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In This Segment

Experience the magical views and stunning minimal design of Suzanne Dimma and her husband, 3rd Uncle Design principal Arriz Hassam's Haliburton Highlands cottage. Learn about their planning process, the eco- and sustainable elements of the space, the Ikea kitchen and custom dining furniture, and the breezy, meditative living room, bedroom and screened-in porch.

Plus, read Suzanne's blog posts about building and decorating the cottage and enjoy more photos in our photo gallery.

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Architecture, design, project management, Arriz Hassam, email arriz@mac.com; builder, Michael Carty, Level Design Build, Barrie, Ont. (705) 791-5385 or visit Leveldesignbuild.ca; solar system, Sean Flanagan, Flanagan and Sun, Buckhorn, Ont. (705) 875-3132 or visit Flanaganandsun.com; structural engineer, Christopher Cucco, Blackwell Bowick Partnership, Toronto (416) 593-5300 or visit Blackwellbowick.com.

Living room: Sea-grass rug, Pottery Barn, call 1-877-812-7889 or visit Potterybarn.ca for locations across Canada; pillow and mattress fabrics, Kravet Canada (to the trade), call 1-800-535-3258 or visit Kravetcanada.com; striped pillow, Designer Fabrics, Toronto (416) 531-2810 or visit Designerfabrics.ca; striped pillow sewing, Blinds, Drapes & Bedding, visit Blindsdrapesbedding.ca; coffee table design, Arriz Hassam, email arriz@mac.com; coffee table and daybed fabrication, Brett Schramek, email wbschramek@aol.com; lamp, OneTwenty Modern, Toronto (416) 537-4400 or visit Onetwentymodern.com; hide, Mjölk, Toronto (416) 551-9853 or visit Mjolk.ca; tin boxes, L'Atelier, Toronto (416) 966-0200; bowl (with stones), Hollace Cluny, Toronto (416) 968-7894, 1-888-968-7660 or visit Hollacecluny.ca; Regency woodstove, Emmerson Lumber, Haliburton, Ont. (705) 457-1550, 1-888-339-3325 or visit Emmersonlumber.com, and Regency Fireplace Products, visit Regency-fire.com; basket, Pottery Barn, as above; Scarlett chairs (slipcovered), Montauk, visit Montauksofa.com for locations across Canada; round table (between chairs), West Elm, Toronto (416) 537-0110 or visit Westelm.com for ordering information; coffee table design, Arriz Hassam, email arriz@mac.com; coffee table and daybed fabrication, Brett Schramek, email wbschramek@aol.com; basket (with handles), sea-grass rugs, Pottery Barn, as above; Hans Wegner woven chair, Kiosk, Toronto (416) 601-1661, (416) 539-9665 or visit Kioskdesign.ca; Regency woodstove, Emmerson Lumber, Haliburton, Ont. (705) 457-1550, 1-888-339-3325 or visit Emmersonlumber.com, and Regency Fireplace Products, visit Regency-fire.com; bowls (with stones, on side table and on coffee table), Hollace Cluny, as above; tin boxes (on side table between chairs and coffee table), L'Atelier, Toronto (416) 966-0200; linen upholstery (on chairs), Designer Fabrics, Toronto (416) 531-2810 or visit Designerfabrics.ca; artwork, George Whiteside, Toronto (416) 778-9777 or visit Georgewhiteside.com; framing, SoHo Art & Custom Framing, Toronto (416) 531-2047 or visit Sohoframing.com; lamp (vintage), Ikea, Ikea.ca.

Bedroom: Malm bed, Ikea, as above; bed slipcover fabric, Designer Fabrics, as above; slipcover sewing, Cover Your World, Toronto (416) 465-5048 or visit Coveryourworld.ca; blanket (on bed), MacAusland's Woollen Mills, Bloomfield, P.E.I. (902) 859-3005, 1-877-859-3005 or visit Macauslandswoollenmills.com; pillow fabrics, Kravet Canada (to the trade), as above; rug, Pottery Barn, as above; hide, Mjölk, as above; lantern, Casamidy, visit Casamidy.com; end tables, Sawkille, Rhinbeck, N.Y. (845) 876-2228 or visit Sawkille.com; cupboards, Ikea, as above; cupboards colour, Creekside Green (2141-40) from the Colour Preview collection, Benjamin Moore, call 1-800-361-5898 or visit Benjaminmoore.ca; hardware, South Hill Home, Toronto (416) 924-7224 or visit Southhillhome.com; baskets, Bamboula, call 1-800-926-0331 or visit Bamboulaltd.com.

Kitchen: Stainless-steel cabinets, hardware, granite counter, butcherblock counters, Ikea, as above; grey bowl (on island), Hollace Cluny, as above; Kaico kettle, Kami cups (beside fridge), Kaico Maru containers (beside sink), Mjölk, as above; runner, Elte, Toronto (416) 785-7885, 1-888-276-3583 or visit Elte.com; sink, faucet, Ginger's, Toronto (416) 787-1787, 1-888-444-3292 or visit Gingersbath.com; pendants (over island), Barn Light Electric, call 1-800-407-8784 or visit Barnlightelectric.com; cabinet colour, Creekside Green (2141-40) from the Colour Preview collection, Benjamin Moore, as above; reclaimed-wood siding, stools, Sawkille, as above; grey bowl (on island), Hollace Cluny, as above; Kaico Maru containers (beside sink), Mjölk, as above; counters, cabinets, Ikea, as above; sink, faucet, Ginger's, as above; stove, Jenn-Air, call 1-800-688-1100 or visit Jennair.ca for retailers across Canada.

Dining room: Table and benches design, Arriz Hassam, email arriz@mac.com; artwork, George Whiteside, Toronto (416) 778-9777 or visit Georgewhiteside.com; framing, SoHo Art & Custom Framing, Toronto (416) 531-2047 or visit Sohoframing.com; millwork, dining table fabrication, Brett Schramek, email wbschramek@aol.com; sheepskins (on bench), Ikea, as above; small chair cushion fabric, Joanne Fabrics (to the trade), visit Joannefabrics.com for locations; wood vessel (on table), ChairTableLamp, Toronto (416) 934-1021 or visit Chairtablelamp.blogspot.com.

Screened-in porch: Daybed design, Arriz Hassam, email arriz@mac.com; daybed fabrication, 9 Digits (to the trade), Bolton, Ont. (905) 951-9599 or visit 9digits.ca; daybed mattress, Barrymore Furniture, Toronto (416) 532-2891 or visit Barrymorefurniture.com; side table, Heather Ross in House, Vancouver (604) 738-4284 or visit Heatherrossinhouse.com; lounge chairs, Design Within Reach, Toronto (416) 977-4003 or visit Dwr.com; rug, Elte, as above; throw pillow fabrics, Kravet Canada (to the trade), as above, and Designer Fabrics, as above.

Credits

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Lynda Reeves

DIRECTOR TV PRODUCTION & ONLINE VIDEO

Sheri Graham Delagran

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Jason Stickley

SEGMENT PRODUCER

Ryan Louis

STYLIST

Reiko Caron

EDITOR

Andrew Noddin

WEB ADMINISTRATOR

Scott Polley

ONLINE DESIGNER

Jessica Piekarski

Runtime: 6:35
Released: August 29, 2011
Channel: Home Tour