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Grand Entrance

A breathtaking spiral staircase and arched passageways evoke centuries past.

"Believe it or not, this is a ‘new build’ in the English countryside," says Nicky Haslam, principal and founder of NH Design. "We really pride ourselves on looking ‘settled’, which takes some doing. In designing classical spaces, I think its important not to make things too symmetrical. Allow a few quirks — architect William Kent certainly always did."

Watch a tour of NH Designs' creative director Colette van den Thillart's Muskoka cottage. Plus, see more interiors by NH Design in our gallery.

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