At Park Row Interiors, the interior design business Kathy Harding owns in Brunswick, the designer preaches the transformative effects of color and pattern. In her interview with Maine Home+Design, Harding dives into her past as a color puller and explains … Continue reading
MH+D Inside Out
Design shapes our homes and the way we live. The layout of a living room transforms the way a family interacts; quality materials help us breathe better, and an artful detail anchors us in the present moment and reminds us to appreciate beauty, wherever we can find it. Our homes represent our lives in the private sphere, what is purely ours, and who we think we are. We want them designed well, the way we have designed our lives. And we want the same for our communities, for our schools, offices, stores, and restaurants. But what drives good design? In MH+D Inside Out, Maine Home+Design interviews builders, architects, and interior designers from our community and gets inside some of the top minds in the industry. Read on for their stories, tips, and sources of inspiration.
Though different on the surface (one is an extrovert; the other, an introvert), architects Nancy Barba and Cynthia Wheelock share a passion for history and design theory. Barba and Wheelock share with Maine Home+Design their vision for architecture that enriches … Continue reading
“A lot of people get hung up on the definition of what we do,” Brett Hellstedt says. “But basically we build with timber.” Hellstedt’s company, Maine Post and Beam, builds everything from structural to ornamental timber beams and frames in … Continue reading
In another life outside Maine, Michele Hayes Zajkowski worked in advertising. After several years as a stay-at-home mom and remodeling two homes of her own, she began to pursue a field that she felt passionate about: interior design. She attended … Continue reading
As a graduate student in the Yale School of Architecture, Steve Blatt admired the design of the structures on campus, including Paul Rudolph’s brutalist Yale Art and Architecture Building, and learned first-hand that design can influence an educational experience. Blatt … Continue reading
“Most people build because they have that creative spirit,” says Ben Trout. As the president of Trademark, a full-service residential contractor, Trout has learned how to turn two of his childhood passions—drawing and building—into a lucrative career. Trout explains his … Continue reading
After framing houses in Colorado for a few years, Joe Seremeth found a passion for woodworking and clean craftsmanship. Now the owner of WoodLab, a Maine-based design/build company, Seremeth talks to Maine Home+Design about the importance of quality work.
Emily Ennis Mattei, the owner of e4 Interior Design, knows that the design of a space must work for the people who live there. To offer the best design solutions, Mattei comes to understand how her clients live, intimate details … Continue reading
“After 40 years of doing this, I have to admit I’ve matured,” John Whipple tells Maine Home+Design. According to Whipple, a partner at Whipple Callender Architects, trends may change over the years, but when a design evokes an aura of … Continue reading
After his father co-founded M.R. Brewer in 1987, Matt Brewer spent much of his childhood in the woodshop and learned the satisfaction of working with his hands. Thirty years later, he and his brother, Jeff, are poised to take over … Continue reading