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Private Island Cottage Retreat

Designed by Natalie Hodgins & Shannon Morrison

Photography by Stacey Brandford

Living Room

Cottage living room with floor to ceiling windows

"A private island retreat is modernized and filled with soft sky blues, natural texture and warm contemporary furnishings for lakeside living at its finest. The result is serene and nature-inspired, but with personality to spare."

- Excerpt from House & Home Magazine (Aug. 2016)

Woman walking up to cottage surrounded by trees
Woman sitting among grouping of lakeside adirondack chairs


Cottage kitchen with blue island

"A large combined kitchen and living area lets people gather comfortably, and ensuite bathroom improves privacy. There's also ample built-in storage and large windows. "It's a fishbowl of beauty," says one owner about the window-lined living area. The same can be said of the dining room, which lets you feel as if you're right out in nature."

- Excerpt from House & Home Magazine (Aug. 2016)

Dining Room

Dinining room table  surrounded by large windows
Dining room table surrounding by large windows

Principal Bedroom & Ensuite

Blue and white cottage bedroom
Blue and white cottage bedroom
Blue built-in bedroom closets with view into ensuite bathroom
Ensuite bathroom with dark blue vanity

Guest Bed & Powder Room

Guest pull-down murphy bed
Powder room with small vanity and round rattan mirror


Cottage boathouse
Boat inside boathouse

Living Room Sources: Sarah Richardson Design: custom sofas, blue stool | Crate & Barrel: chairs | Elte: coffee table, chandelier | Eurocraft Restoration: refinishing of vintage media unit | Surya: rugs

Kitchen Sources: Benjamin Moore: lower cabinetry paint, Steel Wool (2121-20), upper cabinetry and shelves paint, Gray Owl (OC-52) | Northern Living Kitchen & Bath: millwork throughout | Muskoka Rock Company: flooring | Love the Design: stools | Angus & Company: lanterns

Dining Room Sources: Eurocraft Restoration: refinishing of vintage table, bench | Serena & Lily: dining chairs | Boo Boo & Lefty: end chairs | Angus & Company: chandelier | Elte  : rug | Love the Design: glass vases | Kravet: Lee Jofa table runner fabric

Principal Bedroom Sources: Sarah Richardson Design: custom headboard and bench, duvet cover | Kravet: Lee Jofa headboard fabric | Bilbrough & Co. : bench fabric | Surya: rug | Patina Antiques: bedside tables | Kantelberg + Co.: chandelier | Serena & Lily: sheets, throw blanket | Peaks & Rafters: ladders | Benjamin Moore: closet paint, Labrador Blue (CC-740)

Principal Ensuite Sources: Benjamin Moore: vanity paint, Kendall Charcoal (HC-166) | Ciot: countertop | RH Restoration Hardware : mirrors | Elte: sconce | Pottery Barn: pendants | Lee Valley: hardware | Absolutely Inc.: paddle artwork

Guest Bed & Powder Room Sources: Sarah Richardson for Kravet: accent pillow fabric | Vintage Fine Objects: chandelier | Green's Antiques: piano stool | Surva: jute rug | Benjamin Moore: vanity paints, White Down (CC-50), Dew Drop (CC-608) | Taps Bath: faucet | Victorian Revival: sconce | Pottery Barn: mirror

Boathouse Sources: Lake to Lake Construction & Design: boathouse builders | Universal Lighting: exterior lighting