The Decorating Almanac

 {Country Living September '15}

Have you guys picked up the new September issue of Country Living magazine?

It’s the HOW-TO ISSUE -- secrets to doing everything better, from picking paint colors to kitchen cabinet upgrades to nine different ways to arrange my favorite -- subway tile!

A few months ago, one of the editors contacted me about contributing to the 2015 Country Living Almanac, to which I ecstatically replied "YES!" We just happened to be in Florida at the time, so I had a beautiful ocean view for inspiration. The center section of the magazine is where you’ll find the scoop.

I think you’ll love the "Yardage Forecaster." How many times have you wondered just how much fabric to buy for that upholstery job? This section explains it all with photos of various styles of sofas, chairs, pillows, table clothes, ottomans, table skirts -- even odd pieces like covered headboards, porch swings, sink curtains, hammocks, and lamp shades. You can even get the yardage for building a play tepee (in case you can’t wait to get the magazine to find out, it’s 6-8 yards!).

Country Living was kind enough to credit us on the editor's page, too (see, there's my name right along with some of the best designers in the biz!). 

I hope many of you are going to the Country Living Fair in Columbus, Ohio, September 18-20. City Farmhouse will be there and we would love to meet you. And if we’ve already met, please stop by and see us to say “hello." We’ll have some cool stuff with us.

Till next time, try to enjoy the last days of summer. It already feels like fall is in the air to me...... happy pickin'! xx