Well I’m back! After a lovely week up north in cottage country, I am back in the city, and unfortunately, back to work! The weather started off a bit poorly, but as the week went on it got much nicer. Being up north always stirs up interior design ideas – cottages are such a unique opportunity for design. They need to be functional, able to withstand the constant ins and outs, wet animals and people, and of course, be warm, inviting and comfy! Here are some shabby-chic cottage appropriate decor ideas.