Ontario Home Tour from A Simple Photograph
September 23, 2012
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I've had a long standing day dream of owning the sweetest little cabin in the countryside and filling it with loads of cozy essentials perfect for a fall weekend. Honestly, I'm not even lying when I tell you that I have it all mapped out right down to the sheets on the beds and the mugs in the cupboard perfect for hot toddy sipping. And the whole lot looks a little something like this nugget of Ontario goodness sent to us by Erin Samuell of A Simple Photograph. All easy elegance and perfectly lived in nooks, it's the home of interior designer Deb Grasby of Cabin in the Woods Design and it has charm coming out of every nook and cranny. Get inspired for cabin living of your very own in the full gallery.
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If you are looking to deck your cabin with cool weather essentials or just want to add a little slice of Fall to your abode, try some of these favorite Fall finds. Wellies, cozy blankets and waffles, is there anything better?
1. Hunter Wellies / 2. Campfire Candle / 3. Irish Coffee Mug / 4. Gingham Duvet Cover and Shams / 5. Modern Tartan Blanket / 6. Cinnamon + Mulling Spices / 7. Handcrafted Maple Syrup / 8. Egg Waffle Pan

From Erin of A Simple Photograph...
My hometown of Bayfield, Ontario, is a breathtakingly beautiful historic village located on the shores of Lake Huron. The village is well known as an artists' community and has dozens of galleries, boutique shops and gourmet restaurants (we're foodies here)! In visiting the sleepy village of Bayfield, you will be most surprised by the amazing nightlife that our town enjoys! The Bayfield Concert Series plays host to internationally-known musicians including Ron Sexsmith, Joel Plaskett and Andy Kim, to name only a few! Maybe it's because of this strong connection to the arts that Bayfield has some of the most beautiful homes found in Canada, and the Lighthouse Retreat is arguably one of Bayfield's most famous and iconic of these.

Owned by interior designer Deb Grabsby of Cabin in the Woods Design, this home is a place of business, a place of relaxation and a home filled with so much heart! Deb's style of design is light and airy, and what I love most about all of her work is that she personalizes so many pieces. There are no big-box store finds here! Every item has been hand selected for its purpose and meaning. She pairs works from her favorite artists with her own paintings and family photographs. Many of the furnishings are reclaimed pieces that have been lovingly restored, including the pantry in the dining room, which was a piece saved from the butler's quarters in the estate across the street many moons ago. She adds color to her home sparingly but in bold accents to they stand out attractively. The overall effect is well-styled yet comfortable. It's the kind of place you want to kick off your shoes, curl up on the couch and read a really great book — or maybe even write one! You can't help but feel peaceful, relaxed and inspired in these surroundings.

Photography: Erin Samuell of A Simple Photograph / Home: The Lighthouse Retreat in Bayfield, Ontario / Interior Design: Deb Grasby of Cabin in the Woods Design