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Homes

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.

Homes

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.

Homes

Tour A Tranquil Boathouse That Is One With Nature

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

Homes

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 & Design

The Most Picturesque Eastern Townships Getaways

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

Decorating & Design

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 & Design

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…

Shopping

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…

Decorating & Design

Find Your Cottage Style: 24 Rustic Canadiana Decorating Ideas

Explore our favorite getaways that make a rock-solid case for a more rugged style.

Decorating & Design

Stylish Cottage Decor You Can Find At The Hardware Store

Cottagers rely on trusty hardware stores for everything from water toys to matches and mosquito coils, but there’s so much more on those shelves. Big-box stores can be a surprising source for stylish decor items that offer an instant refresh for cottages. Click through to see our edit of surprisingly…

Decorating & Design

Find Your Cottage Style: 25 Beachy Spaces With Coastal Charm

If nautical accents and seafaring spaces set your heart aflutter, then beachy cottage style is the look for you. The key elements of this easy, breezy look? Blond wood, woven accents, whitewashed walls and a watery palette. Click through to explore our best beachy cottages that take inspiration from their lakeside…