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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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houseandhome.com

CELEBRITY STYLE Tour the Tribeca building, which is home to other A-list stars, like Justin Timberlake. NEW H&H TV EPISODES See how decorator Michelle Hanna transformed a 1980s condo using a masterful blend of global styles, colours and textures. DIY ARCHIVES Boost charm and function in the kitchen with a wall-mounted plate rack. MUST-TRY RECIPES Get delicious plant-based summer recipes, including Spicy Mushroom Tacos with Crispy Tempeh, from The Greenhouse Cookbook. DECORATING & DESIGN Peek 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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contributors

ROSEMARY COUNTER Writer, “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-SMITH Writer, “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 WALTERS I’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 PAVAN I was thrilled to see the Victoria, B.C., home…

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pillow talk

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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bold moves

BEFORE: The hallway of the 1905 neo-Georgian mansion in midtown Manhattan already had gorgeous herringbone wood floors and handsome panelling masking several doors, but the all-white walls felt too plain for the space. No natural light filters through the passageway, and because the house was most recently a commercial building, exposed sprinkler pipes snake across the vaulted ceilings. AFTER: Painting the panelling black created a dramatic backdrop for a collection of faux tortoiseshells, which the designers connected to cerused oak blocks with brass rods to mimic the look of a museum display. The result transforms the hallway from a plain passageway into an artful gallery space. Overhead, a welded-steel sculpture by Ridgley Studio Works hides the sprinkler pipes and casts branch-like shadows that mimic the feeling of natural light. Text by Emily…

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