A charming Canadian home with an English cottage in the woods vibe

contemporary kitchen

Tiffany Leigh Design has reimagined this home with an English cottage in the woods vibe, situated in a private forest setting in Ontario, Canada. When designing this home, the interior designer injected an earthy and moody color scheme with inviting living spaces throughout. She wanted to honor the property’s private forest setting, decorating the home with cabin-in-the-woods elements.

On the main level, you will find an English aesthetic from the kitchen to the living and dining room. This home is all about comfort, livability, and connection with loved ones.

DESIGN DETAILS: DESIGN Tiffany Leigh Design STYLING Me&Mo BUILDER Kingsgate Construction HOMEOWNER Soft Fire Ceramics

contemporary kitchen

When redesigning the kitchen, the designer thought about function, storage, and the way one would feel when they are pouring a glass of wine at the counter or stirring a pot of sauce on the stove. She thought about the pieces on display that will feel like home while reflecting the owner’s personality.

contemporary kitchen with open shelves

Above: The kitchen cabinets are painted in a beautiful green/brown — Crownsville Gray HC-106 | Benjamin Moore. The walls are White Dove OC-17 | Benjamin Moore.

contemporary kitchen with a view of the mudroom

What We Love: The designer did a fabulous job of reimagining this home to feel cozy and inviting throughout the living spaces. We are loving the stone fireplace in the living room, it adds beautiful character and charm to the space. The slipcovered sofas are a fabulous idea in this high-traffic area. We are especially loving the kitchen, with its warm, earthy feel, the marble countertops, and the open shelves displaying the family’s treasures.

Tell Us: What elements do you find most inspiring in this Canadian home renovation project? Please share your thoughts in the Comments below!

Note: Take a look at a couple of other amazing home tours that we have showcased here on One Kindesign in the province of Ontario: Dreamy waterfront cottage has rustic yet refined details on Lake Simcoe, Ontario and Charming cottage retreat on Lake Ontario gets a casual country makeover.

contemporary kitchen with a view of the range

contemporary kitchen

contemporary kitchen

contemporary kitchen with an island

Above:  The island and cooker nook backsplash are Calacatta marble, while the perimeter countertops are a durable quartz soapstone.

contemporary kitchen with an island

contemporary kitchen cupboard

contemporary kitchen sink

Above: The backsplash tile behind the sink is a mottled ceramic.

contemporary kitchen corridor with a view of the mudroom

contemporary living room with a stone clad fireplace with window seats

Above: In the living room, the designer drew inspiration from the original river stone fireplace, which she wanted to honor with her design selection. Before the renovation, the stone did not go all the way to the ceiling, so she removed a bulkhead, swapped out the windows for taller ones, and matched the stonework to go all the way up.

contemporary living room with a stone clad fireplace

The English cottage in the woods vibe is strong in the living room, featuring relaxed slipcovered sofas, an earthy palette of olives, creams, and rusts, and a designated spot for firewood.

contemporary living room with a detail of the coffee table

contemporary dining room

moody home office with an arch doorway and view of the dining room

moody home office with an arch doorway and view of the dining room

contemporary family room

contemporary powder room

contemporary twin bedroom

Above: The homeowners have young twin daughters and they love sharing a bedroom. This space features fun and whimsical elements without being too childish. The designer created a pattern-filled space with beautiful striped floral wallpaper, quilts, and a subtle blue painted ceiling (the paneling adds a stripe).

contemporary twin bedroom with wallpaper

contemporary twin bedroom with integrated wall closet and rolling ladder leading up to a loft

Above: A custom wall-to-wall built-in closet features a cozy loft space accessed via a rolling library ladder — perfect for sleepovers, reading, and fort building.

contemporary bathroom with sage green cabinets

contemporary bedroom with a reclaimed wood bench

contemporary bathroom with sage green tiles

contemporary bathroom vanity

contemporary window seat alcove

contemporary bedroom

contemporary bedroom with a window sofa

contemporary bathroom vanity

contemporary bathroom with a tub and angled ceiling

Above: The paint color in this bathroom is White Dove by Benjamin Moore.

contemporary bathroom

contemporary bathroom

moody basement with a wine cellar

moody basement with a home bar

moody basement with a home bar

contemporary laundry room

contemporary mudroom with a dog wash station

contemporary mudroom


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