Friday, 26 July 2013

Design destination Port Carling

Muskoka Living Interiors in Port Carling is a mecca
when it comes to cottage style and modern rustic.
The next few photos are from the store.
Port Carling is fairly close, and definitely an attractive summer destination, not the least for its fantastic design stores.

I recently spent a hot, intense day in the area, taking in all the splendor of Muskoka cottage country - and the design style that goes with it.

Here are some shots from my trip.

Slipcovered chairs and white-painted
furniture rule. The style is relaxed, fresh
and summery. I like the fabric on this chair.

Here it is again on a pillow.

Inside the store - every inch is used to display

The store's impressive selection of rugs. Flatweave and
natural fibre dominate.
Driftwood is definitely part of the cottage style.
Here's a driftwood-framed mirror.

I've said it before: put it in a nice frame and anything can be art!
I'll try this with a vintage bathing suit that belonged to my grandmother.
Maps and sea charts make for interesting artwork.

Next stop in Port Carling: Peaks and Rafters - also well
worth a visit. The store has a nice mix of glamour and
rustic, lots of really nice art, and very unique light fixtures.

Muskoka Cottage Emporium is another Port Carling
design store. I especially liked the area downstairs.
Who can resist a barn full of antiques? This one
is on the way to Port Carling from Bracebridge,
on Regional Road 118 W.

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