Gilty pleasures to complement holiday décor, Victorian painted sleds to collect, pro tips for spiffing up gifts, SoPo’s new BYO container shop, a Houlton Victorian needs a hero, a West Gardiner Octagon House turns heads, roadtripping (and merrymaking) in the Kennebunks, and straight-shooting advice on your home and garden conundrums.
We’re crushing on this petite Alna camp, clever wallpaper decorating ideas, five minutes with Bangor vintage dealer Heidi Beaudry, weaver Emi Ito invites us into her Bath studio, philanthropist Art Girard on his mansion-flipping strategy, and an otherworldly Storybook Home in Boothbay.
After years of metaphorically moving into Maine houses, a writer finds her place on the midcoast.
By Charlotte Holmes
Drawing on nature and nautical themes, we dreamed up chic, easy décor ideas guaranteed to infuse your home with seasonal sparkle — and a sense of place.
By Sarah Stebbins
Spread the Love
This season, why not bring some of the comforts of home to Mainers in need? We’ve compiled 15 worthwhile ways to do it.
By Laura Wallis
2019 Maine Homes Design Awards
Which industry pros and readers got top honors in our second annual contest? View the 10 winning projects.
All Is Bright
Once home to squatters, a family’s sunny Winterport Colonial is now filled with hygge and holiday vibes.
By Jesse Ellison
Bold pieces and inventive pairings punctuate a painter’s otherwise classic Yarmouth home.
By Sara Anne Donnelly
Room to Grow
With creative renovations, a Portland triple-decker becomes an airy, easygoing home for a young family.
By Petra Guglielmetti
The Wish List
Our inaugural guide to design-savvy, locally sourced gifts for women, guys, and kids.
By Jen Derose
Why I Live Here
From their SoPo home, the family behind Luke’s Lobster has a bird’s-eye view of the activity that fuels their business.
Cover photo by: Erin Little