Maine Cottage on the Point

This cozy coastal cabin is tucked in the edge of a spruce woods, on a point overlooking mid-coast Maine islands and a hectic lobstering harbor. When the cabin was passed down to the next generation, the new owners, who had loved it for decades (one since she was a little woman ), were anxious to make a few alterations, but they didn’t need to eliminate the rustic charm of the original building. Working with builder John Levenseler, they achieved this aim, boosting the room to make it more family-friendly, maximizing views and bringing the cottage up to its potential.

More: A Postcard from Maine

This is actually the front part of the house. The deck overlooks the lobstering harbor, and it is a favorite spot for family and friends to enjoy coffee in the morning and a glass of wine in the day. If you examine the far right, then a small bump-out was inserted so a back bedroom could enjoy a water view.

The house is covered in weathered shingles also contains an austere, rustic coastal appeal. This facade is considered the back of the house, where one passes from the grassy driveway. Since the house is at the end of a peninsula, there are ocean views from every side of the house.

The back door leads you directly to the kitchen, in which lots of the biggest changes were created. The area manages to maintain the original feel of the cabin, but has fresh beadboard cabinets, Corian countertops and appliances.

Upon entering, a painted country bench provides a spot to eliminate and store mucky shoes. The graph indicates the greater local area of Penobscot Bay, in which the household loves sea kayaking. A pantry is on the best and a hallway leading to the toilet and three cozy bedrooms is on the left.

This reconfigured kitchen space used to house a small old toilet and a hot water heater, both of which have been removed to open up the space. A window has been inserted so that the water view could be appreciated from the exterior walls. If you look carefully, you will notice a pull cable out of an overhead fixture using a wooden wick hanging out of it, a small detail that retains the soul of the original house undamaged.

A peek around the corner indicates the light coming in from the open dining/living space. I included this image because despite the renovation, they retained the oil lamp and the older pencil sharpener on the wall (are you old enough to recall when this pen sharpener placement was common?) Such small details keep memories alive.

A drop-leaf table could be dragged out when extra guests come to dinner. Most of the furniture is original to the home, with a few new additions. They are hard to see the manifestation, however, the frames include classic coastal maps; very suitable, as the husband is an oceanographer for USGS.

One new addition was a switch in the rectangular dining table into a round one, which lets dialog flow easily. The picture window has been enlarged to make the most of harbor view; seals in the harbor are a frequent sight in the dinner table.

This original market holds bedtime reading; household favorites, books by local writers and books about in regards to the area. Additionally, it holds meaningful objects gathered in Maine over many years; the carved seagull was whittled by a family friend many years ago; the sculpture of the seal is Andre the Seal, a famous seal that was able to swim out of Mystic Connecticut to summer in neighboring Rockport Harbor every year.

A couple of summers ago, the owners leant out the cottage to their son’s father-in-law, Vermont artist Eric Tobin. He had been so inspired by the environment that he completed 14 paintings the week he had been there, and he left this one behind as a thank-you gift.

The jar to the right holds seaglass collected through the years, the mussel shells and sea urchins were gathered out front on the rocks, and the lupine pitcher onto the best is by local artist Tony Oliveri.

The husband is a gifted magician who builds boats in his spare time, and he built this couch. The piece ties to the remainder of the home through the wood base and fabric options.

The painting on the wall was a new addition and a very special purchase. It is by local artist Eric Hopkins.

Here is a closer look at the painting.

A hallway wall retains a fun gallery of photos of the cabin that reveal how the house and the woods around it have evolved through the years.

This cozy front bedroom was a porch. A drop ceiling has been eliminated during the renovations to give let the small room feel larger.

The linen shams are Pom Pom At Home.

From bed, an individual can delight in watching the sunrise over the harbor out of windows that wrap around two sides of the room.

I took this picture about two days after Hurricane Irene delivered mucky salty squirt all around the windows; they’re usually clean and crystal clear!

Eric Tobin left another treat behind, this painted shingle, which depicts the cabin and its beautiful setting.

The area has an antique brass bed, a cozy quilt and household antiques that have always been in the cabin. The lamp is a traditional jug that has been wired to provide reading light.

Here is the opinion provided by the bump-out you saw from the first photo. The Lookout Lodge hint is original to the cabin.

The bathroom’s layout was kept clean and simple. Blue seaglass is always a favorite rare discovery along the shore, and the blue glass cupboard knobs recall these precious finds.

Finally, I had to throw in a picture of the garage, since it is one of my favorite vernacular buildings. One change the few made to the structure was replacing the dirt ground with a concrete one. I am sure the husband will probably be finishing many terrific jobs out here in his new workshop.

