The simple lines, purity of style, and timeless comfort of country decorating appeals to Peg-especially when its softened by a few quilts, a bit of lace, or a swatch of vintage fabric. "You create a style I call "rustic romance."

For a time, Peg was editor of Decorating Ideas, which was all about creating country style on a budget. With a paintbrush, sewing machine, or hammer, readers were shown how to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. As editor, Peg directed the content of the magazine, led the creative team, and wrote articles.

Simply Shaker
Travelers approaching the Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill view a scene so timeless, it seems as though an invisible barrier has been constructed to keep out the twentieth century. Readers discover how to capture simple Shaker style and bring it into their home.

Timeless Treasures
Artist Bob Timberlake perfectly blends old and new in the decorating of his North Carolina studio. Find out how he uses pieces of the past as inspiration for his furniture designs.

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