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St. Michaels Waterfront- 415 Water Street, St. Michaels, Maryland 21663
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Have you ever wanted to move into a coastal dream home filled with Maine Cottage furniture? Now’s your chance!

St. Michaels is a charming waterside town located in a long, narrow neck of land along the Miles River. It sits across the Chesapeake Bay from Annapolis. Shopping on Talbot street and dining at gourmet restaurants are favorite past times of the DC crowd that retreats to St, Michael’s to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. The town operates at a slow pace. Bicycles and boats are the preferred methods of transportation. In 2007 the town was named #8 of the Top Ten Romantic Escapes in the USA by Coastal Living Magazine.

The picture perfect coastal escape could be yours because this spacious colonial retreat that is for sale! The coastal property is just a short walk from town and is situated on a large waterfront lot on St. Michael’s Harbor. This waterfront home is particularly unique not because of it’s cottage charm, but because it is brimming with Maine Cottage furniture and color. Maine Cottage, Interior Design Director, Sarah Wright, worked with the owners to create colorful and comfortable living spaces that rival any idea home and make this retreat move-in ready. So pack your bags!

Front of Home.

View from Deck.

View from Deck.

Master Bedroom.

Master Bath.



The historic and colonial house located at 415 Water Street was recently renovated. 2780 sq. ft. of living space includes four bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, a main level home office and 2 family rooms. The large three season porch spanning the rear of the house and overlooking the St. Michaels Harbor just might be the pièce de résistance.

If you’re ready to move in, the listing price is $1.5 million and is presented by Martha Janney of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage at Church Circle, Annapolis, 410-263-8686.

Maine Cottage is very proud and happy to have worked with the owners of this idyllic St. Michaels property.

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Trip and Laura Park joined us for a beautiful Thursday evening in Annapolis last week for the Gallery Opening of Trip’s Art. With front doors wide open, the bay breeze rolling through the store and acoustic music playing softly in the background by Miranda McDade the stage was set for a laid back evening with fellow creative spirits and friends. Rams Head provided their IPA and Bowl of Cherries Catering provided the artistically presented light fare. Here are some photos from the fun-filled evening:

A beautiful evening set the stage at the Maine Cottage anchor store for Uptown Annapolis, MD.

Trip and Laura Park stand in front of one of the gallery walls featuring Trip’s paintings.

16-year old Miranda McDade Lassiter entertained the crowd with her sultry voice and melodic guitar skills.

A creative trio: Darby Lassiter, Art Director at Today Media; Amber Shriver, Digital Director at Maine Cottage; Lauren Russell, Chief Creative Officer at Maine Cottage.

Architectural trifecta of Project Designers from Hammond Wilson Architects: Andrei Konsen, Marshall Harris and Andrew Fishback, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP.

A portion of the Maine Cottage team: Cathy Newman, Store Manager: Cydnee Alvarez, Design Associate; Sarah Wright, Chief Operations Officer; Lauren Russell, Chief Creative Officer; Stephanie Esposito, Customer Service Manager; Lucy Mackinnon, Brand Ambassador.

Rams Head IPA was enjoyed by all. Attending the event from Ram’s Head Group was Royal Bundy, Director of Marketing Rams Head Restaurants; Laura Price, Director of Marketing Rams Head On Stage; Erin McNaboe, Vice President Rams Head Group; Kris Stevens, Senior Booking Buyer Rams Head Promotions.

Lucy Mackinnon, Brand Ambassador at Maine Cottage with Barb Duvall owner at Bowl of Cherries Catering.

Bowl of Cherries Catering outdid themselves with these mini caprese sandwiches in pita bread.

Lemon meringue in mini ice cream cones were a hit.

Kristen Minogue, Science Writer/Media Relations Coordinator for the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, spoke about the research that would be supported by a portion of the evenings proceeds.

Old friends Janet Bass Thomasson, owner at Smith and Thomasson Interiors and Laura Park catch up.

Trip shared the story about what was behind his starting to paint in earnest…good old fashioned competition with his wife!

Trip Park amused guests with stories about his advertising days in New York and Chicago.

Trip Park sold the piece and “Wild Buoys” to Ron and Vicki Duncan.

Sarah Wright, Chief Operations Officer and Lauren Russell, Chief Creative Officer in front of Trip’s painting “Buoys Will Be Buoys”.


There’s a quote that says, “The voice of the sea speaks to the soul,” and Annapolis artist Kim Hovell’s sea-inspired artwork spoke to designers at Maine Cottage® as soon as they saw her beautiful oyster portraits and beach scenes. “Born and raised in Annapolis, Maryland, I have had a lifelong love of the water and art,” says Hovell, whose works have been displayed at the Annapolis Maritime Museum, First Sunday Arts Festival, HERE. a pop-up shop and now at Maine Cottage®. The pureness of Hovell’s works capture a stillness in a that perfect beach day or idyllic sunset that naturally coordinate with Maine Cottage® coastal colors and cottage furniture. Pick your favorite original oil on canvas painting and pair it with one of our cozy occasional chairs, hand handpainted wooden furniture or natural wicker pieces  to really make a splash in your home.

“Eastern Shore Horizon” by Kim Hovell


“Whitewashed Oyster” by Kim Hovell


Some of Hovell’s favorite materials to work with are acrylic, canvas, wood, oil and paper. She also enjoys working on mixed media pieces and creating limited edition giclées.


“Day at the Beach” by Kim Hovell


"Crabs in the Blue" by Kim Hovell


"Double Oyster" by Kim Hovell


Visit the Maine Cottage® Flagship Store in Annapolis to see Kim Hovell’s works in-person with our colorful furniture and accessories!

