Designed by Cristina Rivett, Rosswill Homes, Alberta.

When you’re designing a beach house on a lake in Saskatchewan, you’ve got to prepare for both dreamy summers and the inevitable Canadian winters. But in this Makwa Lake vacation home, design-build firm Rosswill Homes strikes that perfect balance. In the kitchen, crisp white quartz countertops and flat-panel cabinetry are a neutral backdrop for incredible oversized basket pendant lamps from Palecek (each 36 inches in diameter!) that bring a beachy vibe in August and a textured warmth come December. “We wanted something substantial,” laughs interior designer Cristina Rivett.


This story was originally published in the November/December 2023 print issue of Western Living magazine.