WELCOME TO THE WEEKEND
In quaint yet hip Prince Edward County, a family finds solace in simple summer living
Cyclists glide along the country roads, and vineyards appear in vast stripes across sun-soaked fields. Wine-tasting tours, farm-to-table restaurants and markets featuring local produce, meats and cheeses appear around the bend. Birdwatchers traipse through the nearby woods, and kids take to the waves. In fact, on certain summer days, the white sands and turquoise waters of Lake Ontario around Prince Edward County look almost tropical. “There’s so much natural beauty here,” says designer Jennifer Garnett. No wonder she, along with husband Joe Strolz and 11-year-old daughter Zara, make this place their getaway almost every weekend.
“Joe and I have been coming to the area for about nine years,” says Jennifer. “So when an opportunity came up to buy a year-round cottage, we had to take it. When we walked into this house, a sense of calm came over me,” she continues, referring to the effect
SOFA, CHAIRS, POUFFE, HomeSense; vintage TABLE, Frugal & Company; metal PLANTER, Dead People’s Stuff Antiques.
LEFT, TOP “I love transformation,” says designer Jennifer Garnett (pictured). “You start with nothing and emerge with a place where everyone feels good.” DESIGN, Jennifer Garnett, email@example.com; ARCHITECTURE, CONTRACTING, Structural Anomaly; SOFA, Article; SIDE TABLE, ARTWORK, Guff; SCONCE, pink graphic TOSS CUSHION, HomeSense; RUG, eCarpetGallery; black and white TOSS CUSHION, West Elm. LEFT Hugo the dog basks in the fresh air, and the family isn’t far behind. Mornings often start at this cozy seating area with a cup of coffee.