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With a limited budget and plenty of know-how, an Indiana couple builds the home of their dreams.

Smart secrets from a full-scale cabin renovation

Land of Plenty

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A Designer’s Two Cents

An expert’s top tips for achieving big style on a shoestring

Flip Service

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Catch & Release

Author Mary Kay Andrews fills her coastal cottage with salty secondhand finds.

ON THE COVER

This dreamy breakfast nook features budget buys and smart DIYs (see page 46). Photograph by Brian Woodcock; styling by Alexandra Schmitt.

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Roundup Perk up a tired sofa

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Small of Fame A Brooklyn apartment

Give Handpicked Posies

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Decorate with Lemons

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Best in Show A budget-friendly blue-and-white breakfast nook

Airstream Escape Plan a trip to

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My Kind of Country Emily Henderson shares her country favorites.

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Bring the Outside In See how

a field of dandelions inspired a dining room.

Wiltproof floral finds for Mom Add a refreshing twist of citrus. AutoCamp in Santa Barbara, CA.

The Field Guide to Decorating

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Wild For... Block Print How to

embrace the pattern of the moment

Thrill of the Hunt 50 fun collectibles

for under $10!

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with a pillow less than $50.

gets a custom upgrade.

The Collecting Life Mary Randolph Carter shares her litter of piggy banks. Country Listings Homes on the market for under $100,000

What Is It Worth?

Our experts appraise your finds.

Life with Pets Advice from our country vet, fun finds for cats, and more

Blue Ribbon Kitchen

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Pack a Picnic! Three movable feasts for any occasion

In Every Issue

9 Editor’s Note 65 Cross-Stitch of the Month 110 Resource Guide 112 Simple Country Pleasures


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The Check List COMPLETELY FUN, NO-OBLIGATION WAYS TO ENJOY THE COUNTRY THIS MONTH

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Bring the Outside Inside

Turn the page to see how this field of dandelions inspired a dreamy dining area that doesn’t blow the budget.

written by MADELEINE FRANK REEVES AND NATALIE SCHUMANN

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1. SUN-SOAKED PAINT Glidden’s Pale Lemon provides a golden, late afternoon-ish glow. glidden.com 2. DANDELION ART It’s a refreshingly humble twist on a botanical print. $48 for 8" by 10"; minted.com 3. MATTE PENDANT Seeking a budget-friendly statement light? Your wish has been granted. $50; target.com

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4. BISTRO CHAIRS Rest easy on metal chairs with softly curved stems. $100 for two; target.com 5. METAL TABLE This clean-lined industrial piece pairs well with the sweet seating. $95; bizchair.com 6. LINEN PLACE MATS Verdant stripes and a nubby texture ground a sleek tabletop. $59 for 2; designersguild.com 7. BRASS FLATWARE The hammered details add a warm touch of whimsy. $42 for a set; anthropologie.com

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8. RAISED STEM PITCHER The petal-embossed vessel features a sunny, summery lining. $41; us.amara.com 9. STRIPED AREA RUG Green stripes add graphic punch. $50 for 2' by 4'; wayfair.com 10. PORCELAIN PLATE Queen Anne’s lace pressed into the clay reinforces a wild, wispy vibe. $50; brika.com

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Fern Frond Brooch, $98; shopterrain.com

ENTER TO WIN A YEAR OF FLOWERS! See page 9 for details. Eco-Friendly Bouquet, $65; bouqs.com

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Remember the days of regaling mom with flower crowns and daisy chains? On Mother’s Day, May 14, give her the same royal treatment with these simply sweet and wonderfully wiltproof floral finds.

Body Oil, $28; anthropologie.com

Orchid Blouse, $88; joulesusa.com

This sweet box is painted by hand.

Garden Tools, $45 for the set; mackenziechilds.com

Magnolia Travel Bag, $88; cathkidston.com

Jewelry Box, $28; thelittlemarket.com

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Daisy-Filled Milk Carton, $5; dearhancock.com

Garden Variety, $5; dearhancock.com

Vintage Seed Packet, $5; afavoritedesign.com

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Pressed Flower Glasses, $16 for 2; urban outfitters .com


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.

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Situated in sunny Santa Barbara, California, AutoCamp, an outdoorsy outpost of five stylishly restored trailers in a former RV park near downtown (and the beach!), offers a mobile home away from home.

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A PLACE FOR EVERYTHING

The thoughtfully designed kitchen in the Deluxe Queen Suite—a 31-foot-long 1964 trailer—features just enough nooks and crannies to tuck away essentials. (And yes, that sofa pulls out into a double bed.)

Sunscreen Stick, $24; mayrons goods.com

Beach Umbrella, $70; sunnylife.com

Retro Bike Bell, $10; kikkerland .com

Hooded Poncho, $60; turkish-t.com

BACK TO BASICS

Lawn Chair, $40; lawnchairusa.com

Fresh, clean-lined design with high-impact accents is the name of the game in the Deluxe Queen Suite’s bedroom, with all-white walls, understated lighting, and peppy pillows. Abstract Bike Lumbar Pillow, $44; zazzle.com

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LOCATION PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEX DRYSDALE/COURTESY OF AUTOCAMP.

Pom Pom Basket, $44; sedonaeast.com

Designed by local architect Matthew Hofmann, AutoCamp’s five (soon to be 10!) revitalized Airstreams in Santa Barbara provide a spot to bunk just 3 miles from West Beach. You’ll find all the conveniences you could need within each trailer’s compact, roughly 200-square-foot quarters, including cable television, bathrooms with recycled glass tile, a fully equipped kitchen, and sleeping accommodations for up to four. Of course, you’ll likely be spending most of your time outside, lounging in an Adirondack chair, cooking dinner over the electric grill, or taking advantage of the complimentary bikes for carefree beach cruisin’. Rates from $144 per night; autocamp.com


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We sat down with the L.A.-based designer, television personality, and blogger to discuss creating rooms with soul—even on a tight budget. My First Design Memory... I refinished a school desk for 4-H Club when I was nine, sanding it down and painting it a bright, lacquered pink. That’s when I realized how much I enjoy the process of making things prettier, and I still do! Best Budget Upgrade A colorful blanket tossed on the back of a neutral sofa can instantly transform a room, so I’m always looking for great vintage throws. I think every room needs something vintage to give it soul! There are also some great, inexpensive options out there. If you have a little more time, switching out a light fixture for a new pendant can have huge impact. Arrow

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Jacquard Throw (1), $39; westelm.com. Amaris Pendant (2), $48; luluandgeorgia.com

Go-to Vintage Source I scour eBay. It’s so convenient and the 14-day return policy on some larger items makes it low-risk. Locally, I go to the Pasadena Antique Mall or the hit-or-miss stores in the Valley. I could spend all day antiquing, so comfy shoes and a crossbody bag are musts! Blakely Sneaker (3), $98; drscholls shoes.com. Crossbody Bag (4), $98; madewell.com I’d Absolutely Never Pay More Than $10 For... Soap! Luxury soaps are nice to get as a gift, but I buy Method soap in fun designs

or, for a bathroom with wild wallpaper, in the clear bottles. Hand Soap (5), $3; target.com

Last-Minute Hostess Gift I love gifting a little potted plant from the hardware store in an unexpected, inexpensive vessel, like a vintage tumbler or a small ceramic bowl. Etched Bowl (6), $7; target.com Most Recent Budget Buy Penny tile in the powder room!

I’m renovating my own home, and its low price point helps offset some of the other costs. It’s an easy, timeless option.

Work Perk I took the Emily Henderson Design staff to the Round Top Antiques Fair in Texas this year. I think it’s important to get out of the office together for things like that...that is, until someone else snags a piece I want!

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The Field Guide DECORATING IDEAS FOR THE GREAT INDOORS

How to DIY a rug (p. 26), perk up a sofa (p. 38), update a breakfast nook (p. 46), and more!

Wild for...

PHOTOGRAPH BY BRIAN WOODCOCK; STYLING BY ALEXANDRA SCHMITT.

Block Print Put a custom stamp on any room with graphic patterns inspired by ancient textiles.

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KITCHEN SET Move over, rooster. There’s a new bird in town thanks to this peacock-patterned pot holder and oven mitt. $32 for the pair; pomegranateinc.com

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Pattern on Pattern Yep, it’s a whole lotta block print, but the varying scales and crisp palette keep it feeling serene, not slapdash.

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JOURNALS Organize your thoughts in a one-of-a-kind notebook. $33 each; shop.kerrycassill.com

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MAKEUP POUCHES Fishing for makeup tools is more fun with this set. $25 for two; robertarollerrabbit.com

Perk up a plain old lamp base with sweet pleats. $65 each; cruelmountain.com

MAIN PHOTOGRAPH BY AMY NEUNSINGER; DESIGNER, MARK D. SIKES. STATIONERY AND JOURNALS, RANDY MAYOR.

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THE FIELD GUIDE / WILD FOR... “Ponderosa Pine” fabric, $57/yard; robert allendesign.com

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BEDROOM BUYS We’ve got designs on these patterned sleep aids.

