Tag Archives: Beach House


25 Jan

We LOVE it when you send photos of Maine Cottage furniture you have in your home. And tell us how you’re enjoying and living with it. We also LOVE old family photos. The ones that bring a smile to your face. Good memories of visiting or living near the coast, a beach, island or lake, your childhood, time spent with family and friends. And all the fun, adventures and experiences. We love hearing from you.
Tell us your Story!

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sitting on the Loops of Luxury

24 Jan

Sittin’ in the lap, sittin’ in the lap,
Sittin’ in the lap of luxury, sure feels good to me.
Sittin’ in the lap, sittin’ in the lap,
Sittin’ in the lap of luxury, sure feels good to me. – Louie Louie

Luxe Loop is a yarn-dyed double construction fabric woven with 100% cotton bouclé on the surface and tightly twisted cotton yarns beneath it giving the surface a “nubby” texture. This combination gives it exceptional structure and feel. You’ll love these designer-quality Maine Cottage Luxe fabrics: Loop, Waffle, Wale, Yuri and several Neutrals. Available on our furniture and by-the-yard for your home projects. Imported from Italy through an exclusive arrangement, Luxe fabrics are custom-dyed in richly saturated and neutral Maine Cottage colors alike.

room images top to bottom in Luxe Loop: norma chair, phoebe chair, button throw pillow, clara bed, nina sofa, button throw pillows

a Tropical State of Mind

20 Jan

Palm trees are always a happy sight.
A welcome respite. Especially when it’s January, 20°, and snowing. Tall and leafy they sway in breezes light and bow in strong. Palms are more than just “trees”. They’re a symbol of paradise. Relaxation. Vacation. Steamy heat. Sipping cool drinks. Soaking up the sun. Our 100% sun-loving polyester Fern Leibowitz outdoor fabric celebrates this tropical state of mind. Now in four more Maine Cottage colors as shown on a teak Edwin Chair.

Maine Cottage Edwin Chair

Fern Leibowitz in porch & hot lime

Maine Cottage Edwin Chair

Maine Cottage Edwin Chair

Fern Leibowitz in french blue & celadon

Maine Cottage Edwin Chair

Being in a tropical climate is an invitation to wear it and carry it. Clothing, handbags, jewelry are a few of the many ways to luxuriate in tropical, beachy surroundings. Joyful. Light and airy. Create your own spirited outdoor “vacation spot” on a patio, poolside or porch with Fern Leibowitz on our solid teak and colorful all weather wicker furniture. Perfect for dining and reclining. If you’re in or around Florida in the coming months, please stop by our store in West Palm Beach. We’d love to see you.

New Englanders in Florida

a Joyful Exhilaration

15 Jan

yippeee! it’s a SALE: 10% off furniture

Experience the exhilaration of living your life with the happy lightheartedness of a child. Naturally expert at keeping life simple, children have a wonderful sense of fun and clarity on what truly matters.

Maine Cottage Midwinter Sale

photo courtesy of kaboom.org

It’s our sole aspiration at Maine Cottage to offer a similar sense of joyful exhilaration by keeping it simple to decorate your home in a beautiful, thoughtful way. If you love our aesthetic and want it in your home (house, cottage, cabin, camp, condo, apartment, beach house, you-name-it), then you’ll love our way. Our way is easy. Our way will make you happy. And hang onto your hat, it’s going to fun!

Maine Cottage Midwinter Sale

Large print: our annual Midwinter Furniture Sale is a good solution for a brand new year. Plan ahead now for delivery to your home in time for the Spring and Summer seasons. You’ll thank yourself – and us for the encouragement. We’ll take 10% off all furniture orders placed by February 26, 2011 with a $195 flat rate or FREE nationwide “white glove” home delivery (details). Peruse our website and call us to discuss your home ideas and plans. We’re here to guide you every step of the way.

Fine print: this offer is for new orders of furniture only and may not be combined with other discounts or promotions.

southern comfort by Carol Bass

30 Sep

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
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