Text by Holly Seng
We’re celebrating Canada Day with six Canadian designers that bring their own personal panache to the Great White North. From perfectly organized pantries and dreamy kitchens to casual living spaces with stunning outdoor views, you’ll come away inspired with endless ways to revamp your cozy cottage.
Striking a balance between simplicity and refinement, the team behind AKB Design have brought classic and current style to interiors since opening their design services in 2010. Woven accents add texture, while touches of natural wood impart warmth in this primarily white kitchen.
President and principal designer behind Vancouver-based Pure Design Inc., Ami McKay is dedicated to designing beautiful, welcoming spaces that bring joy and harmony to her clients. From the captivating backsplash to the gentle green that graces the cabinets, this kitchen serves as an exhilarating locale for prepping meals and entertaining guests.
Former co-host of HGTV’s Love It or List It Vancouver, Jillian Harris wears many hats—from founder and creative director of Jillian Harris Design to co-founder of The Jilly Box. In this stunning pantry, open shelving provides easy access to items stored away while ensuring plenty of available counter space.
The casual, sophisticated, and elegant aesthetic of Muskoka Living make its one-of-a-kind designs stand out. Tucked away on the balcony, this comfortable spot is the perfect place for a peaceful outdoor retreat.
From eight HGTV shows and her own YouTube channel to brand collections and a book series, Sarah Richardson has been making waves in the design world throughout her 26-year career. Fun, fresh touches balance out the classic elements of this carefree corner, which boasts breathtaking views of the water.
Fostering a love for design and farming, Shannon Vosters brings the best of contemporary farmhouse style. An island painted black and topped with a concrete counter creates contrast as it grounds the otherwise light and airy kitchen.