Lanterns (painted Coral by Design Master), $44; homedepot.com

Pajamas, $90; marigotcollection.com

Blanket, $98; furbishstudio.com

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DIY IT! Dhurrie Rug Block print dhurries can command a pretty penny. To get the look for less, use a wall stencil (Jaipur Flower Garden; royal designstudio.com) to apply a pattern to a large piece of artist canvas or drop cloth with a foam stencil brush. For an 8' by 10' rug, you’ll need about a quart of standard interior paint in a satin finish. Wash stencil every other use to keep paint from clumping and leaving unwanted marks on the rug.

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Sheets, from $33; pbteen.com

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TEA TOWELS

A ruffled edge complements the bold pattern. $25 each; danagibson.com

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Cotton Apron A pocketed smock you won’t mind sporting when dinner guests arrive. $34; pomegranateinc.com

MAIN PHOTOGRAPH BY BRIAN WOODCOCK; STYLING BY ALEXANDRA SCHMITT. MASK AND TEA TOWELS, RANDY MAYOR.

Sleep Mask, $24; shop.kerrycassill.com


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Printed Walls

Legend: NYS Canal System

Whether wallpaper or a stencil treatment, try a high-impact pop of pattern in a small space.

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TOP TO BOTTOM: Geometric Tulip, From $44/56 sq. feet; homedepot.com Sunburst, $40/panel; chasingpaper.com Blossom Stripe, $60/roll; spoonflower.com Regency Imperial Leaf, $60/roll; spoonflower.com

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BEACH BAG A cute carryall for all sorts of summery excursions. $65; robertarollerrabbit.com

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PORCELAIN BOWLS

They’ll blend seamlessly with other blue-and-white collectibles. $6 each; target.com

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LEAF SNEAKERS Leaf-clad footwear takes its cue from nature. $65; pomegranateinc.com

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Thrill of the Hunt

50 Collectibles for Under $10! Reader, beware: These flea market finds, from typewriter ribbon tins to ice-pop packaging, will set a bargain-loving junkerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heart all aflutter.

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produced by LAURREN WELCH written by NATALIE SCHUMANN photographs by BRIAN WOODCOCK


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Cheer Books The 6-inch booklets, once given out as freemiums by businesses like insurance companies, feature poetry, games, and drawings.

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Bottle Caps The crowncork tooth detail is a classic.

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Spoon Rests Stalk out a stylish spot for your messiest utensils.

START HERE:

bottlecapco .etsy.com

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Playing Cards

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Poke around for decks in their original storage boxes.

Flower Pins Build a bejeweled bouquet with vibrant enamel brooches.

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View-Masters Think of the scenic slides as a retro Instagram feed.

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Mini Locks The keep-safes make for sweet keepsakes.

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Thimbles Assemble a delicate display in a sewing room.

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Darts Target ones with on-point packaging.

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Beauty Tins Designs from classic brands add nostalgic charm to modern vanities.

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Tin Noise Makers Shake things up with â&#x20AC;&#x2122;50s-era attention-grabbers. START HERE: patinapatina.etsy.com

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State Fair Medals Bask in the glow of hometown pie-baking and cattle-raising glory.


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Paper Coasters

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Garden Valves An easy way to tap into the gardening category. START HERE: bubbies memories.etsy.com

Pretty table protectors that are more substantial than doilies.

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Bakelite Buttons Keep a stash for coats in need of replacements.

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Ice-Cream Wrappers The perfect utensil sleeve for summer shindigs. START HERE: vintage papertrail.etsy.com

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Coin Purses

Use the dainty tokens of the ’50s as sweet pockets for gift cards.

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Dance Books Pocket-size souvenirs for sweethearts and sorority sisters alike.

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Paper Dolls

State Hankies Rep your region with scallop-edge souvenirs.

Start a fashion closet—no mothballs required.

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Toy Trucks The low-maintenance way to fuel an antique wheels obsession.

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Sequins Nothing can dim their sparkle. START HERE: bigcitybuttons.etsy.com

Derby Glasses Mint juleps just taste better in commemorative glassware.

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Birthday Candles

C’mon, could there be anything happier?!

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Buttons Give political statements a breather (phew!) and stick with nonpartisan pinnables.

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Sewing Supplies

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Tailor a craft room with rick rack and more.

Travel Guides Satiate your wanderlust by jet-setting back to the heyday of air travel.

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START HERE:

caitlandstudio .etsy.com

Typewriter Ribbon Tins Cute containers that are sure to banish writer’s block. START HERE: valor vintage.etsy.com

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Juice Caps From lemon-lime to grape, these round stoppers are the tops.

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Thermoses The campy collectibles make for versatile storage containers.

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Garden Stakes Plant a little old-school charm in this season’s patch.

Globe Banks

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Save up for your “someday” trip in these banks.

Cookie Cutters Cut-above quality and sweet packaging keep us coming back for seconds.

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Hobnail Votives Give tea lights a new place to shine.

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Varsity Letters

Pennants

Hip-hip-hooray for this sporty twist on a monogram. START HERE: vntgelvaffair.etsy.com

Pay a triangular tribute to roadside attractions and beloved tourist traps.

Mirror Compacts Because looking at your iPhone to touch up your lipstick feels less elegant.


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Citrus Reamers

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Puzzles Piece together hand-cut pictures from the past. START HERE: thomascollectibles.etsy.com

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Swizzle Sticks

Salt & Pepper Shakers

Because you can always squeeze in room for one more.

Look for kitschy Japanesemade models from the ’50s.

Stir up a new reason to go an-tiki-ing.

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START HERE:

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Cracker Jack Tins

sunnydayvintage .etsy.com

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Tape Measures Zhush up your junk drawer with pocket-size tools that are fun and functional.

Bowling Patches Score! A bowling bounty that’s cheaper than pins or trophies.

Stack ’em on a shelf or place a “prize inside” and use one in lieu of a gift bag.

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Golden Books

Marquee Letters

Line a bookshelf with that iconic metallic spine.

Salvage mismatched letters from old signs to make a statement.

START HERE:

starglowvintage .etsy.com

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Squawkers These little blowouts make for adorable party-ready place cards. (Just tie a card around the handle.)

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Watercolor Tins With graphic logos and bold colors, they’re works of art in their own right.

Field Guides Spotted! A new obsession for nature-loving nostalgists. START HERE:

flybyfinds.etsy .com

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Woven Trivets The ’70s staples have more staying power than the avocadogreen kitchens they graced.

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$21; bedbathandbeyond.com

$39; urbanoutfitters.com

$50; caitlinwilson.com

$25; target.com

Roundup

Pillows Under $50

$22; theoldcountryporch.etsy.com

$39; allmodern.com

$45; thepillowspot.etsy.com

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

Q: “I noticed this quirky set of prints at a local restaurant called Fishing With Dynamite. Where can I find them?” —Sarah Meyer, Manhattan Beach, CA

Vintage hanger frame, from $4; gallygoods.etsy.com

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$24; landofnod.com

A: Restaurant chef and owner David LeFevre handpicked these prints by Japanese illustrator Ryo Takemasa (from $30; society6.com/ryotakemasa) and displayed them with simple hangers—a brilliant budget alternative to standard framing.

DIY IT! Flower Pillow Use shears to cut circles from old quilting scraps and attach with French knots, cross-stitch, and a running stitch. Use embroidery floss for “stems.”

DIY PILLOW, RANDY MAYOR. FISHING WITH DYNAMITE, KORT HAVENS.

$18; hm.com

Short of pricey reupholstery, the best way to update a tired sofa is by tossing on a throw pillow, and these pretty picks are right on the money.


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By the Numbers

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Instead of refinishing the floors (read: costly!), Megan painted a geometric pattern on them.

Small of Fame

Row House Rehab Here’s how Brooklyn designer Megan Pflug customized a traditional ground-floor apartment with clever, cost-saving DIYs.

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written by MADELEINE FRANK REEVES

PHOTOGRAPHS BY LESLEY UNRUH, MANUEL RODRIGUEZ / COURTESY OF ONE KINGS LANE.

years’ worth of DIY projects


No-Risk Wallpaper Using fabric and liquid starch, Megan created easily removable wall coverings for her bedroom. The panels come right off when wet!

Pattern Play In the entry, Megan covered the previously “bandage-colored” floor tiles with inexpensive canvas rugs she painted herself.

Black Tar Benjamin Moore

Raccoon Fur Benjamin Moore

BIG IDEA!

Running this high-impact David Hicks wallpaper just along the top third of the kitchen walls does double duty as a costsaver and a way to draw the eye up, making the room appear larger. Win-win!

Privacy, Please!

KITCHEN, MEGAN PFLUG.

The key feature of Megan’s outdoor oasis is the privacy fence she constructed from pressure-treated boards. Several mirrors keep the space feeling bright.

Small Talk Designer Megan Pflug shares her smartest tips for compact spaces.

Find Fine-ForNow Solutions “Sometimes you need a quick fix that still looks good. I’ll refinish the floors at some point, but until then, floor cloths and rugs do the trick.”

Never Overlook Your Entry “It’s a space you pass through every single day, and it totally sets the tone for the rest of the house. A fun entry is an instant moodlifter!”

Utilize Any Outdoor Space “A few bags of pea gravel, some plants, and a couple of comfortable chairs can instantly transform a tiny plot of land into a pretty getaway.”

