Cottage Trends: re-defining

Leaving the city behind for a cottage country escape is a tradition that unites many of us. We can’t get there fast enough to retreat from the frenetic pace of our urban commitments. Being ‘up north’ has a magical way of slowing us down, making us breathe deeper, and appreciate the serenity of Mother Nature. It fills our cups. Literally. At the cottage, we sit longer, talk often over copious cups of our choosing. It is the atmosphere and the ambience of the cottage life that invites us to rest and relax.

The space we create is as important as the friends and family we fill it with. Discerning cottagers are building or re-defining their space with unique designs in architecture and using reclaimed materials and organic elements to create a unique retreat. It’s what makes all the common themes of cottage life extraordinary. Great rooms with exposed scissor trusses create space and lodge-like grandeur. Unique or themed lighting adds décor sophistication. The trending use of reclaimed wood in custom flooring or furniture design adds distinction and mindfulness. Glass panels on deck railings maintain the million dollar view from a spectacular deck.

Visit our projects page for some additional photos from one of our recent Muskoka cottage builds. Combining vision, planning and quality craftsmanship, Rockcliffe had the honour of creating a beautiful space worth sitting in traffic for.