Cottage Life: Rustic Refinement

Cottage Life: a beautiful rustic cottage with refined touches.
Cottage Life: a beautiful rustic cottage with refined touches.

While most retailers have already moved on from Cottage Life themed decor and are trying to get us to think about autumn, I say relax.  It's summer time. Mix yourself a G&T, kick back, and savor the warm weather while it lasts. To help you with this, enjoy this gorgeous summer home in the Laurentians that mixes rustic charm with small, but refining touches.

The basics of this living room are classic cottage: panelled, white washed walls, natural wood tones and even a canoe. The starkness of the gallery wall featuring modern black and white prints is offset by the warmth of the traditional decor.

Cottage Life: a beautiful rustic cottage with refined touches
Cottage Life: a beautiful rustic cottage with refined touches

Simple white bedding and throws keep things simple.

Cottage Life: a beautiful rustic cottage with refined touches
Cottage Life: a beautiful rustic cottage with refined touches

In the kitchen, the farmhouse table and traditional color are given a modern lift with the range and hood.  See the whole cottage in the August issue of House and Home