Mix Up Your Lighting “Using several different light sources—overheads, sconces, lamps, and even mirrors— helps make everything look good.”

Take Your Time “It’s important to strike a balance between renovating and having a life. Doing the work yourself saves costs, but it definitely requires a little bit of patience!”

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DIY IT! Basket Pendant

Add a personal touch with a botanical print of your state flower.

Paint a one-peck apple basket with white paint, then cut a small hole in the bottom. Thread a single-bulb light fixture through the hole. Wrap cord with natural rope, securing ends with hot glue.

Fancy up plain white lampshades with crisscross gingham-like brushstrokes.

These Joss and Main chairs ($154 for 2) get a second life with a coat of Blue Sarong by Behr. (The original color: an equally pretty shade of mint!)

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Best in Show

Blue & White Breakfast Nook This dreamy dining space in a classic country palette is refreshingly within reach thanks to easy DIYs, affordable art, and furniture that doesn’t cost a fortune. COUNTRY CLASSIC

EASY UPGRADE

VINTAGE CORBELS

BLUE CHAIRS

Reminiscent of Classical architecture, these elaborate and sturdy salvaged brackets add both style and support underneath benches (as shown) and shelves. You can find reclaimed corbels on Etsy, and some vendors will even custom-make them for your needs (specific widths, custom finishes, and so on).

Monday morning blues take on new meaning with a breakfast table surrounded by the serene, beloved shade.

Rush $146 for two; walmart.com You can also use them as shelves to showcase single items. SMART SHORTCUT

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Ladderback $187 for two; overstock.com

GARDEN STOOL Need extra seating? Here ya go. A footrest? At your service. A side table? At the ready. Try the one at left (A&B Home, $69; amazon.com) or take your pick....

Impressionist Emily Jeffords offers giclée reproductions of her original works on canvas, and they have the textured feel of the real deal. From $25; emilyjeffords.com Bistro $140 for two; target.com BY THE NUMBERS

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Left to right: Aqua, $86; hayneedle.com Green, $100; pier1.com White, $94; houzz.com

Industrial $95 for two; target.com

STYLIST SECRET

The ideal height, in inches, for a breakfast nook bench. Any lower and smaller folks will have a hard time reaching the table.

CUSTOM CURTAINS The cost of made-tomeasure shades can leave a person running for cover, but the motherdaughter team behind Camden, SC-based Martha and Ash (marthaandash .com) makes designerquality drapery at a cost that’s less spit-out-yourcoffee startling. Even better: Fabrics, including a few of our favorite linen blues (right), start at $20 per yard.

SO TIMELESS

SUNBURST MIRROR

Robin’s Egg

Sky

Navy

photograph by BRIAN WOODCOCK styling by ALEXANDRA SCHMITT

Legend has it Louis XIV regularly stared into one of these to see his face in the center of the sun. Centuries later, the sunburst adds graphic punch to this breakfast spot’s gallery wall, and what better way to rise and shine? Leila Mirror, $64; worldmarket.com

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The Collecting Life

Piggy Banks

My little chef is 7 inches tall and made of cast iron.

Here’s why a certain childhood staple makes CL contributor Mary Randolph Carter squeal with delight.

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y first encounter with a piggy bank was with my grandfather’s chunky porker, Petunia, who for years reigned above the family room where we’d all gather to watch cartoons. Whenever we’d visit, Pop, as we called him, would empty his pockets of pennies, dimes, and nickels and let us feed Petunia. Sadly, unlike many of her breed, this giant chalkware piggy had no escape hatch for the coins she’d been gobbling up for years and years. So there came a day when no more coins could fit in the slot, and my grandfather had to do the unthinkable: He clobbered poor Petunia with a hammer. It was such a sad end, but what a great life she’d led, and more importantly, she taught us to save every stray penny. Good old Petunia inspired me to collect her jolly relatives throughout the years. I have a whole litter of different characters—a chef, a ballerina, a dandy sporting hat and tails—made out of everything from sturdy cast iron to fragile porcelain. I find them at flea markets, yard sales, and on Etsy— some have traveled thousands of miles. And to save all of them from the fate of poor Petunia, I make sure each has a little corked hole in the bottom so the booty inside can be recovered safely. Although some collections have more of an impact when exhibited together, I find my pigs like to dwell apart in places that support their style, profession, and appetite. Regardless of where each one lives, rest assured they all stay very well fed by my youngest houseguests!

“Carter” is the author of multiple books about collecting, including Never Stop to Think... Do I Have a Place for This?

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This chalkware piggy sporting a kitten bib dates back to the 1940s.

I love how this genuine Stanfordware ceramic pastel dandy from the 1950s is dressed to the nines.

This psychedelic pig was a birthday gift that keeps giving.

A sweet little bisque pottery piglet boasts a polka-dotted tutu.

At just 3 inches high, this ceramic floral find is tiny—but she manages to eat up a lot of loose change.

photographs by CARTER BERG


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Seven fireplaces grace this partially renovated five-bedroom, two-bathroom Victorian, which sits within a designated historic district. Finish the job by restoring the light fixtures and polishing the hardwood floors. Agent: Ann Brice; firstwilsonproperties.com

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From the inviting front porch to the sweet pastel interior, this threebedroom, one-bath farmhouse has charm to spare. The pond, spring creek, and pasture views the property affords are a bonus. Agent: Rosemary Hofer; rosemaryhofer.com

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Little is needed to restore this four-bedroom, two-bath farmhouse to its glory. The ornate staircase, pocket doors, and stained-glass windows are all intact. Agent: Darren Adams; adams-realty.com

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This charming four-bedroom, twobathroom Gothic cottage was built by a Civil War soldier for his bride. Make it yours by swapping out the vintage wallpaper and polishing the claw-foot tub. Agent: Doug Stanberry; all-american realty.idxbroker.com

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The owner of this twobedroom, two-bath home (and 12.88-acre organic farm!) in Bennett, North Carolina, is ready to hand over the reins—and the title—to whomever makes the best case in 200 words or less. $300 entry fee; entries due June 1. bluebirdhillfarmessay contest.com for more info.

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In 1936, a bread-andbutter plate cost just 5 cents! Today, it will fetch about $10.

Appraisals

What Is It? What Is It Worth? Our antiques experts weigh in on your prized finds. MADE IN THE USA

Anchor Hocking’s “Miss America” Depression Glass WHAT IT’S WORTH:

Up to $1,000

PLATES COURTESY OF REPLACEMENTS, INC.

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW:

Named for the nearby Hocking River, the Hocking Glass Company was founded in 1905 in Lancaster, Ohio, by Isaac Collins and a few associates. During its first year of operation, the company produced and sold as much as $20,000 worth of glass pieces (the equivalent of roughly $516,000 today). By 1929, with the arrival of a machine that automatically pressed glass, Hocking became

A Short History of Anchor Hocking Highlights from the company’s heritage

1938

Deep red Royal Ruby premiers under the new Anchor Hocking company name.

the largest producer of what we now call Depression Glass, inexpensively produced but elegant glassware that sold for about 4 to 25 cents apiece. The Miss America pattern, produced between 1935 to 1937, proved to be among the company’s best sellers. It’s available in pink, crystal, green, ice blue, and red in plates, tumblers, pitchers, and more. After surviving the Depression, Hocking Glass merged with Anchor Cap and Closure to become the Anchor Hocking Company, as the name remains today. Some individual pieces from the Miss America collection are available for less than $10, but a complete service for eight can go for up to $1,000, depending on the color.

1942

Hello Jadeite! The ovenproof borosilicate glass brand Fire-King hits shelves.

1960

Decaled Primrose is added to the lineup of Fire-King branded table and bakeware.

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

Pink is the most popular color with today’s collectors.

1972

Even Anchor Hocking embraces the 1970s green trend with groovy Fairfield.

2001

The company enters the new millennium with simple but bold cobalt blue Presence.

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Check serial numbers against lists of known reproductions and look for signs of artificial aging of the paper.

“My dad was a Civil War enthusiast and had this in his collection. Is it from that period?”—M.W., BABYLON, NY

“I found this in the basement of an old drugstore. Is it a dosing reminder bottle?”—N.O., WINCHESTER, WI WHAT IT IS:

Sentimental Value (BECAUSE YOU CAN’T PUT A PRICE ON EVERYTHING)

WHAT IT IS:

Civil War Bill “Determining the authenticity of Confederate currency has been a challenge since the printing of the first notes,” says Antiques Roadshow expert Jeff Shrader. Back then, stationer Samuel Upham flooded the market with his counterfeit versions, sold as “Souvenirs of the Rebellion.” The good news is that it appears your note is neither a counterfeit nor a recent reproduction, but actually an original February 17, 1864, Confederate $50 bill. An uncirculated version of this bill could bring up to $500; unfortunately even the least amount of wear adversely affects the price. WHAT IT’S WORTH:

A couple of years ago, I became obsessed with adding a midcentury touch to my home with a vintage record player and walnut wood, fabric-covered speakers. After months of searching on Craigslist, I spotted exactly what I wanted and drove hours away to meet the low-key seller. We chatted about life and music, comparing our favorites, and eventually he let it slip that he dated it-girl actress Edie Sedgwick for a number of years. As it turned out, this man was part of Andy Warhol’s “Factory” in Manhattan in the 1960s, and he did the music for several of Andy’s films. My quick Craigslist jaunt turned into a two-hour tell-all as he shared totally crazy stories and showed me personal photos he’d taken of Edie. That might just be the best part of any vintage find—the people you meet and the stories you hear along the way. —Kelly Vittengl is the owner of online antique rug company Frances Loom (francesloom.com).

