Best of summer in the magazines

With Fall on us, it is hard not to reminisce of old times passed, specifically those of Summer, 2011... because lets face it, summer it is over. The other day I recieved the October issues and it made me realize how fast the summer actually went. I turned to the pages of the June, July and August issues one more time before I get too involved with the Fall and Winter seasons ahead. There I found my summer favourites.

Taken from the pages of my two absolute favourite CANADIAN magazines; Canadian House and Home and Style at Home, I give to you my personal favourites and the Best of Summer...

Best Living Room Makeover of the Summer

Featured in Canadian House and Home June 2011.

Michael and Sara Penney remodeled their first house into an absolute gem! Take a look at my favourite room, the living room!

Before: House and Home June 2011, pg.104

After! Click here to see the rest of Michael Penney's beautiful house!
 Best Cottage of the Summer

Featured in Canadian House and Home July, 2011.

Karen Kain and Ross Petty's cottage. A great mix of raw wood and brilliant whites make this cottage a great inspiration for any space, seasonal or not!

Karen Kain's Cottage; Canadian House and Home July 2011
Click here to view the rest of Karen Kain's Cottage!

Best Colour Combination of the Summer

Featured in Style at Home July 2011.

Blue and Coral; love the contrast between the vibrant coral and the deep blues used in this cottage on Lake Simcoe.

Click here to check out more of this colour scheme!

Best Beach Theme of the Summer

Featured in Style At Home August, 2011

Designer Amanda Nisbet did an amazing job capturing an elegant beach theme with this table setting.

Click here to check out more of this great theme!

For more great decorating ideas and articles, check out the newstands or and

Can't wait to see whats in for Fall!


  1. LOVE that room makeover! What a difference!


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