Maine cottage


I’ve been in Maine this week checking on one of my favorite clients…her house isn’t huge but its so wonderful! Casual and white and clean but full of color too…its just want you want for a vacation home. Pulled together just enough and pretty but comfy and not too fussy.


I played with removing the green blankets from her little sofas and arranging her collection of vintage linens some on the backs of  her dining chairs, I like it every which way!


Overall, she has kept the cottage very simple with lots of white and blue and white and IKEA parsons chairs and loveseats. That is a CB2 ghost coffee table over wire baskets.., a great combo/contrast. The sun makes the ghost table a bit hard to see..But it is there!


Better shot of the ghost table and my toes! I knew the blue and white striped rug from Dash and Albert would be perfect with her collection of Laurie Hadlock art. See more about the wonderful artist here.


I love the antique hall tree we found at Anitques on the 9 in Kennebunk in blue Annie Sloan chalk that store! Yep the light is IKEA too, don’t you love her folded flags in the basket on the shelf. A bookshelf with glassware and dishes in a dining area is such a smart move and I love kitchen/dining items mixe with books.  A bookshelf  also adds so much interest and layering without taking up precious space from a room.


My client also has the best collection of blue and white, i love those plates on the table. She has a few great antiques in this space as well, and to me that makes the IKEA pieces and lights work, mixed with nicer Circa lights and some Barn Light Electric.


My client is so talented and has such a good eye..i just worked with her to polish the vision a bit and pick out lighting in baths, halls and kitchen and pillow fabric, rug etc.  It is still her look and her decorating.  I love working with all my clients but especially love working with ones that really have an eye  like DF and know what they like…even thought she doesn’t like drapes we are still able to collaborate; Sofas without the green blankets and vintage napkins below.


Yes those are IKEA parsons chairs above and the IKEA docksta table below with enamel barn light electric light over table with twisted cord. I think the chairs are a Martha color?


And we have the same Les Indiennes pillows so we are twinkies..seriously don’t you love their Elise print! Hers are made from yardage so they don’t have ties like the ready made ones in their retail shop..I of course love them either way;


My mom accompanied me on this trip which was a huge blessing and so much fun…I could not run my business and pursue my dreams without my mom and husband and others so its so fitting she got to go enjoy some on this trip (ERM you have to come next time!)! Thank you  DF and family for your hospitality and friendship..we love you! And thank you mom for all you do for us!


I will try to share more soon from our trip! It was so refreshing and pretty in Maine…both the landscape and the cottage interior and every little town and beach! Def “the way life should be” ;; God you are the master designer the way you knit this beautiful country together!

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  1. So much to love!!! I especially love this space because of the mixed Ikea and antique pieces …So real, yet still so beautiful and cozy. Glad you had a wonderful trip!

  2. Staci Amy says:

    So awesome…as ALWAYS!!!!!!!!!!!! You are a rockstar!!!!!!!!!

  3. Gorgeous house! Love it- and love the shirt you have on, Holly! What is it?

  4. I love your style, but I love your attitude even more! We just moved to Maryland, after living in Louisiana (and Las Vegas before that) and I was just thinking the same thing about our beautiful country. Each piece of this quilt God has made is beautiful!!!

  5. Hollywood the pictures turned out so great! I am so blessed to have you as a friend. You have helped me so much and I love the way you pull everything together. CCF and I had so much fun and can’t wait to do it again! Rockstar is right!

  6. Beautiful- thanks for sharing! Can you tell us where she got the stunning round wood table from?

  7. wow!!! absolutely adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Charming and lovely! Any chance you/she would share where the blue divided plates came from? They’re gorgeous — and I’m hoping they’re available somewhere. Love ’em!

  9. Just charming. Absolutely charming. Can’t wait to check out those pillows.

  10. Holly, it’s gorgeous as usual. Makes me want to redecorate every room in my house. 🙂

  11. Looks absolutely beautiful! Very comfy and cozy! Especially love the blue accents.

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