Suzanne Dimma’s Cottage

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Release Date: August 29, 2011
Featuring: Suzanne Dimma
Channel: Home Tour

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.

  • Sources

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    Architecture, design, project management,
    Arriz Hassam, b.arch, b.e.s., 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. Page 159: 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. Page 160: Woodstove: 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, call 1-877-812-7889 or visit potterybarn.ca
    for locations across Canada. Page 161: 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, Vancouver (604) 273-2051, Coquitlam, B.C.
    (604) 636-1000, Calgary (403) 273-4338,
    Edmonton (780) 433-6000, Burlington, Ont. (905)
    681-IKEA, Toronto (416) 222-IKEA, (416) 646-IKEA,
    Vaughan, Ont. (905) 695-5075, Ottawa (613) 829-
    4530, Montreal (514) 738-2167, Boucherville, Que.
    (450) 449-6755, 1-866-866-IKEA or visit ikea.ca;
    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.
    Arriz in kitchen: Stainless-steel cabinets,
    hardware, granite counter, butcherblock counters,
    Ikea, Vancouver (604) 273-2051, Coquitlam, B.C.
    (604) 636-1000, Calgary (403) 273-4338,
    Edmonton (780) 433-6000, Burlington, Ont. (905)
    681-IKEA, Toronto (416) 222-IKEA, (416) 646-IKEA,
    Vaughan, Ont. (905) 695-5075, Ottawa (613)
    829-4530, Montreal (514) 738-2167, Boucherville,
    Que. (450) 449-6755, 1-866-866-IKEA or visit
    ikea.ca; grey bowl (on island), Hollace Cluny,
    Toronto (416) 968-7894, 1-888-968-7660 or visit CONTINUED