More: The Maine House
A Postcard from Maine
Something a Bit Different: Fairy Houses
Shingle Style, From Sea to Suburb

See related

Turn Your Firewood Into a Focal Point

Fireplaces are and always been a hot commodity, and also the demand of modern convenience has birthed various options to the wood-burning design. Yet, there’s one component that retains many faithful and accurate to the first, wood-burning fireplace: wooden logs.

The presence of firewood immediately evoke feelings of warmth, relaxation, and admiration for nature and her bountiful supply. When cut and piled vertically or horizontally, wood takes on a sculptural look frequently taken for granted. Rather than storing logs outdoors, they now are being saved in convenient wall nooks that display their natural beauty.

Lozinski Architecten

While stylishly and conveniently accommodating the area’s source of firewood, this storage alternative maintains the consistency of form and design in this contemporary den.

Tracery Interiors

A special compartment for firewood is an especially clever solution in a room with limited floor space. The cutout eliminates the need for freestanding storage and becomes a secondary focal point because of the tall, rectangular form.

Taylor Lombardo Architects

An accommodating nook alleviates the need for fireplace accessories also retains the focus on the dining room furnishings, the formidable stone hearth, and the stunning mountain view.

A hearty heap introduces a rustic element in this contemporary design and becomes a beautiful disturbance to the area’s and blank lines and neutral colour palette.

Jamie Laubhan-Oliver

Logs stacked inside a firebox have a natural sculptural quality that turns out to be an attractive and affordable alternative when fireplace isn’t being used.

InHouse Design Studio

A storage doorway makes it possible for this living room to take on an alter ego. After the door is closed, it maintains its contempory atmosphere. After the door is open and the timber is on display, the room instantly appears warmer.

Splendid Willow

Ikat Baskets – $39

If you missed the opportunity to make customized lodging for your wood-burning fireplace, these durable ikat baskets result in a beautful yet functional storage solution to firewood and accessories.

1800Lighting

Neatly contained in a charming basket, firewood is handily within arms reach while simulateously softening the lines of the square fireplace surround.

See related

How to Construct With Red

The colour red is powerful, both in its appearance and meaning. In certain cultures red represents good luck, and in regards to emotions it’s emblematic with love, passion and maybe even anger. In our homes, the colour red is equally as potent. Some colour psychologists believe that this colour increases your blood pressure and also quickens the heartbeat. While I am sure that does not apply to everybody, I really do think that red definitely creates an impact and leaves a lasting impression. It’s a bold colour choice that should be used with careful consideration but it does not need to be intimidating. Employing red should be a creative experience. Here are some suggestions on how best to make it fun — and 4 paint colors I adore.

More colour guides

(m) + charles beach INTERIORS

Just like a red dress or stilettos, a red room could be elegant and sexy. This is a good colour for a dining area in which you want guests to be comfortable, careful and prepared for a lively conversation.

Olga Adler

If red walls seem just too overpowering, introduce the colour with cloths such as cushions, upholstery and draperies.

David Churchill – Architectural Photographer

Turn the heat up in your kitchen with red cabinets. This is a great way to add colour and style to a little area. Employing a high-gloss finish, along with chrome accents will give your kitchen a very contemporary sense.

Marie Burgos Design

One red accent wall is simply sufficient to bring electricity and warmth to a small dining area.

Glenn Gissler Design

If the colour red is in your art, an equally red wall will tug those fiery hues out of your painting or print, and make it look more vibrant.

Giulietti Schouten Architects

Nothing says’welcome’ greater than being greeted with a red door.

Webber + Studio, Architects

Do the sudden and paint your powder room red. It’ll serve as your home’s element of surprise.

Designing Solutions

If it comes to traditional settings, red is a traditional color. It functions well in formal rooms such as a living room or library. Here, red walls create a very wonderful contrast when paired with white wainscoting.

My Red Paint Picks:
Real Red 6868 (vibrant and bold) by Sherwin Williams
Red Tomato 6607 (orange-y reddish ) by Sherwin Williams
Moroccan Red 1309 (spicy and rusty) by Benjamin Moore
Drop Dead Gorgeous 1329 (fuchsia red) by Benjamin Moore

More:
How to Find the Right Coral
How to Find the Right Gray
How to Find the Right Blue
How to Find the Right White
How to Find the Right Green
How to Find the Right Yellow

See related

Design Details: Pepper a Room with Poufs

It is possible to not have a lot of choices that are seats across the home — a truth I appear to understand before a large group of business comes a-calling. Instead of investing in a lot of worse or high-priced armchairs, taking out out some folding alloy seats that are un-attractive, I am pondering adding several poufs. Scattered here and there, they let off a laid back vibe that is casual, take up room whenever its needed, and supply additional seats. They are also rather on tendency right now, appearing in well-designed rooms around the area. Here are just a small number of these.

