vintage, coastal & natural décor inspirations
Citrus colours and vintage inspiration come together in a classic cottage on the Big Rideau. A hammock in the trees, a bunkhouse and a screened-in porch surround the framework of the Cross family gathering place. It sleeps as many as seventeen on a weekend when the lake seems to call the entire family as meals are shared, games are played, books are read and happy hour starts early! The living is easy – but stylish too.
The cottage décor has a rustic feel that tastefully embraces vintage charm. Fabrics in florals, plaids and stripes mix with bright coloured solids to create a fresh look. When asked for one tip that Jennifer Cross can offer to achieve the same look, she half jokes: “Gallons and gallons of white paint.”