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A seagrass rug layered over new hardwood adds warmth underfoot.

In her family's Lake Simcoe cottage, Stacy Begg rehung a vintage airplane propeller from handsome leather straps, slipcovered the sofa in a durable cotton and refreshed an old lamp with a new burlap drum shade. Mixed fabrics on the wingback chairs, ottoman, throw pillows and drapes offer charm and visual interest.

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  • Photographer: Donna Griffith
  • Source: House & Home June 2005 issue
  • Products: Curtain rods, Alhambra Hardware Company; sofa, cover, Ikea; ottoman, Angel Interiors; All Weather french doors, Englelake; all sewing, JW by Design; wall colour, Ivory White (CC-130), Benjamin Moore; flooring, Turlington 5" oak veneer plank in Woodstock, Armstrong; drapery fabric, Hagan Stripe in Robin's Egg (LFY26032F); ottoman fabric, Tyringham Herringbone in Olive (LCF24364F); throw pillows fabric, Rustic Velvet in Winter Blue (LFY27813F); wingback chairs fabric, Yates Plaid in Sage/Teal (LCF24377F), all Ralph Lauren through Kravet Canada.
  • Designer: Stacy Begg

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