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Color Ideas Archives - Page 2 of 7 - Maine Cottage® Blog | Cottage, coastal style, home furnishings. Handmade in America. Painted, upholstered and wicker furniture.
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When my husband and I started renovation of our 1970′s beachfront home last year, it was completely gutted down to the studs. We wanted it to feel like an old cottage with white washed walls, ceilings and wood floors. I was familiar with Maine Cottage through their website and had ordered lamps, rugs and accessories for our home in Virginia.

We visited Maine Cottage in Charleston with only a sample of our counter top material. We wanted our cottage to feel warm and inviting, but withstand the wear and tear of sand being tracked in from the beach. We also were concerned with space and storage limitations. And we wanted COLOR!

The Maine Cottage staff spent hours working with us. We were so satisfied with the color selections and quality of the furniture and accessories that we decided to order more pieces blending natural woods with colored pieces. We absolutely love everything.

The entire staff at Maine Cottage Furniture is very dependable and creative. They were excellent with follow-through and getting back to us promptly. It has been a pleasure working with Amy. She went above and beyond the call of duty making the trip from Charleston to Edisto multiple times to help with our selections and to add the finishing touch. The result is exactly what we wanted. It’s perfect! I would highly recommend Maine Cottage Furniture.
Denise, South Carolina

Set against a landscape of pristine waterways and forests, Fripp Island is South Carolina’s most seaward barrier island and vacation home to three generations of family – with a main house (above) and a 3500 square foot guest house and pool where extended family can spillover into a comfortably relaxed and FUN setting. The owner worked closely with our Charleston store crew, including Sara Meyer, to plan and fill many rooms in this family compound.

Maine Cottage on Fripp Island, SC

Main house – Fripp Island, SC

Maine Cottage Bedroom

Island Bunks, Roly Baskets, Molly Rocker

“Just to repeat, Sara, what I told you about the pleasure of working with you and Maine Cottage on our beach house. I recall the day we sat down at the planning table around 10:00 in the morning and by 5:00 p.m. that same day we had planned the whole entire guest house. It was a joy working with you and I was amazed at how easy the process was.”

Maine Cottage Dining Room Tables & Seating

“Maine Cottage samples and furniture made it so easy to choose what I wanted. The colors are so well coordinated and the furniture is on a scale that fits in most any size room. So, we didn’t have to second guest our choices. I love the finished look and am very pleased with everything. The furniture, colors and fabric are always cheery and pleasing and not one that you would get tired of looking at. Thanks for all of your help and your friendship in this process. Thank you, too, for the quick follow-up with any questions I had after the job was finished.”
All the best, Judy R.

The full article about this island beach house can be found on the digital version of Charleston Style & Design magazine.

Many Maine Cottage fabrics were part of a 72-hour sale on the members only One Kings Lane website for 50% off that ended today. Join the website to explore other great offers.

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Magazines and catalogs are filled with enticing images of homes filled with colors and styles you love. Do you ever look at your home and wish you could change a room or two? Begin afresh? Ask yourself “Where do I begin and how do I create a room like that?” When the task seems too great, you stick with what is “safe”: Humdrum.

Step Aside Humdrum

Why settle on ordinary when your home can be extraordinary? Strikingly fresh Maine Cottage styles in 40 colors and +200 fabric choices make pulling together rooms and entire homes a cinch. And we’re here to guide you every step along the way. Simply choose your favorite styles, colors and fabrics and we’ll have everything custom-finished and delivered to your residence. Coordinating lamps, rugs and pillows are icing on the cake. It’s that easy. Step aside Humdrum.

WOW! I love it

The colorful style of Maine Cottage may be what catches your eye, but it’s the delightful service, ease of working with us, and extraordinarily beautiful results in your home that’ll get you hooked. A “WOW! I love it” moment come true.


