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Cottages & Country

Lake House Makeover: A Timeless Summer Getaway

A lake house stuck in the '80s is transformed into a stylish summer escape.

Cottages & Country

Discover The Formula For A Sophisticated Cottage Makeover

Designer Emily Griffin used panelling, antiques and a watery palette to transform a drab cottage into a stylish summer house.


Tour A Nature-Inspired Cottage By Sarah Richardson Design

When the foundation of this Muskoka cottage collapsed, Builder Heath Billington conceived of a space that fit the cabin’s footprint but modernized the layout. A combined kitchen and living area lets people gather comfortably, and large windows let you feel as if you’re right out in nature. This blurring of indoors…


Inside 8 Small Summer Homes Around The World

Step inside charming retreats from Canadian cottages to Scottish bothies.


How To Update Your Cottage Without A Renovation

Discover how decorating can transform your summer getaway.

Cottages & Country

This Traditional Lake House Is The Ultimate Summer Escape!

Step inside a stunning, nautical retreat by designer Jessica Waks.


30 Cottage Bedrooms With Breezy Charm

Is there any a sweeter sound to fall asleep to than lapping lake waves? Cottage bedrooms are the ultimate in relaxation and there are plenty of examples from the House & Home archives. Breezy enough to invite a good night’s rest and practical enough to sleep multiple guests, these cottage…

DIY Projects

DIY: Wall-Mounted Hat Rack

Joel Bray shares step-by-step instructions for a cottage-ready hat rack made from inexpensive wood and pegs.

Decorating & Design

A Cottage Bunkie With A Front-Row Seat To The Stars

It’s hard to get closer to nature than this. Studio North’s “Dreaming Platform” is a diving board that doubles as a screened-in bunkie for stargazing. This project in Bob’s Lake, Ontario, was designed by architects Matthew Kennedy and Mark Erickson of the Calgary firm. The platform was constructed…

Decorating & Design

16 Breezy White Cottage Decorating Ideas For A Restful Retreat

Create a space to ease you into relaxation mode the moment you step through the door.


A Combo Washer & Dryer Perfect For Cottages

A compact multitasking washer-dryer from Haier may be the best thing to hit cottages since the s’more. It can fit in unconventional spaces because it requires no external venting. All you need is water hookup and a standard outlet, so it could fit in a closet or nook under the stairs,…

Decorating & Design

Discover Why This All-Season Cottage Is Glorious Year-Round

Get decorating ideas to make your own weekend retreat livable no matter the weather.

Decorating & Design

11 Tips To Design A Cozy Scandi-Style Cabin

A modern cabin in Whistler, B.C., shows the warmer side of Scandinavian style.

Decorating & Design

This Cozy Lodge Is Filled With Cool Canadiana

When Don Tapscott, an entrepreneur and bestselling author on business technology, and Ana Lopes, a corporate director and social entrepreneur, first stepped into this romantic 1952 lodge, it was as if time had stood still. “It felt like the quintessential Adirondack cottage from the ’50s — lots of pine, taxidermy, laminates, plywood,…

Home Tours

A Sophisticated Country House With Traditional Decor

A neutral palette and layers of texture create a soothing escape.