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Home Tour : A lakeside new-build with an airy country charm

The landscaping is an exercise in restraint. Pavers add pattern, let the grass dominate, and lead the way to a garden bed that demarcates the  firepit area. Classic chairs are all that’s needed. Jenny took a similarly pared back approach to the design of the back porch. “It was important to keep things simple and to keep the endless lake views the focal point,” she says. 

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Photography, Patrick Biller

Jenny cranked up the cozy on the covered back porch by adding a gas fireplace and motorized screens that allow the space to be enjoyed day and night. The fireplace was faced with painted reclaimed bricks to mirror the one in the family room, and the owners’ rough-hewn tables and chairs are a natural fit.

LANDSCAPING Lakeshore Landscaping. FURNITURE, RH. PILLOWS, THROWS, Nomad. TRAY, Elte.

“The homeowners love symmetry, so this was at the forefront of the family room design. The custom built-in oak wall units achieve the desired effect and are the same finish as the kitchen millwork for continuity.”

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Photography, Patrick Biller

The kitchen range hood’s louvre finish is repeated in the family room’s door panels (a thoughtful detail), but leather pulls were added to differentiate it slightly. The homeowners worked with a local furniture supplier to furnish this space and Jenny guided them through the process. “We kept the colour palette to earth tones, something that works for every season,” she says. The low-profile silhouettes ensure the fireplace and custom woodwork are the focus.

FURNITURE, CUSHIONS, RUG, Nomad. 

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Photography, Patrick Biller

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Photography, Patrick Biller

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Photography, Patrick Biller

“It was important that Michelle had a comfortable chair in her bedroom,” says Jenny. “A place where she could read and relax while still having a view of the lake.” The room’s neutral palette has earthy heft, and there’s a balance of hard wood and soft elements. The artwork over the bed was purchased by the owners in Italy. 

FURNITURE, RUG, Nomad. BEDDING, CUSHIONS, Crate & Barrel. WALLPAPER, (in ensuite, above) Sandberg Wallpaper. 

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Photography, Patrick Biller

“This is a modern take on an antique black cast-iron tub. It is such a grounding piece in the principal bathroom and a striking contrast to the beadboard walls.”  

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Photography, Patrick Biller

The ensuite’s millwork was designed to look like freestanding furniture rather than a single built-in unit. “I started with the actual vanities themselves and then added the divider, which looks like a wood version of a traditional pharmacy cabinet. The mirror front helps reflect light and breaks up all the wood,” says Jenny. The black iron of the sconces imparts a classic country look, while the linen shades add a simple elegance. 

TUB, PLUMBING FIXTURES, Ensuite Bath & Kitchen Showroom. RUG, TOWELS, Nomad. MIRRORS, Wayfair.  ACCENT TABLE, Elte. 

“This guest room’s metal bed frames have a casual farmhouse vibe that’s elevated with artwork and a faux skin rug.” 

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Photography, Patrick Biller

 In this guest room, the homeowners’ love of symmetry is indulged again in the pair of metal beds. The black and white scheme gets a bit of warmth thanks to the natural wooden dresser. “The effect is simple and uncomplicated,” says Jenny. “It’s a welcoming room, and twin beds provide more options for guest sleeping arrangements.”

BEDS, DRESSER, Nomad. CUSHIONS, RUG, Pottery Barn.

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Photography, Patrick Biller

This guest bathroom is a definite departure from the rest of the home’s colour scheme. “I always feel like there needs to be at least one element that throws things off a bit, and this bathroom was it,” says Jenny. “I like how dark wood combines well with light finishes. I knew from the start I wanted to somehow incorporate this look.” 

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Photography, Patrick Biller

Beyond the dark wood, there is also design continuity in the beadboard wall treatment – it’s the same finish that’s on the kitchen island. Brass is a warm contrast to the darker tones and adds a bit of sheen. “One of my favourite things in this bathroom is the wall sconces,” says Jenny. “That double black stripe on the milk glass is such a simple, country touch.” 

MIRROR, Wayfair.

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Photography, Patrick Biller

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Photography, Patrick Biller

This guest bedroom was designed with the owners’ grown children in mind. The burnt-orange accessories feel a touch sophisticated, while the ensuite bathroom charms. “I layered plaid wallpaper with natural wood grain to give the bathroom that kind of old-school country vibe like you’d see in grandma’s house or the old cottage your parents would take you to as kids for the summer,” says Jenny.

BED, RUG, Nomad. CUSHIONS, BEDDING, Rug & Weave. WALLPAPER, Sandberg Wallpaper. 

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Photography, Patrick Biller

The home’s original plan separated the mud room from the laundry room, but by combining them, Jenny maximized space: “I was able to incorporate millwork that covered all the homeowners’ storage needs – a place for shoes, hooks for hanging items, and niches for hats, scarves and towels.” A classic cage pendant light illuminates the pretty and practical space, while channelling the farmhouse vibe that influenced the home’s design. 

“The brick-style floor in herringbone pattern repeats the look of the outdoor pavers and gives this room a nice inside-out flow. Not to mention, it’s a beautiful space to do laundry in.” 

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Photography, Patrick Biller

Jenny also netted counter space for folding laundry, along with a hanging rod for overhead drying. The two-tone colour palette accents the handsome custom trim and millwork, and metal hardware makes it pop. 

 

 

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