LET THERE BE LACE -- Page 24
Lace is the latest buzz in fashion and home accessories. Use it as a bed or window cover, to decorate homemade notecards, as a fancy table cloth or to adorn your walls. Country Home offers tips on how to clean vintage lace, use scraps of lace as pillow decorations, and shop for new and old varieties.
RAMP UP ROMANCE -- Page 45
Wear your heart on your sleeve, around your wrist, even on your feet this Valentine's Day. Literally. Country Home shares its favorite flirty finds: rose rain boots, heart-themed jewelry, floral ceramic and crystal knobs, and the best mood music picks from iTunes.
THINK OUTSIDE THE FRAME -- Page 73
Turning your snapshots into artwork is as easy as point, shoot, cut and paste…and sometimes print and iron. Country Home's clever photo-transfer projects will have you seeing family snapshots in new way. Learn the techniques to turn your favorite photos into a customized dresser or cupboard, glass plates to hang on the wall, a tote bag, table runner, paper globe or even curtains.
LESSONS ON THE COUNTRY LOOK -- Page 78
Country Home offers six lessons that will bring soft country elegance and some soothing serenity to your home. One: Start with a neutral palette. Two: Mix formal and casual moods in a room. Three: Unify and simplify with slipcovers. Four: Add character and sophistication with dressmaker details. Five: Defy monotony with subtle pattern. And six: Double the fun with symmetry. This refresher course on country style, complete with detailed pictures, will help you graduate your home to a more carefree style.
SECRETS FOR SIMPLE SUPPERS -- Page 92
Country Home raids Grandma's pantry, refrigerator and her old-fashioned know-how for easy secrets for hassle-free meals. Bring your family to the table with a simple, yet fine, vinaigrette; a braised beef brisket perfect for sandwiches or stew; a one pot rib-sticking sausage feast; and easy meatballs you can freeze and use again and again.
The February issue of Country Home is on newsstands January 17.