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Maine Homes by Down East Magazine, November / December 2019

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The Guide

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.

Get Inspired

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.

Sweet Spot

After years of metaphorically moving into Maine houses, a writer finds her place on the midcoast.

By Charlotte Holmes

Creative Spirit

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

Art Smart

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

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