Chris Van Lierop

Our Master Bedroom

Our Master Bedroom

It was almost a year ago to the day that Tim and I said goodbye to living in Toronto. We sort of cheated a little, and counted from mid-September because our routine was to come up to the cottage for the summer anyways. Looking back a year, it’s funny I was so nervous of ‘officially’ leaving the city. What a move it has been! In this blog I walk you through our newly designed master suite.

[CS Monitor Feature] Endless summer? More Canadians embrace a getaway lifestyle.

[CS Monitor Feature] Endless summer? More Canadians embrace a getaway lifestyle.

“…Last fall, he and his husband Chris Van Lierop decided to relocate to that cottage, setting up their design company, Home By Tim+Chris, in the town of Fenelon Falls. Their market is other cottagers who want to prepare their properties beyond simply summering, and their growth shows the demand: they’ve expanded to eight employees in a year.”

My (Not So Secret) Favourite Room to Design

My (Not So Secret) Favourite Room to Design

We’ve spent many years designing whole houses, cottages, gardens, and offices and without fail there is one specific room where I really get my excited face on.

The Perfect Modern Sunroom

The Perfect Modern Sunroom

Nowadays the sunroom no longer has to accommodate wicker and rattan and only be used during the summer. We no longer have the same worries of our grandparents in their sunrooms — we get to use them in the sun, and all year round, comfortably.

[Toronto Star Feature] Canadians are increasingly putting the ‘remote’ in working remotely

[Toronto Star Feature] Canadians are increasingly putting the ‘remote’ in working remotely

They made the move last September after constantly prolonging the time they spent at the cottage. “Eventually we just decided that we think we can make a go of our business up here and why not just stay at the cottage,” he said."