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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!

Porch is one of the most popular Maine Cottage® signature colors and many clients use the unique blue-green hue to completely color-drench their home’s interior color scheme! Others use it to add pops of relaxing touches in their sitting room, reading nook, or guest bedroom. Whether you prefer solid wood, wicker, or upholstered furniture in Porch, you’ll be sure to be pleased. It evokes reminiscing and laughing over lemonade and taffy while sitting on a painted front porch with family and friends after a day on the water. The subdued yet energized shade can add an uplifting spirit to any palette. How does our color Porch make you feel?

To view any of the products featured in our perfectly Porch round up, click the links below:

1. Waypoint Wool Rug in Porch / Bluebell; 2. Fiddlehead Cocktail Table in Porch; 3. Scarf via Etsy; 4. Graphic Image Passport Case; 5. Comfy Wicker Chair in Porch with Dilly / Bluebell; 6. Ruben Hassock in Porch; 7. Nico Dress by Tory Burch; 8. Julianna Bed in Porch; 9. Sweets Salt Water Taffy

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Mixing and matching Maine Cottage® fabric patterns can add a charming personality to your interior. Upholstered on furniture, like sofas, loveseats, occasional chairs, or accessories, like pillows and curtains, they’re lively and really bring a space to life. Our fabric patterns are exclusively designed by a talented team of artists and feature a variety of florals, geometric shapes, stripes, and solids.

This homeowner chose to incorporate three signature Maine Cottage® patterns in the great room of their coastal cottage. A fun pattern inspired by birdwatching, a radial floral pattern, and a smaller scale pattern with organic shapes.

Tweet Suite / Porch

Shown on Norma Chair with Bare Maple leg finish.

These cozy chairs are part of our Norma Collection that feature a tufted back and vintage look—and who doesn’t love a fabric with a bird on it?

 

Grand Mum / Sun

Shown on Jack Bar Stool with Bare Maple leg finish.

A welcoming addition to any kitchen, our Jack Bar Stools have your back while dining, chatting, or relaxing.

 
 

Leaflette / Porch

Shown on Adeline Sofa with Bare Maple leg finish.

The centerpiece of this gathering space is our loose back cushion Adeline Sofa, handmade like all Maine Cottage® furniture, this piece is a comfy landing spot for your family.

 

Did you know our colorful fabric is sold by the yard? Get inspired here.

A monochromatic color scheme is a subtle way to show color in your home that’s perfect for your great room, guest bedroom, or entryway! Mix and match color to create a harmonious environment that’s both welcoming and special. Maine Cottage® colors are coastal inspired and feature 50 signature shades that coordinate with our custom painted wood, upholstered, and wicker furniture. If you need hue help, here’s a tip from one of our in-house experts:

EXPERT TIP

Go monochromatic for a dramatic and fresh interior. ”Using tone-on-tone colors can unify a space and is a great solution for clients seeking an alternative neutral palette,” says Maine Cottage® Flagship Store Manager, Cathy Newman.

Shown: Audrey Sofa in Luxe Loop / Sun, Cooper Coffee Table in Milk, Classic Cottage Sofa Table in Sun, Pillow in Leaflette / Ale, and Maine Cottage® Signature Mango paint color.

 

Shown: Inga Trestle Table (Seats 4) in Petal, Cokie Chair in Petal, and Great Island Bookshelf in Sun.

 

Shown: Big Cay Desk With Library Hutch in Pistachio, Cokie Desk Chair in Pistachio, and Ruben Hassock in Rambler / Pear.

Maine Cottage in House Beautiful We happily discovered our Windsor Arm Chairs in the February 2011 issue of House Beautiful in an article “Light & Bright” about the makeover of a “Cape Cod-style cottage” in Venice, CA by interior designer Alexandra Angle. Angle refers to the newly finished house as being “young, light, and happy”, which is exactly how we like to characterize the Maine Cottage style. Read an interview with Angle about the project. See some of the light, airy rooms below.

Maine Cottage Windsor Armchairs

“It’s like one of those long, beautiful ribbon candies in white and blue, with yellow stripe. It’s young, light, and happy. Houses need to make you experience a feeling, and each room should tell a story.”
- Alexandra Angle, House Beautiful

“The whole point was to have something that would show wear and tear, like those older East Coast country houses. That’s why I like painted furniture that will distress with elegance. It’s not going to look worse as dirty hands touch it.”
- Alexandra Angle, House Beautiful

photographs by Victoria Pearson

Thank you to our friend Nancy Gordon (formerly of Maine) for including us in The Whittaker Collection. A brand new website highlighting home design, designers and artisans. The Maine Cottage portfolio includes a brief Q+A with our very own Retail Operations Manager Sara Meyer. The Whittaker Collection is based in the Ocala, Florida area. Visit the impressive and inspiring The Whittaker Collection online or find a a brief description from the website below.

Maine Cottage in The Whittaker Collection
Maine Cottage in The Whittaker Collection

“GREAT HOME DESIGN, like all great design, withstands the test of time, enduring through changing trends and fashions. THE WHITTAKER COLLECTION brings together the creative talents and expertise of a very special, carefully selected group of designers and artisans whose work epitomizes the scope of great home design. THE PEOPLE AND THEIR WORK represented here have been chosen for the quality of their craft, their refined design sensibilities, and their established place within their respective fields. OUR PURPOSE is to introduce and connect you to these exceptional designers and artisans.” – The Whittaker Collection, www.thewhittakercollection.com

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