$20

Apothecary Bottle

WHAT IT’S WORTH:

$50

“My parents bought this with their collected A&P stamps. Is it Country Fare?”—J.G., CUSTAR, OH WHAT IT IS:

Wine Dispenser Various makers like Carbone and John B. Taylor made Country Fare, an iconic earthenware used for dishes and various accessories. “Although I can’t find it listed anywhere in the line, your piece—likely a wine dispenser based on its grape design—certainly has the proper seafoam green and deep brown base,” says Marsha Dixey. WHAT IT’S WORTH:

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CIVIL WAR BILL, RANDY MAYOR.

Antiques Roadshow’s Marsha Bemko checked in with appraiser Amanda Everard, who tells us John Wyeth & Brother was a Philadelphia pharmacy founded in 1860. This particular bottle, which still has its original dosing cup, held some sort of liquid medicine and, based on its design, likely dates back to around 1899. Your bottle is especially appealing to collectors because of its cobalt blue color and the fact that the gilt is still visible, which is rare for bottles of this age.


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WHAT IT IS:

Doll House

“I saw a house very much like mine referred to as a ‘Tootsie House’ at auction. What does that mean?” —E.R., CANAL FULTON, OH

Tootsietoy Houses were cardboard and paper Colonial-style doll houses originally sold through the Sears, Roebuck and Co. catalog in the 1920s. While later models were also made of tin and lithographed brick and mortar, none were ever constructed of solid wood, says Heritage Auctions’ Marsha Dixey. Yours seems to have been made, likely from a kit, by someone with woodworking skills. Without a manufacturer’s mark, it’s impossible to know where it originated, but the round headed nails and composite board indicate it is from the mid-20th century. WHAT IT’S WORTH:

$150 Insert the coin and lift the trunk to deposit.

“I received this bank the week of my birth in October 1949. Can you tell me anything about it?”—B.J., FAYETTEVILLE, GA WHAT IT IS:

Costa Mesa, California There’s nothing you won’t find at this quarterly market. May 6; behindthepicketfence marketplace.blogspot.com

Lucketts Spring Market

Berryville, Virginia Spend the weekend exploring a fun showcase of more than 200 of the best self-described “vintage hip” vendors. May 19–21; luckettstore.com

Urban Farmgirl’s Main Street Market

Rockford, Illinois Shop 140 vendors on the grounds of a charming living history museum. May 20; urbanfarmgirl .com/mainstreetmarket

—P.T., EDMOND, OK

The elephant has always been a popular animal for children’s toys, and with his movable trunk, this piece sure has lots of charm. Expert Marsha Dixey tells us that earlier mechanical banks made of cast iron can sell for hundreds of dollars, but your childhood heirloom was made by California-based Ru-Gar Ent. Co. in the late 1940s and is made of cast aluminum. Unfortunately that substantially lowers its value.

$25

Behind The Picket Fence

“I found this in a pile of pieces at a not-so-nice estate sale. What is it?”

Mechanical Bank

WHAT IT’S WORTH:

Worth the Trip Here’s where to hunt for your next treasure.

WHAT IT IS:

Sewing Stand

This sewing sidekick stands tall at about 25 inches.

“Your two-tier sewing stand is often referred to as tramp art, which is objects made from small pieces of wood— mainly cigar boxes and shipping crates,” says Bene Raia of Raia Auctioneers. It has bobbin and thread storage hidden beneath the velvet upholstered top, which also acts as a large pin cushion. The removable hanging number tags were used to count stitches or rows in knitting. It was likely made during the first quarter of the 20th century. WHAT IT’S WORTH:

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More Paint Combos To Try SWEET

Fun in the Sun + Pink Powder (Benjamin Moore)

TONEON-TONE

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THE KITTEN No doubt this feline fancies his breezy digs. For more ways to pamper a pet, see page 60.

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While you and Max soak up the rays in your new state, consider a few precautions. Although most dogs are protected from the sun by dense fur coats, there are some exceptions— they are susceptible to sunburn in areas with thin fur like the nose, muzzle, belly, and ear tips. White dogs with fair skin are particularly at risk, and thin coated or hairless dogs (Chinese crested, whippets, and greyhounds) should have limited sun exposure at all times. Your pup will be looking to you to provide commonsense precautions, such as plenty of shade and pet-friendly sunscreen. And always remember to give him lots of water and shelter from the sun, and limit his exercise on warm days to avoid heat stroke. Follow these guidelines, and Max’s outdoor play dates should be a California dream.

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Warm weather offers terrific ways you and your dog can “go out and play”

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My dog, Percy, had a tick, and now I’m worried he might have Lyme disease. How common is it in dogs? Is there a way to prevent it? S.D., Boerne, TX

A HIT THE JOGGING TRAILS: Set a pace your pooch can follow on a leash or alongside. Be sure the path is smooth on paws. PADDLE IN A KAYAK: Take an adventure on a lake or stream, make sure to bring life preservers for you and your pup. PLAY FRISBEE: In a dog park or backyard, have some fun throwing pet store toys that are suitable for your dog’s mouth and gums. Outdoors, dogs need protection against ticks and fleas—and NexGard® tasty chews kill fleas and ticks for a full month. Happiness is being outdoors, enjoying sun, sand and water with powerful flea and tick protection for your dog. Ask your vet about NexGard. For more information, please see our ad in this issue of Country Living.

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Donkeys are in need of a good PR firm. How many times do we see donkeys being portrayed in movies as the stubborn opposition, planting all four hooves, unwilling to budge? Meanwhile, their elegant cousin, the horse, is portrayed with mane and tail flowing in the wind while carrying a handsome human through the meadows. Take heart: The poor beasts are simply misunderstood. Donkeys are self-preservationists, always assessing the situation before acting. If they see an obstacle as strange or a possible threat, they will avoid it. For the most part, they’re laid-back animals. They simply don’t see a need to exhaust energy going faster than necessary.

Ticks are nasty little creatures that also carry nasty bacteria. One of the most notable is Borrelia burgdorferi, better known as Lyme disease. It’s transmitted by the deer tick found in the Northeast, Midwest, and Pacific Coast. But there’s a difference between being infected and actually showing symptoms. Only about 5% of dogs that are exposed to the bacteria ever show symptoms. Those who do are unhappy due to fever, joint swelling, lameness, and lethargy. There are tests available to confirm the diagnosis and symptoms usually go away quickly when treated with an appropriate antibiotic. There is a vaccine, but talk to your vet about whether that’s right for your pet, and also have her prescribe a monthly tick preventative. May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month. To learn more prevention techniques that will keep you and your pets disease free, check out projectlyme.org.

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BU I L DI N G O N A BU D G ET

Land of Plenty With a firm budget, a series of helpful YouTube videos, and a pared-down approach to decorating, an Indiana couple discovers that “just enough” is all you need. written by ELIZABETH JENKINS photographs by DAVID A. LAND styling by PAGE MULLINS

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ess is more for Angie and Alex Wendricks, who built the smallest house their county law allowed (1,400 square feet, for the record). Although they had initially planned to build a larger home, the couple decided to shrink their plan—by more than half!—to 728 square feet, adding a roomy 728-square-foot attached garage to meet the county’s minimum. The Wendrickses bought the land near Pendleton, Indiana, in 2010 but didn’t start construction for five years. “We wanted to move out here with very little debt, so we chose to pay the property off completely before we built on it,” says Angie, a product stylist. “We knew we had to put in a driveway, a well, septic, electric, and all that costs a lot of money.” While they chipped away at the laundry list of tasks, they also scoured flea markets, estate sales, architectural salvage shops, and old

barns looking for the perfect pieces to furnish their future home. “We stored everything in a 10-foot-by-10foot unit, and then refurbished everything, which saved us tons of money because we did it over time,” Angie says. Once the drywall was up and the windows were installed, the couple crafted the rest together. And while the minimal style might not work for everyone, Angie says they wouldn’t have it any other way. “I’ve always been the freak of nature with the organized closet and the clean car. I just like things simple and uncluttered,” she says. “I wanted the house to be the focus, not stuff.”

The house and attached garage sit on 7 acres surrounded by black walnut trees, raspberry bushes, and a clover field.

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1. Raw Pine Railings

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Angie chose the humble material (lumberliquidators .com) to set off the loft. “I wanted it to look like it could be in a barn,” she says.

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2. Estate Sale Scores The Wendrickses purchased an old library door for $50 at an estate sale, sanded and sealed it, and made it their front door. Angie bought the side chair for $5 and removed the orange pleather seat back, sanded it, and left it raw.

3. Ikea Furniture Clean White Valspar

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Angie liked the scale of the neutral, slipcovered sofa (the Karlstad), which pairs well with vintage finds.


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The couple saved money on the appliances by buying the washer, dryer, and stove together as part of a bundle.

