When Toronto designer Tiffany Piotrowski first saw this cottage, the interior left much to be desired (think: dark wood panelling, popcorn ceilings, and orange and brown patterned carpeting). However, the location couldn’t be beat: the 800-square-foot cottage was just two blocks from the beautiful beaches of Lake Huron and a five-minute walk to the main street of Sauble Beach, a small town in southwestern Ontario.
Tiffany envisioned a place that could be a weekend getaway, as well as a desirable Airbnb property. So during the renovation, she kept to a soothing palette of whites and soft blues and natural textures of jute, seagrass and rattan. “I didn’t want it to look too traditional and cottagey,” she says. “I wanted it to feel more coastal, like a beach house.”
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