Tag Archives: Maine Cottage Upholstery

all things Bright and Beautiful

21 Oct

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.

Maine Cottage look

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.

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six ways to Sunny

18 Oct

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.

Audrey Room in yellow

Here’s a sunny well-composed room of warm whites, yellows, yellow-oranges and saturated oranges. A hint of red give it extra pizazz.

Audrey Room in light brown

For a lighter, brighter room try combining varied whites and soft yellow-oranges. Fabric patterns, wall color and pure orange give it punch.

Audrey Room in light brown

Experiment with neutrals warm and cool. The surrounding yellows keep this room warm and light.

Audrey Room in medium brown

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.

Audrey Room in dark brown

A large amount of red-orange brown as a neutral gives a room balance and depth when combined with lighter accents.

Audrey Room in dark brown

A richer reddish brown neutral gives this room the 6th way to a robustly sunny room.

belly up to the bar with Jack

15 Oct
Jack Dining Stool Jack

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.

Jack Dining Stool Jack

a comfy beachfront cottage – Edisto Island, SC

12 Oct

When my husband and I started renovation of our 1970’s beachfront home last year, it was completely gutted down to the studs. We wanted it to feel like an old cottage with white washed walls, ceilings and wood floors. I was familiar with Maine Cottage through their website and had ordered lamps, rugs and accessories for our home in Virginia.

We visited Maine Cottage in Charleston with only a sample of our counter top material. We wanted our cottage to feel warm and inviting, but withstand the wear and tear of sand being tracked in from the beach. We also were concerned with space and storage limitations. And we wanted COLOR!

The Maine Cottage staff spent hours working with us. We were so satisfied with the color selections and quality of the furniture and accessories that we decided to order more pieces blending natural woods with colored pieces. We absolutely love everything.

The entire staff at Maine Cottage Furniture is very dependable and creative. They were excellent with follow-through and getting back to us promptly. It has been a pleasure working with Amy. She went above and beyond the call of duty making the trip from Charleston to Edisto multiple times to help with our selections and to add the finishing touch. The result is exactly what we wanted. It’s perfect! I would highly recommend Maine Cottage Furniture.
Denise, South Carolina

multi-generational island retreat: Fripp Island, SC

11 Oct

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.

Maine Cottage on Fripp Island, SC

Main house – Fripp Island, SC

Maine Cottage Bedroom

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 Dining Room Tables & Seating

“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.”
All the best, Judy R.

The full article about this island beach house can be found on the digital version of Charleston Style & Design magazine.

Maine Cottage fabric SALE: One Kings Lane

10 Oct

Many Maine Cottage fabrics were part of a 72-hour sale on the members only One Kings Lane website for 50% off that ended today. Join the website to explore other great offers.

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Maine Cottage on One Kings Lane

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“At One Kings Lane, we believe that living (and giving) well is more than just a fantasy. That’s why we bring the world’s best designer décor and home essentials, entertaining and travel needs, fantastic gift and more to our members – at up to 70% off retail.”


“As passionate fellow design enthusiasts, we see nothing glamorous or elegant about overspending on home décor. We work directly with the top brands you love to bring you a curated, inspirational selection – at truly sensational prices.”
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step aside Humdrum

8 Oct

Magazines and catalogs are filled with enticing images of homes filled with colors and styles you love. Do you ever look at your home and wish you could change a room or two? Begin afresh? Ask yourself “Where do I begin and how do I create a room like that?” When the task seems too great, you stick with what is “safe”: Humdrum.

Step Aside Humdrum

Why settle on ordinary when your home can be extraordinary? Strikingly fresh Maine Cottage styles in 40 colors and +200 fabric choices make pulling together rooms and entire homes a cinch. And we’re here to guide you every step along the way. Simply choose your favorite styles, colors and fabrics and we’ll have everything custom-finished and delivered to your residence. Coordinating lamps, rugs and pillows are icing on the cake. It’s that easy. Step aside Humdrum.

WOW! I love it

The colorful style of Maine Cottage may be what catches your eye, but it’s the delightful service, ease of working with us, and extraordinarily beautiful results in your home that’ll get you hooked. A “WOW! I love it” moment come true.