"I didn't want to create designs that were cliche or predictable. I wanted designs that expressed an authentic experience of the sea. I discovered that the seemingly mundane things like the food we eat, the tools we use, the humble creatures we watch with our kids, provide powerful, beautiful imagery. For me, those are the things that make time on the ocean so meaningful." –Anita Dore, Designer for Maine Cottage®
MAINE COTTAGE® -- OUR COLORFUL STORY.
Maine Cottage is an American made furniture company that specializes in coastal cottage furniture. Known for its painted wood furniture, bright wicker furniture and colorful upholstery, Maine Cottage furniture is all built to order by skilled artisans. With commentary from the company owners and product designers, you will discover the story behind the Maine Cottage brand and what goes into the designs and the attention to detail that the builders give to each piece of Maine Cottage furniture.
BENETEAU & MAINE COTTAGE
"When we were looking at the Maine Cottage® palette I saw some "holes" or I found myself craving colors that weren’t there. A deep, warm, changeable blue, a rich, earthy orange, a smoky, sophisticated lilac, and a crisp, clean, elegant gray. These colors are rich and full of life but also restful at the same time." Anita Dore, Colorist for Maine Cottage®.
PORTRAITS OF MOTHERHOOD
Go behind the scenes on a Maine Cottage photo shoot. Lifestyle photographer Heather Crowder helps us pay tribute to Mothers in a series of photographs featuring Moms and children with their favorite piece of Maine Cottage® colorful furniture as the back drop.
"It's not red. It's not coral. It's not pink. It's actually all of those colors. It's both a new and old feeling. It's bright and fresh, but also well-worn, like Suzy's jeans. When you find a new color, it sometimes gives birth to other great colors." Anita Dore, Colorist for Maine Cottage®.
MAINE COTTAGE PATTERNS ARE EVERYWHERE
"Patterns grab me, I grab patterns. I'm never quite sure what happens first but I suppose it doesn't quite matter... The point is that you can see inspiration in anything. I find this especially true with patterns, of course. Nature provides infinite inspiration that's one of the main functions of nature after all, to inspire human beings. In it's more obvious forms, the garden of flowers, the ocean. Nature can invoke creativity but you can be inspired by the derivatives of nature in those unexpected places like a bowl of punch." Anita Dore, Colorist for Maine Cottage®.