Experience the magical views and minimal design of Suzanne Dimma and her husband, 3rd Uncle Design principal Arriz Hassam's Haliburton Highlands cottage. They share their planning process and the sustainable elements of the space while touring the breezy and serene living room, kitchen, dining room, bedroom and screened-in porch. Plus, get the very latest decorating insights as Lynda Reeves tours the 2011 Princess Margaret Welcome Home Sweepstakes showhome in Oakville. Marvel at the romantic exterior, double-height front foyer, study with beautiful built-in bookcases, the Ralph Lauren-inspired great room and elegant dining room. Along the way, you'll learn how to warm up a new space with bespoke touches, global-chic furniture and rustic accents.
Architectural design, Keith MacDonald, principal, Gordon Ridgely Architects and Associates, Toronto (416) 921-5130 or visit Gordonridgelyarchitects.com; builder, PCM Project & Construction Management, visit Pcmnow.com; landscape architect, Ron Holbrook, Ronald Holbrook & Associates Landscape Architects, Toronto (416) 924-8165 or email email@example.com; landscaper, Coivic Contracting, Hornby, Ont. (905) 878-9101 or visit Coivic.com.
Front entrance: Front door, Dundas Doors & Windows; chandelier, BoBo Intriguing Objects, Atlanta (404) 355-2309 or visit Bobointriguingobjects.com; sconce (in stairwell), Restoration Hardware, Vancouver (604) 731-3918, Toronto (416) 322-9422, (416) 223-2055, 1-800-910-9836 or visit Restorationhardware.com; hardwood flooring, The Sullivan Source (to the trade), call 1-800-805-7208 or visit Sullivansource.com; wall treatment, Behr Premium Plus Texture Paint, The Home Depot, call 1-800-628-0525 or visit Homedepot.ca for locations across Canada; trim colour, Diamond (B451-4), Para Paints, call 1-800-461-7272 or visit Para.com for retailers across Canada; bench, Camilla House Imports, call 1-800-661-0257 or visit Camillahouse.com; Untitled by John Ens (ink drawings above bench), through Art Interiors, Toronto (416) 219-6766 or visit Artinteriors.ca, and visit Johnensart.blogspot.com; lockers, Restoration Hardware, as above; baskets, Ikea, call 1-866-866-IKEA or visit Ikea.ca; bench, Elte, Toronto (416) 785-7885, 1-888-276-3583 or visit Elte.com; wallpaper, Thibaut, call 1-800-223-0704 or visit Thibautdesign.com; Belvedere Bluffs by Danielle Hession (mixed media above bench), through In2Art, Oakville, Ont. (905) 582-6739 or visit In2artgallery.com, and visit Daniellehession.com; floor tiles, Moscone Tile & Marble, Vaughan, Ont. (416) 741-7385 or visit Mosconetile.com; drape fabric, Designer Fabrics, Toronto (416) 531-2810 or visit Designerfabrics.ca; drape hardware, Dynamic Iron, Toronto (416) 763-1905 or visit Dynamiciron.com.
Study: Sectional, olive jar, Crate & Barrel, Calgary (403) 278-7020, Mississauga, Ont. (905) 949-1545, Toronto (416) 657-4100, 1-888-657-4108 or visit Crateandbarrel.ca; sectional upholstery fabric, Designer Fabrics, as above; sofa upholstery, The Big Stuff, Toronto (416) 921-0696 or visit Thebigstuff.ca; throw pillows, Cocoon Furnishings, Oakville, Ont. (905) 829-2780 or visit Cocoonfurnishings.ca; invisible speakers, Amina Technologies, call (905) 655-6411 for information; throw, Ralph Lauren Home, visit Ralphlaurenhome.com; fireplace mantel, Statements, call 1-888-444-5606 or visit Statementsdefine.com; Blu-ray TV, LG Electronics, visit Lg.com for retailers and information; sound system, Radiant Audio Design, visit Radiantaudiodesign.com; coffee table, Elte, as above; glass-door bookcase, Rettie Restoration, Hockley Valley, Ont. (416) 999-5451 or visit Rettierestoration.com; cremone hardware, The Door Store, Toronto (416) 863-1590 or visit Thedoorstore.ca; Grey Eye by Elsha Leventis (framed oil on Mylar, middle shelf), through In2Art, as above, and visit Elshaleventis.com; boxes, books, Indigo and Chapters, visit Chapters.indigo.ca for locations and ordering; lamp, Restoration Hardware, as above; tree-stump side table, West Elm, Toronto (416) 537-0110 or visit Westelm.com for ordering information; maple frame chair, Phil'z, Toronto (416) 461-9913; willow tree, Silk Plant Warehouse, Concord, Ont, (905) 660-7931 or visit Silkplantwarehouse.net; wall, trim and casings colour, Dove Wing (OC-18) from the Off White collection, Benjamin Moore, call 1-800-361-5898 or visit Benjaminmoore.ca.