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Maine Homes by Down East Magazine, Summer 2022

Maine Homes by Down East Magazine

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Editor’s Note

The Guide

Mushrooms are sprouting up on home décor, art blooms indoors and out at this SoPo gallery, cool new cabins to book, a Portland home-goods shop with a general-store vibe, a new Brunswick hotel marries streamlined and 19th-century styles, and a grand Eastport Second Empire needs a hero.

Get Inspired

We’re crushing on this down east cottage, a colorful makeover for a York Harbor Cape, five minutes with Bangor artists Decontie & Brown, a Portland designer pushes for realistic room portrayals, behold these artists’ home murals, and a couple falls hard for a historic Boothbay Harbor log cabin.

Roadside Attraction

A writer investigates a deteriorating Frankfort landmark-turned-yard-sale-spectacle.

By Michele Christle

Summer Idyll

In Northport, you’ll find gingerbread cottages with spiritual roots, friendly owners, and clever patch jobs.

By Virginia M. Wright

Refresh Your Furniture

Wondering what’s involved in getting a piece reupholstered in Maine? We’ve got you covered. Pull up a chair.

By Sarah Stebbins

Visual Feast

The Islesboro home of iconic decorator Sister Parish lives on as a family retreat — and real-time design lab.

By Petra Guglielmetti

Strange Magic

Curiosities and cleverly repurposed pieces fill a photographer’s New Gloucester farmhouse.

By Sara Anne Donnelly

Retro Revival

A couple shines up a mid-century-modern gem on Lovell’s Kezar Lake.

By Jesse Ellison

Smell the Roses

That’s what passersby stop to do when they encounter this enchanting sunken garden on Castine’s Main Street.

By Virginia M. Wright

Why I Live Here

In Jess Pierce’s North Yarmouth sitting room, massive windows immerse her family in nature (and a disco ball glams up kids’ performances).

Cover photo by Jeff Roberts



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