In lieu of kitchen cabinets, the couple opted for beautiful pieces—like this antique wooden shelving unit—at reasonable prices. The simplicity of the piece appealed to Angie, so she left it untouched and filled it with a mix of everyday china from Ikea, Crate & Barrel, and Target.

7. Rustic Touches The Regency wood stove adds charm and serves up heat. It sits atop porcelain “wood” tile (lowes.com).

8. Sightly Storage

6. SpaceMaximizing Strategies

Angie is always on the hunt for baskets (homegoods .com) to store blankets.

In a quest to use every square inch, the homeowners turned a nook under the stairs into a dog house for Olive and Bug.

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9. Minimal Cabinetry Angie and Alex dug through a nearby barn (with the ownerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s permission!) and found a long piece of wood for the kitchen shelf, plus additional wood for the homemade bar stools.

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A sliding barn door adds charm while eating up less space than a traditional door. The couple found the claw-foot tub at an architectural salvage spot in Indianapolis, a steal at $100.

Neutral Color Scheme The clean, crisp palette extends from hard materials like the white walls and pine railings into softer elements, such as the blue-and-white striped bedding (schoolhouse electric.com), textured pillows (roughlinen.com), and a simple duvet (ikea.com).

13. Outdoor Mudroom “We got this sink at a flea market for $100 and use it for the vegetables we grow in our garden,” Angie says. “We also wash dishes out here when we eat outside.”

12. Barn Door Vanity Outfitted with $5 garage sale sinks, the star of the bathroom is a former barn door the couple found in a tobacco barn. They power-washed it, and after consulting a few YouTube videos, figured out how to cut holes for the sinks and added legs made from metal pipes. They added low-cost mirrors (worldmarket.com) to finish the space.

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DECO RAT IN G O N A B U D G ET

A Designerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Two Cents With penny-pinching ideas at every turn, Texas designer Holly Mathis proves you can have big style on a shoestring budget.

written by CAROLINE COLLINS MCKENZIE photographs by BUFF STRICKLAND styling by BECKI GRIFFIN

Get More Rug for Your Buck The richer the colors and patina, the heftier the price of an Oushak rug, so place a smaller one atop a natural fiber one (potterybarn.com) for a big impact at a quarter of the price.


Embrace Simple Shades With 11-foot ceilings and tall windows, doing custom draperies in every room wasn’t an option. Instead, bamboo shades (selectblinds.com) offer privacy (and texture!) at a more palatable price (starting at $45).

Switch to Love Seats Not every living room requires a grand sofa and wingback chairs. This polished space is outfitted with inexpensive love seats (ikea.com) covered in “Country Fit” slipcovers from Bemz (bemz.com).

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hile many people hear the word “designer” and think, “You want me to spend that?!”, here’s a dirty little secret: Designers know their way around a big-box store too. “Sources like Ikea, World Market, and Target work for people on any budget,” says Brenham, Texas-based Holly Mathis (hollymathisinteriors .com). That wisdom paid off when Holly, a single mother, was looking to make a fresh start with her two sons and stumbled across a bungalow for rent near her youngest boy’s school. While the 1890s home was at the top of her price range, it had soaring 11-foot ceilings, sun-drenched rooms, and original flooring. So Holly went all in, with the knowledge she’d have to cut some corners when it came to furnishing the space (while simultaneously facing the challenges associated with living in a rental). Now, Holly says it’s “one of the loveliest homes I’ve ever lived in—a special place for us to land.” Here’s how a rental filled with economical hacks and chain-store finds looks like something straight out of her designer portfolio.

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Don’t Pay for Postage When it came to furnishing the picture-perfect porch, Holly took to the internet but put on her online shopping blinders, only searching sites that offer free shipping on large items. (Try Wayfair, Hayneedle, and Overstock—she found her rockers on the latter.)

Mix a Splurge in with Your Scores On the kitchen shelves, it’s the design version of Where’s Waldo: Can you spot the fancy ironstone among the white-ware from Target and Ikea? (Psst: That pitcher on the top left is from Target; the one to its right is the real deal.) Just like a piece of nice jewelry can elevate an inexpensive dress, one or two antiques can “carry” a whole collection—even if 75 percent of the stuff is mass-made.

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Behold the Beauty of Bare Floors Rugs in every room can quickly bust a budget. Holly’s zerodollar solution: Eliminate one in the dining room. “I’m not really a rug-in-the-dining-room person in general, and there’s already a lot going on in a tight space. To me, it’s just visually cleaner without it,” she says. The recently refinished oak floors are complemented by an antique heart-of-pine table and reproduction French chairs.

Display Collections En Masse A large grouping—like this arrangement of (mostly) Spode and Wedgwood—has more oomph than a solo display. The same idea applies to the ginger jar assortment atop the pine cabinet on page 73. Even an assemblage of simple utilitarian items, like coffee mugs, can double as art when displayed on a wall rack (worldmarket.com).


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Get Kids Into Collecting Holly made the most of her son’s interests—including race cars, history, and geography— and lets the “toys” multitask as handsome vignettes. “I love that he’s 12 and still plays with antique soldiers,” she says.

Spill-Proof Your Carpeting Oh, the agony of having to replace a pricey large rug because of one mishap! To avoid that scenario, Holly outfitted her mess-prone son’s room with tweed carpet tiles (flor.com) and a cowhide layered on top. That way, a single accident won’t wipe out the whole piece.

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Holly crafted a bed skirt out of remnants from the dining room’s buffalo-check curtains (calicocorners.com). “It’s resourceful,” she says. “But it also creates cohesion from room to room.”

Holly, who lives 20 miles from antiques destination Round Top, is always bringing home antique furniture. Because reupholstery is expensive (and more permanent!), Holly opts for linen covers with crisp pleated skirting, which offers the more tailored vibe that upholstery typically provides.

Maximize Space Mirrors are a no-fail way to open up a room. “It’s the best way to add light to a space that only has one window,” says Holly. In the serene master retreat, an oversize silver-trimmed mirror (ikea .com) propped against the wall maximizes natural light.


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THE INSPIRATION: A bamboo

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My Kind of Country (ON A BUDGET) Here’s how to get Holly’s high-style look at prices that won’t get your pulse racing. Side Table This vintage-looking piece is an easy way to add texture. $97; wayfair.com

Pedestal Table A white side table is incredibly versatile. $68; overstock.com

THE INSPIRATION: Botanicals and

an antique mirror hang above Holly’s entry console.

Ginger Jar “You can never go wrong with classic blue and white,” says Holly. $40; pier1.com

Patterned Pillow Cover “If I splurge, it’s usually on fabrics,” says Holly. $66; lesindiennes.com

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PORCH Nestled in a mountain setting, the home features a roomy porch outfitted with Adirondack chairs (lowes.com) and bright blue-and-white pillows (osh.com).

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REN OVAT I N G ON A B UD G ET

Flip Service With multiple home renovations under her tool belt

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DIY blogger Jenna Diermann was looking for her next challenge

. She soon found it in a two-bedroom cabin in

the Sierra Nevadas in Northern California. The place hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been touched since the 1960s, so for the next four months, eight days, and three hours (hey, every second counts during a reno!), Jenna got to work, remodeling

the space

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that sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s become known for.

The result: a full-on flip that looks anything but, filled with budget-friendly ideas for the wannabe renovator. written by LAURA KOSTELNY photographs by ANNIE SCHLECHTER styling by JANNA LUFKIN

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DIY IT! Whitewashed Mantel Jenna applied a mortar wash treatment (also known as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;German smearâ&#x20AC;?) to give the red brick fireplace an authentically aged look. Go to youtube .com/c/jennasue to see the whole process.

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Jenna dipped the brass hooks in an aging solution (Brass & Bronze Aging Solution; amazon .com) for a more vintage vibe.

LIVING ROOM

BEFORE

“I fell in love with the cabin’s wood-paneled charm, but I know buyers tend to like bright, light spaces,” says Jenna, who gave the walls a fresh coat of white paint and added a new back door to provide more natural light. Next up: new floors, in the form of wideplank hand-scraped laminate flooring (Pergo; lowes.com). “Laminate is a good durable pick for all the dirt and snow that gets dragged in,” she says. Finally, Jenna updated the fireplace (see DIY It, at left) and crafted a rustic wood mantel using pieces from the lumberyard.

ENTRY The cabin came fully furnished, and this space just off the living room was previously home to...a pipe organ. Jenna opted to make it less musical, more practical. “Now it’s a drop zone here for shoes and bags. Everyone needs a place to unload after walking in the door,” she says. The old bench is original to the house.

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DINING ROOM The most impressive DIY on display in this space is the 7-foot-long table, which Jenna whipped together with black metal legs ($15; ikea.com) and a reclaimed wood top. “It all came together in a couple of hours,” she says. A new bench (atgstores.com) and a mix of vintage chairs provide plenty of seating. For extra polish, she hung a chandelier (lowes.com) and cotton sheer panels on the windows (ikea.com).

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KITCHEN Subway tile is one of Jenna’s renovation go-tos. “It’s affordable, and it works with any style of kitchen,” says the blogger, who used 12-inch sheets of 2-by-4-inch subway tile (lowes.com) to make installation that much easier. To contrast the white tile and matte apron sink (lowes.com), Jenna chose black cabinets from KraftMaid (lowes.com). Butcher block countertops and a salvaged wood hood add warmth, as do the copper sconces (wayfair.com), which Jenna liked so much that she used them in several rooms.

