lb. ground chicken, 1 chopped sweet onion, and 2 chopped garlic cloves in 1 1/2 Tbsp. olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat until chicken is cooked through, 5 to 6 mins. Stir in (1-oz.) packet chili seasoning mix and 1 (7-oz.) can diced green chiles; cook 1 min. Stir in 2 (15-oz.) cans rinsed black beans, 2 (14.5-oz.) cans diced fire-roasted tomatoes, 1 (0.85-lb.) package pre-cut butternut squash (about 3 cups), and 1 (14.5-oz.) can chicken stock. Simmer, covered, until butternut squash is tender, 8 to 10 mins. Season with kosher salt and black pepper. Serve with saltine crackers, chopped onion, and sliced jalapeĂąo peppers.

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Stovetop Chicken Pot Pie MAKES

4 servings

Prepare 4 frozen buttermilk biscuits according to package directions.

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Meanwhile, in a large mason jar, shake together 1 1/2 cups chicken stock, 1 cup whole milk, 3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour, and 1 1/2 tsp. poultry seasoning. Cook 1 chopped small onion and 1 cup matchstick carrots in 3 Tbsp. butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat until softened, 2 to 3 mins. Slowly whisk in milk mixture. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer, stirring often, until thickened, 6 to 8 mins. Stir in 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken, 1 cup frozen cut green beans, and 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley and cook until warm, 4 to 5 mins. Season with kosher salt and black pepper. Serve topped with biscuits.

Blackened Chicken with Fennel Slaw MAKES

4 servings

Season 1 1/4 lbs. chicken cutlets with 1 1/2 tsp. blackening seasoning, and kosher salt and black pepper. Cook in 1 Tbsp. olive oil in a large skillet over mediumhigh heat until cooked through, 3 to 4 mins. per side. Meanwhile, toss together 1 thinly sliced large fennel bulb, 3/4 cup fennel fronds (chopped), 3 sliced celery ribs, 1/3 cup sliced red onion, and 2 Tbsp. each olive oil and fresh lemon juice. Stir in 1 sliced avocado and 1/3 cup crumbled feta. Season with kosher salt and black pepper. Serve alongside chicken.


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Crispy Chicken with Roasted Carrots and Couscous MAKES

4 servings

Preheat oven to 450°F. Season 4 boneless chicken thighs with kosher salt and black pepper. Cook, skin side down, in 2 tsp. canola oil in a large oven-safe skillet over mediumhigh heat until skin is golden brown, 6 to 8 mins.; transfer to a plate. Add 12 oz. small carrots and season with kosher salt and black pepper; toss to coat. Top with chicken, skin side up. Roast until chicken is cooked through, 8 to 10 mins. Meanwhile, prepare 1 (5.8-oz.) box of olive oil and herb couscous according to package directions. Toss together 1/3 cup each chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley and roasted salted pepitas, 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint, 1 finely chopped garlic clove, 1 Tbsp. each olive oil and lemon juice, and 2 tsp. lemon zest. Season with kosher salt and black pepper. Serve chicken, carrots, and couscous topped with herb mixture.

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Roasted Parmesan Chicken and Tomatoes MAKES

4 servings

Preheat oven to 450°F. Arrange 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast fillets on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet. Season with kosher salt and black pepper. Stir together 1/4 cup each panko breadcrumbs and grated Parmesan, 1 Tbsp. each olive oil and chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, and 1 chopped garlic clove. Spread 1 tsp. Dijon mustard on each chicken breast. Sprinkle with breadcrumb mixture. Arrange 1 lb. Campari tomatoes around chicken. Bake until chicken is just cooked through, 14 to 16 mins. Serve with a side salad and garlic bread.

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DijonSmothered Chicken Legs with Broccolini MAKES

“AHHHH, THE SWEET LIFE.”

4 servings

Heat broiler to high. Prepare 1 (24-oz.) package frozen steam and mash cut potatoes according to package directions. Meanwhile, season 8 medium chicken drumsticks with kosher salt and black pepper. Toss with 1/4 cup allpurpose flour. Cook in 2 Tbsp. butter in a large skillet over medium heat, turning occasionally, until browned, 6 to 8 mins. Whisk together 3/4 cup chicken stock, 1/4 cup white wine, 1/2 cup heavy cream, 1 1/2 Tbsp. whole-grain Dijon mustard, 1 Tbsp. allpurpose flour, and 2 tsp. chopped fresh thyme. Pour over chicken, scraping any browned bits. Cook, partially covered, turning occasionally until cooked through, 10 to 12 mins. Meanwhile, toss together 2 bunches Broccolini, 1 Tbsp. olive oil, 1 sliced lemon, and 2 chopped garlic cloves on baking sheet. Season with kosher salt and black pepper. Broil until lightly charred, 6 to 8 mins. Serve chicken and sauce on potatoes with Broccolini alongside.

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Butternut Squash Ravioli with Seared Chicken MAKES

4 servings

Cook 2 (9-oz.) packages refrigerated butternut squash ravioli according to package directions, adding 2 cups asparagus (cut into thirds) the last min. of cooking. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup cooking water. Meanwhile, season 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast with kosher salt and black pepper. Cook in 1 Tbsp. olive oil over mediumhigh heat in a large skillet, partially covered, until cooked through, 4 to 6 mins. per side; slice. Reduce heat to medium, add 3 Tbsp. butter, and cook until golden brown, 1 to 2 mins. Add 1 chopped shallot and cook until golden, 2 to 3 mins. Stir in 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh sage and 1 chopped garlic clove. Cook until fragrant, 1 min. Fold in ravioli, asparagus, and reserved cooking liquid. Season with kosher salt and black pepper. Serve topped with sliced chicken and grated pecorino.

