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seeing Red

3 Feb

When February rolls around we see RED. Red is love. Love is red. We love red too and find great inspiration in red things. Everyday things that catch our eye, command our attention and often make us smile. There’s a comfort in red things. They’re full of life and energy. Even the most inanimate of objects is brought to life by red. At Maine Cottage we describe reds as Tomato, Rhubarb, Zinnia, Poppy, Shrimp, Smoothie and Teaberry. Each one with its own character – as a solid color and in our fabrics. And let’s face it, they are not subtle. Each red is full of warmth, depth and spirit. Even the smallest hint pops and emanates vitality. You may want to try reds at home.

Daisy Dining Chairs

Daisy Dining Chairs in Maine Cottage reds (clockwise):
shrimp, rhubarb, zinnia, poppy, smoothie and tomato

Daisy Dining Chairs

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you’re confection…..Honeysuckle rose

4 Jan

Ev’ry honeybee…. fills with jealousy
When they see you out with me
I don’t blame them….goodness knows
Honeysuckle rose


When you’re passin’ by….flowers drop and sigh
And I know the reason why
You’re much sweeter….goodness knows
Honeysuckle rose
.
– Louis Armstrong

Maine Cottage Guest Bedroom

It’s not just red, pink or magenta. It’s uplifting and festive. A sensory experience. Pantone (color experts) calls it “Honeysuckle” and declared it the 2011 color of the year. We thought you’d like to know. If you’re in the Maine Cottage school of thought, you’ll agree that even a small hint of reds, red-pinks, and red-violets give a room (or wardrobe) a similar burst of energy. Maine Cottage rhubarb, shrimp, zinnia and even smoothie fall into this category of pinkish warm reds. And remember how fantastic these warm hues look with cooler blues, bluegreens, greens and neutrals for added drama and stimulation. A bouquet of fresh flowers or a fruit smoothie can have the same invigorating effect on a January day.

2011 Pantone: Honeysuckle

Maine Cottage Family Room

Maine Cottage china blue Luxe Yuri and Ann’s Labyrinth with artwork by Carol Bass

Maine Cottage Fabric

Maine Cottage red fabrics

Wicker in warm hues

Rhubarb red with neutrals

Maine Cottage Windsor Chairs

Maine Cottage Windsor Chairs. Reds combine well with other colors