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DIY IT! Brick Paver Backsplash Here, a landscaping staple (Old Mill Thin Brick Pavers; $58 for 50; lowes.com) makes for a stylish (and fireproof) herringbone backsplash. “It was a last-minute decision, but now it’s my favorite detail in the kitchen,” says Jenna, who also used the pavers in the master bathroom. Go to youtube.com/c/ jennasue for a video how-to. PAVERS $

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DIY IT! Mercury Glass Mirror Give a plain old mirror an antique mercury glass finish by using a mix of spray paint and bleach to â&#x20AC;&#x153;ageâ&#x20AC;? the piece. Go to youtube .com/c/jennasue for a video tutorial.


TWIN BEDROOM This space proved perfect for a pair of Jenna’s best vintage finds: Jenny Lind beds she found for $20 apiece at ReStore (habitat.org). She updated them with a coat of black paint and added a trunk from a flea market that doubles as a nightstand and blanket storage.

LAUNDRY ROOM Jenna had no idea that her plan to paint a pattern on the laundry room wall with a stencil (royaldesignstudio.com) would take 10 hours. But it proved worth every minute. “The pattern and color [Cobblestone; maisonblanchepaint .com] add a lot of dimension,” she says. Jenna also painted the cabinets, swapped out the hardware, and added the decorative X brackets.

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BATHROOM To spiff up this space, Jenna (once again) broke out the white paint and then went to work on the bathtub, which she refinished with a furniture-specific paint (Cobblestone; maison blanchepaint.com) and sealed with a wax treatment (Dark Brown Wax; maisonblanchepaint.com). She also gave the tub’s white feet a metallic makeover. Brick pavers—traditionally used in outdoor spaces—are a unique and durable flooring choice.

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DIY IT! Faux Barn Doors “I have a thing for an X,” says Jenna, of the telltale barn door motif. “I thought the detail—constructed with 1-inch-thick pieces of wood and glue—would be an easy way to make plain hollow-core doors look nice.” Visit youtube .com/c/jennasue for a video step-by-step.


BEFORE

MASTER BEDROOM Jenna secured the curtain rod to a wood beam and hung cotton sheers (ikea.com) to flank the windows. A pretty chandelier (wayfair.com) and simple toile bedding add a feminine touch to the rustic space.

Standard trim offers an easy way to display artwork.

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Here, Jenna added her own take on the ubiquitous shiplap trend by applying simple rows of plywood strips to the walls. She didn’t have to hunt too hard for the tree trunk side table: Jenna cut down a tree, sanded it, and added casters, proving nothing can stump a dedicated DIY-er.

POWDER ROOM To create the unique vanity, Jenna whitewashed and modified a vintage bar cart to fit the ceramic rectangular sink (wayfair.com) and drain. The real scene-stealer here, though, is the wall and floor tile, which offers a high-end custom look for less than $5 per square foot (“Annata” tile, wayfair.com).

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Living Room While the house came furnished, the couple wanted to add their own personal style. “Fortunately, I’m an antiques hoarder, so we had plenty to choose from,” says Mary Kay. “I’ve been known to ship my dirty clothes home when I’m on book tours so I have more room for the junk I buy.” She loves buying art—especially landscapes and seascapes. “Tom is forever yelling at me about nails, so he built the ledges above the sofa, and we just continue to add and move things around.”

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DIY IT! Bucket Lamp Bases Turn galvanized ice-cream containers into beach housefriendly lighting. A N T I Q UI N G ON A B UD G E T

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Catch & Release When Tybee Island, Georgia-based author Mary Kay Andrews is not writing, cooking, or both (The Beach House Cookbook is out this month!), she’s scouring estate sales and cruising curbsides for antique and vintage finds she gives a stylish second chance in her coastal cabin. written by LAURA KOSTELNY photographs by LISA ROMEREIN styling by ELIZABETH DEMOS

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Dining Room Mary Kay had been on the lookout for a Sunbeam sign for years and, to her delight, it actually came with the beach house. Another loafing-friendly favorite: the two cozy armchairs she found at a hotel salvage store, now recovered with a cheery checkered fabric she found at a yard sale. The red-and-blue color scheme for the whole house was inspired not so much by Old Glory as by her collection of Oriental rugs— another antiquing soft spot.

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Bedroom Mary Kay filled her bedroom with an assortment of found furniture, including a four-poster bed from Craigslist and a bench and side tables from a salvage store. “I removed the side tables’ bottom doors, painted them, and added new pulls,” she says. Mary Kay also crafted the curtains, pillows, and bed skirt from fabric from the Ballard Designs Outlet in Roswell, Georgia.

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Vintage Sign “I like the graphics and throwback appeal of old signs. And we all grew up with white-bread sandwiches!” $13 for 12" by 16"; retroplanet.com

Swiss Army Pillow

Crossroads Sham “When you’re a little sunburned but you’ve got a chill, a quilt feels like a hug from your mom.” $48; garnethill.com

“I love the fun pop of red.” $99; thesalty cottage.etsy.com

Table Lamp “Rattan reminds me of ’40s and ’50s Florida.” $86; lightingdecor.com

My Kind of Country (ON A BUDGET)

Bench “Put one at the end of a bed, and you’ve got the perfect place to park suitcases.” $69; ikea.com

While Mary Kay Andrews had to look high and low for her treasures, you can enjoy similar finds—no digging necessary. Accent Table “I’m drawn to red. It’s happyand beachy.” $71; houzz.com

American Pouf “Our guests always comment on it. Everyone likes a flag motif.” $88; overstock.com

Rag Rug “I like rugs that don’t show stains or sand.” $99 for 4' by 6'; landofnod.com

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Blue Ribbon Kitchen

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• THE UPDATED CLASSIC •

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Tea & Toss This BYOB (bring your own beanbags!) spread features fresh twists on summer favorites— sure to fuel a competitive game of cornhole.

The Basket

Featuring an easily wipeable vinyl lining, this sturdy carrier ( 1 ) from iconic New Hampshire company Peterboro Basket Co. can handle your haul ($79; peterborobasket.com).

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The Blanket

Nothing says “picnic” like a red gingham pattern. This blue-trimmed pick ( 2 ) is 100% waterproof and, at 60 inches square, large enough for lounging ($41; rice.dk).

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The Spread

Pay homage to picnic staple fried chicken with a Chicken Finger Sub with Cabbage Slaw, then dish out Dill Pickle Potato Salad and Fresh BlackEyed Pea Salad on cheeky ant paper plates ( 3 $2 each; zazzle.com). A paper plateinspired melamine cake stand ( 4 $32; amazon.com) is the perfect way to showcase a Meyer Lemon Meringue Pie. Sip iced tea from mason jars with daisy-cut lids ( 5 $12; lightsforalloccasions.com).

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Even sports phobes can enjoy cornhole, an easy toss game ( 6 $98 for wooden board and standard bags; wayfair.com). Or go custom like our Team Mustard and Ketchup! ( 7 From $30 for 8 beanbags; get outsidegames.etsy.com)

The Attire

Spend the day in the shade of a floppy sun hat ( 8 $28; freepeople.com) and kick around in casual, colorful Fleeps ( 9 $38; fleeps.com).

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Chicken Finger Sub with Cabbage Slaw MAKES 8 servings WORKING TIME 30 minutes TOTAL TIME 45 minutes

1 1/2 pounds chicken tenders 1 (1-ounce) envelope dry Ranch dressing mix, divided 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking powder Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 1/2 cups buttermilk 6 to 9 cups canola oil 1/4

cup plain Greek yogurt

3 tablespoons wholegrain Dijon mustard 1 (16-ounce) Italian or French bread loaf Cabbage and Snap Pea Slaw

1. Set a wire rack over a

baking sheet lined with paper towels. Toss chicken with 2 tablespoons dressing mix in a bowl. Whisk together flour, baking powder, 1 teaspoon each salt and pepper, and remaining dressing mix in a separate bowl. Pour buttermilk in a third bowl. Toss chicken pieces, 1 at a time, in flour mixture; dip in buttermilk, and toss again in flour mixture. Let coated chicken stand in flour mixture 10 minutes.

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inches oil in a deep skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high heat to 360°F. Fry chicken in batches, turning occasionally, until golden brown and cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer to prepared rack, and season with salt.

3. Stir together yogurt and

mustard in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Split bread lengthwise and remove top portion of soft interior. Spread

bottom of loaf with yogurt mixture. Top with chicken and Cabbage and Snap Pea Slaw; sandwich with top half of loaf. Slice just before serving.

Cabbage and Snap Pea Slaw Toss together 2 cups each packed shredded cabbage and thinly sliced sugar snap peas, 1 grated large carrot, 1/4 cup torn fresh flat-leaf parsley, 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh dill, 2 tsp. lemon zest, 2 Tbsp. lemon juice, and 3 Tbsp. olive oil in a bowl. Season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Let stand 5 minutes or until just wilted. Makes 8 servings.