Rethink Style Studio

Here is a furniture arrangement that is great. Two reduced poufs supply additional seats, however they they do not block the focal point of the chamber that is simply out of body to the correct (see next photograph).

Rethink Style Studio

Any furnishings bigger when compared to a pouf could have obstructed the view of the hearth — a huge no no in my publication.

Elad Gonen

Same matches television sets. In the event that you are doing a pretty constant combination of amusing and viewing, these reduced seats will actually satisfy your life style. There is depth to the space, when friends are over, as well as the emphasis does not have have to be so clearly on the boobtube. Nevertheless , when it is time to veg-out, No Thing blocking the see — no furniture re arranging required.

Amoroso Style

They have used precisely the same trick in this family room that was cozy.

Nicole Lanteri Layout

This nursery is a well-known one on Houzz, I guess in no little component due to that particular eye catching yellow pouf. Fathers and new mothers undoubtedly deserve a place to kick their puppies up, which emphasis part delivers on that entrance dutifully.

Chelsea Atelier Architect, Computer

Recall what I mentioned about including a little glow? A couple of silver poufs can do that. It’s possible for you to discover your own here.

valerie pasquiou insides + style, inc

Within an open-concept house, a couple poufs keep the eating and dwelling spaces reachable to every other while in once ever so marginally delineating the location.

Philpotts Interiors

For smaller areas, a de-Constructed pouf like this one provides the chimera of trying out less room. Additionally, it adds a sculptural aspect to the area.

Cristi Holcombe Interiors, LLC

Two poufs come together in the foot of this chamber like a bench and can be readily moved about when an additional seat will become necessary.

I wager that pouf finds its fair discuss of activity, although there are a lot of seats choices in this chamber. It breaks up the routine of matched seats and opens up the seating region by perhaps not fully filling in the “square” with this organization.

Lea Frank Style

Pull up a lowlying naturalfiber pouf to dip your toes in this jacuzzi. No hot tub? Use as additional outside seating when buddies are over as an alternative.

Barbara Cannizzaro

Stack them to generate a little side dining table when additional seats are not wanted.

BiglarKinyan Style Organizing Inc.

This pouf resembles an extension of the coffee-table, but pull it out and there exists a an area for yet another man.

Katya Popova

Houzz member Katya Popova-Sicilian knit this one by-hand utilizing directions found here. Not a knitter? Here is an identical one which ‘ll set you back-less than the usual hundred dollars.

Mo-Re cozy chairs thoughts:
Beanbags: An Astonishing Response for Stylish Comfort
20 Inspiring Banquettes

Quick Fix: Upgrade Bookshelves Using a Layer of Colour

As wintertime keeps winding on (and on), cabin fever can cause you to completely bored to tears with all the state-of your house. Wait, in case you end up looking round the area with those crazy eyes of a renovator! Do not swing that sledge-hammer only yet. Occasionally a quick-fix is all you have to freshen the spot up.

Consider, for instance, these cupboards and built-ins upgraded using a coat of paint in the rear. Itis a job that will actually create a significant effect on the sense of the area and requires time. Plus, it could be achieved for under $50. A restoration? Not much.

Sharon Portnoy Style

Here is an idea to get an instant kitchen repair: Take a couple of cupboard doors off, then paint the interior with the eye catching protection. Immediate upgrade!

Ninainvorm

Choose a colour that can actually set the items on display off.

No-paint imitation: Place an open-backed book shelf (such as the one demonstrated here, from Ikea) in front of a brilliant wall. Voila!

Kerrie L. Kelly

Continue your wall colour to the rear of built-ins for better circulation through the area.

Arty Designs for Dwelling, Tineke Triggs

Honeysuckle offers an enjoyable pink pop to the organization.

ANNA DUVAL MODELS

While peacockblue provides some play.

Atypical Typea

Perk up the laundry area -y lemon.

InHouse Design Studio

In the event that you have just got a limited way to obtain paint (or are experience lazy), colour just a couple of blocks. Here, a few photographs of orange are this built in demands.

Sharon Portnoy Design

Multiple shades work perfect to get a child’s room. Whatever you need are several of the little sample paint testers in tones that are numerous to get the job done

For a little shade change for the ledge backing, go to get a subtle effect. Or change to beadboard although stick to an identical colour, as revealed here, to get a detail that is pleasant.

Boomgaarden Architects

Patterned background does the career properly.

Mo-Re simple upgrades:
Give Your Furniture a Face-Lift with Paint

Obtaining the Emphasis Wall Proper

Copyright h o m e s t a y b e i j i n g 2 0 0 8 2018