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!
Welcome to Autumn in the Country!
autumn Simple Country Pleasures
Well-Trodden Rugs • Whether beautifully faded or slightly frayed, an antique floor covering helps a room weave together a richer history.
Choosing a Rug for the Long Haul • Sheila Noorollah, principal of Shahkar Fine Carpets (shahkarfinecarpets.com), sources high-quality rugs from all over the globe. Here’s what she says boosts heirloom potential.
A Breezy Cabin Kitchen • Set in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, this earth-toned space proves “cozy” needn’t feel cramped.
House of Windsor • Sitting pretty with a new generation, the 300-years-young Windsor chair is a testament to aging gracefully.
Choose Your Chair Back • When searching for seating, it helps to hone in on what style speaks to you. Here are three of our favorites.
Modern Makers to Know
A Pitch-Perfect A-Frame • With their chalet-like rusticity and weekend-ready spirit, these triangle-shaped homes give new meaning to “raise the roof.”
A Brief History of the A-Frame
Slowly but Surely • With an eye on the past, a British knitwear designer and her husband resourcefully reinvent a humble West Sussex worker’s cottage.
Why Brits Refer to Sweaters as “Jumpers”
Teatime with Anna Phillips • Join Anna and her family for this treasured British ritual.
Winner Takes All • Give your game night the upper hand with these richly colored collectibles.
The Enduring Appeal of Mahjong
How We Got the 52-Card Deck
Rustic Redux • Create your own slice of cabin life with repurposed vintage finds.
Stepping Back in Time • For creative Geoff Howell, an 1860s Italianate home in Athens, New York, provides a welcome refuge from the modern-day deluge.
What Is It? What Is It Worth? • Our team of antiques experts weighs in on your treasured finds.
Get Crackin’ • Pumpkin spice is fine and all, but buttery pecans are the season’s sleeper hit.
Autumn Alfresco • With its crisp temps and vibrant palette, this season provides a golden opportunity for three outdoor parties of the harvest, haunted, and hoppy variety.
Core Memories • At Peck & Bushel Organic Fruit Co. in Erin, Wisconsin, the Fahey family turns the seed of an idea into a fruitful small business.
Branching Out • The Faheys share four lesser-known apple varieties worth hunting down.
American Pie • Rich with regional flavors, these dessert recipes have as much pass-it-down potential as your favorite heirloom quilt.
Sweet Home Appalachia • Nestled amongst the hills of West Virginia, a couple starts a farm-to-table supper club where stories are served alongside every course.
Little Cat Lodge • Nestled between New York’s Hudson Valley and the Berkshires of Massachusetts, this high-style mountain tavern and inn delivers an ideal fall getaway for every sort.
Stowe, Vermont • In this former Green Mountain farming community turned year-round vacation destination, the hills are alive with the colors (and flavors!) of the fall season.
A Clean Sweep • In Berea, Kentucky, Sunhouse Craft turns out hand-hewn brooms and home accessories with locally sourced materials.
A Charmed Life • An unexpected leg injury does little to derail writer Anne Helen Petersen’s adventurous rescue mutt.
Stitch It Yourself! • Our seasonal cross-stitch patterns, dreamed up by Digital Director Katie Bowlby, are available to download at countryliving.com/cross-stitch.
The Cabin is Calling AND I MUST GO...