Summer Cottage Style in the City or the Country

Summer Cottage Style in the City or the Country

Sarah Coffey
Jul 7, 2008

The July issue of Canadian House & Home takes a peek inside a Halifax home and a Muskoka getaway. Although one's in the city and one's in a lakeside cottage community, they both have a clean, rustic aesthetic that's perfect for laid-back living...

Located on an island in Muskoga's lake country, this cottage was recently renovated by architect Gordon Ridgely.

White walls, hardwoord floors, and natural accents keep things simple and serene. A wraparound porch with windows lets light in throughout the house.

To try a similar look, use inexpensive wicker furniture and rattan rugs with white walls and neutral accents.

In this urban Halifax home, the owner creates the feel of a seaside cottage with vintage finds, comfortable furniture, and unfussy accents.

For more, see the July issue of Canadian House & Home.

Photos: Canadian House & Home

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