Dock A private dock is the ultimate lake cottage accessory, a place for dozing, diving, daydreaming: choose your pastime. On this dock outside of a Connecticut cottage renovated by architect Gil Schafer, the lanterns and towels are from L.
I'm rethinking the kitchen window box. I know it wouldn't be as grand as all this, but a window that opens out like this onto my kitchen garden would be great. If we did this, a ledge flush with the window sill could accommodate indoor herbs.
The simplest way to make a small deck stand out? Keeping it simple with navy paint and bold wood elements. The picnic table and cushion-laden benches transform this backyard into a little urban sanctuary.