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 MARCH ISSUE, AMONG OTHER SEASONAL NEWS AND NOTES
Turn This Scene into a Room • Let this pastoral setting inspire you to feather your own nest.
Where There’s a Teal, There’s a Way • The color’s calming effect makes it a welcome and versatile pick for every room of the house—and in varying applications and intensities. It’s also a nice complement to warmer antiques, from mahogany furniture to straw hats.
ADD A LITTLE… • From cookware to curb appeal, there’s no shortage of ways to layer in teal accents.
Party Picks • Finer finds for a French-infused pique-nique.
A Pastoral Picnic • This month, Country Living’s “Parties & Picnics” Contributor, Lela Rose, serves up a spread inspired by the wild blue yonder.
12 Ideas with Rope • Add more texture to any room with this humble and inexpensive hardware-store staple.
What Is It? What Is It Worth? • Our team of antiques experts weighs in on your treasured finds.
Family Ties • Inspired by her grandfather’s work wear, collector, restorer, and purveyor of antique industrial finds Tiffany Marimberga outfits her walls with vintage aprons from paint, hardware, and lumber companies.
My Happily Crowded Kitchen • Can’t-help-herself collector Mary Randolph Carter invites us inside her colorful New York City apartment.
Cheap Fixer-Uppers • Do old houses make your heart skip a beat? Not afraid of a little elbow grease? (Okay, a lot!) These diamonds in the rough are calling your name.
Best in Show Creature Comforts • The latest and greatest finds for animals and the people who love them
Your March Checklist
Colonial Comeback • Follow along as we team up with North Carolina–based Victoria and Marcus Ford to update their 1970s Dutch Colonial–style home, one DIY-filled endeavor at a time. This month: The entry and dining room
THE ENTRY • It’s the home’s first impression, so the Fords appointed the space accordingly. Here, a few of their turn-around tricks
THE DINING ROOM • Situated off the entry, the new dining room feels just right for both the day-to-day and special occasions (plus it serves as one stylish WFH setting).
CountryLiving • March 2021
TWO MAKEOVERS IN ONE! • As if restoring a clunkily updated 1730s stone house wasn’t enough of an undertaking, a young family tackled the property’s collapsing barn to boot.
RECLAIMED WOOD • Add age and authenticity with salvage courtesy of these sources
“HONEY, I’M HOME!” • For a consistently warm welcome, try one of these 24 happy hues, from the sugary sweet to the eternally upbeat.
Gray Siding • Like a cheerful umbrella on a cloudy day, a light to medium gray looks best paired with a kick of color, and we’re partial to pastels. To make the door pop, consider framing it with a crisp white like Pure White by Sherwin-Williams.
A Shingled White Farmhouse • These charming exteriors deserve clean, honest colors pulled straight from nature. Still, don’t be afraid to go a bit bold. The more contrast, the better!
Knock, Knock • Reward yourself for freshening your home’s façade with the curb appeal equivalent of jewelry.
A Classic White Colonial • Colonial-style digs feel the most at home in an Americana-inspired scheme. For a crisp and contemporary touch, choose a high-gloss finish.
Cedar Shingles • Don’t be afraid to pair a weathered exterior with vibrant colors: Its confident contrast will keep the style feeling fresh and the passersby envious.
Charcoal or Black • If you haven’t...