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Quebec Retreat part 1: The Bedrooms

Today I woke up to find the summer edition of Ottawa at Home magazine tucked in my newspaper and inside was a spread on my clients cottage in Quebec. It was exciting for two reason A: because it is featured in the magazine and B: because I can now share my own portfolio pics of this beautiful cottage on Lac Desormeaux in Quebec Canada.
There are a lot of great shots of this cottage taken by Charlene Burnside Photography so I thought I would spread it into 3 blog posts and kicking it off is the bedrooms.

Editor Mary Taggart asked me a few questions regarding cottage Decor…..

 I have always loved the idea of cottages where the bedrooms are described by colour, each one has its own personality.



The Grey Guest Bedroom

This bedroom started out with one key piece, the grey dresser I found while on my summer holidays at the cottage shopping in Renfrew Canada. Like any good design, it is usually one piece that kicks start a project and each step from there on an extension of that piece. I almost always like to throw a vintage piece of furniture in my designs, it gives the rooms more character and depth. In cottages, you can go crazy with antiques but I prefer to mix it up with vintage, modern, new and refurbished pieces.

The Green Guest Bedroom


For the green guest bedroom, I again bought the dresser first. The dresser came from the clearance section at HomeSense. I already had the colour scheme planned and had decided to make the POP colour in the room a vibrant pencil green what better way to make a statement than to use that key colour in one large piece of furniture! I then bought the two small beds on Kijiji; they were the old brass style bed, but I then painted them a flat black.


The Blue Master bedroom


The main floor of this cottage was designed with different hues of blue, and because the master bedroom was the only bedroom on the main floor, I decided early that it would be blue to keep the flow throughout the main areas. I had a white dresser chosen at Pottery barn but then went with another HomeSense dresser and had it painted white; it helped with keeping the cost down yet still looked fabulous.


All photography by the lovely Charlene Burnside of Charlene Burnside Photography.


Join me next week when we take a look at the Kitchen & Living room area.

Congrats on having your design featured in Ottawa at Home Magazine! What a gorgeous space you created! Truly stunning. I’m going to pin a bunch of the pictures for inspiration.

Betty Tobin

Beautiful…can’t wait to see the kitchen and living room! Congrats to Charlene Burnside for the great pics!


Beautifully done,as always.

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