Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Winter Pastels

Homey Oh My

Pastels are no longer a color for the springtime only, they have become a popular, fashion forward color trend for the Winter as well, and can be carried throughout every design style and a variety of spaces from bathrooms and bedrooms to kitchens and living rooms.

My Domaine

Fresh Farmhouse

Soft warm tones not only lighten up a space making it feel airy, bright, and larger, but also give a fresh yet calming look.

Winter Pastels can be used as a main color within a space such as on a wall or large piece of furniture and / or used for accessorizing and detailing the finishing touches, such as coordinating pillows, vases, blankets, and rugs.


Sheer Luxe

Brit & Co

Whether you’re going for a delicate and subtle look or trying to make a bold statement, pastels can cover any look and feeling you’re wanting to accomplish.


House and Home


We recommend pairing with neutrals for a completed sophisticated look. Some of our favorite Winter Pastels include: Blush, Cream, and Gray.


Sunday, December 4, 2016


During my lunchtime walk, I came upon this furniture
 set by the side of the road, for the town's annual cleanup. It didn't look very old probably less
 than 7 to 10 years I'm guessing. Yes, it is falling apart and being thrown out like a beach 
umbrella... that made me reflect on the furniture we craft. We often say that it is built to be 
passed on to the next generation. Not just durability, joinery, or attention to detail, but pieces 
that will both look appealing and timeless. In contrast, the Cherry dovetailed bookcase shown is
 about 30 years old with daily use. Yes, it still looks good as new, sure its had a few scratches 
over time, but because it is constructed from solid wood, those scratches were easily touched up
 and we still use this at shows. Investing in good, well crafted furniture now, will pay dividends for decades to come. We're proud to say Made in Maine.

                         B E F O R E 

                         A F T E R 


Friday, March 18, 2016

Walnut Four Poster Floor Lamp - Workshop Update

This week we are focusing on finishing up a custom four poster floor lamp for one of our clients in Rhode Island. We love how it is turning out so far, the deep walnut wood and tiger stripe maple really makes an eye catching statement and is very attractive looking. Below are some photos from the shop showing the building process of this lamp.

Here we are fitting mortise and tenon joints in the tiger striped Maple frame. The integrity of the joints are important, after all they need to last for generations!


A little help with pre-assembly fitting of all the components from our shop dog Brookie!
The Four Poster Floor Lamp has 32 joints that create the final assembly and encase the Walnut cube.
More photos of the completed project to come! 


Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Maine Boats, Homes + Harbors Show - Summer of 2015 Experience

Last Summer, we exhibited at The Maine Boats, Homes, + Harbors show in Rockland, ME. We were thrilled with our corner booth in tent J not only for the open layout and awesome foot traffic but also the cool coastal breeze occasionally blowing into the tent on that oh so hot Summer weekend.

There was a fantastic turn out and great interest in our furniture and lighting, we were so pleased. We really enjoyed meeting a variety of potential clientele and having the opportunity to discuss each of their individual interests in our furniture and lighting on display as well as discuss some custom pieces they were looking to have designed for them, one on one. These trade shows that we have been fortunate to participate in, have allowed us to showcase our products as well as design expertise first hand and up close. The clientele also has inspired us to create new pieces which have helped us to further develop our product line.

Being on Rockland's beautiful Maine coast is such an experience in itself, from attending the events within the show, to enjoying some of Maine's finest Summer treats, and viewing such a quality of craft throughout, it is certainly something you do not want to miss. Overall it was a great experience and we are eager to return again this August with some new furniture and kitchen designs! We'd like to encourage everyone to check out the show and to stop by to view our products as well as discuss any future projects you may have.

Until then, be sure to visit our website and check in with us frequently for furture updates inspiration, and more!