Dill Pickle Potato Salad MAKES 8 servings WORKING TIME 20 minutes TOTAL TIME 30 minutes

3 pounds baby red potatoes (halved or quartered if large) Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 3/4

cup chopped dill pickles, plus 5 tablespoons brine

2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 3 celery ribs, chopped 1/4

cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

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cup mayonnaise

1. Place potatoes in a saucepan; cover with cold salted water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer until tender, 4 to 6 minutes. Drain.

2. Gently toss hot potatoes

with pickle brine and vinegar in a bowl. Let cool 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

3. Stir together celery, parsley,

mayonnaise, and pickles in a separate bowl. Add potatoes and any remaining brine mixture and gently toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately, or chill up to 2 days.  

Fresh Black-Eyed Pea Salad MAKES 8 servings WORKING TIME 15 minutes TOTAL TIME 4 hours, 45 minutes

4 cups fresh or frozen black-eyed peas 2 1/2 cups chicken stock 1 red bell pepper, chopped 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped 1 pint yellow cherry tomatoes, halved 3 scallions, sliced 1/4

cup olive oil

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Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 cups coarsely chopped baby spinach

1. Bring peas and chicken stock to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook until tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and cool 30 minutes.

2. Stir together peas, peppers,

tomatoes, scallions, oil, and vinegar in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Chill until ready to serve, at least 4 hours and up to 24 hours. Fold in spinach.

Meyer Lemon Meringue Pie MAKES 8 servings WORKING TIME 35 minutes TOTAL TIME 4 hours, 35 minutes

1 (14.1-ounce) package refrigerated piecrusts 1 1/4 cups sugar, divided 1 tablespoon cornstarch 2 large eggs, plus 4 large egg yolks and 3 large egg whites 2 tablespoons Meyer or regular lemon zest, plus 3/4 cup lemon juice 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces

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1 (7-ounce) jar marshmallow creme

1. Preheat oven to 400°F.

Unroll 1 pie crust and lightly brush with water. Top with remaining pie crust and roll to a 12-inch circle. Transfer to a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate, fold edges under, and crimp. Prick bottom with fork. Line piecrust with parchment paper; fill with dried beans or pie weights. Bake until edges are set, 13 to 15 minutes. Remove weights and parchment paper, and bake until golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Cool completely.

2. Whisk together 1 cup sugar

and cornstarch in a medium saucepan. Whisk in whole eggs, egg yolks, and lemon juice. Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, until thickened and bubbling, 7 to 9 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in lemon zest and butter until melted and smooth. Transfer to crust and smooth top.

3. Beat egg whites and salt on

medium speed with an electric mixer until foamy, 1 to 2 minutes. Gradually add remaining 1/4 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until stiff peaks form, 1 to 2 minutes. Beat in vanilla. Beat in marshmallow creme, in four batches, until smooth, about 1 minute. Spread over pie.

4. Bake until meringue is

lightly browned, 7 to 9 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack. Chill, if desired.


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• THE NEW LADIES’ LUNCH •

Rosé & Croquet Stake out the perfect patch of green and enjoy wine, wickets, and dainty (but filling) finger foods. 1

The Basket

The willow-woven tote ( 1 $78; shopterrain.com) holds two bottles of Rosé (or the flavor of your choosing), as well as a cheese board and corkscrew.

The Blanket

This vintage tablecloth is the picnic equivalent of a doily.

The Spread

Featuring blue cheese, Cheddar, and Feta, the Cheese Ball Trio offers a sophisticated (and irresistible) twist on a snacktime staple. Skip the bowls and spoons and sip Sweet Pea & Avocado Soup from floral paper cups ( 2 $5; shopsweet lulu.com), or get your greens via an Orange-Olive Romaine Salad. For dessert, try a Grand Marnier–soaked Boozy Fruit Salad, presented on a mint green enamel platter ( 3 $36; shopterrain.com). Place Rosé (here, Miraval and Arrumaco Garnacia) on ice in an enamelware bowl ( 4 $42; consumer .goldenrabbit.com).

The Pastime

Croquet evokes a certain Great Gatsby-esque splendor— but fortunately this pastel six-player set ( 5 $36; houzz .com) is hardly an extravagance. (Carrying case included!)

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Chase wayward balls (cheese or plastic!) in a pair of T-strap sandals ( 6 $100; zappos.com) and a wispy scarf ( 7 $68; luliewallace.com). Keep opponents guessing with a pair of (how appropriate) rose-colored sunglasses ( 8 $95; warbyparker.com).

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2 romaine hearts, cut lengthwise into quarters 2 Persian cucumbers, sliced 2 navel or Cara Cara oranges, segmented 1/2

cup kalamata olives, torn

1. Combine oil, vinegar, fennel seeds, and mustard in a small jar with a tight-fitting lid. Season with salt and pepper. Shake to combine.

juice. Purée soup in a blender, in batches, until very smooth, about 2 minutes per batch. Season with salt and pepper. Chill until cold, 4 hours or up to 2 days. Thin with water as needed.

3. Garnish with peas, mint, and yogurt.

2. Arrange romaine in a 13-by-

ground black pepper on a plate. Roll cheese ball in pecan mixture to coat. Cover and chill at least 4 hours or up to 2 days, if desired.

Cheese Ball Trio MAKES 8 servings WORKING TIME 20 minutes TOTAL TIME 4 hours, 20 minutes

Serve with assorted crackers, crostini, and lots of assorted crudités.

Blue Cheese-Bacon Beat 4 oz. cream cheese and 2 oz. crumbled blue cheese with an electric mixer on medium speed until combined, 1 to 2 mins. Beat in 1 1/2 Tbsp. each crumbled cooked bacon and chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, and 1 chopped scallion until evenly combined. With wet hands, shape mixture into a ball. Combine 2 Tbsp. each chopped fresh chives and crumbled cooked bacon on a plate. Roll cheese ball in chive mixture to coat. Cover and chill at least 4 hours or up to 2 days.

Smoky Cheddar-Pecan Beat 4 oz. cream cheese, 3 Tbsp. chopped toasted pecans, 1/2 tsp. paprika, and 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper with an electric mixer on medium speed until combined, 1 to 2 mins. Add 4 oz. grated smoked Cheddar cheese, beating just until combined, 30 secs. to 1 min. With wet hands, shape mixture into a ball. Combine 1/3 cup chopped toasted pecans, 1/2 tsp. paprika, and 1/8 tsp. freshly

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Pepperoncini-Feta Beat 4 oz. cream cheese, 1 small chopped shallot, 2 Tbsp. chopped pepperoncini peppers, 1 1/2 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil, 2 tsp. chopped fresh oregano, 1 tsp. lemon zest, and 1 small grated garlic clove with an electric mixer on medium speed until creamy, 1 to 2 mins. Add 4 oz. crumbled Feta, beating just until combined, 1 to 2 mins. With wet hands, shape mixture into a ball. Spread 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley on a plate. Roll cheese ball in parsley to coat. Cover and chill 4 hours or up to 2 days, if desired.  

Orange-Olive Romaine Salad with Fennel Vinaigrette MAKES 8 servings WORKING TIME 25 minutes TOTAL TIME 25 minutes

5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar 2 teaspoons fennel seeds, toasted and crushed 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

9-inch dish. Top with cucumbers, oranges, and olives. Cover and chill up to 1 day. Just before serving, drizzle with vinaigrette. Season with salt and pepper.

Sweet Pea & Avocado Soup MAKES 8 servings (8 cups) WORKING TIME 35 minutes TOTAL TIME 4 hours, 35 minutes

2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 medium-size sweet onion, chopped 4 cups vegetable stock 1 (10-ounce) package frozen sweet peas, plus more for garnish 2 cups packed baby spinach leaves 1/2

cup fresh mint leaves, plus more for garnish

1 large avocado, chopped 1/3

cup fresh lemon juice

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper Plain Greek yogurt, for garnish

1. Melt butter in a large

saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, and sauté until tender, 4 to 6 minutes. Add stock, and bring to a boil over high heat. Add peas, and cook just until tender, 4 to 6 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in spinach and mint. Cool slightly.

2. Stir in avocado and lemon

Boozy Fruit Salad MAKES 8 servings WORKING TIME 15 minutes TOTAL TIME 45 minutes

2 plums, sliced 2 nectarines, sliced 1 kiwi, sliced 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries 3/4

cup fresh blackberries

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cup fresh mint, torn

2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons Grand Marnier Store-bought shortbread cookies, for serving

1. Combine plums, nectarines,

kiwi, blueberries, blackberries, mint, sugar, and Grand Marnier in a large bowl. Let stand 30 minutes, tossing occasionally.

2. Serve with cookies.


• TAILGATE 2.0 •

Beer & Bocce Let the good times roll during a laid-back afternoon filled with suds, sandwiches, and scoreboarding.

The Basket

Insulated lining means this sporty canvas backpack ( 1 $30; target.com) can keep food fresh for hours.

The Blanket

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The throw for your throwdown: this 49-by-63-inch striped pick ( 2 $74; themaryn.com).

The Spread

There are no rules here—go straight for the Fudgy Stout Brownies if you please. But you could ease in with a beer and a Pimiento Salad Club Sandwich served up on a gingham platter ( 3 $18; shop-foglinen.com). Further grazing options include Broccolini Pasta Salad and Dill Scallion Dip—the latter of which pairs well with Sour Cream-and-ToastedOnion Joe Chips ( 4 $33 for 12 bags; joetea.com). Keep beers and snacks handy with a wooden caddy and a bottle-shaped peanut dish ( 5 $16; fredandfriends.com).

