Decorating & Design

December 11, 2017

A Magical Christmas Cottage By Sarah Richardson Design

Len and Teresa Conlon travel seven hours by taxi, plane and car from their winter home in sun-baked Scottsdale, Arizona, to their snow-covered cottage in Ontario’s Muskoka. But it’s definitely worth the trip. “Decorating a cactus is just not the same as decorating a Christmas tree!” says Len. Located on 300 feet of lake-frontage, their newly-built cottage was designed by Sarah Richardson Design’s Lindsay Mens Craig and assistant designer Laura Fremont. To achieve Teresa’s vision of a rustic family retreat that would feel welcoming year-round, Lindsay and her team used a balanced mix of light, summer-worthy tones, dark wood floors and hard-wearing fabrics spiked with deep, rich colors and patterns. “It’s our happy place,” says Len. Click through to experience the Christmas magic for yourself. 

Author: Barbara Sgroi

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Lindsay Mens Craig and Laura Fremont, Sarah Richardson Design.

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