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Slipcovers and pine shelving offer budget-savvy style.

Toronto designer Barb Purdy wanted to spruce up her Parry Sound cottage on a budget. She opted for custom linen slipcovers to cover her old furniture instead of buying a new sofa, installed pine built-ins in lieu of hardwood bookcases, and hung several bamboo blinds instead of splurging on custom window coverings. The result? A warm and inviting space with a customized look and loads of storage.

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