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Decorating & Design

This Contemporary Muskoka Cottage Celebrates Its Natural Surroundings

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

Decorating & Design

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!

Decorating & Design

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 & Design

The Most Picturesque Eastern Townships Getaways

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

Outdoor

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

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…

Decorating & Design

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 Advice

Find Your Cottage Style: 24 Rustic Canadiana Decorating Ideas

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