Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /nfs/c04/h03/mnt/66072/domains/blog.mainecottage.com/html/wp-content/themes/platformpro/core/library/class.layout.php on line 163

Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /nfs/c04/h03/mnt/66072/domains/blog.mainecottage.com/html/wp-content/themes/platformpro/core/library/class.layout.php on line 166

Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /nfs/c04/h03/mnt/66072/domains/blog.mainecottage.com/html/wp-content/themes/platformpro/core/library/class.layout.php on line 169

Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /nfs/c04/h03/mnt/66072/domains/blog.mainecottage.com/html/wp-content/themes/platformpro/core/library/class.layout.php on line 172

Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /nfs/c04/h03/mnt/66072/domains/blog.mainecottage.com/html/wp-content/themes/platformpro/core/library/class.layout.php on line 175

Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /nfs/c04/h03/mnt/66072/domains/blog.mainecottage.com/html/wp-content/themes/platformpro/core/library/class.layout.php on line 177

Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /nfs/c04/h03/mnt/66072/domains/blog.mainecottage.com/html/wp-content/themes/platformpro/core/library/class.layout.php on line 179

Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /nfs/c04/h03/mnt/66072/domains/blog.mainecottage.com/html/wp-content/themes/platformpro/core/library/class.layout.php on line 201

Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /nfs/c04/h03/mnt/66072/domains/blog.mainecottage.com/html/wp-content/themes/platformpro/core/library/class.layout.php on line 205

Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /nfs/c04/h03/mnt/66072/domains/blog.mainecottage.com/html/wp-content/themes/platformpro/core/library/class.layout.php on line 223

Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /nfs/c04/h03/mnt/66072/domains/blog.mainecottage.com/html/wp-content/themes/platformpro/core/library/class.layout.php on line 224

Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /nfs/c04/h03/mnt/66072/domains/blog.mainecottage.com/html/wp-content/themes/platformpro/core/library/class.layout.php on line 226

Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /nfs/c04/h03/mnt/66072/domains/blog.mainecottage.com/html/wp-content/themes/platformpro/core/library/class.layout.php on line 320

Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /nfs/c04/h03/mnt/66072/domains/blog.mainecottage.com/html/wp-content/themes/platformpro/core/library/class.layout.php on line 320

Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /nfs/c04/h03/mnt/66072/domains/blog.mainecottage.com/html/wp-content/themes/platformpro/core/library/class.layout.php on line 320

Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /nfs/c04/h03/mnt/66072/domains/blog.mainecottage.com/html/wp-content/themes/platformpro/core/library/class.layout.php on line 320

Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /nfs/c04/h03/mnt/66072/domains/blog.mainecottage.com/html/wp-content/themes/platformpro/core/library/class.options.metapanel.php on line 54

Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /nfs/c04/h03/mnt/66072/domains/blog.mainecottage.com/html/wp-content/themes/platformpro/core/library/class.options.metapanel.php on line 54

Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /nfs/c04/h03/mnt/66072/domains/blog.mainecottage.com/html/wp-content/themes/platformpro/core/library/class.options.metapanel.php on line 54

Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /nfs/c04/h03/mnt/66072/domains/blog.mainecottage.com/html/wp-content/themes/platformpro/core/library/class.options.metapanel.php on line 54

Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /nfs/c04/h03/mnt/66072/domains/blog.mainecottage.com/html/wp-content/themes/platformpro/core/library/class.options.metapanel.php on line 54

Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /nfs/c04/h03/mnt/66072/domains/blog.mainecottage.com/html/wp-content/themes/platformpro/core/library/class.options.metapanel.php on line 54

Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /nfs/c04/h03/mnt/66072/domains/blog.mainecottage.com/html/wp-content/themes/platformpro/core/library/class.options.metapanel.php on line 54

Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /nfs/c04/h03/mnt/66072/domains/blog.mainecottage.com/html/wp-content/themes/platformpro/core/library/class.options.metapanel.php on line 54

Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /nfs/c04/h03/mnt/66072/domains/blog.mainecottage.com/html/wp-content/themes/platformpro/core/library/class.options.metapanel.php on line 54

Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /nfs/c04/h03/mnt/66072/domains/blog.mainecottage.com/html/wp-content/themes/platformpro/core/library/class.options.metapanel.php on line 47
Keep it Real Simple - Maine Cottage® Blog | Cottage, coastal style, home furnishings. Handmade in America. Painted, upholstered and wicker furniture.
Real Simple

Maine Cottage was mentioned in a recent article in Real Simple magazine, Your Decorating Style Defined as a “Cozy Casual” style.

Maine Cottage living room

image: Maine Cottage

“Cozy Casual” is a good description of what the Maine Cottage style is, for the most part, all about. A simple, timeless design sensibility in fresh collaborative colors and fabrics – for an elegantly relaxed lifestyle. Of course, we’re open to your interpretation too. Below are a few highlights from the Real Simple article.

Maine Cottage living room

image: Maine Cottage

“Cozy Casual is a warm, traditional look made for relaxing with family and friends. Draws on English and early-American furniture designs, as well as laid-back country, cottage, and farmhouse styles. Weathered, low-maintenance furnishings are easy, inviting, and built for daily life. Think golden retrievers, fuzzy slippers, and just about any movie by Nancy Meyers.”

* Plush upholstery, often slipcovered, with roll or square arms and skirts or ball feet
* Indestructible tables with turned legs, trestles, or substantial pedestal bases
* Warm wood tones with rustic or distressed finishes
* Natural fabrics, like cotton and wool
* Solid textiles, simple stripes, or unfussy florals in muted colors
article by By Meryl Levin, Real Simple

Maine Cottage living room

image: Maine Cottage

Not sure what your decorating style is? Take the Real Simple quiz.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>