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House & Home August 2017 – Cottage & Cabin Style

Each issue, you'll tour beautiful homes, discover exciting new stores and products and be inspired by decorating advice from design authority Lynda Reeves, editor Beth Hitchcock and a host of talented designers and stylists. Get House & Home digital magazine subscription today for DIY projects, recipes and tips on entertaining, and meet the hottest designers making news.

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CELEBRITY STYLETour the Tribeca building, which is home to other A-list stars, like Justin Timberlake.NEW H&H TV EPISODESSee how decorator Michelle Hanna transformed a 1980s condo using a masterful blend of global styles, colours and textures.DIY ARCHIVESBoost charm and function in the kitchen with a wall-mounted plate rack.MUST-TRY RECIPESGet delicious plant-based summer recipes, including Spicy Mushroom Tacos with Crispy Tempeh, from The Greenhouse Cookbook.DECORATING & DESIGNPeek inside 15 dreamy Hamptons homes that epitomize stylish summer living.Apple, the Apple logo, and iMac are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.Photography courtesy of Trulia (Jennifer’s home)/Jennifer Lawrence via Facebook (Jennifer’s portrait)/by Elena Mari and Nathan Legiehn (tacos, cookbook)/Jason Stickley (Michelle Hanna condo)/ Kim Jeffery (DIY)/Tria Giovan (Hamptons home, Out East: Houses and Gardens of the Hamptons by Jennifer…

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a summer state of mind

I didn’t grow up cottaging or packing up the car and heading to the country. Our house — a white stucco bungalow in Brights Grove, Ont. — overlooked Lake Huron; the beach was an extension of our front yard. Days were spent swimming, catching minnows and making castles from the clay along the grassy banks. Evenings were for eating countless cobs of buttered corn on the front porch while admiring movie-perfect sunsets. Trust me, I knew from an early age just how lucky I was.Once, when family friends came to visit, their three kids, who were about my age, insisted on calling our home a cottage. They all lived on a working farm, so naturally, our lakefront house defied their definitions of “home.” I remember correcting them more than once…

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ROSEMARY COUNTERWriter, “In the Mix” (page 48)A Toronto–based writer and author of the humour book A Decadent Housewife, Rosemary’s work has appeared in The New Yorker, Maclean’s, Elle and The New York Times. What’s your favourite cottage getaway? My father, a punny lawyer, has a place in Muskoka called Counter Point and a boat called the Knot Guilty. My brothers, their partners and friends make every weekend a free-for-all of fun.CHRIS NUTTALL-SMITHWriter, “Kitchen Stories: Fred Morin” (page 86)For five years, Chris ate his way around Toronto as a food critic for The Globe and Mail, and before that, Toronto Life. Today he’s a judge on Top Chef Canada: All-Stars. Where do you go to relax? My wife, son and I go to a friend’s farm in Prince Edward County, Ont.…

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your letters

I’ve been a fan of House & Home for years, but was particularly moved by the article on Tamara Taggart’s home (“Full House,” May). I never realized H&H was missing something that makes me proud to be Canadian: inclusivity. Give us more! Show us how different families with special needs make their homes work for them.— ANDREA WALTERSI’d encourage you not to promote covering backyards in concrete like in June’s “Garden Goals.” In this age of microburst storms and flash floods, homeowners need to look for ways to get rainwater into the ground rather than letting it run offinto the neighbours’ yards or storm sewers. I challenge you to seek out landscape architects doing low-impact designs and feature their successes.— LESLEY PAVANI was thrilled to see the Victoria, B.C., home…

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pillow talk

An inviting living room in the new Merchant Sons shop in downtown Toronto. (hotography courtesy of Merchant Sons (Style Resource))(Text by Kimberley Brown (Style Resource))Merchant Sons’ super-soft sweatshirt pillows may have been inspired by the colours of busy downtown Toronto, but layering some on a sofa or bed introduces a laid-back comfort that’s more cottage than city. Made in Canada with all-Canadian materials, the pillows can be paired with a matching sweatshirt throw for double the cosiness. The home decor brand recently opened its first namesake store in a Victorian rowhouse in Toronto, where visitors can find the full Merchant Sons line, including plush cotton towels and high-performance bedsheets. 18" sq., $40; 14" x 24", $50. At Merchant Sons. ■…

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bright spot

(Amanda Tucci (Bright Spot)/)WITH A SHAPELY SILHOUETTE and seafaring blue shade, the new Cloche pendant by Tracy Glover Studio floats as effortlessly in a room as a buoy on tranquil waters. Handblown to order in Pawtucket, R.I., it’s available in seven metal finishes and 29 glass colours. Cloche pendant in Steel Blue and Brushed Brass, $1,830. At Hollace Cluny. ■…