Send private apartment – vividly designed cottage design
The place. The mantra of the real estate broker is sung by house hunters everywhere, and in cottage country, the chorus takes a feverish pitch. Finding the perfect private Harbour point patience – so it helps if you have stared it for nearly five years. “From our previous works on the same Lake, we saw”, says homeowners Katie McLean, “and waited, that is the place on the market.” And the husband of Katie, Brian? He did not come to see the hut before they bought it. “But he knew the property,” says Katie.
The Kawarthas, Ontario, Feriensiedlungsort was ideal, but the House showed decor of the 1970s and a clumsy layout, which ignored the best asset of the hut: his view. “I knew that I independently not could tackle the layout,” says Katie, so she asked the designer Robyn Clarke by Robyn Clarke + co. Interior design, to to take a look.
Although Robyn (they have it, since they moved to Calgary) had been the home of McLean in Toronto, was in rough shape, saw his potential. “Robyn had more or less unlimited power of Attorney,” says Katie, whose only Anweisungen were to open the layout and to give a view of the kitchen (so she could observe closely their four children), as well as to create a fresh, bright, modern interiors.
Dining room: The house owner Katie and Brian McLean wanted that it is connected to the dining room and the kitchen, but the room was a few levels down. The designer Robyn Clarke opened the Archway between the two spaces, and wrapped the kitchen countertop and cabinets around the corner and down into the dining room, where the Bank of cabinets as a sideboard and forging a Visual link with the rest of the room.
White Wall shelves provide extra storage space
Open shelves: In the dining room, set up the floating shelves clean lines and provide exhibition space for knick-knacks, kitchenware, and works of art. A wine refrigerator and wine racks are hidden under the work surface, so that the surface is used often as a cocktail bar.
Kitchen equipped with leather chairs – shiny pendant lights above the countertop
Kitchen: Katie loves the new open space. The kitchen island marks the spot where a wall stood. Robyn had stained the island, but she mistook for the cabinets a creamy color, to achieve the airy, fresh feeling for the big room.
Stone built-in fire – lime sofa and low wooden table
Living room: Sofa is perfect for cottage country lounging to the touch – hard, but soft. “The old fireplace was in the corner; so we moved him and he will be more than an institution,”says Robyn.
Living room – large armchair and round coffee table
Seating: “the first time we were seated, my friend had called the place”The Nook”, and since then it is the”, Katie says in the cosy lounge with four comfortable armchairs. Sliding doors capture the cross-wind that cools the sultriest high summer evening.
Roof terrace – patio with rattan Dining chairs and wooden table
Terrace: Katie faces the anthrazit-coloured hut, given a fresh white order for a maritime feel. Robyn had replaced the spindles on the terrace railings with Plexiglas, to secure a clear view on the Lake.
Bedrooms in the fresh light colours designed
Bedroom: Well covered bed and modern home decor give the feeling of a luxury personalised holiday colony. “Country life is always so busy, and it’s beautiful, home to come in a well-tailored bed at the end of the day,” says Robyn. The bedside lamps have an ivory finish that adds texture; the drum shade and graphically patterned bedding keep modern mood.
Rustic bathroom design – sink with Cabinet
Bathroom: “We opted for modern items such as wall fittings and bottom-mounted sink”, says Robyn.
Thematic device in outdoor – rattan garden furniture and table set
View: On the terrace is the perfect place, a round wooden table and casual wicker chairs to enjoy drinks while they are looking at the prospect.
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