Thank you once again Martha Stewart Living for including us in the February 2011 Great Finds” (PDF). Building on the current pinkish red color trend and some neutral complements comes this article “Niche Appeal” with a Maine Cottage Daisy Side Chair in Smoothie. It’s also available as an Armchair. We like the emphasis on “an easy formality” in this article. Wicker chairs are the essence of this style and versatility.
Daisy Dining Chairs in celadon, sprout and petal (table shown no longer available)
Daisy Dining Chairs in tomato
Daisy Dining Chairs in mango
While we’re on the subject of RED and how colors make us feel, let’s remember our surface designer and colorist friend Anita Strods Dore and this visually appealing slideshow about developing and choosing color. In this case, our very own Maine Cottage color: Rhubarb. You can watch the high resolution version on our website: Finding Rhubarb Slideshow or the not-quite-so-good one via YouTube.
cover: January 2011
Thank you Martha Stewart Living magazine for including our new solid oak Ogden Long Bench in the January 2011 issue under Great Finds. Martha Stewart Living says “their decorating mission has always been to create rooms that are functional, yet relaxed and inviting – in short, spaces that are about living.” Evidently, we are very like-minded as we could not have said it better. Ogden features a brushed finish and is happy to hold up to 4 Monday Baskets.
Ogden Long Bench in milk
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 Sofa in zinnia Dilly & Armchairs in hot lime Hammock
Nina Armchairs in zinnia/pear Leaflette
Everyone enjoys the versatility and practicality of a Sleeper Sofa. Each one is custom-upholstered in the Maine Cottage fabric of your choice. And these are not the lumpy, bar-in-your-back sleepers. They’re are among the finest, cushiest and most supportive you’ll find. We have several other styles too to suit your taste and space. Turn any room into a guest room in Maine Cottage style.
Spin like it’s 1958. Our brand new swivel chairs give you the freedom to twirl and whirl. Even pirouette. New swivel versions of our popular Nina (above) and Simon (below) Chairs join our Woodrow Swivel Chair for those who prefer the versatility of a more kinetic living space. Take one for a spin in 200 Maine Cottage fabric choices.
Paula lives here along the coast of Maine where she has worked with us for two years to assemble this bright, beautiful living area – piece by piece and fabric by fabric. She’s very proud and excited about the outcome. And so are we! Here’s a great picture from her.
What an invitingly warm and colorful living space! We love her choice of a Maine Cottage Adeline Sofa, Simon Chair and Ruben Hassock in Rambler and Just Dandy print fabrics with painted Fiddlehead End and wicker Cooper tables. A Tulip Lamp by Jill Rosenwald in a simple, proportionate form with coordinating colors adds interest. The repetition of soft greens, yellows with some red pull the whole area together with ease. Congratulations, Paula! Thanks for sharing.
There are 6 (or more) ways to do just about everything in life. Decorating your home is no exception. Here’s an example of a sunny room where we’ve chosen a Maine Cottage color grouping and played with the sofa color only – in 6 different ways. The effect of one shift in hue can be subtle or dramatic – depending on the size, amount and placement. Curious about color and composition ideas for your home? We make it easy to custom finish furniture to your taste. Call us for a furniture and color consultation.
Here’s a sunny well-composed room of warm whites, yellows, yellow-oranges and saturated oranges. A hint of red give it extra pizazz.
For a lighter, brighter room try combining varied whites and soft yellow-oranges. Fabric patterns, wall color and pure orange give it punch.
Experiment with neutrals warm and cool. The surrounding yellows keep this room warm and light.
A brown hue can be truly neutral if you want the sofa to recede – but the pillows and walls keep it from becoming too flat.
A large amount of red-orange brown as a neutral gives a room balance and depth when combined with lighter accents.
A richer reddish brown neutral gives this room the 6th way to a robustly sunny room.
Belly up to the bar with the new Jack Stool. Affable, slender and tall, Jack enlivens occasions black tie and casual alike – fully upholstered or slipcovered in your choice of 200 Maine Cottage fabrics. Inviting for family and friends for meals or a drink any time of day.
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.
Main house – Fripp Island, SC
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 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.”
The full article about this island beach house can be found on the digital version of Charleston Style & Design magazine.
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