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Interior Designer  writes, "Our moods live deep within us—the ultimate expression of ourselves—and are triggered by memo...
12/19/2022

Interior Designer writes, "Our moods live deep within us—the ultimate expression of ourselves—and are triggered by memories, dreams, scents, and experiences home and abroad, alone or shared with loved ones.” A perfect example of a room that evokes a mood is this formal dining room from a family home in Toronto, which creates drama by mixing styles that create vitality and excitement. Visit our link in bio to read this month's full Style Room.

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Book: "MOOD: Interiors and Inspiration" (, 2022)

https://mainehomedesign.com/style-room/a-dynamic-dining-room-where-global-styles-collide/
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Do you know the difference between a menorah and a chanukiah? A menorah only has seven candleholders, while a chanukiah ...
12/18/2022

Do you know the difference between a menorah and a chanukiah? A menorah only has seven candleholders, while a chanukiah has nine (one for each day of Hanukkah, plus an extra for the shamesh which lights all the others). Happy Hanukkah from our team !

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A revolutionary rebrand for one of Maine's most successful architecture firms () means a series of new opportunities as ...
12/16/2022

A revolutionary rebrand for one of Maine's most successful architecture firms () means a series of new opportunities as Johnson takes his name off the door, promotes six employees to partner for the first time in 15 years, and merges the construction and design divisions of the company to become . Read the full story via our link below.

Writer: Katherine Gaudette
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https://mainehomedesign.com/design-wire/architect-caleb-johnson-rebrands-his-fully-integrated-firm/
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's Architecture Issue is the most eagerly awaited book that we publish each year. To celebrate the amazing architects fe...
12/14/2022

's Architecture Issue is the most eagerly awaited book that we publish each year. To celebrate the amazing architects featured, we invite you to take a look at the 15 Maine-based projects chosen for this year's issue via our link below.

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Builder: CB Builders INC
Structural Engineer: JSN Associates
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https://mainehomedesign.com/features/new-elevations-2022-architecture-listing/
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Picture it: it's 1911, and the steel and electricity industries are transforming America. A Yale graduate named Alfred C...
12/12/2022

Picture it: it's 1911, and the steel and electricity industries are transforming America. A Yale graduate named Alfred Carlton Gilbert is mesmerized by the NYC railroad system and decides to create a kit for kids to build their own miniature structures with little girders—what will eventually become the Erector Set. Visit our link below for the full Design Lesson by editor .

https://mainehomedesign.com/design-lesson/the-erector-set/
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The owners of  wanted to start a business that would be different, and that would utilize both of their skill sets. They...
12/08/2022

The owners of wanted to start a business that would be different, and that would utilize both of their skill sets. They settled on creating a greenhouse-themed cafe, complete with drink-and-plant nights. Inside the Old Port location, you’ll find rare houseplants, local beers, and all the fixings for building miniature landscapes. Visit our link in bio to read on about this family business focused on growing community.

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https://mainehomedesign.com/profile/industrial-chic-terrarium-takes-diy-to-a-whole-new-level/
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With a growing flock of grandchildren and three daughters living in Maine, a Maryland-based couple knew it was time to b...
12/06/2022

With a growing flock of grandchildren and three daughters living in Maine, a Maryland-based couple knew it was time to build a home for their expanding family to enjoy. After a long search, their realtor found a fantastic plot of land in Freeport. The catch? They would need a team of skilled architects, engineers, and builders up for the challenge of designing and building a home with a unique shape to meet site regulations. Visit our link below to read the full feature on this magnificent home.

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Builder: .r.brewer
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Clock: .wright

https://mainehomedesign.com/features/an-elegant-gabled-residence-that-blends-home-comforts-with-the-outdoors/
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Still shopping for the holidays? From premium bedding to a world-class coffee machine, get inspired by our staff's 2022 ...
12/05/2022

Still shopping for the holidays? From premium bedding to a world-class coffee machine, get inspired by our staff's 2022 holiday wishlist!

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Interested in making the switch to bird-safe glass? Ask the experts! This month we spoke with Jesse Thompson and Phil Ka...
11/28/2022

Interested in making the switch to bird-safe glass? Ask the experts! This month we spoke with Jesse Thompson and Phil Kaplan, principal partners from . We asked the questions you might be wondering about everything from what bird-safe glass is, to how sustainable it is for your home. Visit our link below to read the interview.

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https://mainehomedesign.com/ask-the-experts/
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Happy Thanksgiving from ! We are grateful for your continued support and love for the magazine. We wish you a safe and s...
11/24/2022

Happy Thanksgiving from ! We are grateful for your continued support and love for the magazine. We wish you a safe and stylish holiday!

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In this year's architecture issue we highlight the top architectural projects that are pushing the limits of design in M...
11/18/2022

In this year's architecture issue we highlight the top architectural projects that are pushing the limits of design in Maine. Visit our link below to view and read about all 15!

Architect: Dierdre Pio
Builder: Peter Lavoie Sitework
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Structural Engineer: M2 Structural Engineering
Interior Designer: JCJ Interiors
Landscape Design & Installation: Al Lappin Landscaping
Plumbing: Integrity Plumbing & Heating
Electrical: All Phase Electric
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Photographer: .g.morneau

https://mainehomedesign.com/features/new-elevations-2022-architecture-listing/
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Today is . Tag  to show us the before and after of your fridge in your Facebook or Instagram stories!Photographers: Buil...
11/15/2022

Today is . Tag to show us the before and after of your fridge in your Facebook or Instagram stories!

