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From rocking chairs to coffee tables to sectional sofas, our hand-woven and color-drenched painted wicker furniture will complement any space any season. Browse the pages of our new Digital Wicker Look Book by clicking here to view how you can wow ‘em with wicker!

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.

A beautiful complement to any summer cottage or coastal home is comfortable, bright, and airy wicker. Maine Cottage® wicker is natural, durable, and available in 50 signature colors! Coordinate it with existing furniture pieces as fun accents or create an entire wicker retreat. Handcrafted by artisans, our wicker features unique details like intricate woven patterns, elegant aprons, and sturdy bases. From cocktail tables to sectional sofas to ottomans, we’re well-stocked in wicker.

Shown: Stevie Apartment Sofa in Sea Biscuit / Porch, Celia Cocktail Table in Porch, and throw pillows.

 

Shown: Stella Chair with Rambler / Ivory fabric and painted Nikko Blue.

 

Shown: Lemonade Table and Bistro Chairs in Sprout.

We’re also pinning beautiful wicker furniture pieces on our Wicker by Maine Cottage® board. Take a peek, repin, and get some of the best and the brightest wicker.

We call our tote bags the perfect companion. Made from sturdy reinforced canvas with wide comfortable straps and a convenient front pocket, the Well-Made Canvas Tote Bag by Maine Cottage® can hold any load. The classic shape of the open-top tote appeals to both the fashionable and eco-minded. Inspired by coastal living and a carefree spirit, we chose six fabric patterns, that usually adorn our handmade upholstered furniture, to feature on our totes that are exclusively designed for Maine Cottage® by talented artists. Here’s a round up of a few colorful options as well as some traditional styles of tote bags that would be great for a day at the beach, weekend away, or shopping around town.

1. Maine Cottage® Well-Made Canvas Tote Bag in Sea Biscuit True Blue / 2. Vineyard Vines Patchwork Classic Tote / 3. L.L.Bean Leather Handle Boat and Tote II / 4. Steele Canvas Basket Co.™ for J.Crew / 5. Coach Bleecker Beach Canvas Tote / 6. Tory Burch theresa Tote

This month’s Color & Cocktails event showcased the vibrant nature inspired work of Ramon Matheu—an artist with a post-Pop style and proud resident of Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Upon entering the Maine Cottage® Flagship Store in downtown Annapolis, guests were greeted with a raw oyster bar (donated by Boatyard Bar & Grill owner Dick Franyo), refreshing Leinenkeugel’s Summer Shandy Ale, and plenty of good company and conversations. Ramon’s colorful coastal artwork was displayed throughout the Flagship Store and paired perfectly with Maine Cottage® signature colors and coastal furniture.

Feature artist Ramon Matheu with Maine Cottage® Flagship Store Manager Cathy Newman standing in front of one of Ramon’s most popular pieces, “Feast Responsibly.”

 

The raw oyster bar donated by Boatyard Bar & Grill was a hit! Our professional shucker was manning bushel after bushel of Chesapeake Bay Oysters for guests. A Maryland tradition, oysters on the half shell are served with Tabasco sauce, cocktail sauce, and lemon.

 

Maine Cottage® Marketing & Sales Assistant, Cullen Bushnell (left), chats with Design Coordinator, Karyn Hutson (right).

 

Ramon Matheu photographed with Maine Cottage® Creative Director, Lauren Russell in front of, “Crabalicious.” Each piece of Chesapeake Bay inspired artwork sold during the event received a year-long membership to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation donated by Maine Cottage®.

 

Boatyard Bar & Grill owner and Chesapeake Bay Foundation Trustee, Dick Franyo, artist Ramon Matheu, and Maine Cottage® President, Larry Strassner. To assist with environmental education programs that raise awareness about protecting the Chesapeake Bay, 10% of all artwork sales from the evening’s proceeds were donated to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

 

Photography: Heather Crowder

There is art and architecture in the simple shape of a circle. Its curves are reminiscent of the sun, moon, and even helped inspire the development of astronomy! Incorporate circles in your beachside retreat, coastal cottage, or craftsman style home for a delicate accent that pulls a room together–just look at how bold circles in our signature color Shrimp make the wicker Sally Hall Table pop in these beautiful room shots here. Maine Cottage® interiors often have more than just a strong color story, for ways to use this curvy shape with our cheery colors view some of our painted wood, wicker, and upholstered circle inspired decor below.

Shown: Big Round Bay Mirror in Sprout, Nina Swivel Chair in Lotsa Dots / Bark, and Cooper End Table in Sun.

