I have recently started picking up Country Living Magazine. I was originally prompted to do so by a friend who saw a room in the magazine that reminded them of my Happy Holidays 2011 setup. I've always overlooked Country Living Magazine for Dwell, Living Etc., Modernism, Atomic Ranch, etc., etc. Oh! And let me pour out a sip for the dearly departed Metropolitan Home Magazine. You left us in 2009, but I have not forgotten you!
Okay--anyway, I've been impressed with the modern style often found within the pages of Country Living. You can guess that it speaks to my issues with modern farmhouse and vintage design. I've been pleasantly surprised and delighted by some of the great designs and new products featured in the publication. Sure, we all know I don't do the crafts highlighted each month, but I did actually cut out a recipe for some country style grub. In your face, naysayers! Smiles. All in all, the only bad thing about the magazine so far is that it is heavily sprinkled with drug ads--complete with a manuscript of side effects. It's jarring, but I understand that they have to pay the bills. So if you haven't given this magazine the time of day, I recommend taking a peek at it. It's totally Etsy, crafting, modern living, sustainable, green, vintage, upcycled hipster, trendsetting, laid-back farmer cool...um, if that is a thing. Their latest issue is a tribute to the color white. I was inspired by the African feather headdress in Thea Beasley's office space for this scene. I moved on from there. You'll notice that I couldn't decide which kind of lighting I wanted...so I used them all.
The Goods: tissue flower stand-in for African feather headdress and sofa cushion is BasicGrey; white rustic chair is CJ's Miniatures; cat condo is a miniature salt pig found at HomeGoods store; tables are caps from household products and containers; sofa is AG Minis covered with adhesive fabric paper from DCWV, ghost chair is a gift from My Realitty; area rug and "at" art are Susan Lenart Kazmer; sequined curtain divider is Battat Toys; sequined vase is a miniature flask by unknown maker; wooden stool is Selecta Spielzeug; button pillows and corner pillows are MitchyMoo Miniatures (Thank you, Pepper!); all accessories are Selecta Spielzeug, MitchyMoo Miniatures (Pepper, that Bonsai is awesome!), WrightGuide Miniatures, Susan Lenart Kazmer, Ray Storey (Thank you, Pepper!), Leslie Frick, AG Minis, Bodo Hennig, and random ebay and hobby store finds.