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This sunny sidebar vignette makes excellent use of a slim wall behind the banister, and ties antique elements into the h...
12/08/2020

This sunny sidebar vignette makes excellent use of a slim wall behind the banister, and ties antique elements into the home’s more contemporary look.

Photo by Darren Setlow
Architecture & Build by Knickerbocker Group
Interior Design by Darché Designs

A freshly updated primary bath residing on the shores of Big Lake in Grand Lake Stream received Decor Maine’s Designs of...
12/04/2020

A freshly updated primary bath residing on the shores of Big Lake in Grand Lake Stream received Decor Maine’s Designs of Distinction stamp in our December issue. Architect Kevin Browne and Builder Allen Clark updated this once seasonal fishing camp into a year-round residence, with sweeping lake views readily available from each window. Get your copy of our December issue, on newsstands today, to read more!

Photo by Jonathan Reece Photography

This home office by Thomas & Lord  packs a playful punch, with large colorful prints and a sliding ladder for the built-...
12/03/2020

This home office by Thomas & Lord packs a playful punch, with large colorful prints and a sliding ladder for the built-in bookcase. If this were our work from home space, we’re pretty sure we’d be perpetually taking a rest on the sofa, decorated with buffalo check pillows to match the carpet.

Photo by Jeff Roberts Imaging

Suspended over a downy bed, a curved chandelier with delicate lines from Visual Comfort adds lightness to an airy bedroo...
12/02/2020

Suspended over a downy bed, a curved chandelier with delicate lines from Visual Comfort adds lightness to an airy bedroom in this Cape Porpoise charmer. The soft hues and dramatic ceiling make this primary suite the ideal place to unwind on a chilly winter's day, with french doors to the left for observing snow squalls and the holiday festivities in the village below.

Photo by Jeff Roberts Imaging
Design by Hurlbutt Designs

In the spirit of giving, Decor Maine is sharing Speedwell Projects  fantastic art auction being held to keep their impor...
12/02/2020

In the spirit of giving, Decor Maine is sharing Speedwell Projects fantastic art auction being held to keep their important and unique presence in Maine’s art scene alive and well during these difficult times. Check it out and consider a purchase of one of these amazing works of art in support of Speedwell's mission to support and garner well deserved attention to the work of women, BIOPC, and LGBTQ+ artists who have made a life commitment to their work. Visit the auction virtually here: https://speedwellprojects.betterworld.org/auctions/auction or donate to lend support in whatever capacity you can.

Pictured: "Rosaly's Swamp" by Lauryn Welch

A glimpse into the ski chalet of Tim Harrington is giving us all the cozy holiday feels. With design by Hurlbutt Designs...
11/30/2020

A glimpse into the ski chalet of Tim Harrington is giving us all the cozy holiday feels. With design by Hurlbutt Designs and Krista Stokes and interior millwork by Clearwater Builders, this living room is the perfect retreat after a long day of skiing.

Photo by Jonathan Reece Photography

Lending support to underrepresented artists is the heartbeat of Speedwell Projects , founded in Portland in 2015. This m...
11/27/2020

Lending support to underrepresented artists is the heartbeat of Speedwell Projects , founded in Portland in 2015. This month, SPEEDWELL is holding an important auction to help raise crucial funds to continue carrying out their mission. Auction co-chairs include Decor Maine’s very own editor-in-chief, Susan Grisanti, executive director of the Ellis-Beauregard Foundation Donna McNeil, and executive director of Creative Portland Dinah Minot. Visit the link here (https://www.speedwellprojects.com/in-progress-blog?utm_term=0_61bcd1977f-4f3fb2b4c1-87256001) to view the artworks available in the auction, and join Decor Maine in lending critical support to SPEEDWELL.

Whether you have two or six at your table this Thanksgiving, recipe developer and friend of Decor Maine, Susan Harringto...
11/24/2020

Whether you have two or six at your table this Thanksgiving, recipe developer and friend of Decor Maine, Susan Harrington shares her favorite takes on holiday dishes pared down for a small-scale feast. Read the full menu here: https://www.decormaine.com/eat-drink/thankful-for-traditions

An impressive fieldstone fireplace within this Edgecomb dwelling commands attention at the center of the living space. A...
11/23/2020

An impressive fieldstone fireplace within this Edgecomb dwelling commands attention at the center of the living space. A set of floating stairs lead up to an elevated kitchen and dining area on the right, while the owner’s prized guitar collection is on display to the left.

Photo by Michael Wilson

Via Vecchia—Portland’s newest culinary hot-spot—appears plucked straight off the streets of Europe. A vine-draped facade...
11/20/2020

Via Vecchia—Portland’s newest culinary hot-spot—appears plucked straight off the streets of Europe. A vine-draped facade greets patrons, while the interior boasts high design and dazzling decor providing old-world romance. Get your copy of our December issue to read more about Via Vecchia, and be sure to snag a spot in this opulent corner booth in the near future.

