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Maine Homes by Down East Magazine, Spring 2023

Maine Homes by Down East Magazine

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The Guide

Grids, ginghams, and plaids give your décor an edge, the Waterford Inne returns to its homesteading roots, bird perches we think are pretty fly, Falmouth’s Charlee Charron brings flowers to the people, a Lebanon schoolhouse needs a hero, and the Sorrento Public Library was once party central.

Get Inspired

We’re crushing on this Windsor camp, a Portland Second Empire gets a glow-up, five minutes with SoPo seamstress Josiane Mutangana, level up your landscape with help from local pros, a Portland artist’s flower-packed prints are cropping up all over, for a Sugarloafer, home is a vintage caboose, and book lovers share their organizing strategies.

Long Time Coming

A writer and his family reclaim a beloved Waldoboro property, 70 years after it slipped out of their hands.

By Eliot Daley

Serving Up Style

The recipe for designing a kitchen you’ll love for years to come? An efficient layout, durable materials, and plenty of personal style. The choices these homeowners made amount to a heaping plate of inspiration.

By Sarah Stebbins

Barn Charm

A family trades the suburbs for a quirky 19th-century agricultural building and hobby farm in Harrison.

By Sara Anne Donnelly

Looking Fresh

In Yarmouth, a clever couple reimagines their 19th-century farmhouse in whimsical pinks and greens.

By Michaela Cavallaro

Art Land

Conversation pieces — and plants! — cover virtually every surface in a couple’s Topsham home.

By Virginia M. Wright

Emerald Oasis

On a Buxton hilltop, a couple’s natural pool is a haven for wild creatures — and a glorious place to cool off.

By Aurelia C. Scott

Purple Reign

A Portland designer’s Victorian-meets-modern living room will make you rethink an overlooked wall color.

By Sarah Stebbins


Cover photo by Erin Little

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