Design & DIY

Editor’s Pick: Red Dot Blankets

Red Dot Blankets

No matter the season, you can never have too many blankets at the cottage. Wrapped around you in winter or slung over the back of the couch in summer, they are a way to add colour, texture, and character to your cottage decor.

For this reason, I am a sucker for buying them. Last week, I fell in love with Red Dot blankets, made in Canada by Montreal-based artist Aline Gilmore. Gilmore, an avid canoeist who has paddled all over cottage country, grew up going to a cabin on Lake Tremblant, and draws inspiration for these “blanket quilts” from the landscapes there. “I love the boldness of colour at the lake, especially in the fall,” she says. “The sky can be so grey, and then there is this pop of bright colour.”

The design of these blankets echoes that familiar cottage view, with vibrant red dots included in each piece. All of her blankets are handmade using 100 per cent wool fabric ends sourced from a mill on the east coast. Each Red Dot blanket is a unique piece of art.

Red Dot Blankets

$285 for a 46 by 69 inch blanket, custom sizes available. For more, visit