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 OCTOBER ISSUE, AMONG OTHER SEASONAL NEWS AND NOTES
Turn This Scene Into a Room • See how Country Living editors carved out a living room inspired by this fall setting.
Best New Picks for Pets • From a (brilliant!) pop-up house-training hydrant to a stylish custom kennel, here are the absolute best for the pet obsessed.
PLANNING A VACATION?
A Cozy Breakfast Room • In his 1830s Maine cottage, designer Tom Scheerer layers country classics with a wicked-good mix of color and pattern.
SEE THE PAGES OF COUNTRY LIVING Come to Life!
DIY Wreaths • Roll up your flannel sleeves, grab the hot-glue gun, and recite these three words: “I’ve got this.”
Stumble upon THE MOST BEAUTIFUL VIEWS.
CREATE A HOME WITH THE COZINESS OF A COUNTRY COTTAGE.
What Is It? What Is It Worth? • Our team of antiques experts weighs in on your treasured finds.
Meet Our Collecting Panel
All Hannah’s parents should worry about is Hannah
Masked Menagerie • Every October, a DIY blogger with a hankering for Halloween gives her Texas home a spirited face-lift.
A Bushels-of-Fun Halloween Bash • When it comes to family-friendly entertaining ideas, not-so-scary scarecrow Lauren Akins has ’em by the heaps.
Dramatically Dark • These farmhouse properties—ranging from a Revolutionary War-era tavern to a pre-Civil War Greek Revival—are as rich in history as they are in hue.
The Best Blacks for Exteriors • Choosing a dark hue can be as baffling as picking a white. Here, four of our favorite bets.
FIELD NOTES • TIPS, TRICKS, AND TACTICS FOR OCTOBER IN THE NOT-SO-WILD
Tiny homes… Big style!
Stitch it Yourself!
THE CABIN VERSION OF A COZY SWEATER • Thanks to nubby textures, soft finishes, and warm wood walls, this casual, comfortable retreat on the tree-lined shores of Bone Lake, Wisconsin, makes a perfect fit for a family of five. Here, a lesson in lakeside layering.
HERE FOR THE BOOS! • (And the candy, too!) Introducing a hands-on guide to ghouls’ night out, from clever costumes to decked-out doorways
HALLOWEEN HOW-TOS • Re-create the costumes, candy carriers, and door decor with these more detailed instructions. Download costume templates at countryliving.com/templates
FROM FRIGHTFUL TO DELIGHTFUL • Faced with all the trappings of a straight-from-the-’80s design horror movie—bad linoleum, carpeted bathrooms, choppy layouts—Georgia designer James Farmer heroically saves a rundown rancher from outdated decorative demons.
PUMPKIN GENERAL PUMPKINS ★ DRY GOURDS • This fully outfitted mercantile features all your favorite general store standbys—penny candy, checkers games, homemade honey and jams—but in pumpkin form! Peruse the produce, take stock of your favorites, then sip a root beer as you craft.
The ultimate guide to a Less-Stressed Life…
Blue Ribbon Kitchen • PRIZE PICKS AND SHOWSTOPPING RECIPES FOR THE HEART OF YOUR HOME
finds & favorites • Your guide to events, promotions, products, and online resources.
HAUNTED TREATS • Consume these sweetly sinister, deliciously dilapidated desserts at your own risk. (Cue the maniacal laughter.)
Country Living’s fresh new guide to decorating with white
Game Night • Winner, winner chicken D-I-N-N-E-R! Perfectly crisped thighs and hearty sides provide fuel for a friendly competition.
THE RECIPE BOX • ASSORTED HOW-TOS AND GO-TOS FROM THE CL KITCHEN
Sweet Tees • Need a...