Rooms that invite you to linger. Vintage collectibles displayed with love. A colorful easy-care garden. A porch that says "Come sit!" All yours in the pages of Country Living!
The Sampler • AN A-TO-Z LOOK AT WHAT’S IN THE APRIL ISSUE, AMONG OTHER SEASONAL NEWS AND NOTES
Turn This Scene into a Room • Sprawling wisteria across classic gray shingles inspires a happy powder room update.
Eyelet Lace • This centuries-old needlework technique lends homespun sweetness to everything from bed coverlets to beach cover-ups.
EYELET EMBELLISHMENTS • The open-weave textile adds an airy element, as in this breezy Amanda Lindroth–designed bedroom.
Eyelet Through the Ages • How Victorian boyswear found its way to a presidential inauguration
Weave Eyelet into Your Wardrobe… • You’ll be hard-pressed to pass a spring clothing rack without some touch of this lacy accent. Here, three ways to pair new pieces with classic closet staples
Garden Variety • You heard it here first: Overalls are the new yoga pants, and a watering can is the season’s “it” accessory.
A Small Kitchen with Big Style • Eke out more charm in a compact cook space with ideas from this Bay Area kitchen by design firm IDF Studio (idfstudio.com).
Get in Gear • Brake like Lela courtesy of these haute haulers
Picnic in the Park • Country Living’s bike-loving Parties & Picnics Contributor, Lela Rose, showcases the art of a portable party alongside her sidekick, Bobbin.
Easy Spring Spruce-Ups • Make the most of April in the dirt with these products, pottings, plantings, and more.
BERRY PLANTERS • Strawberries need little space to grow, making them an ideal pick for an upcycled container garden.
Get to Know Jasmine Jefferson • The Florida–based founder of the 200,000-strong community Black Girls with Gardens (blackgirlswithgardens.com) talks inspiration and representation.
FIND YOUR FERN • There are more than 10,000 known species of this ancient plant, meaning there’s one for everyone’s taste and space.
SUNDAY LAWN CARE
12 Easy Easter Crafts • Get an egg up on the season with these holiday decorating ideas.
Petals with Patina • From faded florals to colorful crewelwork, these finds give new meaning to “gone pickin’.”
Material Girl • Textile designer and owner of her eponymous shop Courtney Barton (@shopcourtneybarton) brings us into the fold with her collection of antique linens and exotic fabrics.
What Is It? What Is It Worth? • Our team of antiques experts weighs in on your treasured finds.
THE FIELD GUIDE
Cottage Charmers • Who says bigger is better? From a shotgun single to a two-story Victorian, these homes offer old-house eye candy in less than 1,400 square feet
Know Your Cottage Styles • While “cottage” has become a catch-all classification for small houses of all types, these three distinct styles have earned an architectural MO all their own.
Creature Comforts • The latest and greatest finds for animals and the people who love them
Country Living • April 2021
COTTAGE COMEBACK • See how an unapologetic collector (1,200 vintage linens alone!) and frequent dog rescuer (four and counting!) fit all of her loves into the petite footprint of a California fixer-upper.
SMALL TOWNS • Introducing the hidden gems and happening hamlets rising to prominence like that ol’ water tower on the horizon. From favorites blessed with a double scoop of Main Street momentum to lesser-known towns undergoing sidewalk-to-steeple revitalizations, you’ll find a host of places where you can slow your pace. Plus: More ways to embrace the charms of little-town living
General Stores Worth a Stop • Step back to simpler...