“Well, my chair is complete and it is awesome. If I do say so myself. Soooooo happy with it! Thank you so much- the fabric is wonderful. Someday soon I hope to purchase a nice chaise lounge- and I will come looking for more fabric then!
Thanks again!!”
- a note to Kelly in our Yarmouth ME store

We were delighted when this customer shared an image of her newly upholstered chair with us. What could be better than breathing new life into a favorite old chair? Maine Cottage Taffy fabric brings a wonderful contrast to this antique frame. Her daughter is adorable too!

Images of coastal Maine summer cottages remind us of the reasons we love this part of the world. The simple, timeless architecture of these solidly-built and lovingly-worn homes creates a wonderful sense of place – bursting with memories and stories. Places for multi-generational family gatherings year after year. Here are two images to make you smile. You can almost smell the saltwater.

images: carol blyberg

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Lucy and Gus are the very cute children of Kim in our Maine Cottage office. Enjoying a cozy moment at home together – in a Maine Cottage bed. Every parent loves to capture these seemingly rare moments of sibling bliss. They look so sweet and innocent. Now who could imagine anything less? Thanks for sharing!

Here’s another interior by Maine Cottage co-founder Carol Bass. This time in a brightly-lit guest cottage (some would say “beach house”) near Charleston, South Carolina. Carol and partner Bob Newton collaborated to renovate and furnish this comfortable cottage from top to bottom using a wide variety of furnishings, including Maine Cottage, Carol’s original artwork, and a handmade dining table by Bob Newton.

an eat-in kitchen with Maine Cottage Ilka Chairs, dining table by Bob Newton

Seating near kitchen with a Maine Cottage Stella End Table, Column Lamp in Dilly, and sofa in our Luxe fabric with sculpture on wall by Carol Bass.

Sunny living room with a sofa in Maine Cottage Grand Mum fabric, Tulla Tuffet, Cottage End Table and a Column Lamp.

Comfortable seating in Maine Cottage fabric, Tulla Tuffet, Round Cottage End Table and a Column Lamp.

Carol Bass is an artist, author, interior designer and cofounder of Maine Cottage. She is the author of three books: The Cottage Book, Maine Living and Color Your Home. www.carolbassart.com
Carol’s blog

It’s easy to LOVE crisp clean linen fabric with its soft, breathable natural fibers. Cool breezy linen may be revered for elegant warm weather attire (for good reason), but linen fabrics are also in vogue for their unlimited creative potential, utility and durability in home furnishings.

Color, color and more color. The unparalleled ability of linen fabrics to optimize color vibrancy make our richly-textured, custom-dyed Maine Cottage 100% Pure Linen fabrics aesthetically irresistible and incredibly durable for lasting use at home. And on SALE right now for 25% off by-the-yard.

Maine Cottage Pure Linen (clockwise): sea, mango, chocolate, poppy, white and porch

Libby in Linen

white Pure Linen

Norma in Linen

sprout Pure Linen

Jack Dining in Linen

mango Pure Linen

Throw Pillows in Linen

poppy & oatmeal Pure Linen

In the era of “being Green” it’s worth mentioning that linen fibers (from parent plant Flax) are relatively environmentally sound. Flax requires fewer pesticides and fertilizers than cotton, for example, and is ecologically-correct as every piece of the Flax plant is used in the linen production process. There’s no waste. This, or course, is not to mention how many years of pleasing beauty and enjoyment linen will provide for you and your home. More on Maine Cottage linen (PDF)

Simon Chair in Pure Linen

Sometimes rooms need a little TLC. A fresh start. Maybe window treatments? A few new throw pillows here and there? A slipcover for that favorite old sofa? Cushion covers for the window seat? We’re going to do our part by making Maine Cottage fabrics available for 25% off during the month of September. Roll up your sleeves, call your seamstress – have some fun!

+200 Maine Cottage fabrics by-the-yard

Living Room curtains

Bedroom drapes

Kitchen shades

Dining Room curtains