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Cottages & Country

Escape To A Modern Camp-Style Cottage

Antique finds and big-box scores create a stylish family getaway.


Find Your Cottage Style: 20+ Colorful Country Decorating Ideas

A classic nautical blue and white scheme for the cottage? We get it! But add a dollop of pink or hit of chartreuse, and everything gets shaken up like a summer tiki cocktail — and the results are about as hard to resist. Let’s tour some cottages that aren’t shy about…

Decorating & Design

Wake Up Your Cottage For Summer With 20 Fresh Decorating Ideas

Get your space in shape for its busiest season.

Kitchens & Bathrooms

Budget-Friendly Makeover: A Classic Cottage Kitchen

Discover where to save and where to splurge.

Cottages & Country

Escape To A Spectacular All-Season Getaway

This year-round retreat will take your breath away.

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.

Decorating & Design

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…

Decorating & Design

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.

Decorating & Design

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.

Decorating & Design

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,…