Tag Archives: Color Ideas

you make my Heart Beat Willy-Nilly

14 Feb
Maine Cottage bedroom

Valentine, you make me silly;
You make my heart beat willy-nilly;
When I’m with you, the world is hazy;
Valentine, you drive me crazy!

Valentine, when we’re apart,
My need for you goes off the chart.
Will you be mine? Can I be thine?
Say you’ll be my Valentine!

J. Fuchs

It’s not about fancy repertoire, flourishes and embellishments… At the core it’s about starting, stepping and pausing with the music. All the rest is icing on the cake.

Chris Corby

Maine Cottage bedroom

Beginners want to dance like intermediates; intermediates want to dance like advanced dancers; advanced dancers want to dance like the greats; but the greats always go back to basics.

anonymous

Valentine’s Day comes once a year, but love’s with us every day. Romantic love, yes, if we’re lucky. And a love for fun, food, music and dance. We love our families, good friends and being at home. At Maine Cottage, we love simplicity. Back-to-basics simple. The kind that means living essentially in a beautiful, practical way. No bells, whistles or extravagance. Comfortable, enduring, inspired, even extraordinary. A place where you’re so content that your heart may (spontaneously) beat willy-nilly!

Maine Cottage

mad about Yellow

10 Feb

Saffron, yeah
I’m just-a mad about her
I’m-a just-a mad about-a Saffron
She’s just mad about me

They call me Mellow Yellow,
Quite rightly

Oh, so yellow…
Oh, so mellow…

– Donovan

six mellow yellow spaces to be mad about

Maine Cottage images (clockwise): Zelda Sofa with Della Cocktail Table, Fiona Love Seat and Celia End Table, Julianna Bed, Bradstreet Upholstery, Libby Sofa in Grand Mum, Della Dining Table with Windsor Chairs

Maine Cottage yellow, yellow-orange and orange fabrics

what ales Tulla Tuffet? Ale

31 Jan

Ale is what ales our Tulla Tuffet today. Light, hoppy and happy, the Maine Cottage color Ale exudes the same crisp, warm glow as these beloved brews. Neither a pure yellow nor true orange, Ale is sophisticated and complex. It radiates as a solid color and combines effortlessly with other like colors in fabrics. Fabulous with neutrals and contrasting blues or bluegreens too, I guess you might say Ale’s a truly uplifting, versatile color. Kind of like a fresh pint in a favorite brewpub.

Try a Tulla Tuffet, armchair or sofa in any one of the luminous Maine Cottage fabrics shown here. Ale illuminates wicker and rattan seat cushions too, but we’ll save that for another day. In case you’re curious about what you’re seeing here, we’ve shown the Tulla Tuffet in these fabrics (from top to bottom): Luxe Yuri ale, May Flower pickle, Stripe Tease ale, Really Rosie ale, Tweet Suite sun, Grand Mum clay and Hotty Dotty ale. Request a swatch or buy them by-the-yard.

watch-the-Birdie!

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!

Maine Cottage

light & Bright in House Beautiful

19 Jan

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 in House Beautiful

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

SNEAK PREVIEW: the art of custom Stripe Tease

18 Nov
Stripe Tease fabric in 38 Maine Cottage colors

custom Stripe Tease on a Nina Chair
available in 38 colors

Part 2 of the Sneak Preview is our playfully modern Stripe Tease pattern – available soon custom printed in your choice of 38 Maine Cottage colors. As we mentioned in the previous post, the wondrous benefit is you’ll soon (1 day, tops) be able to order our Stripe Tease and Hotty Dotty patterns in your choice of 38 colors on a weighty white 100% linen fabric. 5 or more yards at a time. Imagine the possibilities… coming soon!

SNEAK PREVIEW: custom Hotty Dotty

17 Nov

Maine Cottage is entering the textile digital age with custom fabric printing. What does this mean for you? The amazing benefit is you’ll soon (1 week, tops) be able to order Hotty Dotty and Stripe Tease fabrics in your choice of
38 Maine Cottage colors on a weighty white 100% linen fabric. 5 or more yards at a time. Stay tuned… it’s so new you won’t find it on our website.

Hotty Dotty fabric in 38 Maine Cottage colors

custom Hotty Dotty on a Nina Chair
Maine Cottage yellows & greens