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My name is Margot Austin and I am the editor and founder of The Design Edit, a collection of the best design stories I encounter in my life as a stylist and design communications specialist. Meet top talents, get inspired by beautiful spaces, get a first look at innovative new products and maybe even try one of my dead-easy DIY projects. 

Stony Lake Furniture Launches Online Shopping

Stony Lake Furniture Launches Online Shopping

Inside The Stony Lake Furniture Co., Lakefield. Artwork by Erin Crowley.

Inside The Stony Lake Furniture Co., Lakefield. Artwork by Erin Crowley.

This shop is one of my favourite follows in my Kawartha Lakes Region homeland. The Stony Lake Furniture Co. is located in the most charming building in Lakefield, Ont., known to the rest of the world mostly as one-time home of Margaret Lawrence and home to Lakefield College School, which counts the current King of Spain and Prince Andrew among its alumni. But back to the shop. Proprietor Lisa Besseling has pulled together a super cool collection the mixes relaxed cottage style with Scandinavian minimalism and the character of handmade items by local artisans. Recently Lisa added e-commerce to her site so that even if you aren't lucky enough to visit pretty downtown Lakefield you can still pickup some of her signature style. P.S. Lisa also operates her own interior design business on site and can handle everything from a consultation to a full house or kitchen overhaul. Here are my favourite picks from the site right now:

OWEN the griff

OWEN! I couldn't write about Stony Lake Furniture without acknowledging it's superstar mascot Owen the Brussels Griffon. Owen not only has his on tab on the Stony Lake site, he's Insta-famous (follow him @owenthegriff). And if you have a furry friend who'd like to sit as pretty as Owen you can order up a Ticking Stripe Futon, $45. (also works as a human seat or floor cushion). 

Def don't miss out on following Lisa and Stony Lake on Insta: @stonylake

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Announcing the High Point Market Design Bloggers Tour

Announcing the High Point Market Design Bloggers Tour

Muji's Answer to the Umbrella Prayers You Didn't Know You Had

Muji's Answer to the Umbrella Prayers You Didn't Know You Had