Guest Picks: A Stylish Little Cottage

Having a tiny lakeside cabin does not mean it can’t have fashion — a bit of paint, new linens and a few brilliant mod accessories may make even the most miniature of cottages a bright and cheerful retreat to be appreciated up until late fall. — Lori from automatism

Linen Tablecloth by Stripe Fog Linen Function – $85

Make an al fresco supper a particular one with a fairly striped tablecloth in easy-care linen. Add a pitcher of wildflowers and unexpectedly hamburgers become an event!


Freestyle Large Print by Samantha French – $75

Freestyle, a lovely print from an original oil painting by artist Samantha French, would be an ideal present for someone who’s just bought a lakeside cabin — a promise of many happy summer days to come spent in and around the water.

Stainless Steel Wood Basket, Bebop – $354.23

Many men and women are extending the enjoyment of their cottages into the warmer months of fall and beyond. This elegant wood stand by Andre Gilli is a tasteful alternative to the usual loose stack of wood by the cabin stove, and turns a storage requirement into a work of art.


Pop Orange Flower Plate – $6.95

Does this melamine plate include colour to the menu, but reassurance as well — no need to stress if it slides off the dock into the lake.

Rosendahl Lantern – $90

When dusk falls, a beautiful lantern will include a warm and cosy glow indoors as you unwind and listen to the loons call upon the lake.


Modern Patio Chair by Fillingham Art Furniture Design – $765

These beautiful handmade patio chairs of solid walnut, northern white cedar and stainless steel not just have an tasteful mid-century contemporary vibe, but they don’t mind being left out in the rain once in a while, either.

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Hands On Salad Bowl – $42

This fantastic looking salad bowl is smart too: the servers are integrated into the bowl, perfect for storage in miniature cottage kitchens.

Unison Larch Medium Charcoal Blanket – $72

The design of this Larch Blanket by Unison is reminiscent of tree shadows on a summer afternoon, but is lovely and cozy on cool nights also.


Flora N1 print by Miles Of Light – $30

This delicate print out of Miles of Light evokes sunny afternoon walks in the forests, collecting interesting leaves and other natural items for little souvenirs of summer at the cabin.


Dr. Yes Chair by Kartell, Set of 2 – $374

The stylish Dr. Yes Chair by Philippe Starck and Eugeni Quitllet not only contains great lines, but fantastic practicality too; made from modified polypropylene, it is just as comfortable outdoors because it’s inside. A wide range of colors means that you can mix and match your look as well.


Ljusa Hand-Powered Flashlight – $4.99

I simply love the retro contemporary design of this flashlight. And thanks to the smart hand-powered design, no batteries are needed, which makes it ideal for cabin use.


Large Vintage Yellow Ice Bucket by Estate Eclectic – $24

This cheerful yellow classic ice bucket (using the fantastic style information of a lucite handle and lid) will make chilled drinks on the dock extra chic.


White Birch Tapper Candle Holders by Urban + Forest – $16

Add just a little atmosphere to a cabin supper with this pair of handmade taper candle holders made from reclaimed Maine white walnut timber. They are fairly and reflective of the surrounding woodland.

Dutch by Design

Red Cross Medicine Storage Box – $40

Maintain your inventory of band-aids, sunblock, bug repellent and other cabin necessities stylishly stored within this retro-inspired Red Cross medicine box.


Vintage Pair of Teak Atomic Boomerang Dishes by Wise Apple Vintage – $14

This tiny pair of classic teak atomic boomerang shaped dishes would include hot Scandinavian style to a serving of nuts, olives or sweets at the table or on the dock.


Coleman Jug Cooler by Old Green Canoe – $21

Drink beverages on the dock with cheerful retro style employing this fantastic classic Coleman jug cooler. It is fun and functional too.


Ikea PS Sandskär Tray Table, White Р$34.99

With its broad base, this stylish table is a fantastic option for a cabin lot with jagged floor — along with the removable table can be utilized as a serving tray if the party moves indoors. It’s also UV-stabilized and fade-resistant, so in the event that you leave it outside once in a while there is no need to stress.

Haus Interior

Deluxe Bocce Ball Set – $450

When the weather turns a little too cool for swimming, toss on a sweater and break out the bocce ball set! This beautiful version is as decorative as it’s fun — it will look great in the living area, awaiting another game.


Triangle Mug Set – GBP 35

Add some cheerful geometric colour to morning coffee on the dock with one of these Triangle mugs. They are available separately or as a pair of four.

Olympic Firebowl/Grill – $415

Being at the cabin means you never wish to go indoors, and that includes eating. This streamlined and elegant fire bowl lets you barbecue quickly and easily — consistently great when everyone is hungry from a day to the water.

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