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Jerk Chicken and Mango Lettuce Cups MAKES

4 servings

Combine 1 cup basmati rice, 1 cup chicken stock, 3/4 cup coconut milk, and 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover; cook until liquid is absorbed, 14 to 16 mins. Meanwhile, cook 1 pound ground chicken, 1/2 chopped red onion, and 1/2 chopped red bell pepper in 1 Tbsp. canola oil in a large skillet over mediumhigh heat until chicken is cooked through, 5 to 6 mins. Stir in 1 1/2 Tbsp. soy sauce, 2 tsp. jerk seasoning, 2 chopped garlic cloves, and 1 tsp. jarred fresh ginger. Cook until fragrant, 1 min. Fold in 3/4 cup chopped mango and 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves. Season with kosher salt and black pepper. Serve rice and chicken mixture in butter lettuce leaves.

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Grilled Spiced Chicken Skewers with Cucumber Salad MAKES

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Heat grill to mediumhigh. Cut 1 1/2 lbs. chicken tenders into thirds. Toss with 2 Tbsp. canola oil, 2 tsp. each curry powder and smoked paprika, 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper, and kosher salt and black pepper. Thread onto metal skewers. Grill, turning occasionally, until charred and cooked through, 8 to 10 mins. Grill 2 pieces naan until warm and toasted, 1 to 2 mins. Meanwhile, toss together 1 sliced English cucumber, 2 sliced scallions, 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint, 1 Tbsp. each olive oil and fresh lime juice, and 1 chopped garlic clove. Season with kosher salt and black pepper. Serve with plain Greek yogurt and lime wedge alongside.

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Sugar Snap, Orange, and Teriyaki Stir-Fry MAKES

4 servings

Prepare 1/2 (8.8-oz.) package rice stick noodles according to package directions. Meanwhile, toss together 1 1/4 lbs. sliced boneless, skinless chicken breast and 3 Tbsp. cornstarch. Cook in 2 Tbsp. canola oil in a large skillet over high heat, 2 to 4 mins. Add 1/2 sliced red onion and 2 chopped garlic cloves and cook until chicken is cooked through, 1 to 2 mins. Add 2 cups sugar snap peas and cook until bright green, 1 to 2 mins. Stir in 1/2 cup teriyaki sauce, 2 Tbsp. rice wine vinegar, and 1 Tbsp. each sesame oil and toasted sesame seeds. Serve over rice noodles topped with 2 peeled and sliced small oranges. Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves and sliced red chiles.

Sloppy Joes with Pickled Okra Slaw MAKES

4 servings

Prepare 1 (13.5-oz.) package frozen onion rings according to package directions. Cook 1 cup frozen diced onions and 1 lb. ground chicken in 1 Tbsp. olive oil over medium-high heat until cooked, 4 to 6 mins. Stir in 1 (8-oz.) can tomato sauce, 2 Tbsp. chili sauce, 1 Tbsp. yellow mustard, 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce, and 3/4 tsp. garlic powder. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to mediumlow and simmer until thickened, about 6 to 8 mins. Season with kosher salt and black pepper. Meanwhile, stir together 1 cup broccoli slaw mix, 1 thinly sliced scallion, 1/4 cup sliced pickled okra, 1 Tbsp. each plain full-fat Greek yogurt and olive oil, and 2 tsp. apple cider vinegar. Season with kosher salt and black pepper. Serve sloppy Joes in 4 toasted hamburger buns topped with slaw and onion rings alongside.


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Italian Potato Wedge Nachos MAKES

4 servings

Preheat oven to 475°F. Bake 1 (24-oz.) package frozen rosemary garlic oven fries, 1 sliced zucchini, and 3 slices chopped bacon in a single layer on a lightly greased baking sheet, stirring once, 15 mins. Meanwhile, season 2 (8-oz.) boneless, skinless chicken breasts with 1 tsp. Italian seasoning, and kosher salt and black pepper. Cook in 1 Tbsp. olive oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat until cooked through, 5 to 6 mins. per side; chop. Push potatoes to middle of baking sheet and top with chopped chicken and 1 1/2 cups shredded Italian five-cheese blend. Bake until cheese is melted, 3 to 4 mins. Meanwhile, toss together 1 pint grape tomatoes (halved), 1 chopped garlic clove, 1 Tbsp. olive oil, and 2 tsp. balsamic vinegar. Season with kosher salt and black pepper. Spoon tomato mixture and 1/3 cup torn fresh basil leaves over potatoes. Serve immediately.

Cornflake Chicken Tenders with Potatoes and Peas MAKES

4 servings

Preheat oven to 450°F. Stir together 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt and 1 Tbsp. lemon pepper seasoning. Toss in 1 1/4 lbs. chicken tenders until coated. Stir together 2 cups finely crushed cornflakes, 1/3 cup grated Parmesan, and 2 Tbsp. olive oil. Coat each tender in crumb mixture and place on a lightly greased wire rack set in a baking sheet. Bake until cooked through, 12 to 15 mins. Meanwhile, cook 1 chopped shallot in 2 Tbsp. butter over medium heat in a saucepan until tender, 2 to 4 mins. Stir in 1 1/2 cups thawed frozen green peas and cook 1 to 2 mins. Stir in 1 (16-oz.) package cooked microwavable baby Idaho potatoes. Stir in 1/4 cup torn fresh mint leaves and 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon zest. Season with kosher salt and black pepper. Serve peas and potatoes with chicken tenders and lemon wedges alongside.

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