Photo by Anthony DiBiase Photography
ViA VECCHiA

With Thanksgiving just a week away, we’re finding table setting inspiration from our 2019 Entertaining with Style issue....
11/19/2020

With Thanksgiving just a week away, we’re finding table setting inspiration from our 2019 Entertaining with Style issue. The Squire Tarbox—a historic country inn in Wiscasset built in 1763—provides inspiration aplenty. A mix of modern glassware and gold flatware, linen napkins from Sugar Tools, and Herend Rothschild plates set an ambient mood within a restored barn on the inn’s property.

Creative direction & styling by One and Supp
Planning by Bee Hive Creative
Photo by Emily Delamater

Founded in Portland in 2015, Speedwell Projects was conceived under the unifying mission of lending support to artists i...
11/18/2020

Founded in Portland in 2015, Speedwell Projects was conceived under the unifying mission of lending support to artists in underrepresented communities. This month, SPEEDWELL is holding an auction to help secure critical funding to continue with their important work, and carry out their mission. An exciting series of events is in store over the next few weeks, including: a three-week online auction from November 27th through December 18th, a one-night live Zoom auction on December 9th from 6-7pm featuring incredible artists, poetry readings, music, and themed cocktail recipes, bidding opportunities for portrait sessions with Winky Lewis, Jocelyn Lee Photography, and Elizabeth Thomas, and so much more. Visit SPEEDWELL's page and website for more information, and join us in celebrating and supporting Maine's enriching community of artists doing great work across the state.

Artists: #1 Elise Ansel, #2 Jessica Gandolf, #3 Grace DeGennaro

Your weekly dose of work from home inspiration, brought to you by the talented Leandra Fremont-Smith InteriorsLeandra tr...
11/17/2020

Your weekly dose of work from home inspiration, brought to you by the talented Leandra Fremont-Smith Interiors

Leandra transformed this small workspace by hanging Thibaut grasscloth wallpaper and Galbraith & Paul fabric for the roman shades. A Bungalow 5 desk and green lacquered chairs provide pops of color, in addition to the glossy green One Kings Lane table lamp.

Photo by Jeff Roberts Imaging

A few months back, the Decor Maine team brainstormed, dreamed, and schemed under the collective vision of dedicating an ...
11/16/2020

A few months back, the Decor Maine team brainstormed, dreamed, and schemed under the collective vision of dedicating an entire issue to the crème de la crème of Maine-based design.

The results of our efforts are bountyless—breathtaking abodes, hospitable dwellings, public-facing facades, kitchens, organic accents, sophisticated interiors, and the mastery of craft detailing—birthing an exemplary issue that highlights the good design work being done across the state, from the masters, to the DIYers, and everything in between. As 2020 comes to a close, we celebrate high spirits by sharing a Averna Mai Tai recipe from Joshua Miranda’s newest dazzling restaurant, @vvoldport, the warmth to be found on chilly winter days with an essay by Gibson Fay-LeBlanc, and the dedication to excellence in all pursuits, across all fronts with The Now: Designs of Distinction 2020. Are you ready to delve into the best of what Maine has to offer? Order your copy of the Design Visionaries issue here: https://www.decormaine.com/subscribespecial

Cover photo by Jeff Roberts

Knickerbocker Group Via Vecchia Kevin Browne Architecture Thomas & Lord Caleb Johnson Studio MainePassiveHouse The Yachtsman Hotel & Marina Club Sandy Pines Campground Capozza Floor Covering Center Kitchen Cove Design Studio Wentworth Woodworking Maine Stone Scapes Samantha S. Pappas Nate Holyoke Builders, Inc. Thos. Moser

Decor Maine's cover photo
11/16/2020

Decor Maine's cover photo

A sliding farmhouse door painted in Benjamin Moore’s Onyx adds a practical and stylish touch to this home’s bathroom ent...
11/11/2020

A sliding farmhouse door painted in Benjamin Moore’s Onyx adds a practical and stylish touch to this home’s bathroom entryway. This Cape Porpoise abode is a favorite by readers of Decor Maine—in case you missed it in print, click here to read the full story: https://www.decormaine.com/home/location-location-location

Photo by Jeff Roberts Imaging

Warm cherry panelling, french doors, and downy bedding from Pine Cone Hill make this bedroom within a Poland Springs get...
11/10/2020

Warm cherry panelling, french doors, and downy bedding from Pine Cone Hill make this bedroom within a Poland Springs getaway the ideal sanctuary for hunkering down on chilly November evenings.