    hollacecluny.ca; Kaico kettle, Kami cups (beside
    fridge), Kaico Maru containers (beside sink), Mjölk,
    Toronto (416) 551-9853 or visit mjolk.ca; 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,
    call 1-800-361-5898 or visit benjaminmoore.ca.
    Pages 162 and 163: Living room with chairs:
    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, call 1-877-812-7889 or visit
    potterybarn.ca for locations across Canada;
    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, Toronto (416) 968-7894, 1-888-
    968-7660 or visit hollacecluny.ca; 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, Vancouver
    (604) 273-2051, Coquitlam, B.C. (604) 636-1000,
    Calgary (403) 273-4338, Edmonton (780) 433-
    6000, Burlington, Ont. (905) 681-IKEA, Toronto
    (416) 222-IKEA, (416) 646-IKEA, Vaughan, Ont.
    (905) 695-5075, Ottawa (613) 829-4530, Montreal
    (514) 738-2167, Boucherville, Que. (450) 449-6755,
    1-866-866-IKEA or visit ikea.ca. Page 164: Kitchen
    island: Reclaimed-wood siding, stools, Sawkille,
    Rhinbeck, N.Y. (845) 876-2228 or visit sawkille
    .com; grey bowl (on island), Hollace Cluny, Toronto
    (416) 968-7894, 1-888-968-7660 or visit
    hollacecluny.ca; Kaico Maru containers (beside
    sink), Mjölk, Toronto (416) 551-9853 or visit
    mjolk.ca; counters, cabinets, Ikea, Vancouver
    (604) 273-2051, Coquitlam, B.C. (604) 636-1000,
    Calgary (403) 273-4338, Edmonton (780) 433-
    6000, Burlington, Ont. (905) 681-IKEA, Toronto
    (416) 222-IKEA, (416) 646-IKEA, Vaughan, Ont.
    (905) 695-5075, Ottawa (613) 829-4530, Montreal
    (514) 738-2167, Boucherville, Que. (450) 449-6755,
    1-866-866-IKEA or visit ikea.ca; sink, faucet,
    Ginger's, Toronto (416) 787-1787, 1-888-444-3292
    or visit gingersbath.com; stove, Jenn-Air, call
    1-800-688-1100 or visit jennair.ca for retailers
    across Canada. Page 157: Tablescape: Coffee
    table design, Arriz Hassam, email arriz@mac.com;
    coffee table fabrication, Brett Schramek, email
    wbschramek@aol.com; 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. Page 166:
    Suzanne at table: Table and benches design,
    Arriz Hassam, email arriz@mac.com; millwork,
    dining table fabrication, Brett Schramek, email
    wbschramek@aol.com. Page 167: White chairs:
    Scarlett chairs (slipcovered), Montauk, visit montauksofa.com for locations across Canada;
    artwork, George Whiteside, Toronto (416)
    778-9777 or visit georgewhiteside.com; framing,
    SoHo Art & Custom Framing, Toronto (416)
    531-2047 or visit sohoframing.com; sea-grass
    rugs, Pottery Barn, call 1-877-812-7889 or visit
    potterybarn.ca for locations across Canada; tin
    boxes (on side table between chairs and on coffee
    table), L'Atelier, Toronto (416) 966-0200; woven
    basket, Hollace Cluny, Toronto (416) 968-7894,
    1-888-968-7660 or visit hollacecluny.ca; linen
    upholstery (on chairs), Designer Fabrics, Toronto
    (416) 531-2810 or visit designerfabrics.ca; table
    (between chairs), West Elm, Toronto (416) 537-0110
    or visit westelm.com for ordering information;
    lamp (vintage), Ikea, Vancouver (604) 273-2051,
    Coquitlam, B.C. (604) 636-1000, Calgary (403)
    273-4338, Edmonton (780) 433-6000, Burlington,
    Ont. (905) 681-IKEA, Toronto (416) 222-IKEA,
    (416) 646-IKEA, Vaughan, Ont. (905) 695-5075,
    Ottawa (613) 829-4530, Montreal (514) 738-2167,
    Boucherville, Que. (450) 449-6755, 1-866-866-
    IKEA or visit ikea.ca. Shelves: Woven basket,
    Hollace Cluny, Toronto (416) 968-7894, 1-888-968-
    7660 or visit hollacecluny.ca; blanket, Ochre, visit
    ochre.net; book, The Principles of Uncertainty
    by Maria Kalman, Indigo and Chapters, visit
    chapters.indigo.ca for locations and ordering.
    Page 168: Bathroom: Sink, Home Hardware/
    Home Building Centres, visit homehardware.ca
    for locations across Canada; faucet, Ginger's,
    Toronto (416) 787-1787, 1-888-444-3292 or
    visit gingersbath.com; vanity curtain fabric,
    Designer Fabrics, Toronto (416) 531-2810 or
    visit designerfabrics.ca; mirror, Casamidy, visit
    casamidy.com; cutting board, towels, Ochre, visit
    ochre.net. 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, Toronto (416) 785-7885, 1-888-
    276-3583 or visit elte.com; throw pillow fabrics,
    Kravet Canada (to the trade), call 1-800-535-3258
    or visit kravetcanada.com, and Designer Fabrics,
    Toronto (416) 531-2810 or visit designerfabrics.ca.
    Bedroom cupboards: Cupboards, Ikea, Vancouver
    (604) 273-2051, Coquitlam, B.C. (604) 636-1000,
    Calgary (403) 273-4338, Edmonton (780) 433-6000,
    Burlington, Ont. (905) 681-IKEA, Toronto (416)
    222-IKEA, (416) 646-IKEA, Vaughan, Ont. (905)
    695-5075, Ottawa (613) 829-4530, Montreal
    (514) 738-2167, Boucherville, Que. (450) 449-6755,
    1-866-866-IKEA or visit ikea.ca; 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. Page
    169: Bedroom: Malm bed, Ikea, Vancouver (604)
    273-2051, Coquitlam, B.C. (604) 636-1000, Calgary
    (403) 273-4338, Edmonton (780) 433-6000,
    Burlington, Ont. (905) 681-IKEA, Toronto (416)
    222-IKEA, (416) 646-IKEA, Vaughan, Ont. (905)
    695-5075, Ottawa (613) 829-4530, Montreal
    (514) 738-2167, Boucherville, Que. (450) 449-6755,
    1-866-866-IKEA or visit ikea.ca; bed slipcover
    fabric, Designer Fabrics, Toronto (416) 531-2810
    or visit designerfabrics.ca; 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), call 1-800-535-3258
    or visit kravetcanada.com; rug, Pottery Barn,
    call 1-877-812-7889 or visit potterybarn.ca for
    locations across Canada; hide, Mjölk, Toronto (416)
    551-9853 or visit mjolk.ca; lantern, Casamidy, visit
    casamidy.com; end tables, Sawkille, Rhinbeck, N.Y.
    (845) 876-2228 or visit sawkille.com. 

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