Need a mid-week-pick-me-up? Every Wednesday we post a quote or comment on our facebook page meant to provide a little bit of wisdom and whimsy. Selecting the perfect saying and coordinating it with one of our signature colorful patterns is a fun task for our designers. Follow along to see what we’ll post next week! Here’s four of our favorites so far:

Branchberry / Sun                                                  Stripe Tease / Porch

Gimme-A-Ring / Bluebell                                       Grand Mum / Sprout

Floral, graphic, or abstract, don’t these fabric patterns inspire you to upholster a cozy occasional chair, sew living room curtains, or order fabulous throw pillows? For more pattern play, view our Swatch Coordinates collection, which have been carefully curated by Maine Cottage® designers. They feature perfectly paired paints and fabrics for your interior—the possibilities are endless!

Whether you’re celebrating Independence Day at a beach bonfire, over fine wine with friends, or with a homemade feast, we hope everyone has a happy and safe holiday. Finding the perfect blue hue for your painted wooden chairs, like Maine Cottage® signature color Marine, or a sweet shade of pinkish red for your wicker demi lune hall table, like Maine Cottage® signature color Shrimp, can really impact a room and one’s spirit. Gather inspiration from our patriotic and coastal cottage photo below or poke around on our Pinterest. Go on, be red, bright, and blue!

Shown: Sally Hall Table in Shrimp and Windsor Arm Dining Chairs in China Blue.




If you own a piece of Maine Cottage® painted furniture you know about its little leather secret—its unique signature leather tag! After a thorough quality inspection, all of our painted furniture receives a leather tag to show its authenticity. Here’s five details you might not know:

Season after season and generation after generation, our furniture will maintain its value and quality. Curious for more details about our craftsmanship?

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Starting next week—Monday the 14th—we’ll be sharing the many uses of our fabulous wicker Monday Basket each Monday throughout 2013 on facebook. It’s perfect for stashing, storing or sorting anything and everything!



As seating, storage or that sophisticated complement to any room, wicker adds a casual elegance. Hand woven and exceptionally comfortable, it’s an indulgence that’s truly unique.

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Sally End Table

Not too big or small. The Sally End Table is anything but boring and will fit right in next to your favorite loveseat or sofa. It’s perfect for unwinding, we suggest:

Swan Pond Chair

Bask and relax with the Swan Pond Chair. It’s graceful curves and generous seat will have you daydreaming or project managing in no time. It’s perfect for sharing, we suggest:

Bistro Table and Chairs

Intimate and elegant, the table and chairs from our Bistro Collection are acutely quaint. Whether it’s a table for two or four, it will serve you well. It’s perfect for starting the weekend right, we suggest:

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We reached an exciting milestone this month—our very own ribbon cutting ceremony! The Maine Cottage® flagship store in Annapolis, Maryland was welcomed into the historic downtown neighborhood with staff, friends, family and special guests.

1. Mayor of Annapolis, Josh Cohen, attended as one of our special guests and officially got the celebration started with a snip of the scissors.

2. Leo Wilson and Lauren Russell. Leo is the Principal architect at Hammond Wilson, and not only is he our neighbor in The Livery Building, but was also the architect for the project. Lauren Russell, Vice President & Creative Director of Maine Cottage®, worked closely with Leo to make her vision a reality.

3. Mayor Cohen admires one of our most popular photography pieces, large three-piece archived photos of sailing.

4. Lauren Russell, Larry Strassner, Sarah Boone and Wes MacQuilliam. Sarah and Wes of the Annapolis Economic Development Corporation presented Maine Cottage® with a Corporate Citizenship Citation for the, “recognition and appreciation for the investment and commitment as a corporate citizen of Anne Arundel County, Maryland.”



There are a few things that clearly define the perfect coastal lifestyle: a seaside cottage filled with comfortable Maine Cottage® furniture, lazy days with the ones you love and now… cruising in Maine Cottage® style. Just in time for the holiday season, Maine Cottage® Beach Cruisers are available in three colorful choices for you or a loved one to enjoy. The Maine Cottage® design team got rolling with the talented build crew at Villy Customs to create these limited edition bicycles that won’t be around for long! Our objective was simple; partner with a company that loves the coast as much as we do, and to create custom beach cruisers that are as solidly constructed and special as our furniture. Here’s a bit of insight into the process:

INSPIRATION  /  We were inspired by the bold colors and fun patterns of three of our best selling fabrics. These floral patterns make your indoors feel outdoors, so we thought, why not take them outside on the open road and really have fun!

INNOVATION  /  The Villy Custom team are the experts when it comes to building custom beach cruisers. We had a blast working with Fleetwood and Adelaida at Villy Customs. Aside from teaching us all about how to make a quality cruiser, they are just downright fun people who love their adorable puppies.

INTRODUCING  /  Our Limited Edition Maine Cottage® Beach Cruisers! Custom built and ready for you to ride. BLACK FRIDAY through CYBER MONDAY Beach Cruisers are FREE with purchases over $5,000*. Our $1,290 value makes a great holiday gift. Order by November 26, 2012 and you’ll have your bicycle before December, 25, 2012.

*Disclaimer: To redeem beach cruiser gift with purchase online at, retail order must be equal to or greater than $5,000. Gift with purchase can not be combined with other offers and is not valid on previous purchases. Offer is not valid through Maine Cottage® Dealer Stores and can not be applied to trade discounts. This offer has no cash value. Offer will be valid from 12:00AM on Friday, November 23, 2012 and will end at 11:59PM on Monday, November 26, 2012.

**Standard lead time on free beach cruiser is 3-4 weeks. Flat rate shipping of $100 applies for the free beach cruiser anywhere in the continental United States. Shipping to Alaska, Hawaii or elsewhere in the world will require a custom shipping quote.