Design Wire May 2017

Amy Dutton Home
Center for Maine Craft
Benchmark Residential and Investment Real Estate
Kari Herer

AMY DUTTON HOME has reopened in Kittery Foreside. In the redesigned showroom, interior designer Amy Dutton focuses on a holistic, full-service design process that includes all room elements, from cabinetry and flooring to light fixtures and textiles, in addition to offering architectural plans.

West Gardiner’s CENTER FOR MAINE CRAFT, which sells the work of over 300 Maine craft businesses, mounts ten exhibitions annually, and coaches artists in retail sales, is undergoing its first renovation since opening in 2008, under the guidance of interior designer KRISTA STOKES. The updated space will feature custom built-in displays and shelving by woodworker and furniture designer PETER LAKIS and repainted walls, pedestals, and cubbies by NIFTY PAINTING.

COLBY COLLEGE has signed a contract with the OLYMPIA COMPANIES to build and manage a boutique hotel on Main Street in Waterville. The planned 42-room hotel is part of Colby’s ongoing efforts to revitalize downtown Waterville.

BENCHMARK RESIDENTIAL AND INVESTMENT REAL ESTATE recently added nine new team members and a third Portland office to its growing brand. The firm now employs 32 agents.

Yarmouth-based photographer KARI HERER has designed a new paste-free wallpaper for ANTHROPOLOGIE. The print features pink and yellow rose reliefs on a white background. In addition, a floral-motif mural that Herer designed will be available through the retailer this spring.