Used rugs and tapestries add texture, pattern and warmth.

Cottage owners Juli Daoust and John Baker hired a contractor to paint the ceilings white, creating a uniform look with the walls and floor. Sliding glass doors, high ceiling and tailored furniture make the room feel light and airy. The unusual daybed sofa is a Shaker-inspired piece that's carried at their store, Mjölk — a Japanese and Scandinavian lifestyle boutique in Toronto.

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  • Photographer: Stacey Brandford
  • Source: House & Home June 2011 issue
  • Products: Børge Mogensen Spoke-Back sofa, Hans Sandgren Jacobsen Castor table, Alvar Aalto tea trolley, Mjölk; Erik Worts Safari chairs by N. Eilersen, eBay; tapestry, Queen West Antiques; windown sheers, Ikea.

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