Designer Kate Thornley-Hall takes us through her renovated 1870s ski chalet in Collingwood, Ontario, which has been transformed into a rustic retreat. Get her decorating tips for creating a cozy, cabin-style space complete with wool flatweave rugs, vintage finds and reclaimed wood.
Kate started by extending the back of the cabin to create additional space for her family of five, as well as a cozy entryway that welcomes you to the mudroom. The open-concept main room includes the kitchen, dining and living room, making it the hub for entertaining. In the kitchen, a standout marble countertop steals the show. Pops of red, Hudson’s Bay stripes and a maple leaf print carpet inject a Canadian note into the living room, while a crystal deer head chandelier above the pine dining table adds glam. Upstairs, the master bedroom has a French chalet feel to it with bird wallpaper and matching curtains.
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November 19, 2012
Contractor, Blake Farrow Project Management, Collingwood, Ont. (705) 888-0424 or visit blakefarrowprojectmanagement.ca; architect, Robert McCrea, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Page 94: Maple Leafs carpet by Eric Mathew, Source UK, Toronto (416) 357-5007 or visit sourceuk.ca; HBC ottomans, The Bay, visit hbc.com; sofa, Peaks & Rafters, Port Carling, Ont. (705) 765-6868 or visit peaksandrafters.com; artwork (on mantel) by Mark Berens, Art Interiors, Toronto (416) 488-3157 or
visit artinteriors.ca; chair fabric, Designer Fabrics, Toronto (416) 531-2810 or visit designerfabrics.ca; cedar garland, Sheridan Nurseries, visit sheridan nurseries.com. Page 95: Exterior: Door, Lucan Architectural, Lucan, Ont. (519) 645-9079; wreath, Sheridan Nurseries, as above. Mantel: Sconce, Peaks & Rafters, as above; cedar garland, Sheridan Nurseries, as above. Page 96: Dining room: Table, chairs, Land & Ross Antiques, Shakespeare, Ont. (519) 625-8070 or visit landandross.com; chandelier, Akladios Antiques, Toronto (416) 544-1960; antler candleholders, curtain sewing by Marina Farrow, Peaks & Rafters, as above; light (on wall), L'Atelier, Toronto (416) 966-0200; drapes, rods, Designer Fabrics, as above; greenery, Sheridan Nurseries, as above. Hot chocolate: Wood square platter, Angus & Company, Toronto (416) 537-4104 or visit angusandcompany.com; greenery, Sheridan Nurseries, as above. Table detail: Red and white tureen and bowls, Cynthia Findlay Antiques, Toronto (416) 260-9057 or visit cynthiafindlay.com; napkins, Angus & Company, as above. Page 98: Kettle, Le Creuset, call 1-866-666-6162 or visit lecreuset.ca; pendant lights, Peaks & Rafters, as above; Heaven carpet by Eric Mathew, Source UK, as above; custom cabinet finish, Blake Farrow Project Management, as above; utensil canister, Elte, Toronto (416) 785-7885, 1-888-276-3583 or visit elte.com; cheese board (under oranges), Cynthia Findlay Antiques, as above. Page 100: Principal bedroom chair: Chest of drawers, Land & Ross Antiques, as above; tray, pitcher, plant pot, books (bottom two), Angus & Company, as above; throws (on chair), Elte, as above. Girls' bedroom: Beds, Bunk House Kids, Toronto (416) 915-4009, 1-800-588-8339 or visit bunkhousekids.com; Ralph Lauren wallpaper, Peaks & Rafters, as above; Laura Ashley bedding, The Bay, as above; Paisley carpet by Eric Mathew, Source UK, as above; curtains, Designer Fabrics, as above; silver vase, Elte, as above; cedar boughs, Sheridan Nurseries, as above. Principal bedroom bed: John Robshaw bedding, wallpaper, side table, sconces, Peaks & Rafters, as above; chandelier, Akladios Antiques, as above; blue throw, clock, Elte, as above. Bathroom: Custom cabinets, Blake Farrow Project Management, as above; tub, tap, sink, towels, cup, tray, Ginger's, Toronto (416) 787-1787, 1-888-444-3292 or visit gingersbath.com; mirror, towel bars, Restoration Hardware, visit restorationhardware.com; Diamond carpet by Smythe, Source UK, as above; wreath, Sheridan Nurseries, as above.
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