Georgian Bay

Close to Home, but Just Far Enough: Cottage Season Inspired by Ontario’s Georgian Bay Region

Georgian Bay

With the best of summer upon us, most of us are eager to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and really enjoy all that Canada’s great outdoors have to offer… and where better to start, than at the cottage? This year, we have something extra special in mind for you! Whether you enjoy lazy boat rides on pristine freshwater lakes (and the fish!), hikes on enchanted forest paths or golden days sunbathing on breathtaking rocky beaches, Ontario’s Georgian Bay Region is where our design team has found its inspiration for this year’s cottage season plans.

Windswept pines, majestic cliffs, warm beaches and clear blue water all serve as inspiration for interior design schemes to bring you back to nature. With the unique beauty of Ontario’s Georgian Bay Region in mind, here are a few ideas for decorating your indoor and outdoor cottage spaces:

Colours That Sooth The Soul


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Lustrous turquoise colours and mineral-inspired pastels are just the thing for serene places where the city-wearied adventurers can rest their weary souls. In every room of the cottage, an endless variety of vibrant blue greens and earthy pastels can be layered against brilliant whites to capture the tree-passing light flooding your space. Customized drapery panels framing white sheers, along with coordinated durable textiles across your soft surfaces are some of the ways to set the right tone and invite calm and tranquility into your home away from home.

Textures that Bring You Home

The ancient glacier-carved rolling rocks of Georgian Bay are a breathtaking complement to the region’s clear water and lush forest canopies – and a perfect natural inspiration for layering a variety of textures for visually-stimulating design schemes. Right on trend, embroidered and 3D-textured wallpapers are one way to enrich the overall physical experience of bedrooms and feature-walls in family spaces. Sweeping heavy silks coordinated with custom easy-to-install drapery systems and cushion groupings are also easy to rotate for the best of each seasons… and moods!


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Think Long-Term

When you are out and about enjoying some the best Canadian nature has to offer, it is easy to see the importance of investing in things that last a lifetime. When you are ready to choose the materials and the custom detailing of your drapery systems and upholstery, investigate environmentally friendly, weatherproof, and naturally treated products that will transition well across indoor and outdoor spaces. World’s best designers and manufacturing houses have come along way recognizing the environmental and business case for creating products that account for their consumers’ lifestyles and ecological choices. The options and the potential are literary endless!

Osborne & Little
Outdoor upoholstery

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Check out our Cottage Chic mood board on Pinterest and share your own! We are here to help, wherever your design adventures might take you.