House & Home July 2018 - Summer Homes, Cottages & Fresh-Air Decorating

Each issue, you'll tour beautiful homes, discover exciting new stores and products and be inspired by decorating advice from design authority Lynda Reeves 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 STYLE See the palettes that define celebrity homes, from moody jewel tones to bold and bright schemes. MUST-TRY RECIPES This sweet and savoury Rhubarb Raspberry Olive Oil Cake by Jackie Kai Ellis is the perfect dessert for summer gatherings. LATEST HOME TOUR NEW H&H TV EPISODES See how designer Emily Griffin transformed this condo with architectural details, soft colour and a mix of old and new. TIPS & TRICKS Learn how to shop for vintage finds like a pro. GARDENING ADVICE Get 15 big ideas for small city gardens to create the urban oasis of your dreams. Apple, the Apple logo, and iMac are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Photography by Joe Schmelzer (Mindy Kaling)/Jackie Kai Ellis (cake)/Jason Stickley (condo)/ André Rider (antiques)/Donna Griffi th (garden)/courtesy of Henryot & Cie (Hilary Swank)…

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a cottage of one’s own

Around this time every year, I start looking at realestate listings online. It’s not because I’m planning to upsize or downsize my city house. Instead, I’m saving oceanfront properties in Nova Scotia (the shingles make me swoon), country homes in Quebec’s Eastern Townships and cabins on Manitoba’s many lakes. The purpose? A summer getaway spot. I know, there’s a heated debate between those who prefer to rent without the responsibility — “Why not just book a cute Airbnb?” — and those who want to own. Even though I understand the pros and cons, I’m in the latter camp. For one, it’s a chance to decorate a new space in a different style from your everyday life. (I’m dying to try that whisper-pale Scandi look and warm it up with woven furniture…

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NATALIE TAYLOR Writer, “Style Files: Profile” (page 21) A Toronto writer, Natalie specializes in travel and lifestyle content and has written for National Geographic, Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure. Favourite thing to grill? The classic hamburger! And to up the ante for salads or burgers: halloumi cheese. Favourite summer escape? Montreal. I explore the markets and neighbourhoods, take bike rides or go to a festival. Magnifique! SYDNEY LONEY Writer, “Where the Living is Breezy” (page 74) From health to travel to decorating, Sydney writes about it all for national newspapers and magazines. You’ll never leave for the cottage without… Poppy, my flat-coated retriever. It’s her happy place as much as it is mine. Favourite summer escape? The East Coast. Last summer we went on a quest for the best lobster roll,…

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your letters

The May issue hit the trifecta for me: my favourite singer, Johnny Reid; my favourite designer, Sarah Richardson; and my favourite dog breed, the wheaton terrier on the cover! Thank you for the fabulous issue. — JENNY BARKLEY Just reading the “RSVP” page in the May issue. Your readers often mention that they want to see “prices that the average Canadian can afford,” but H&H is about inspiration. I love searching out similar items I see on your pages at thrift or big box stores. My latest score is a beautiful coffee table book I found at a local thrift shop for a fraction of the price I would’ve paid new! — PAULA SHIELDS I noticed that Joel Bray was not on the masthead of the April 2018 magazine! I’m a fan of his…

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liz @ the lake

Located in the heart of the Muskokas in the buzzy summer town of Port Carling, Ont., Liz @ The Lake feels like a fabulous friend’s cottage. Framed by expansive windows, wooden beams and creamy white walls, its stylish vignettes and cosy seating areas invite you to linger a little longer. And from the 30-foot-long deck, you can watch boats cruising past while admiring the outdoor furniture. The key difference? Everything here is for sale. “We have a lot of design projects in this area and it’s convenient to have a store to draw from,” says owner Elizabeth Law. “This shop serves those clients and beyond.” The shop is the natural extension of her sister store, Elizabeth Interiors, in Burlington, Ont., but the offerings are better suited to boathouses and bunkies than…

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province of canada

WHO: Julie Brown and Jeremy Watt WHERE: Toronto CONNECT:, @provinceofcanada THE SCOOP: A new home collection of versatile cotton throws and cushions — named after Canadian locations and ideal for cool nights at the cottage — sees four-year-old Province of Canada grow from a fashion label to a lifestyle brand. HOMEGROWN: The company’s offerings are 100 per cent made in Canada. Each home product is designed in-house, and woven and sewn in the country. “We wanted our brand to reference a time when things were made locally using natural materials,” says Jeremy. NAME GAME: The company’s moniker stems from the Act of Union in 1840, which united Canada before the colonies redivided into Ontario and Quebec. It also hints at the brand’s romantic origin story. Quebec-born Julie and Ontario-raised…