Photo by Jonathan Reece Photography
Hurlbutt Designs

In this grand living space, a painted fireplace creates a gallery-like backdrop for a landscape painting by Jean Jack. T...
11/09/2020

In this grand living space, a painted fireplace creates a gallery-like backdrop for a landscape painting by Jean Jack. Two original “ghost” chairs, commissioned from a woodworker in Michigan provide a comfortable place to rest beside the fire.

Photo by Jonathan Reece Photography

Zach Orenstein's collection of hand-made vases, bowls, and mugs are at the top of our holiday wishlists. Have you grabbe...
11/06/2020

Zach Orenstein's collection of hand-made vases, bowls, and mugs are at the top of our holiday wishlists. Have you grabbed your copy of the Makers Issue? Within it, we profile 12 stand-out Maine-based makers, and it’s a story you won’t want to miss. Click here: https://www.decormaine.com/art/movers-shakers-artisans-makers to read the full story, and be sure to grab your copy of the November issue, on newsstands today.

A primitive cabinet transplanted from California looks right at home in this historic Cumberland County dwelling. To rea...
11/05/2020

A primitive cabinet transplanted from California looks right at home in this historic Cumberland County dwelling. To read about a home—and homeowners—with a heartwarming story and cozy, artful decor, click here: https://www.decormaine.com/home/the-bigger-picture

Photo by Sarah Morrill

Dove white walls and classic mid century furnishings are part of the Scandinavian vibe two artists created for themselve...
11/04/2020

Dove white walls and classic mid century furnishings are part of the Scandinavian vibe two artists created for themselves in Thomaston. Follow the link to read more about Bronlyn Jones and Robert Bauer’s home and artwork: https://www.decormaine.com/home/amazing-gray

This impressive Portland loft boasts a gallery feel, with photographs by (left to right) Christian Waeber, Charles Meyer...
11/03/2020

This impressive Portland loft boasts a gallery feel, with photographs by (left to right) Christian Waeber, Charles Meyer, and Roy Volkmann. The octopus is a painting from Portland’s Flea-for-All. The 400-pound oversized sconces in the back left corner were sourced from the Wrigley chewing gum factory, and the handsome staircase is made of dark blue steel and blackened oak treads.

Photo by Myriam Babin Photography

Kitchen details we’re loving: ceramic farmhouse sink, brass faucet, layered wooden cutting boards, and that impeccable t...
11/02/2020

Kitchen details we’re loving: ceramic farmhouse sink, brass faucet, layered wooden cutting boards, and that impeccable tile work by Distinctive Tile & Design (styled by the talented Krista Stokes)

Photo by Jeff Roberts Imaging
Interior design by Hurlbutt Designs

Artists Coco and Gil Corral opened their home and hearts to readers of Decor Maine for our special November issue. Their...
10/30/2020

Artists Coco and Gil Corral opened their home and hearts to readers of Decor Maine for our special November issue. Their sprawling 1880’s farmhouse and barn in downtown Biddeford radiates with vibrancy, joy, and artwork—some sourced finds, and others created by the pair, he a painter and she a jewelry-maker. In their at-home library, warm hues from Gil’s black-velvet paintings complement the salmon-colored walls. To read more about Gil and Coco, grab your copy of our November issue, on newsstands today!

Photo by Lauryn Hottinger

10/29/2020

In memoriam of Ruth Bader Ginsburg—who passed away on September 18th—Maine College of Art's graphic design students (including Decor Maine's very own intern Aressa Goodrich) put up a wheat paste mural on Cumberland Avenue in Portland. Let us remember all of Ruth's efforts towards improving our society, and may she rest in peace.

Maine College of Art

By the time this Greenwood project was complete (with help from Winkelman Architecture and MainePassiveHouse) the lucky ...
10/28/2020

By the time this Greenwood project was complete (with help from Winkelman Architecture and MainePassiveHouse) the lucky owner’s had not just a place to entertain, but also, their “dream house.” The live-edge table in the dining room (made by custom woodworker Wentworth Woodworking ) feels right at home among the warm wood walls and contrasting black furnishings.

Photo by Jeff Roberts Imaging

According to a guide of historic homes in Brunswick, this Colonial-style home was built by Benjamin Chase in approximate...
10/27/2020

According to a guide of historic homes in Brunswick, this Colonial-style home was built by Benjamin Chase in approximately 1785 and operated for 5 years as Chase Tavern. In 1944, it was purchased by now-owner John Henshaw’s grandfather as an idyllic summer home. Today the house is storied in more ways than one, apparent in its timeless decorum, consisting of a rich color palette and decadent furnishings. In the sitting room, a portrait of John’s great-great-great-grandfather rests above a mustard yellow sofa. Full story here: https://www.decormaine.com/home/passing-the-time?rq=Henshaw

Photo by Myriam Babin Photography

When a couple set out to transform a historic captain’s house, right in the center of Cape Porpoise village, they knew j...
10/26/2020

When a couple set out to transform a historic captain’s house, right in the center of Cape Porpoise village, they knew just who to call. Reworking the home’s existing structure was no small undertaking, but builder Kevin Lord of Thomas and Lord made the homeowner’s dreams a reality—including two new staircases and shiplap cladding on the interior walls, painted in a luscious coat of Benjamin Moore’s Chantilly Lace.

