THE FOUR MUST-HAVES FOR A PERFECT SUMMER AT THE COTTAGE
#1 COCKTAIL NAPKINS & TABLE RUNNERS
Whether you take your lemonade spiked or not, there is nothing like enjoying a cold drink with your friends on the deck, dock or beach. Ditch the paper this summer and accessorize with embroidered cocktail napkins and table runners that elevate your outdoor meals from average to exquisite. Our favourite pick? These fun cocktail napkins from Sferra, in four different themes.
SET OF 4 - $65.00
More great ideas for your outdoor decor from House & Home here.
#2 OVERSIZED POOL TOWELS
There is nothing quite like a soft, fluffy towel large enough to swaddle yourself in, after a swim. Look for 100% long staple cotton for efficient absorbency and a large enough size so you can lay on it without your feet hanging over the edge. Our favourite pick? 'Portofino' towels from Abyss, available in a variety of colours & generous enough to lounge in.
Get inspired by these six innovative swimming pools from Architectural Digest here.
#3 LINEN BEDDING, TOP TO BOTTOM
Linen is airy, comfortable and gives your bedroom a relaxed Summer look. Whether you choose a sheet set, coverlet or throw blanket, a touch of linen should be the highlight of your summer decor. Our favourite pick? Pine Cone Hill's 'Brussels' is the perfect balance of laid back linen and sophisticated finishing.
QUEEN COVERLET - $815.00
Inspiration for mastering a relaxed feel from Elle Decor here.
#4 ALL THE COLOURS OF THE SEA
Infuse your cottage with happy, Summer colours. Lush flora-like greens, natural tones that reflect the sand banks of the Cape & blues that bring the ocean indoors. Deco pillows and light cotton or linen throws add the colour you want with the flexibility you need. Go bold in the bedroom with a brave print. Our pick? Matouk's 'Malibu' collection.
QUEEN DUVET COVER - $770.00
Great Summer colours from House Beautiful here.
If you are looking to redo the cottage and don't know where to start, bring us your paint chips, favourite fabric swatches and ideas. We will help you create the cottage bedrooms of your dreams! More information on our unique services here.
Other great references in building your perfect forever cottage!
Cottage inspiration from Lucy Williams Interiors here.
Looking to buy a summer home? Take some great advice from Vanessa Roman, here.