Maine Cottage: Colorful, Contemporary Furniture and Home Furnishings
Sixteen years ago, Maine Cottage founders Peter and Carol Bass sensed a need in the marketplace for colorful well-made furniture. "Peter and Carol saw brightly painted furniture in magazines and figured out that those pieces were found objects painted for the photo shoots," says David Petersen, Maine Cottage’s VP and general manager. "There was no place to buy the pieces, so they set out to manufacture real furniture with simple architectural lines in fun colors." The Yarmouth, ME, company offers complete customization of its wooden pieces and 40 paint colors; they will also work with custom colors. All dimensions can be changed, and wooden accent pieces and knobs can be interchanged. Limited customization of colors and fabrics is available for their upholstered and wicker furniture. Maine Cottage furniture is sold through showrooms across the country.