Cottage Envy

It seems like we are having a hot hot summer!! Lots of Torontonian may not very much into the heat; However, you gonna love it after 9PM! Cause it's perfect for the patio time, all the heat from daytime starts cooling down without feeling the chill. Even if after midnight, the temperature still great. And it will be perfect if you could lay down and watch the night time of the sky,  so quiet and peaceful with a little bit of summer breeze.  Thinking of experience that at your own place?  Here are some samples from HGTV which shows you how to make your summer house, backyard or cottage more open air. 


Cottage Envy

By: Michelle Carangi of Montreal-based design office and blog,Holley&Gill

August is here and we thankfully still have a few weeks left to unwind. Most of us, it not all of us, have or will find some way to get away from it all. Either spending the day at the local beach or a long weekend at a far-away cottage, abandoning the dust and smog of urban living has never been easier. In order to be able to face the months ahead with a stronger and more renewed you, a retreat is a must.

When I think of a retreat, I can’t help but dream of a reflective lake as a permanent backdrop to quiet evenings, listening to a gentle wind rustling the trees and enjoying family meals outdoors. Although not entirely consumed by the idea of “roughing it”, I certainly am all for spending as much time as possible enjoying the tranquility of the open air (with running water being a must), in places like these:

A Summer House

This deck would be the most idyllic perch for the last few weeks of summer. The serenity of nothing but a lake view could possibly keep me there for slightly longer... 

The Perfect Cottage
My Scandinavian Retreat blog

I would love nothing more than to unwind by exploring rocky beaches like this one, followed by lots of long afternoon naps with unread magazines and books by my side.

Modern Cabin on the Water


With more of a modern feel, this cabin which sits in between two banks allows for swimming, boating and fishing, on tap, right at the doorstep. In my eyes, this is a perfect family getaway for those looking to enjoy the simple life in a stylish and contemporary way.

A Vintage Airstream Rental

Vintage Vacations 

The allure of a holiday in a vintage Airstream must stem from seeing them styled so beautifully in magazines. I am not sure real life vacationing in them would compare, but I am definitely willing to try it out.

A Backyard Retreat

And if you are not able to get away, for now I would suggest still taking the time to enjoy the warmth outside. Finding a secluded spot in a backyard, balcony or deck for a quiet moment is a retreat in itself.


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