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Builders: Sylvain + Sevigny Builders
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What drives good design? In MH+D Inside Out,  interviews builders, architects, interior designers, and other creatives f...
11/11/2022

What drives good design? In MH+D Inside Out, interviews builders, architects, interior designers, and other creatives from our community to get the inside scoop from some of the top minds in the industry. Visit our link below to revisit their stories, tips, and sources of inspiration.

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https://mainehomedesign.com/category/inside-out/
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Napkin sketches have long been an important and easily accessible medium for architects and designers to explore thought...
11/09/2022

Napkin sketches have long been an important and easily accessible medium for architects and designers to explore thoughts and ideas. 's annual Drink + Sketch event is both a celebration and extension of this philosophy, during which we give Maine architects and designers a beer, a pen, a napkin, some fun prompts, and 30-minutes to show us what they've got! Visit our link below to view the impressive, imaginative creations from this year's participants.

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https://mainehomedesign.com/features/drink-and-sketch-2022/
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An extra hour added to our day? Yes please! Let us know in the comments below what you'll be doing with your bonus time....
11/06/2022

An extra hour added to our day? Yes please! Let us know in the comments below what you'll be doing with your bonus time.

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Architect: John Morris Architects
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Fall is in full swing here in Maine, and we are cozying up with our last issue of the year! In this very special double ...
11/01/2022

Fall is in full swing here in Maine, and we are cozying up with our last issue of the year! In this very special double issue, we take a look at the design of Brunswick's newest boutique lodging .federal.hotel with interior designer , show off the drawing skills of Maine architects and designers in this year's Drink + Sketch feature, explore how architect and landscape architecture firm created a unique, beautiful home on a challenging site in Freeport, and showcase 15 top architectural designs from across the state. All this and so much more in the ever-popular November/December Architecture Issue of Maine Home+Design.

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Builder: .r.brewer
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Cover Story: Perfect Fit
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Happy Halloween from ! May your house be the best decorated (and most visited) on the block this evening.Shop these Main...
10/31/2022

Happy Halloween from ! May your house be the best decorated (and most visited) on the block this evening.

Shop these Maine Monster Mugs or shop .
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In this month's design lesson,  editor  focuses on Wendell Castle's Molar chair. It's true, this seat was inspired by th...
10/26/2022

In this month's design lesson, editor focuses on Wendell Castle's Molar chair. It's true, this seat was inspired by the curves and cusps of the back teeth in the corners of your mouth, but there’s more to the story for you to bite into. Head over to our link in bio to learn the juicy history of this extra sharp seat.

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Highlighted in this month's design wire, German architecture firm  converted an abandoned women’s prison and courthouse ...
10/25/2022

Highlighted in this month's design wire, German architecture firm converted an abandoned women’s prison and courthouse in Berlin into the new, hauntingly beautiful boutique hotel, the Wilmina. Each of the guest rooms occupies former prison cells, and while the original windows were extended to let in more light, the bars remain. Would you stay here? Let us know in the comments below!

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For 30 years, the current owners of this North Haven residence had their sights set on the property. After finally purch...
10/24/2022

For 30 years, the current owners of this North Haven residence had their sights set on the property. After finally purchasing it and living in it for five, they rediscovered and reimagined the Crosstrees Estate, which sits on 17 acres of island land overlooking the Fox Island Thorofare. Visit our link below to walk through this beautiful coastal home.

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Interior Designer: Lisa Vandenburgh
Builder: Taylor Martens
Architect: Ankie Barnes

https://mainehomedesign.com/features/a-stately-north-haven-cottage-gets-a-seamless-restoration/
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The team  loves a good Halloween party! Let us know in the comments below: what are your favorite Halloween decorations?...
10/21/2022

The team loves a good Halloween party! Let us know in the comments below: what are your favorite Halloween decorations?

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Photographer: Justin Levesque ()
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Over the past 200 years, how have Maine artists evolved? Bowdoin College Museum of Art's exhibition, "At First Light: Tw...
10/20/2022

Over the past 200 years, how have Maine artists evolved? Bowdoin College Museum of Art's exhibition, "At First Light: Two Centuries of Artists in Maine," answers this question by featuring 70 artists and over 100 pieces of work in a wide range of mediums. Visit out link in bio as walks us through this beautiful and haunting exhibition.

Pictured: Marguerite Zorach, "The Family Evening," oil on canvas.

https://mainehomedesign.com/showcase/a-look-at-two-centuries-of-artists-in-maine/
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Tearing down a vacation house that has been in the family for 60 years, even to build a dream home, can be beyond bitter...
10/17/2022

Tearing down a vacation house that has been in the family for 60 years, even to build a dream home, can be beyond bittersweet. However, this Southport waterfront property needed some TLC; an upgrade that honored the site and history of the building in the process. Click our link below to read about the 6,000-square-foot, two-bedroom residence that replaced a dated L.C. Andrew Kit house from 1964.

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Architectural Designer: Randy Smith

https://mainehomedesign.com/features/turning-an-l-c-andrew-kit-house-in-southport-into-a-family-dream-home/
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