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To achieve an authentic warm welcome in the Maine Cottage® Flagship Store, our designers were inspired by the serene and sailing heritage of coastal destinations from Portland, Maine to Maryland’s Eastern Shore to Italy’s Amalfi Coast to showcase our colorful furniture and accessories. We worked with the award-winning decorative concrete professionals at Hyde Concrete to design and fabricate one-of-a-kind countertops inspired by the sailing heritage of Annapolis, Maryland. The innovative project involved using a vintage sail to imprint its shape, texture and overall nautical essence into the concrete countertops. Inventive and eye-catching, the project has been recognized by the American Society of Concrete Contractors and is nominated for an award by the Decorative Concrete Council!

Maine Cottage® Creative Director, Lauren Russell, dreamt of a vision of creating a “conversation” countertop that mimicked the nautical qualities of a sails. Being avid sailors, owner of Hyde Concrete, Greg Hyde, and countertop manager Ari Schraegger, were more than excited to strategize the complex executive and work on the project. Artwork featured above by artist Patrice Drago.

Partial to the number 5 because of it’s unique shape, Lauren requested it be incorporated into the design, so the team had the number sewn into sail cloth and positioned as a focal point in the countertop’s design. It was later hand-stained an accent color to stand out.

Another custom focal point of the design was the flagship store’s address of 209. The numbers were sewn into the cloth before the imprint process and even retain the actual thread used when the numbers were hand sewn to the sail cloth.

At Maine Cottage® customers are encouraged to use the Color Bar to visualize their ideal color palette and furniture pairings. Across this surface is where Design Associates and customers can mix and match all of our 50 colors to find the perfect combination. The gentle creases and smooth texture beckon the feeling of a weather beaten sail.

A smaller countertop was crafted for the intimate area where customers make their purchases. This countertop features a smooth circular spot made from the “Telltale.” It’s where the window on either side of the sail indicates if there is good airflow over the sail via a piece of yarn that blows with the wind. The realistic look and feel of the countertops are always a conversation started and we love sharing the story behind them. We enjoyed working with Hyde Concrete and wish them lots of luck at the World of Concrete show!

Visit the Maine Cottage® Flagship Store to see this original work of art along with coveted pieces of colorful painted wood, wicker, upholstered and leather furniture.

 

Photos by Richard Allen Photography.
Artwork by Patrice Drago.
 

Kiawah Island is one of those beautiful barrier island resorts near historic Charleston in South Carolina. Best known for its natural beauty, Kiawah is a coastal resort with world-class golf courses, sandy beaches and lovely homes. All in a very tranquil setting. Katie and Jack sent these four images of their living and sun rooms. Both completed recently with the help of Maine Cottage Design Consultant Amy Zonarich. The amount of natural light in these two inviting rooms is truly breathtaking.

“We have had nothing but wonderful comments,
and certainly enjoy having the rooms complete.
Have wonderful holidays.”

- Katie and Jack, Kiawah Island, SC

A special note that the two Owen Chairs shown in the living room in zinnia Tweet Suite were part of the 2010 Charleston Symphony Designer Showhouse. Thank you for giving them a good home – they look wonderful in your living room.

A sunny sunroom with two armchairs in summer Bloom, a rattan Romeo Coffee Table and Island Sound Cabinet. Maine Cottage colors include: hot lime, sprout, porch and wave.

A Zelda Sofa is always a delight. Thanks for sharing Katie and Jack.

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Renovation Style magazine
The Winter 2010 Better Homes & Gardens special: “Renovation Style” magazine has arrived with a beautiful feature article about the renovation and transformation of a historic Charleston, SC Craftsman coastal home into a stunning designer showhouse for the Charleston Symphony Orchestra League with the help of Maine Cottage who fully furnished the home in its signature style.
Sara and Amy in Renovation StyleMaine Cottage Design Consultant Amy Zonarich with Retail Manager Sara Meyer

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Like a good breakfast cereal, new Maine Cottage Luxe neutral fabrics are wholesome and pure in pleasing, complex textures. With names like Granula, Husk and Furrow in rich Maine Cottage milk, ivory, bark and clay colorways, these yummy blended woven fabrics are silky, strong and breathable with an easy, relaxed drape. Best of all, they combine beautifully with all of our colors – in amounts great and small. Request a swatch of these splendid fabrics to experience them firsthand. Also available by-the-yard.

Maine Cottage NEW Luxe Neutrals (l to r): Clay Granula, Ivory Husk and Bark Furrow

 

Maine Cottage neutral colors (l to r): Ivory, White, Bark, Milk, Moss and Clay

 

Maine Cottage NEW Luxe Neutrals (l to r): Milk Granula, Bark Husk and Ivory Furrow

 


Maine Cottage Luxe neutral room: Wilton Chair in Granula with a Button Pillow in Pure Linen, a Romeo End Table, a Romeo Coffee Table, a Wilton Apartment Sofa in Granula with a throw pillow by Pablo Mekis (store only), Square Flanged Throw Pillows in Pure Linen and a complementary Seagrass Rug
Discover how textural neutrals with a splash of color are visually pleasing, sophisticated ways to give a room or whole home balance and punch.

 

 

 

Inspiration for neutral texture and color balance is all around us

Friends and family will clamber to visit when they discover your guest room. Bright and tranquil, the soothing blues and bluegreens combined with our new beachy brushed-finished oak Ogden (with a milk or ivory brushed finish) styles creates a waterside feeling – wherever you may reside.

A Maine Cottage Guest Bedroom.

Maine Cottage colors & fabric (l to r, clockwise): Wave, Milk, Porch, Bluebell, New Spruce and Hot Lime with porch/wave Summer Bloom

A Guest Room full of Maine Cottage (l to r, clockwise): Fiona Chair in milk with porch/wave Summer Bloom, Altamira Floor lamp, Island Bed in milk, Ogden Long Bench with milk brushed finish with Monday Baskets in wave, and Island Wardrobe in wave.

Can a room embrace you? We think this one does. Its convivial, open, light-hearted spirit makes it a delightful space for entertaining guests.

A Maine Cottage Living Room.

Semi-formal in style, this room’s the crown jewel of the designer showhouse we furnished recently in historic Charleston, South Carolina. Transformed by radiant Maine Cottage colors and soft textures, this room sparkles with yellows, oranges and reds – including custom window treatments and seat cushions in brilliant Maine Cottage fabrics (available by-the-yard). And all tying in beautifully with the craftsman-era architecture, parquet flooring, built-in cabinetry and generously proportioned windows.

Maine Cottage colors (l to r, clockwise): Sun, Milk, Ale, Zinnia, Pear, Smoothie, Mango and Rhubarb.

Luxe Waffle zinnia-sun

Tweet Suite zinnia

Luxe Yuri ale