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Cosy Escape

A soft palette and cosy patterns add warmth.

In the principal bedroom of her family's Lake Simcoe cottage, Stacy Begg painted the ceiling a pale blue-green to break up the white throughout. Classic french doors replace the original sliding ones, conserving energy in colder months and letting the lake breeze in come summer. Begg also splurged on radiant heating below the new hardwood, since this room is especially cold during winter visits. A multihued Tibetan rug layered over woven seagrass injects texture into the room.

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  • Photographer: Donna Griffith
  • Source: House & Home June 2005 issue
  • Products: Headboard, Dave Hunter; All Weather french doors, Englelake; ceiling colour, Blue Grass (CC-640), wall colour, Ivory White (CC-130), Benjamin Moore; Persian rug, Weavers Art; basket, Skye Living; all sewing, JW by Design; 10' x 9-1/2' seagrass rug, Cortenaer & Co.; finials, rings and drapery rod in black, Alhambra Hardware Company; pillow shams fabric, Mallissard Floral in Brown (LFY18890F); drapery fabric, Halewood Ticking Stripe in Celadon (LCF28521F); chaise fabric, Tyringham Herringbone in Sage (LCF24363F); headboard and bedskirt fabric, Fab Sutton Windowpane in Cream/Flax (LFY19536F), all Ralph Lauren through Kravet Canada.
  • Designer: Stacy Begg

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