 

Shown: Sally Cocktail Table in Wisteria, Really Rosie / Bark–try a Maine Cottage®  floral fabric to include circles in an organic way. View all patterns here.

 

Shown: Nellie 2-Over-2 Dresser in Ale and Big Round Bay Mirror in Ale—the Maine Cottage® Big Round collection also offers that signature nautical touch with a Cork Board!

The abundance of beauty provided by the Chesapeake Bay and wildlife on Maryland’s Eastern Shore inspires July’s featured artist, Ramon Matheu. The Artist Summer Series, curated by the Design Team at Maine Cottage®, are excited about pairing Ramon’s vibrant art in the Annapolis flagship store with our colorful painted wood, wicker, and upholstered furniture. Join us for wine, beer, and a raw oyster bar donated by beloved Eastport restaurant, The Boatyard Bar & Grill. A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit the Chesapeake Bay Foundation!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
Ramon Matheu is a fine artist and designer who has a distinctive post-Pop style and is well-versed in many mediums, such as computer graphics and sculpture. His artwork will be available for purchase at the event.

Friday, July 5th from 5:00–7:00pm at the Maine Cottage® Flagship Store. Please RSVP to Cathy via email by clicking this link.

Educated in the fine art of print making from Methodist College in North Carolina, Ramon also studied at the Art Institute of Philadelphia and graduated with a degree in Specialized Technology. He has experience in acrylic paint, sculpture, computer graphics, and digital photography; and served as an Art Director in Washington, D.C. for more than 15 years. He currently lives on Kent Island with his wife and two children.

 

People of the Sun by Ramon Matheu (©2013)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bushel of Crabs by Ramon Matheu (©2013)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heron Tranquility by Ramon Matheu (©2013)

 

 

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Thank you to Dick Franyo, Chesapeake Bay Foundation Trustee and owner of The Boatyard Bar & Grill, for his ongoing commitment to protecting the Bay and for donating the Raw Oyster Bar for the event!

 

 

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With entertaining and vintage charm in mind, Lily Kanter—co-founder of Serena & Lily—shares the end result after lovingly remodeling her 19th-century California home in the July/August issue of Coastal Living. She complemented the home’s original craftsmanship with a few beautiful Maine Cottage® painted wood and upholstered furniture pieces.

Coastal Living July/August 2013

 

Lily Kanter of Serena & Lily is a Maine Cottage fan!

Maine Cottage® Cokie Bar Stools in Milk are a perfect pairing in the open kitchen. They’re made from solid maple wood and available in 50 signature color choices.

Maine Cottage painted and upholstered furniture in Coastal Living

Featured in the bright and light living room on page 82 (second photo in center), is a Maine Cottage® Eloise Ottoman and Zelda Chair. We love how Lily’s decor melded seaside style with modern touches to capture a cheerful spirit in her home. Read more about how Lily and her family entertain and honor the home’s heritage in the July/August issue of Coastal Living.

 

Each month we’ll feature the artwork of talented local artists in our Flagship Store—located at 209 West Street in Annapolis, MD—and host a meet-and-greet event. Our design team has curated this unique lineup of artists whose styles range from abstract expressionism to pop art. All the pieces find a happy home with our colorful painted furniture, like being the focal point above the solid wood Julianna Bed or perched atop the elegant wicker Sally Hall Table. The palette of possibilities for decorating with color are endless.

Indulge in color with June’s special guest Sheila DeLaquil, a fine artist that works in water and mixed media, including acrylics and watercolor crayons. Artwork will be available for purchase and ranges from $300 to $1,200.

  Friday, June 21st from 5:00–7:00pm at the Maine Cottage® Flagship Store. Meet Sheila and the Maine Cottage® designers in person! Please RSVP to Cathy via email by clicking this link.

  “It’s the adventure of painting that inspires me to paint. I’m energized by the painting process and by responding to what happens on the painting surface. I sometimes start working by laying down paint with no particular concept in mind and then work to create shapes, patterns, values and color relationships that are exciting to me. On other occasions, I may start a piece with a pre-conceived plan, but honestly, so much happens on the surface that I inevitably respond directly to what I see.” —Sheila DeLaquil

Indigo 1-4 by Sheila DeLaquil (12" W x 12" H each; acrylic)

 

Contained by Sheila DeLaquil (12" W x 12" H; acrylic)

 

Alive by Sheila DeLaquil (12" W x 12" H; acrylic)

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