A dark and closed-off cottage on Lake Simcoe gets a major style upgrade by designer Barbara Purdy. See how she completely reimagined the space as a relaxed and refined weekend getaway.
Keeping with a Canadian aesthetic, Barbara painted the walls white and left some of the original wood accents. She opened up the cramped rooms, starting with the entryway, which welcomes with breathtaking views of the water. Once a tiny space at the back, the kitchen is now one of the cottage’s best features, thanks to a barn door, stainless steel countertops, wood cabinets and a black vintage-look storage unit. The living room has access to multiple rooms, so Barbara defined the space with the furniture layout, and placed the TV under the stairs to keep the fireplace open. A sitting area just off the living room offers a cozy spot to read a book on rainy days. The main floor’s finishes are carried upstairs for a cohesive look.
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July 10, 2017
Design, Barbara Purdy and Olivia Botrie, Barbara Purdy Design (416) 784-3400 or barbarapurdydesign.com; contracting, Bob McCartney, Crieff Construction, (519) 767-6178 or email@example.com; cabinetry, Olympic Kitchens, (416) 266-8851 or olympickitchens.ca; beams, Century Wood Products, (519) 855-9559 or centurywood.com; dining table, Cornerstone Home Interiors, (416) 767-8170 or cornerstonefurniture.ca; chairs, chandelier, RH Restoration Hardware, 1-800-910-9836 or rh.com; wall, ceiling and white cabinetry color, Oxford White (CC-30), Benjamin Moore, 1-800-361-5898 or benjaminmoore.ca; dark cabinetry color, Off-Black (57), Farrow & Ball, 1-877-363-1040 or farrow-ball.com; honed Carrara marble (on peninsula), York Fabrica, (416) 235-0161 or yorkmarble.com; sink by Kindred, faucet by Perrin & Rowe, Roman Bath Centre, (416) 787-1219 or romanbathcentre.com; flooring, Trends & Trades, (647) 881-0311 or trendandtrades.ca; artwork by Scott McEwan, L’Atelier, (416) 966-0200; beams, Century Wood Products, (519) 855-9559 or centurywood.com; barstools, pendants, RH Restoration Hardware, 1-800-910-9836 or rh.com; island, sink, countertop, Perfect Stainless, (416) 533-5653 or perfect stainless.com; faucet by Kohler, Roman Bath Centre, (416) 787-1219 or romanbathcentre.com; refrigerator by Fisher & Paykel, combination oven by Thermador, dishwasher by Bosch, range by Bertazzoni, hood by Zephyr, Appliance Canada, (905) 660-2424 or appliancecanada.com. Pantry: Barn door hardware and Z-brace, Real Sliding Hardware, realslidinghardware.com; black cabinetry color, Off-Black (57), Farrow & Ball, 1-877-363-1040 or farrow-ball.com; pillows on bench, yellow pillows in living room, batik pillows in bedroom, Memo Showroom, Walter G. pillows, memoshowroom.com; coffee table basket, Peaks and Rafters.
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