Shops We Love: Find Covetable Pieces For Your Cottage At Lock + Quay
Designer Christopher Spraggett’s well-appointed Muskoka shop is filled with covetable furniture, lighting and accessories, but most people notice the floor first. “It looks like a hand-painted floor, but it’s actually covered in eight-by-10-foot printed vinyl oilcloth floor mats,” says Christopher. “I bought a bunch and arranged them together; it’s more practical for people coming in with wet shoes.”
His creative approach makes Lock + Quay (2 James Bartleman Way) a rich source for cottage style that’s anything but cliché. Last summer, Christopher moved the shop to its current location on the second floor of a 100-year-old building on the water.
Scroll down to tour the dreamy, nautical-inspired shop.
The 900-square-foot store’s diverse collection includes rustic teak chairs, mod lamps and chunky woven baskets, all in organic hues reminiscent of sand, stone and water. “I lean toward texture and tone before color,” he says.
The wide, double doors and chain pulleys hearken back to the building’s previous life as the celebrated wooden boatbuilder Dukes, enhancing the authentic cottage vibe. The armchairs are carved from solid oak.
Christopher is also founder and owner of The Summerhouse Group, a design firm in Port Carling, Ontario. After Labour Day weekend, Lock + Quay will close for winter, but Christopher will stay busy sourcing fresh looks for next summer.
A clay table lamp with a matte glaze and simple markings makes a lasting impression.
Whether you’re displaying knick knacks on a coffee table or serving bite-sized fare at your next dinner party, this woven tray from Indonesia is the perfect catchall.
Each iron disc that makes up this nautical-inspired mirror is beautifully patinated.