Maine has always been a respite for Northeasterners looking to escape the heat, the humidity—and the shiny, cool, and new. It is what it is: a state with a rough-and-tumble beauty that’s immune to trends. This week, Remodelista and Gardenista spotlighted Maine’s honest and modest sensibilities. Here’s what had us aching for a trip up the coast.
Featured image by Greta Rybus for Remodelista; styling by Annie Quigley, from The House that Craigslist Built: A Bare-Bones Farmhouse in Midcoast Maine.
- Ceramicists are the new rock stars, and Kristina has a list of newcomers you should know about. See On Our Radar: 4 Up-and-Coming Ceramicists to Watch in Maine.
- Trundle beds are perfect for kids’ rooms and tight guest rooms. Alexa shares some great-looking options. See 10 Easy Pieces: Best Trundle Beds for Sleepovers.
- Appliances are kind of like cars. Get them a little used, and you may just end up with a huge bargain. See Remodeling 101: 8 Sources for Used Appliances.
- For Remodelista, Annie wrote about the soulful interiors of a Maine farmhouse rehabbed by a young couple; on Gardenista, she focuses on the exterior. See her story, 13 Ideas to Steal from Maine’s Young DIY Farmers.
- Wish you could find some Scandi rugs for your deck or patio? Alexa has you covered. See her roundup: 10 Easy Pieces: Indoor/Outdoor Plastic Rugs from Sweden.