if this is country, sign me up

Do you get Country Living magazine? I'll admit that sometimes it's a bit too country and quilty and vintagey and crafty for me, but the most recent issue was modern, inspiring, and very current. If you haven't seen Country Living in a while, I recommend taking another look. Because the editors are definitely looking at country with fresh eyes, and it's pretty cool to see. It all feels very modern country to me, which means simplicity, down-to-earth attitude, and streamlined looks. A style and mood I'm undeniably drawn to.

This bathroom just killed me. So creative to put the shower in this upstairs niche behind frameless glass. So open and bright and airy. After I saw this, I started to look more closely.

This bedroom also had a clever design, but it's the bold color of that blue wall and the graphic lines of that bed that got me too. And here are some more of my favorites!

Lots of inspiration here. It's worth checking out!


Holly Gruszka said...

Couldn't agree with you more - I've picked it up a few times recently and have been so pleasantly surprised and refreshed. I LOVE that last dining/sun room space with the beams and awesome pendent light fixture!!!! Have a great weekend!

René said...

I agree with you on the crafty, quilty part - but when it's good, it's good. Sometimes CL really surprises me. That entry!

Katie said...

Wow... so many good ideas here! I have pretty much written Country Living off, but should maybe give it a second chance.

I've also written off PB as inspiration for decorating. I used to love to thumb through their magazazines... until they went all country, quilty, ultra vintage on us. Surely I'm not alone in this... :)

Giulia Doyle said...

Love this! I'll check them out for sure.

My Little Bungalow said...

Wow, I had given up on Country Living a long time ago for the exact reasons you mentioned. I was a huge fan of Country Home because they were very much modern country (and many times not "country" at all), but that great magazine folded. Along with my other favorite, Metropolitan Home. I will have to pick up this issue of Country Living because I like what I see. Thanks for the insight!

The Vintique Object said...

My mom has subscribed to Country Living for a long time. I usually steal and read all of her copies when I'm visiting. I actually bought this one at the store, because I've been pretty impressed too!

Lori @ Lori May Interiors said...

To be honest, I never would have picked it up, just because I didn't think it would "fit" me. Lesson learned, thanks for the eye candy. What a wonderful job they've done!
Have a good weekend!

Samantha said...

I'm not at all into country, but this place rocks.