Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Our Maine Home in Country Living

I have exciting news to share: our Maine home is featured in the March 2019 issue of Country Living magazine! Yay!! Read all about the renovation of our 1863 cottage in Castine.

A big thanks to the entire CL team - especially Editor in Chief Rachel Hardage Barrett and Homes Editor Jennifer Kopf. These two really championed our story, and I'm grateful to them.

Photographer Alec Hemer made our little cottage look so airy, inviting and idyllic. Tom and I are thrilled with his stunning photos - thank you, Alec.

Stylist Elizabeth Maclennan created many magical moments and vignettes. Thanks, Liz.

All of the flowers are from Dan's Flower Farm in Sedgwick, Maine. Go to our Maine Instagram site where we shared our day there picking from Dan's organic fields. I loved arranging with such beautiful, fresh flowers!

Here's a sneak peek:
Our front door painted in high gloss "Willow" by Fine Paints of Europe. The mussel wreath was handmade by a local artist - available through Handworks Gallery in Blue Hill, Maine.
This Swedish Gustavian secretary's chalky surface reminds me of the weathered patina of the cedar shingles along the coast.

The decor is a mix of coastal, classic and Continental. I had fun sourcing local coastal art and natural finds like rocks, shells and driftwood. A classic blue-and-white palette, from linens to pottery, runs through many of the rooms. And Continental European antiques give our casual cottage an unexpected sophistication.   
This coffee table "flat lay" vignette featuring our collection of Maine books, local rocks, and other finds is my favorite shot! There is even a walking map of Castine village.

Please pick up a copy of the March 2019 Country Living - hope you enjoy it!

Cheers,
Loi

35 comments:

  1. Hello Loi, Congratulations, Loi on another well-deserved honor. Your interiors are eternally fresh and interesting, and these photos look especially fine.
    --Jim

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    1. Thank you, Jim! I'm a longtime reader of CL....this really is an honor to be featured in the magazine.

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  2. Oh, and Happy Chinese New Year of the Pig to you and Tom!

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  3. Your homes are always so beautiful. Congratulations... I will definitely pick up a copy.

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    1. Thanks so much, Doreen! I hope you enjoy the article.

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  4. Looking forward to receiving my copy. Always an inspiration to view your beautiful homes! I actually just purchased the same wishbone chairs last November to replace my parson chairs. I love them!

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    1. Thank you, Julie. Those chairs are surprisingly comfortable. We sit in them quite a bit.

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  5. I love the 4 botanical prints. Are copies available for purchase? If so, where?

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    1. Those are Dutch botanical engravings from the 1600s. I sold them to a friend. I'm not aware of reproductions. Thanks for asking.

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  6. So fabulous, Loi! I can't wait to see the story! xoxo

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  7. It is gorgeous. More please. xoxoxo Mary

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    1. Mary - thank you! Hope you are well. Popping over shortly to say hi

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  8. Congrat Loi can't wait to check it out!

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    1. Hi Franki - That fabulous vintage MG (1953) belongs to our friend Alex ;-)

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  10. I searched a couple of places today but the issue doesn't seem to be available on magazine racks yet! Will keep checking though as I love seeing your fabulous homes in print - and I always save the articles to show friends!

    Hugs to you dear Loi.
    Mary -

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    1. Mary, make sure you show it to Bob :) Thanks my friend xoxo

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  11. Oh, Loi,
    Your cottage looks lovely. I'm so happy for you and Tom to be featured in CL. I'll be looking for the issue and picking it up to be inspired!
    xo,
    Karen

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    1. Hi Karen! Thank you!! Hope you enjoy seeing more of our Maine home. xo

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  12. Loi, I was so excited to see your Maine home featured. You and Tom did a fabulous job with the restoration. What a wonderful spot to relax and spend the summer!

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    1. Thanks so much, Sarah. It's our happy place, and we love, love our time there.

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  13. Oh Loi, your home is striking, and your new header is WONDERFUL! You are inspiring me to add some green and white into my décor this spring! Congratulations to you and Tom for a job well-done in curating such lovely places to call home.

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    1. Yes, I thought it was time to refresh the blog....after 8 years. Stay tuned for more changes here. Thanks Anita

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  14. Congratulations Loi - really looking forward to picking up this issue!!

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    1. Hi Michele - I hope you'll enjoy seeing more of Castine home. If you are ever in Maine, come on up for lunch :)

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  17. Oh Loi, I'm so happy for you and also thrilled to see TWO blog posts this year! The notifications, however, are still going to spam. (of course, not your problem or fault) I'm going to have to have a word with Mr. Google because that is just not right. Yeesh! This is his Own blogging platform! And, I have told him repeatedly that it is definitely NOT spam. He's just turned a deaf ear to me. What's a girl to do? lol xoxox, Laurel

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