A SCANDINAVIAN STYLE SUMMER COTTAGE IN CANADA

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This is the beautiful cottage of the owners of Mjölk, a design shop in Toronto selling work by artists and artisans from Scandinavia and Japan. The original cottage was “musty, moldy, and stuck in the seventies” but an extensive renovation transformed it in a lovely summer home. The whole inspiration for this cottage was the “Finnish summer home”. The owners explain: “There is a large Finnish and Estonian community in Ontario, in fact we have the highest amount of Finns outside of Finland. We liked the idea of bringing back the cottage to it’s original state with natural pine floors, and simple practical furniture. We wanted the pieces we chose to furnish the cottage with to feel as if they had always been there.”

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Source & credits: Source: John & Juli Baker (Mjölk) | via Remodelista.

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2 Responses to A SCANDINAVIAN STYLE SUMMER COTTAGE IN CANADA

  1. I am full of admiration for what John an Juli have achieved and how they strive for quality in all their decisions, how they strive for quality and have a clear vision for what they want to do as well as cherish and choose local talents to help them realise all of their ideas.
    I saw this house before and something that struck me while looking at the pictures is how used to looking at “styled” pictures I have become. I am convinced that this house is very beautiful, serene and orderly, however what struck me while looking at the pictures is that because you look through the space, things that are spaced through the room end up “on top of each other” in the pictures. An interesting thought.
    Their house and their store are even more beautiful (in my opinion) and they also have a guesthouse next to this summerhouse. Oooh very lucky people!!!

  2. Wooden parts are so elegant. I love natural and wooden furnitures too.

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