Decorating

Made to Order

Decorating

Don’t be intimidated: Customizing furniture to meet your needs involves less time, stress, and expense than you might think.

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Lighting Style Guide

Sponsored Content: Fogg Lighting

In a monthly column, Sanford Fogg of Fogg Lighting in Portland, offers his best advice on illuminating your home. This month, Fogg talks about popular light fixture styles.

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Maine antique table

(Maine) Antiques Roadshow

Expert Advice

The popular PBS series has never swung through our state — what’s up with that? So we created our own version, enlisting top appraisers to evaluate your Maine antiques.

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furnished living room

Straight-Up Advice for Downsizers

Sponsored Content: Endicott Home Furnishings

Small-space experts Ross and Christine Endicott of Endicott Home Furnishings candidly deliver their top five tips for downsizing.

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5 Items to Snap Up at a Vintage Shop

Decorating

Forget theme — the secret to distinctive decor is knowing how to pull off a hodgepodge. These on-trend, timeless pieces will help you get started. We’ve all been awed by them — those talented homeowners who somehow manage to turn a tangle of styles, eras, and shades into a whole greater than the sum of [...] Read More

Lessons from the Louvre

Sponsored Content: Fogg Lighting

In a regular column, Sanford Fogg, of Fogg Lighting in Portland, offers his best advice on illuminating your home. Q: What’s the best way to illuminate artwork in my home? A: If you’ve invested in a beautiful piece of art, you want to display it in the best possible light. One way of doing this […]

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Portland living room

Get Off the Hot Seat

Green Living

Six years ago, Ross and Christine Endicott stopped selling furniture containing toxic chemicals; now the state is following their lead. In August, Maine became the first state in the nation to ban the use of flame-retardant chemicals in residential upholstered furniture. By wide margins in both the House and Senate, state legislators rejected chemical-industry lobbyists’ […]

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Pink Offices

Rethinking Pink

Sponsored Content: Penelope Daborn Limited

For a room of your own, or a shared space, today’s rosy shades are just right. In 1918, the trade publication Earnshaw’s Infants’ Department published an article stating, “The generally accepted rule is pink for the boys, and blue for the girls.” The rationale: pink was “a more decided and stronger color,” while “delicate and dainty” blue […]

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