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“It’s not houses that I love, it’s the life I live in them.”

Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel

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Living in your house requires rooms. Rooms made to live in. It may seem obvious, but so often “living” is overlooked for how a room “looks”. Truth is, the living rooms in your house are what you make of them. So make them versatile. Create places to relax with family and friends, read and rest. Create a home.

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The important thing is this: Let how YOU want to live in your home be your guide in decorating. It’s all about personal needs and priorities. We’re a little biased at Maine Cottage toward invitingly casual, lighthearted, flexible rooms of great practicality. Multigenerational living spaces that’ll withstand many years of the wear, tear and fun of spending time together. Would you expect anything less? And take our word for it, living in rooms you love is what “home” is all about.

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Our new Ogden Collection looks a bit different for Maine Cottage, but beneath its beachy brushed finish are the same native, natural materials as the rest of our wood furniture. The maple, butternut, cherry, and now oak used to build Maine Cottage furniture are grown and re-grown sustainably here in the USA. Prized by furniture makers, flooring mills and squirrels alike, oak trees are a majestic and fruitful resource. The definition of weighty hardness and enduring strength.

A pronounced grain is the most distinguishing aesthetic feature of oak. These “natural defects” are the varied, tapered grain patterns that remind us of the “real” qualities of wood furniture. Its unique character. Our Ogden collection does not have an oak veneer (thin slices of oak or uniform synthetic panels glued to a less expensive wood frame) to peel or bubble. Ogden is benchmade with solid wood and premium hardware to last a good long time.
Ogden
Ogden pieces are substantial with an inherent resistance to moisture, insects, fungus, and general aging. Perfect for coastal and humid climates – like the rest of our furniture. Best of all, oak grain patterns readily accept our Ivory and Milk brushed finish for the vintage beach house, summer cottage, summery aesthetic we so love. Yes, you wood love Ogden.
Guest Bedroom

A Maine Cottage guest bedroom with an Ogden Long Bench.

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Just in from a customer are several images of a sparkling condo in snowy Ontario, Canada filled with Maine Cottage color and fabric. Cathy Earle worked with Annie in our West Palm Beach, Florida store to purchase many yards of Maine Cottage fabric and breathe new life into upholstered and wicker furniture she already owns.

Maine Cottage fabric

We love her choice of Maine Cottage colors and how she mixed and matched Ann’s Labyrinth with Hotty Dotty patterns and solids to unify this space. White bricks, white trim, painted furniture and walls complete this joyful composition. How great to have a “Maine Cottage” in Canada. Love the stockings too!

Living Room

Dining Room
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Nina Chair in Maine Cottage Dilly

Nina in Leaflette with a Dilly pillow

Nina is a gracefully petite Armchair, Swivel Chair and Sofa with pleasing roundness and a plump seat. A perennial favorite in our stores, Nina’s attractive in any of our 200 Maine Cottage fabric choices – and particularly festive in our zinnia Dilly and Leaflette prints, so we thought we’d share.

Nina

Nina Sofa in zinnia Dilly & Armchairs in hot lime Hammock

Nina Armchairs

Nina Armchairs in zinnia/pear Leaflette

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Maine Cottage Monty Sleeper Sofa

A sofa that multitasks is a beautiful thing. It’s handsome seating by day, then voila! It’s a supremely comfortable bed by night. What better way to maximize efficiency in your living space? A Maine Cottage sleeper sofa turns a den, home office, study, playroom, or any space into a guest bedroom. The versatility and practicality of a Monty Sleeper Sofa (shown above in sprout Luxe Loop) are invaluable. Especially when your children come home from school or visit with their own children…

Maine Cottage Free Pass

Still pondering a gift idea for the coming holidays? A Maine Cottage sofa, sleeper sofa, bed or dresser (any furniture order of $2000 or more) is the ultimate stocking stuffer. Each one custom finished to order in your choice of 200 fabrics and 40 colors. All orders placed by December 24th will be delivered FREE nationwide by our White Glove service. This is a pretty good deal.

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A Venus Love in mango Pure Linen
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“Divan” is a funny old word for uncomfortably formal, sofa-like seating (below). A Maine Cottage Venus Love (above) is something entirely different. Something divine. And just as alluring as its namesake. It’s curvaceous and sumptuous seating for living spaces of every kind. Yes, fit for a goddess in your choice of 200 heavenly fabrics. Made in USA.

traditional divans of yesteryear…

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Maine Cottage Otto fabric is a favorite around here. Our Design Consultants and customers love its textural, fine-waled, ribbed surface. These 100% weighty cotton fabrics in rich hues are very appealing. And now we’ve added five more color choices
for a total of fifteen. Each of them coordinates easily with the rest of our paint and fabric colors. Spill and stain-resistant Nano-Tex fabric protection keeps them fresh and pristine for a good long time. You Otto try it…

Norma Chair in wave Otto

New Spruce

Hot Lime

Ivory

Wave

Bark

Poppy

Tomato

Straw

Marine

China Blue

NEW Milk

NEW Chocolate

NEW Navy

NEW True Blue

NEW Blackbird
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Norma Sofa in Summer Bloom, Norma Chair in Otto with a Celia Cocktail Table

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Maine Cottage Ruby Glass Cabinet
Meet Ruby, a picture of elegance and everyday versatility. Sparkling glass doors provide safe storage for all things wining and dining or to show. The Ruby Glass Cabinet has wonderful presence in your choice of 40 Maine Cottage colors. It’s a new spin on a timeless style. A free-standing repository for your worldly goods. Place pictures, platters and a vase of fresh flowers on the Ruby Server. The originality of Ruby is unmistakable.
Maine Cottage Ruby Server

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Maine Cottage Gift idea

Give your true love (or yourself) a Maine Cottage sofa this year – custom finished in 200 fabric choices. Place an order by December 24th and we’ll deliver it for FREE. Details

Maine Cottage Gift idea

A very enthusiastic note from a Maine Cottage customer to Kelly Prucnal, a Design Consultant in our Yarmouth, Maine store about her newly delivered Eloise Armchair in May Flower – Clay.
Eloise Chair, Maine Cottage
“KELLY! I LOVE MY NEW (Eloise) CHAIR!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is FANTASTIC! I can’t make the capital letters big enough to express how psyched I am. My 8-year old daughter told me to stop obsessing about the chair, and I just got it last night! It looks wonderful. As soon as the room is complete (having a wood stove put in and still looking for the right area rug), I’ll send you a picture. Thank you so much for all of your help — I love my living room!”

Margaret, Rockport, Maine

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