good reads: remodelista in maine.
a new book from remodelista: a design lover's guide to inspired, down-to-earth style.
from one of my favorite and o.g. blogs, remodelista, comes a new book celebrating the often rustic, rugged, resourceful, eco-conscious aesthetic of our northeasternmost state of maine, a place whose style exemplifies what remodelista has always been about. in remodelista in maine: a design lover's guide to inspired, down-to-eearth style by annie quigley and the editors of remodelista we discover all the lovely design takeaways to adopt, no matter where you live — details that make a maine house truly a maine house — from floors painted in glossy boat paint to artful displays of nature-walk finds. it’s a master class from remodelista in translating this warm, personal style into your own home with ten exceptional, beautifully photographed houses by portland-based photographer greta rybus.
remodelista in maine: a design lover's guide to inspired, down-to-earth style is also full of really simple and seasonal DIY projects you can complete in an afternoon, like fragrant balsam pillows; tips from local shopkeepers, chefs, and makers on living the maine lifestyle; artisans and makers like remodelista's favorite woodworkers, ceramicists, quilters, weavers, and metal smiths (and where to find their handcrafted wares); a collection of remodelista’s thirty favorite maine decor objects for inside and outside the house; and design-centric itineraries for travelers planning a visit any time of year. maine in a place where you’re rolling up your sleeves and doing things by hand, whether that’s mending a hem or renovating a kitchen. maine style is thrifty, unfussy, inherently eco-friendly, and wholly inspired, and there are endless handed-down bits of know-how to borrow (like keeping a pair of pruners in the glovebox for collecting roadside flowers — i do that!), whether you love maine or have never been, now, more than ever, the state is filled with design-forward places to go and singular homes that are timeless and personal, shaped by generations of summers and winters. here’s a sneak peek at some of my favorite rooms from remodelista in maine: a design lover's guide to inspired, down-to-earth style .
• photography by greta rybus, courtesy of remodelista in maine: a design lover's guide to inspired, down-to-eearth style.