Get ready for summer with pages and pages of patio decorating ideas, gorgeous cottages and grilling recipes. Suzanne Dimma writes about the differences between her city home and her Haliburton cottage, and where a neutral, monochromatic palette eases the temptation to constantly update a space. Browse photos of serene interiors, from a hideaway on New York’s Shelter Island to a relaxed home on B.C.’s Sunshine Coast. Reiko Caron reveals how to make a DIY beaded chandelier. Plus, try food editor Eric Vellend’s favourite summer recipes like grilled cheese with lobster and fresh guacamole.