Inspiration can come from almost anywhere. This week we chose to feature 3 our favorite ale labels as design inspiration. We asked 3 designers at Maine Cottage to pair an occasional chair and side table together based on their favorite beer label.
Blue Moon is a favorite ale of Maine Cottage’s Creative Director, Lauren Russell. The ale label inspired her to group the Adeline Arm Chair in Gimme-A-Ring / Marine with the Wendy Side Table in Almond Soy. The Adeline Arm Chair is a timeless chair that coordinates well with any design style. And, did you know that the pattern called Gimme-A-Ring was coincidentally inspired by the patina of drink rings on an antique side table? To bring it full circle, the pedestal on the Wendy Side Table follows the circular shape of the moon in the label and the fabric.
Duvel’s logo has a font that is very old world and strong. It carries the duo-tone palette of Tomato and Ale well. Our Interactive Director, Amber Shriver, selected the Hazel Chair because of its simple lines and very strong structure and chose to upholster it in Otto / Tomato . The Infinity Stool in Ale is the ideal height for a low profile occasional chair like Hazel. The best part? When you are done with your beer the Infinity Stool can be placed in front of the chair as a foot rest! We LOVE multifunctional pieces.
Senior Designer, Sarah Wright, chose the Sierra Nevada Pale Ale label for her inspiration. The label is traditional in style with a fresh lime green ground color. The label looks hand-crafted just like every piece of Maine Cottage Furniture. Notice the loops around the words “Purest Ingredients” and “Finest Quality”. The Camille Chair has classic, strong lines that mimic the lines of the label. Sarah placed the Camille Chair in our Leaflette / Ale fabric and painted it Wheatgrass. She pairs it with the Cecilia Tall End Table in Creamsicle. Refreshing color combination, wouldn’t you say?
What’s your favorite ale?
As October draws to a close, we’d like to share a few of our favorite Mango-inspired furniture pieces and accessories…
Nina Swivel Chair in Lucky Leaf / Terracotta
Castaway Double Door Vanity in Mango
Camille Chair with Basket / Mango in Marine
Don’t forget our Free Shipping promotion ends tomorrow, November 1st at 12pm EST – visit our Maine Cottage web site, make your selections and simply enter the code “FREETREAT” at checkout.
Stay tuned to find out our featured color of the month for November…here’s a hint:
I’m just-a mad about her
I’m-a just-a mad about-a Saffron
She’s just mad about me
They call me Mellow Yellow,
Oh, so yellow…
Oh, so mellow…
six mellow yellow spaces to be mad about
Maine Cottage images (clockwise): Zelda Sofa with Della Cocktail Table, Fiona Love Seat and Celia End Table, Julianna Bed, Bradstreet Upholstery, Libby Sofa in Grand Mum, Della Dining Table with Windsor Chairs
Maine Cottage yellow, yellow-orange and orange fabrics
We appreciate how a recent Better Homes & Gardens “Big Style for Small Rooms” Special Interest Publication includes Maine Cottage mentions. The wicker table on the cover isn’t ours, but we’re listed as a source for similar wicker and rattan tables. We also found our Great Island Bookcase in an attractive home office. It looks like True Blue or Iris. And the popular wicker Bistro Chairs in Bluebell or Good Egg are enticing in a sunny dining space.
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