What better way to cope with ten inches of newly fallen snow on the ground than to think about making plans for summer! We have friends who have just renovated a lake house in Canada so we’re hoping we’ll get an invitation this year. Whiling away a summer’s day in a hammock on the shore would be right up our alley. In the meantime, we came across this fabulous home in the Muskoka Lakes region which has us dreaming of warmer days ahead.
Designed by once-Connecticut resident Ann Hepfer, this cheerful summer home is filled with pops of color and comfortable spaces… and some unexpected accents like a hot pink JuJu headdress and a chandelier made of porcupine quills.
Ann describes the home’s aesthetic as “preppy boho” where layers and textures abound. Vintage wicker furniture gets a modern touch with ikat and geometric patterns while the unexpected palette of brights hues creates a sense of fun and whimsy.
The entire home is designed to bring the outdoors in with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the serene lake, and a screened-in porch for watching the sunset. They say summer months are short in Canada but in a home like this one, the memories would last throughout the year. Happy Friday!