The Pastime

Whether you know the game as Italian Bocce or French Boules, this sleek, heavy metal set ( 6 $38; kikkerland.com) is the perfect way to spend an afternoon in the good ol’ U.S.A. Cue background tunes with a solar-powered radio ( 7 $42; kikkerland.com).

The Attire

This sort of recreation calls for shoes with non-scuff bottoms like the gingham ( 8 $88; jcrew.com) and royal blue ( 9 $50; vans.com) pairs here.

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Pimiento Salad Club Sandwiches MAKES 8 servings WORKING TIME 30 minutes TOTAL TIME 30 minutes

2 (4-ounce) jars diced pimientos, drained 1 cup sliced hot pickled okra 1/2

cup chopped sweet cherry peppers

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cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

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cup sliced fresh chives

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cup olive oil

2 tablespoons whole-grain Dijon mustard 1/2

teaspoon crushed red pepper

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 8 ciabatta rolls 1/2

cup mayonnaise

16 slices sharp Cheddar cheese 1 pound smoked deli turkey 16 slices cooked bacon Lettuce leaves, torn

1 small garlic clove, finely grated Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1. Stir together pimientos,

okra, peppers, parsley, chives, oil, Dijon, and crushed red pepper in a bowl. Season with salt and black pepper.

2. Split rolls and remove top

portion of soft interiors. Spread tops with mayonnaise, dividing evenly. Spread bottom of each roll with pimiento mixture, dividing evenly. Top with Cheddar, turkey, bacon, and lettuce, dividing evenly. Sandwich with roll tops. Chill until ready to serve, up to 12 hours.

Dill Scallion Dip MAKES 8 servings WORKING TIME 10 minutes TOTAL TIME 2 hours, 10 minutes

1 cup sour cream

Potato chips, for serving

1. Stir together sour cream,

mayonnaise, scallions, dill, lemon zest, and garlic in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Chill 2 hours or up to 3 days. Serve with chips.

Broccolini Pasta Salad MAKES 8 servings WORKING TIME 20 minutes TOTAL TIME 40 minutes

1 (16-ounce) box campanelle or other short pasta Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 bunch Broccolini, cut into 1-inch pieces 6 tablespoons olive oil

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cup mayonnaise

3 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar

1/2

cup sliced scallions

1 small shallot, chopped

3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill

1 small garlic clove, finely grated

1 tablespoon lemon zest

2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered if large 3/4

cup smoked almonds, coarsely chopped

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cup fresh basil leaves, torn

1. Cook pasta in boiling salted water according to package directions, adding Broccolini during last minute of cooking. Drain.

2. Meanwhile, whisk together

oil, vinegar, shallot, garlic, and Dijon in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper.

3. Add pasta mixture, cherry

tomatoes, almonds, and basil to vinaigrette; stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Chill until ready to serve, up to 1 day.

Fudgy Stout Brownies MAKES 16 brownies WORKING TIME 20 minutes TOTAL TIME 2 hours, 20 minutes

2 cups stout beer Cooking spray 2 (4-ounce) bars bittersweet chocolate, chopped and divided 3/4

cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter

3/4

cup firmly packed light brown sugar

3/4

cup granulated sugar

3 large eggs 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 1 teaspoon flaked sea salt, divided 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled 1/4

cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1. Cook beer in a medium

saucepan over medium heat until reduced to 1/2 cup, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool 15 minutes.

2. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line

bottom and sides of a 9-inch pan with aluminum foil, leaving a 2-inch overhang on 2 sides; grease foil with cooking spray.

3. Microwave 6 ounces

chocolate and butter in a large microwave-safe bowl

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until melted and smooth, stirring at 30-second intervals, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes.

4. Whisk in sugars until

combined. Add eggs, 1 at a time, whisking just until blended after each addition. Whisk in reduced beer, vanilla, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Whisk in flour and cocoa just until combined. Pour mixture into prepared pan, and sprinkle with remaining 2 ounces chocolate and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt.

5. Bake until a toothpick

inserted in center comes out with a few moist crumbs clinging, 30 to 35 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack. Use foil to lift brownies from pan. Gently remove foil, and cut brownies into 16 squares.


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Resource Guide YOUR GO-TO GUIDE FOR REPLICATING THE LOOKS IN THIS ISSUE

Cover Chairs; jossandmain.com. Juniper pillow in Light Cornflower; serenaandlily.com. Dinnerware, flatware, and pitcher; farmhousepottery.com. Stool; amazon .com. Bolero and Dolly seat cushion fabrics; sisterparishdesign.com. Ella and Harriet pillow fabrics and “H” Is for Hummingbird print; all from luliewallace .com. Sahara Pacific and Ticking Stripe pillows; shopsocietysocial.com. Cupcake sconce; dunesandduchess.com. Curtains; marthaandash.com. Decorative plates; vietri.com. Taxidermy; nearanddeer.com. Wild Radish and Surround Me artwork; minted.com. Print and oil painting; emilyjeffords.com. Flowers wall art; anthropologie.com. Gold and white frames; framebridge.com. Bucket; lloydstreasures.etsy.com.

Wild for Block Print Pillowcase; shop.kerrycassill .com. Journals; robertarollerrabbit .com. Napkin rings; johnrobshaw.com. Wallpaper; homedepot.com. Eliza dinner napkins; pomegranateinc.com. Eyeletta Stone napkins; graymarket design.com. Chieli in cameo fabric; kingcottonfabrics.com. PAGE 26 Shades; robertallendesign.com. Lanterns; homedepot.com. Chairs; jossandmain .com. Bench; lampsplus.com. Pillow; sparkmodern.etsy.com. Alexandra in apricot glasses; bluepheasant.com. Flatware; potterybarn.com. Tourron in jade dinner plate; graciousstyle.com. Dinner napkins; pineconehill.com. Table runner; worldmarket.com.

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Land of Plenty THROUGHOUT Floor paint, Clean White by Valspar; lowes.com. Wall paint, Bright White; menards.com. Antiques, Franklin Heritage Architectural Salvage; fhisalvage.org. Burmeister’s Old Towne Antiques; 765-623-3395. Busby’s New and Used Furniture; 765-622-1910. PAGE 68 Couch cushion; thefoxesden .co.nz. PAGE 69 Basket; thedharmadoor usa.com. PAGE 70 Cutting boards; wearecaribou.etsy.com. PAGE 71 Gray linen duvet; thefoxesden.co.nz.

A Designer’s Two Cents PAGES 72-73 Love seats; ikea.com. Slipcovers; bemz.com. Jute rug; pottery barn.com. Brass side table; target.com. Bamboo side table; thebrownshed.com. Tropical Isle basic bamboo shades; selectblinds.com. Frames; campbells melange.com. Lamp; homegoods.com.

Spindle chair; wisteria.com. Tribal carved wood accent table; worldmarket.com. Pillow fabric, Betwixt by Schumacher; fschumacher.com, and Kedara red paisley by John Robshaw; johnrobshaw.com. Ottoman; overstock.com. Brass tray; kuhllinscomb.com. Lantern; potterybarn.com. Fig tree; tallplantshouston.com. PAGE 74 Planters; renovatehou.com. Topiaries; tallplantshouston.com. Landscape; moosefeathersflorist.com. PAGE 75 Dining table; thebrownshed.com. Checkmate in linen cafe curtains; calicocorners.com. Blinds; selectblinds.com. Blue plates; juliska.com, anthropologie.com, wedgwood.com, and spode.com. PAGE 76 Bed; restorationhardware.com. Sconce; visualcomfort.com. Chair; industrywest.com. Vintage Blossom Slub in Dove curtain fabric by Dwell Studio; fabric.com. Mirror; ikea.com. Chandelier; truebluehome.com.

Flip Service PAGE 78 Paint, Bistro White and Woodlawn Colonial Gray by Valspar; valspar.com. Chairs; lowes.com. Pillows; osh.com. PAGE 80 Paint, Bistro White by Valspar; valspar.com. Chaise longue; ikea .com. Settee; overstock.com. Jute rug; rugsusa.com. Pillows; purehomela.etsy .com. Picture frames; ikea.com. Bottles; dreamywhitesonline.com. PAGE 81 Accessories; dreamywhitesonline.com. Shirt and scarf; target.com. PAGE 82 Flatware; dreamywhitesonline.com. Chandelier; lowes.com. Bench and metal chairs; atgstores.com. PAGE 83 Paint, Bistro White by Valspar; valspar.com. Door hardware; atgstores.com. Copper sconces; wayfair.com. Bar stools; atgstores.com. PAGE 84 Paint, Bistro White by Valspar; valspar.com. Flooring; lowes .com. Mat; target.com. Soaps; dreamy whitesonline.com. PAGE 85 Bedroom paint, Bistro White by Valspar; valspar.com. Plaid blankets; wayfair.com. Table lamp; walmart.com. Stencil in laundry room; royaldesignstudio.com. Brick flooring; lowes.com. PAGE 87 Glass jars; osh.com.

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