Interior: Boathouse chic
A nod to the white buildings of Miami Beach finds expression in the all-white walls of the open structure, and a vase of tropical greens hints at Florida’s towering palm trees. Beyond this, the decor has a minimalist appearance that seamlessly brings the outside in.
The black and white palette is a far cry from the blues and reds typical of nautical style decorating. Inside the two-bedroom boathouse, which the owners use as a guest house and entertaining venue, views of Lake Muskoka, just beyond the French doors, remain the focus.
Home decor accents such as a model schooner and ocean treasures keep the room beachy without being predictable.
A floating vanity, clean lines and white fixtures keep the simple-is-serene aesthetic in the bathroom design.
Linen bedding and a Roman shade give this bedroom a fresh beach style feel. If you’re designing a coastal casual space for summer, turn to linen. It’s surprisingly dirt resistant and retains moisture without feeling damp. “No matter where you are,” says Jennifer, “you’ll feel that relaxed beachy vibe.”