House & Home July 2019 - Summer House, Cottaages & Fresh-Air Decorating

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CELEBRITY STYLE Stunning Mediterranean touches wow in the former L.A. home of Vanessa Hudgens. FRESH RECIPES Serve Joanna Gaines’ heavenly Peach Caprese from her cookbook, Magnolia Table. LATEST HOME TOUR NEW H&H TV EPISODES Take a city backyard from basic to boho with these DIYs from shop owner Autumn Hachey. INSPIRATION Discover Texas-based designer Emily Summers’ clean and cool aesthetic in her new book, Distinctly Modern Interiors. DECORATING & DESIGN See 40+ standout bathrooms. Apple, the Apple logo, and iMac are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Photography courtesy of Sotheby’s International Realty (Vanessa’s home)/Vanessa Hudgens via Instagram (Vanessa’s portrait)/from Magnolia Table by Joanna Gaines, ©2018, reprinted by permission of William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers (salad)/courtesy of Magnolia (Joanna’s portrait)/Autumn Hachey (Autumn’s portrait)/ by Eric Piasecki, from Distinctly Modern Interiors by Emily Summers (white sitting…

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you say cottage, i say cabin

As a child, my summers started with a 12-hour car ride from the middle of Alberta to the interior of British Columbia. My sisters and I would only be allowed one break, so we’d settle in for the ride, limbs all askew, reading books, playing car games but mostly just idly looking out the window. As the golden hue of the Prairies morphed into the majesty of the Rocky Mountains, we would call out familiar landmarks along the way — the Calgary Tower, the Three Sisters mountain range, the Enchanted Forest theme park — each one bringing us a step closer to two or three highly anticipated weeks of waterskiing, boat rides and ice cream. Maybe you have similar memories of getting to your cabin in the Selkirks, cottage on a…

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EMA PETER Photographer, “Coastal Bistro” (page 38) Ema received her first camera at age six, and the interior and architectural shooter has never let go. Your ideal alfresco picnic includes… Prosciutto-wrapped melon, Brie de Meaux, a French baguette, a bottle of chilled bubbles and, of course, chocolate truffles. Top patio hosting tip? Decorate as much as possible! The ambience is just as important as the food you serve. IRIS BENAROIA Writer, “Let’s Have Coffee in the Garden” (page 58) A former associate editor of the National Post’s Homes section, Iris has been writing about design since sponge-painted walls were in fashion. Top patio hosting tip? Offer coralbright cocktails guests can’t refuse, like an Aperol spritz or Pimm’s cup. Favourite cottage activity? As a newish mom, it’s pure bliss to relax with a book — but…

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Just when I thought H&H was getting a little too ho-hum, I get my May 2019 issue — it’s fabulous! — KATHRYN MEYER, Toronto I’ve been a subscriber for about 10 years; thank you very much for the beautiful May issue. I’m savouring the photos and locales. The design in this issue is so creative and moving. Thanks for taking it up a notch! — MARGOT SCHMIDT ANDRESS, Minneapolis, Minn. Kudos to Tommy Smythe and Lindsay Mens Craig for what they accomplished in that magnificent Connecticut home (“New Wave,” May). The preservation of pure elegance yet the creation of comfort and casual coastal style was magically achieved. Very well done! — NANCY NEWTON, N.S. On your May cover, you write “The New Wallpaper and Why You Need It.” It’s very good advice for Canadians who pay…

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july style files

GOTTA HAVE IT Bring a tropical resort vibe to city terraces or cottage docks with large woven lanterns in natural rattan and bamboo. SHOP LOCK + QUAY Designer Christopher Spraggett’s well-appointed Muskoka shop is filled with covetable furniture, lighting and accessories, but most people notice the floor first. “It looks like a hand-painted floor, but it’s actually covered in eight- by 10-foot printed vinyl oilcloth floor mats,” says Christopher. “I bought a bunch and arranged them together; it’s more practical for people coming in with wet shoes.” His creative approach makes Lock + Quay a rich source for cottage style that’s anything but cliché. The 900-square-foot store’s diverse collection includes rustic teak chairs, mod lamps and chunky woven baskets, all in organic hues reminiscent of sand, stone and water. “I lean toward texture and…

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double take

“DUSTY MUSTARD YELLOW PAIRED WITH DEEP MOSSY GREEN IS SO ’70s!” MONTANA BURNETT INTO Arched passages and doorways — creating a curvy, framed view — soften a space. I’m also seeing the quintessential ’70s wet bar in my mind’s eye. OVER IT Tufted velvet HOT SPOT The Surfrider Hotel in Malibu, Calif. ALDA PEREIRA INTO Japanese design sensibilities, especially using humble materials such as plywood and linen, and injecting character with lighting. OVER IT Brushed brass HOT SPOT Japan “I’D PAIR THIS SHADE WITH LUNCH BAG BEIGE” Guest Appearance GIVE A POWDER ROOM OR GUEST BATHROOM FRESH ZEST WITH LINEN HAND TOWELS WOVEN WITH INTRICATE DESIGNS IN JUICY LEMON AND LIME HUES. EACH TOWEL IS FINISHED WITH A FLIRTY FRINGE AND HAND-LOOMED IN PORTUGAL BY A SINGLE ARTISAN FOR CASA CUBISTA. Compiled by Kimberley Brown, Amanda Tucci and Emily Evans (Double Take)/Text…