De­signer At Home.

Modecor-in­spired In­te­ri­ors

Ottawa Business Journal - Ottawa at Home - - WHAT’S INSIDE - Writ­ten by MARY TAGGART Pho­tog­ra­phy by MARK HOLLERON

Mau­reen Coates’ nat­u­ral cot­tage flair.

The set­ting dic­tates the style, ar­chi­tec­ture and decor of a cot­tage. For ex­am­ple, our cot­tage is set in a par­tially-wooded, rus­tic area – there­fore, the log cot­tage and the decor re­flect that.

— Mau­reen Coates

For in­te­rior dec­o­ra­tor Mau­reen Coates, the log home she and her hus­band Mike built on Cen­ten­nial Lake is a re­treat for their fam­ily. While they bought the prop­erty in 2000, they re­searched and waited five years be­fore be­gin­ning con­struc­tion of their “Dis­cov­ery Dream Homes” cot­tage.

As a dec­o­ra­tor, Mau­reen made mod­i­fi­ca­tions to the plan and, as a wife, she ad­justed her own ideas to meet her hus­band half way on a few is­sues. The re­sult is a dé­cor that show­cases some mas­cu­line in­flu­ences with Mau­reen’s tal­ented touches for the over­all ef­fect. To­gether, they have cre­ated a re­laxed fam­ily liv­ing space that is well-thought out and dressed up with the flair of a pro­fes­sional.

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