Cottage Style

Muskoka Living Interiors: Tradewinds
Cottages portray coastal decor with blues and whites, exposed beams and cathedral ceilings - a year round bliss.
Growing up with a cottage and visiting other cottages with friends has always been a summer tradition.
A new favourite of mine, is cottaging in the winter, filled with snow sports, and cuddling up by the fire.
While my cottage was not accessible in the winter, I enjoyed a few times up at other cottages in the winter.
The beautiful landscape of snow through the window, while keeping warm by the fire.

I have a subscription to Style at Home magazine, and the August edition was focused on pretty cottages.
One company that stood out was Muskoka Living.
The Muskoka cottage area is where I grew up visiting, and these designs are some of my favourites.

Muskoka Living Interiors

Big tables are a key element at a cottage for entertaining - especially since I love cooking and baking, as well as having friends and family to visit.
I grew up with a cottage with painted wood panels, so maybe it's just me, but I feel like this makes it seem more like a cottage. I think that this gives more of a coastal feel.
The lantern style lights hanging over the table give a more rustic feel, while the silver and lights inside are more chic. I love these lights.
Also, I love how the table is accented with blue cups, which is a colour associated with the coastal style.

Muskoka Living Interiors: Tradewinds
One of my favourite things that my boyfriends parent's cottage has is exposed beams on the ceiling, I love rustic feel of this.
Another favourite is this fireplace, with the barn door styled cupboard to hide the tv.

Muskoka Living Interiors: Windover Main
I love when cottages are big and open, with cathedral ceilings and a lot of windows to bring in light during the day.

Another key item in a cottage is a bath tub, which my cottage did not have as a kid.
Cottages are for relaxing, so this is really adds to the relaxation factor, especially in the winters to warm up!

Check out more of my cottage inspirations on my Pinterest board.


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