Inside the Spring Issue of Home and Cabin

By Tobias Romaniuk   2017-03-02

Correction: The house in the spring issue story "Modern Living in Heart's Content" is actually in Green's Harbour. 

The spring issue of Home & Cabin has arrived! It’s a celebration of the places we call home. We’re going to take you on a little tour through the pages of this latest issue and the featured homes from Port Rexton, Baine Harbour, Heart’s Content, Green's Harbour and Bay Bulls. 


Home and Cabin magazine spring 2017 cover

The kitchen featured on the cover is from one of the featured homes. Gold-coloured accents were used throughout the main level of the home. Careful selection of items combined with a DIY approach allowed the homeowners to splurge on special items, like the gold-toned faucet. The farmhouse-style apron front sink is a budget-conscious pick from IKEA.

Home and Cabin magazine spring 2017

Let's begin our tour. First, we head down the Burin peninsula, where Marie Bishop (of Marie Bishop Interiors) redesigned an old home in Baine Harbour, transforming it into a spacious vacation retreat by incorporating the nearby stage (a shed on the water stage, not a place for performance) into the floor plan and connecting the house and stage with a breezeway. It was an extensive renovation, all the more impressive when you consider the entire structure is built over the water on wooden stilts. 

Home and Cabin magazine spring 2017

In Bay Bulls, Deirdra created her dream home for her and her husband with the guidance of the crew at SAM Design. The custom home is a modified floor plan from the builder, which Deirdra and her husband stylishly appointed in a range of golds, yellows and blues, with plenty of DIY projects along the way. The home is a testament to what you can achieve with a bit of crafty ingenuity, a sense of style, and a DIY spirit. 

Home and Cabin magazine spring 2017

In Heart’s Content Green's Harbour, there’s a new home that looks unlike any other in the area. It’s a modern, square, flat-roofed structure with massive windows and a wide-open interior. The house uses steel beam construction, from Bone Structure, that allows for unique options that aren’t easily achievable with regular wood framed walls. 

Home and Cabin magazine spring 2017

In Port Rexton, there’s an old blue house with a new yellow shed. The house has been renovated since first being built in the late 1800s, but still retains its 19th century character and charm. The shed, newly built, is modeled after a hall in nearby English Harbour. The property provides a relaxing retreat for the current owners, who have become part of the community during their summer visits. 

Photo by Samantha Hoyles for Home and Cabin magazine spring 2017

Writer and photographer Samantha Hoyles takes you on a tour of designer Holly Costello’s home in Corner Brook, and gives you a look at how Holly expresses her personal style using a combination of vintage and new pieces. 

Sam Follett Plank Design for Home & Cabin magazine

We show you a different take on combining vintage and antique pieces with newer furniture in the home of designer Sam Follett. She has a great sense of style, and shares her tips with you on how to create a cohesive look when combining pieces of different styles and time periods in your home.  

We had a great time putting together this issue and hope you enjoy reading it. Let us know your thoughts in the comments. 

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