Decorating & Design

July 26, 2016

How To Relax In Style, From The City To The Cottage

To see Youssef Hasbani in his tailored suit with his hair groomed just so, you wouldn’t peg him as a cottage guy. But the owner of home store L’Atelier spends much of the summer at his secluded retreat in Ontario’s Kawarthas region. The five-acre cottage offers a much-needed reprieve from his busy city life, where he spends little time in his midtown home. “Creating a relaxing environment was very important to me,” he says. His modern city pad is sprinkled with rustic details that soften the urban vibe, giving him a space to unwind after work. Take a tour of the Toronto tastemaker’s city home and cottage and see how he created a soothing ambiance in both spaces.

Author: Iris Benaroia
Photographer:

Virginia Macdonald

Source:

House & Home April 2014

Designer:

Youssef Hasbani