A Maine Cottage Revisited

A little over a year ago I wrote about a charming Maine cottage designed by Libby Cameron. Recently, through Cameron’s Instagram account I was happy to discover new images of this lovely home and thought you’d like to see the updated tour. It is such a treat!

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My initial reaction to this cottage was love at first sight. This century-old home is both fresh and old-school, and its décor speaks to so many of my favorite design elements – a love of color, rattan and wicker pieces, painted floors, chic chintz and built-in bookshelves, and an overall ease of living inherent to a great beach house.

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Built on the rocky coastline of Southport Island more than a century ago, the home is a cheerful expression of Cameron’s style. A protégé of Sister Parish and a former partner at Parish-Hadley, Cameron’s ease in mixing patterns and vibrant hues, family heirlooms with newer pieces is a clear influence of her mentor.

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Nearly every piece of furniture in the cottage has been in the family for decades. The designer used beautiful linens to update the upholstery where necessary. The floors were painted a deep green (Benjamin Moore’s Chrome Green) in a marine deck enamel finish – a clever choice that provides  durability.

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The beautiful fireplace was made with stones collected from the beach below. Such an inviting atmosphere!

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The upstairs bedrooms:

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The covered porch:

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Cameron in her backyard with her four Labs and a basket of puppies!

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Here are a few design elements to help you create a similar look.


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If you’re planning a summer trip to Maine, the good news is that you can spend the night at the cottage. With six bedrooms and three bathrooms, the home is available to rent and can accommodate up to 13 guests. For more details, see Homeaway.

Have a great weekend!



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  1. February 9, 2018 / 6:07 am

    I love every inch of this cottage! It is so cheerful and comfortable and perfect for a vacation home. I love that nothing is new and that most items have been repainted and reupholstered-it gives it classic New England charm and character!

    • Eva Contreras
      February 9, 2018 / 7:28 am

      Thank you, Elizabeth! It is lovely, isn’t it? I’m thinking a Maine trip is in order come summer 🙂

  2. Katie Morene
    February 9, 2018 / 8:44 am

    Could this be any more perfect?!? I could live here full-time, not just for a vacation home. Thanks for sharing the detailed photo spread, you always dig up such great details for us.

    • Eva Contreras
      February 9, 2018 / 9:17 am

      Thank you, Katie!!! I’m so glad you like it! xo

  3. Terri
    February 9, 2018 / 9:40 am

    Hi Eva, Thanks for today’s post. What a beautiful home, I really like the green floors. Can you tell me the name of Libby’s Instagram account? I tried Libby Cameron & found several but none that look like her home. Also can you tell me where the chair #4 can be found? I tried clicking on #4 but nothing happened.

    Thanks again, I really enjoy your blog.

  4. Terri
    February 9, 2018 / 9:43 am

    Oops, Never mind about the chair. I found it when I clicked the right #.

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