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This Contemporary Muskoka Cottage Celebrates Its Natural Surroundings

Natural elements and colors blend the house into the rustic landscape!

Decorating Advice

15 Charming Summer Spaces That Will Inspire You To Panel Every Wall

Shiplap, beadboard, tongue and groove... oh my!

Decorating & Design

You’ll Want To Spend Every Weekend At This Private Island Retreat!

The 4,800-square-foot house shows a refined respect for its surroundings.

Decorating & Design

This Sweet Cottage Proves You Don’t Have To Travel Far To Relax & Unwind

“In the evenings, we like to lounge on the Muskoka chairs and have a glass of wine by the fire,” says designer Caroline Bouffard.

Dining Room

20+ Cottage Dining Rooms That Will Make You Want To Pull Up A Chair

Socializing is a big part of the appeal of cottage living!

Kitchens

30+ Of House & Home’s Dreamiest Cottage Kitchens

Make the most of that laid-back cottage vibe with natural materials, lake-inspired palettes and plenty of seats.

Decorating Advice

15 Creative Cottage Projects You Can Do This Weekend

Senior design editor Jennifer Koper shares her favorite easy updates.

Decorating & Design

Tour A Tranquil Boathouse That Is One With Nature

The interior’s expansive windows give the impression of being outside when indoors.

Decorating & Design

This Designer’s Boho Cottage Is The Ultimate Escape

Designer Sam Sacks recounts how she turned a no-frills cabin into the cottage of her fantasies. A decade ago, my husband, Paul Kilback, and I had three young kids, an oversized mortgage on our Toronto home and no job security to speak of — I’d left…

Decorating Advice

Find Your Cottage Style: 45+ Modern & Minimal Summer Spaces

You'll find cool kitchens, sculptural fixtures and sleek styling in these pared-back spaces.

Decorating & Design

The Most Picturesque Eastern Townships Getaways

Nestled near mountains and lakes, the area's natural beauty is a huge draw.

Decorating Advice

How To Bring The Cottage To Your City Backyard

Senior interiors director Stacy Begg shares her tips for getting a cottage look in your urban oasis. The call of cottage country happens every summer for many of us, but this year, it might be difficult to actually get there. What is the draw of fleeing urban life? For me,…

Decorating & Design

Explore 80 Of The Best Canadian Cottage Rooms From House & Home

Browse stunning summer escapes from the House & Home archives.

Decorating Advice

Ask A Designer: How To Create A Beachy, Open-Concept Cottage

In this Ask A Designer column, Jennifer Koper shares her ideas for designing an eclectic cottage with seaside flair. Question: I’ve been decorating my new open-concept cottage and have purchased a modern sofa, dining table and reupholstered chairs. How can I pull the look together? — J.T., Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba.

Decorating Advice

Lynda Reeves On Creating A Dreamy Lakeside Cottage

This article originally appeared in the July 2019 issue of House & Home I have a file I call my “Forever File” that contains photos of rooms I can’t throw away because they continue to inspire me. I go through it a few times a year to see if I still…