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Outdoor

Evening Patio Style Tips

A mix of lighting sets the perfect mood for a summertime soirée.

Decorating & Design

This Houseboat Takes Nautical Style To New Heights!

A 62-foot-long fishing trawler becomes a family’s seafaring social hub on Lake Ontario. A waterborne design statement, it’s the perfect place for owners Cathy Angelopoulos, her husband, Louis, and son, Stavros, to enjoy cocktails while watching the sun set on Toronto’s financial district. See how second-generation boatbuilder Mark Bruckmann, graduate architect Valerie Farrell and designer Andrew…

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.

Shopping

This Just In: Indoor-Outdoor Living Ideas

H&H‘s Kai Ethier and Reiko Caron share Phantom Screens products that will help you bring the outdoors in. Phantom Screens retractable door and window screens let the fresh air in and keep the bugs out while preserving your view to the outdoors. Plus, these screens disappear when not…

Food

5 Icy Treat Recipes To Enjoy This Summer

Treat yourself to homemade frozen desserts this summer with our refreshing recipes. From easy homemade ice cream to granitas and more, these icy treat recipes will make sunny days and balmy nights all the more delicious.

Shopping

8 Surprisingly Stylish Fans To Help You Beat The Heat

Assistant design editor Jen Masseau shares stylish fans that are cool in both form and function. I love just about every aspect of summer, save for the fact that my circa 1920s apartment is conspicuously lacking in air conditioning. So, despite their reputation as a designer no-no, I’ve embraced the fan…

Decorating & Design

A Summer Reading List For Design Lovers

Relaxing on the beach or unplugged at a cabin in the woods, summer is the season when we make time for a good book. But instead of buying a few flimsy paperbacks, may we suggest investing in a design coffee table book to keep for years to come? Here are 10 of our…

Decorating & Design

Visit A Beachy Cottage Inspired By St. Barts

Family vacations in St. Barts inspired Toronto designer Montana Burnett to create a serene retreat closer to home.

Recipes

5 Surprising Foods To Grill This Summer

Master the grill with food editor Kristen Eppich’s expert tips.  Knowing how to control the heat on your barbecue is key to being a great griller — and will open up the doors to grilling just about anything. Whether you’re using charcoal or gas, here are my tips on heat control,…

Best Paint Colors

Designer Color Palette: Navy & Pink

Executive editor Kimberley Brown shares the colors inspiring her this season. Of the many quips people like to quote from legendary fashion editor Diana Vreeland, her remark that “Pink is the navy blue of India” might be the most repeated.  As a result, these two colors are forever linked…

Decorating Advice

Editor’s Inspiration: Fresh Summer Fabrics

Senior design editor Stacey Smithers shares what’s inspiring her this season. Each summer, designers gravitate toward nautical navy and white fabrics. But these days, I’ve been craving something a little greener — and little fresher. The colors on my inspiration board are ones you’d find under a rainforest canopy: lush,…

Outdoor

Everything You Need To Host A Pool Party This Summer

Assistant design editor Jennifer Koper shares her top picks for poolside entertaining.  If you’re lucky enough to have a pool in your backyard, we’ll know where to find you on summer weekends — not to mention your family and friends! So why not prep your outdoor space for entertaining with some…

Outdoor

Breathtaking Boathouses You’ll Want To Live In

Dream of falling asleep to the sound of the waves underneath!

Pet Style

10 Dogs Who Love The Cottage As Much As You Do!

Browse our gallery of pups who love ruffing it.

Decorating Advice

12 Palm Beach Interiors That Are Bursting With Color

Step inside some of the area's most sought-after abodes.