Photo by Jeff Roberts Imaging
Thomas & Lord
Hurlbutt Designs

This artist pair’s Thomaston home looks like a work of art itself, framed with pavers, and clad in rough-side-out pine c...
10/23/2020

This artist pair’s Thomaston home looks like a work of art itself, framed with pavers, and clad in rough-side-out pine clapboards stained in a rich shade of graphite. Click the link: https://www.decormaine.com/home/amazing-gray to read more about Bronlyn Jones and Robet Bauer’s dream home and studio.

Photo by Michael D. Wilson

A stumptuous spot for a long soak. Stephen and Miranda Batiste, proprietors and craftspeople behind Bath in Wood of Main...
10/22/2020

A stumptuous spot for a long soak. Stephen and Miranda Batiste, proprietors and craftspeople behind Bath in Wood of Maine, make gorgeous wooden bathtubs. This one resides inside a Canadian dwelling built by architect Charlie Lazor. Grab a copy of our November issue (on newsstands today!) to read about more Maine makers creating practical wares of timeless beauty.

Photo by Peter VonDeLinde

A relaxed sophistication graces the walls of this Prouts Neck home. Two different finishes for the white oak Rutt Cabine...
10/21/2020

A relaxed sophistication graces the walls of this Prouts Neck home. Two different finishes for the white oak Rutt Cabinetry make the kitchen feel beachy yet refined, with stools and a stainless steel strip on the island and kitchen hood offering a slight industrial edge.

Photo by Jeff Roberts Imaging
Leandra Fremont-Smith Interiors
Wright-Ryan Construction
Kitchen Cove Design Studio

Colorful works of art by (left to right) Joshua Ferry, Don Voisine, and Tollef Runquist feel right at home in this histo...
10/20/2020

Colorful works of art by (left to right) Joshua Ferry, Don Voisine, and Tollef Runquist feel right at home in this historic Portland dining room.

Photo by Michael D. Wilson

Happy hour, elevated. This at-home wet-bar captures all the elegance of a five star restaurant, with extra comfort and c...
10/19/2020

Happy hour, elevated. This at-home wet-bar captures all the elegance of a five star restaurant, with extra comfort and convenience. What we’re loving: the ambient sconces and buffalo check carpet.

Photo by Jonathan Reece Photography
Hurlbutt Designs
Distinctive Tile & Design

For an uncanny personification of November in Maine, look no further than the pages of this month’s issue of Decor Maine...
10/16/2020

For an uncanny personification of November in Maine, look no further than the pages of this month’s issue of Decor Maine. Rustic flare, 12 carefully selected Maine-based makers, and plenty of steadfast do-it-yourselfers all culminate in this special Makers Issue, bringing you stories, Mainers, and artists whose ethos and tactics are steeped in long-forged tradition, and time-tested craftsmanship.

And what is November in New England if not a time to celebrate traditions of your own? With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we’ve asked long-time friend of Decor Maine and exquisite home cook Susan Harrington to prepare a small-scale feast to help you plan your own celebrations this year. Though gatherings may be smaller, there’s certainly no need to skimp on favorite flavors for your holiday feast.

Heartfelt garnish for this issue includes: a contemplative (and adventurous) essay by Jenny O’Connell, a reclaimed milling operation salvaging and sharing storied wood, a minimalist artist’s home in Thomaston, the life, work, and home of Biddeford artists Gil and Coco Corral, and finally, a journey back in time to discover Maine’s historic country bridges.

So, cozy up by the fire, mix yourself a Pomegranate French 76, and dive into the Makers Issue. You’ll likely get a good read (and a great Christmas wish-list) out of the endeavour. Order your copy here: https://www.decormaine.com/subscribespecial

Cover photo by Threlkeld Outdoor

Renaissance Timber, LLC thecultivatedthread Joseph Webster Glass Full Circle CraftWorks James Macdonald Art Guitars Vessel and Vine and so many more incredible makers, contributors, and Mainers!

Decor Maine's cover photo
10/16/2020

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Hello ---would love a response from your publisher since you ran my essay in a recent issue......Many thanks.
Can’t wait!
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How can I order the September issue?! Congratulations!!
And you don't use the Oxford Comma, when listing features! I'm in!
Really exciting and what a team. Go get em.