Shop Talk

K Colette: Style Equation

SHOP TALK - August 2014
by Veronique McAree | Photography  Amanda Kowalski

A former math teacher offers the perfect formula to bring style and comfort home: eclectic offerings from around the globe as well as a wide selection of goods by Maine artists. 

Bed linens, decorative pillows, and other offerings for the bedroom, including block-print textiles from John Robshaw, woven blankets from Brahms Mount, and quilts and soft sheets from Taylor Linens

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EcoHome Studio: Eco Style

SHOP TALK - July 2014
by Veronique McAree | Photography  Amanda Kowalski

Living an eco-friendly lifestyle is a little easier—and a lot more stylish--thanks to Portland’s EcoHome Studio.

This eco-friendly upholstery is made in the USA and features soy-based cushions that are pleasingly formaldehyde- and flame-retardant-free. The recycled-glass lamps also are domestically made.

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Old Port Specialty Tile: Fit to be Tiled

SHOP TALK - June 2014
by Veronique McAree | Photography  Amanda Kowalski

Located on Middle Street, minutes from the heart of Portland’s shopping district, is Old Port Specialty Tile, home to one of the finest collections of unique ceramic, glass, and stone tile in Maine. It’s become a go-to destination for interior designers, homeowners, and DIYers looking to transform surfaces, kitchens, bathrooms, and more one tile at a time. 

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Cellardoor Winery’s At Home Collection: Perfect Pairing

SHOP TALK - May 2014
by Veronique McAree | Photography  Amanda Kowalski

Bettina Doulton didn’t write a formal business plan on how to become a Maine vintner. But this former investment banker has happily found herself smack dab in the middle of the midcoast growing grapes, making wine, and most recently introducing her Cellardoor At Home line of delectable vinegars, olive oils, jams, and more. Here’s the delicious scoop. 

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Portland Museum of Art: Exhibit A

SHOP TALK - April 2014
by Veronique McAree | Photography  Amanda Kowalski

Pick up beach stone jewelry, Winslow Homer whiskers, or a design book or two at the Portland Museum of Art store, which zooms in on works by local artists. Check it out.

A great destination in itself- the Portland Museum of Art Store.

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Milk Farm Road: A Handmade Tale

SHOP TALK - March 2014
by Veronique McAree | Photography  Amanda Kowalski

Come with us for an inspiring morning talking shop with Heather Chontos of the very creative Milk Farm Road

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Furniturea: Rural Modern

SHOP TALK - February 2014
by Veronique McAree | Photography  Amanda Kowalski 

Portland furniture designer Brian Haddock combines the rural with the modern, the clever with the cool. The result? A delightful collection from Furniturea. 

The Furniturea mantra: "It's all about styling." The designs are equally suited to nineteenth-century farmhouses as they are to modern lofts. The team's greatest satisfaction comes from helping customers imagine Furniturea in their homes, alongside existing antiques and other contemporary furniture.

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