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making an Entrance with Martha Stewart

2 Jan

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

Ogden Long Bench in milk

Ogden Long Bench in Martha Stewart Living

you wood Love Ogden

30 Dec

Our new Ogden Collection looks a bit different for Maine Cottage, but beneath its beachy brushed finish are the same native, natural materials as the rest of our wood furniture. The maple, butternut, cherry, and now oak used to build Maine Cottage furniture are grown and re-grown sustainably here in the USA. Prized by furniture makers, flooring mills and squirrels alike, oak trees are a majestic and fruitful resource. The definition of weighty hardness and enduring strength.

A pronounced grain is the most distinguishing aesthetic feature of oak. These “natural defects” are the varied, tapered grain patterns that remind us of the “real” qualities of wood furniture. Its unique character. Our Ogden collection does not have an oak veneer (thin slices of oak or uniform synthetic panels glued to a less expensive wood frame) to peel or bubble. Ogden is benchmade with solid wood and premium hardware to last a good long time.

Ogden

Ogden pieces are substantial with an inherent resistance to moisture, insects, fungus, and general aging. Perfect for coastal and humid climates – like the rest of our furniture. Best of all, oak grain patterns readily accept our Ivory and Milk brushed finish for the vintage beach house, summer cottage, summery aesthetic we so love. Yes, you wood love Ogden.

Guest Bedroom

A Maine Cottage guest bedroom with an Ogden Long Bench.

sunny spaces on Kiawah Island

17 Dec

Kiawah Island is one of those beautiful barrier island resorts near historic Charleston in South Carolina. Best known for its natural beauty, Kiawah is a coastal resort with world-class golf courses, sandy beaches and lovely homes. All in a very tranquil setting. Katie and Jack sent these four images of their living and sun rooms. Both completed recently with the help of Maine Cottage Design Consultant Amy Zonarich. The amount of natural light in these two inviting rooms is truly breathtaking.

“We have had nothing but wonderful comments,
and certainly enjoy having the rooms complete.
Have wonderful holidays.”

– Katie and Jack, Kiawah Island, SC

A special note that the two Owen Chairs shown in the living room in zinnia Tweet Suite were part of the 2010 Charleston Symphony Designer Showhouse. Thank you for giving them a good home – they look wonderful in your living room.

A sunny sunroom with two armchairs in summer Bloom, a rattan Romeo Coffee Table and Island Sound Cabinet. Maine Cottage colors include: hot lime, sprout, porch and wave.

A Zelda Sofa is always a delight. Thanks for sharing Katie and Jack.

Nina's a Dilly in Zinnia

16 Dec
Nina Chair in Maine Cottage Dilly

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

Nina Sofa in zinnia Dilly & Armchairs in hot lime Hammock

Nina Armchairs

Nina Armchairs in zinnia/pear Leaflette

can a Sofa Multitask? yep.

15 Dec
Maine Cottage Monty Sleeper Sofa

A sofa that multitasks is a beautiful thing. It’s handsome seating by day, then voila! It’s a supremely comfortable bed by night. What better way to maximize efficiency in your living space? A Maine Cottage sleeper sofa turns a den, home office, study, playroom, or any space into a guest bedroom. The versatility and practicality of a Monty Sleeper Sofa (shown above in sprout Luxe Loop) are invaluable. Especially when your children come home from school or visit with their own children…

Maine Cottage Free Pass

Still pondering a gift idea for the coming holidays? A Maine Cottage sofa, sleeper sofa, bed or dresser (any furniture order of $2000 or more) is the ultimate stocking stuffer. Each one custom finished to order in your choice of 200 fabrics and 40 colors. All orders placed by December 24th will be delivered FREE nationwide by our White Glove service. This is a pretty good deal.

the 3 C's? Coastal Condo Comfort in Palm Beach, Florida

10 Dec

When you live in the Northeast, the thought of a winter retreat is very appealing. Lois and David of Long Island, New York recently decorated their Palm Beach, Florida condo with the help of Maine Cottage Design Consultant Kelly Prucnal in our Yarmouth, Maine store.

Living Room

We love their color and style choices. Our upholstery, rattan, bed, dressers and various accessories combine easily with other furniture they own. And it’s great to see several pieces from our beachy oak Ogden collection in the master bedroom. The overall feel of these living spaces is one of simplicity and comfort. A coastal condo filled with light and ease. Surely a welcome respite from old man winter up in our neck of the woods.

Living Room

Dining Room

Master Bedroom

Bedroom

a Divine Divan

8 Dec

a Venus Love in mango Pure Linen

Venus

“Divan” is a funny old word for uncomfortably formal, sofa-like seating (below). A Maine Cottage Venus Love (above) is something entirely different. Something divine. And just as alluring as its namesake. It’s curvaceous and sumptuous seating for living spaces of every kind. Yes, fit for a goddess in your choice of 200 heavenly fabrics. Made in USA.

traditional divans of yesteryear…