Home products in trendy, tie-dye motifs, stylish camper vans for sale in Portland, Turkish rugs abound at this new Freeport shop, artful Maine-made hardware, artists reimagine a Phippsburg Grange hall, this ornate Westbrook Queen Anne was once corporate housing, a gabled Penobscot fixer-upper needs your help, and candid answers to your home dilemmas.
We’re crushing on this small MDI camp with an outsize view, a Rangeley prefab gets polished up, five minutes with Portland potter Avril Williams, a city carriage house becomes a chic guest suite, new botanical textiles by a Camden painter, powder rooms that make a statement, and a Northport shipping-container compound stops traffic.
Upstairs, Downstairs on MDI
Writing from her job as a maid in a grand estate with a colorful caretaker, an author finds fresh purpose.
By Elizabeth W. Garber
14 Maine furniture makers crafting inventive, timelessly stylish pieces for your home.
By Sara Anne Donnelly and Sarah Stebbins
An artist and an architect bring their spare, yet colorful, aesthetic to a Vinalhaven cottage designed with guests in mind.
By Michaela Cavallaro
Following an unexpected return to Maine, a couple finds peace in an 800-square-foot kit house in Pownal.
By Sara Anne Donnelly
A streamlined new build (with no closets!) anchors a seafaring couple in Camden.
By Jesse Ellison
In Turner, a former nursery owner mixes unusual plants on a massive blooming “canvas.”
By Aurelia C. Scott
Why I Live Here
Sunlight fills Chantal Young’s Cape Elizabeth puppy/plant/music room, complete with a heated floor for snoozing pets and a piano named Edith.
Cover photo by Myriam Babin