Life at the lake, it’s what dreams are made of. If you are lucky enough to own a cottage, ranch, cabin or out-of-town condo, you know that it takes putting your heart and soul, plus every minute of your spare weekends to make it special. Your recreational property should be as well-conceived and unique as any other space. Designing with authenticity to the history, setting and building type, with your lifestyle in mind is central in developing your approach to the interior spaces.

The history and traditions of this private Fishing & Game Club is honoured today by club members and guests, who favour the character of the rustic log “cabin” lodge over trends and modern upgrades. I was asked to create a fresh update to the main lodge living areas without the lodge itself really noticing. Using natural materials, blending with the colours of the surroundings, and specifying styles and materials that stand the test of time ensured that I was honouring the lodge’s almost 100 year-old history.