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 MAY ISSUE, AMONG OTHER SEASONAL NEWS AND NOTES
Turn This Scene into a Room • Let this lush gated entry inspire a petal-filled porch.
Toile de Jouy • From traditional pastoral scenes to playful modern interpretations, this 18thcentury pattern—known simply as “toile” [twäl]—is as fresh as it is timeless.
A Modern Cottage Kitchen • By mixing rustic and industrial materials, architect Steve Giannetti created a richly layered space that flows seamlessly into the surrounding landscape.
Creature Comforts • The latest and greatest finds for animals and the people who love them
Gus’s Corner • Here’s what Country Living’s office dog is currently pawing at from his pillow.
RESCUE DOG 101 • In honor of National Rescue Dog Day on May 20, CL’s vet, Dr. Tricia Earley, shares the top things potential owners should keep in mind during each stage of the adoption process.
Mother’s Day Brunch • Whether you’re the daughter or the guest of honor, pay homage to the holiday with a flouncy sundress and floral finery.
12 Ideas for Caning • Not just for chairs, cane webbing is the perfect lightweight and airy material for adding a touch of modern country.
Retro Rainbow • Collector and Etsy seller Emily Tieman (@emily.retro) fills her Michigan home with a colorful assortment of collectibles.
What Is It? What Is It Worth? • Our team of antiques experts weighs in on your treasured finds.
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Tea time • A ceremony steeped in history serves up a satisfying assortment of vintage collectibles.
Where “Porch” Is a Verb • With double porches, wraparound porches, and even bonus side porches, these homes offer plenty of inviting spaces to perfect the art of porching.
Your May Checklist • ✔Plant annuals and perennials that attract butterflies and bees. ✔Clean and sharpen pruning shears. ✔Move plants back outside. ✔Spruce up the shed.
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Colonial Comeback • Design-savvy and DIY-loving duo Victoria and Marcus Ford are breathing new life into a 1970s Dutch Colonial, and we’re joining them on their journey.
the art of slowing down A Kick-Back kind of Cottage • Featuring well-worn materials, unfussy antiques, and a sandy-feet-welcome policy, this Martha’s Vineyard retreat offers a crash course in casual, come-as-you-are style. Behold, the art of easy, breezy.
THAT GET AWAY FEELING
Stop & Smell Grow Collect Display Give the Roses! • From the intoxicating, fragrant real deal to a trending assortment of floral-printed finery, the beloved bloom is climbing its way onto everything from fences to fashion. Take your pick!
In the Garden • Naturally, your first stop for the season’s most coveted clippings should be in your own backyard. Here’s how to bask in more blooms.
At Home • These days, a hint of chintz—particularly when offset with bold hues or modern lines—can lend a playful wink to a room.
Out & About • It’s officially picnic season, so map out your own garden party with these floral finds, from pretty pottery to sweet treats.
20 More Ways to Frolic Among the Florals • You may just find a gift for Mom among the miscellany.
the art of slowing down The Outdoorsy Type • In a Southern California cottage, a designer blurs the line between inside and out with a home that’s as fresh, airy, and relaxed as its surroundings.
Mother's Day Brunch • Shower her with flowers of all sorts courtesy of this bouquet-inspired spread.
Graduation Party • Give the...