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Annie's "Maine Shoreline" Room

Maine Shoreline




Brooklyn, New York



Colors Used

red,orange,and dark gray on white

Color Inspiration

the clear blue sky of new england makes red and orange look brilliant in Maine. the dark gray rug grounds the room and this is the only room in the house where hung our art so the walls are white to receive the art.

Color Tips

I don't really have rules I just balance the weight of the colors around the room so it feels comfortable.

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Comments (47)

Is that a radiator under the framed photos? I'd love some more info on that.

posted by buymoreandsave on October 29, 2011 at 11:22am
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Yes, love that Aran rug, the scale gives the room a dolls-house feel (er, but in a good way).

The split chairs are mad (also in a good way) and I love the two lines of pictures that don't quite meet at the corner.

Oh and I also love the orange :)

posted by Stationery Fiend on October 28, 2011 at 12:09pm
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@E53, you took the words RIGHT out of my mouth.

posted by Mama Gigi on October 28, 2011 at 11:33am
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Cool textured rug!! Is it hard to keep clean??

posted by noticetothepublic on October 28, 2011 at 12:14pm
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Where would I buy a rug like that? It's fantastic!

posted by Stream13 on October 28, 2011 at 12:36pm
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What is this type of rug called? Are there any less expensive options?

I've tried search terms chunky, knit and cable to no avail...

posted by rexforever79 on October 28, 2011 at 12:55pm
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Love it all, especially the creative placement of
the art and chairs (which are also art). The mix of humble materials comes off as very elegant and relaxed. Definitely a fave!

posted by kbfromlb on October 28, 2011 at 1:00pm
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Now that I know the rug is 11K, I'm going to learn to knit (or try to talk my mother in law into knitting it for me). That thing is amazing (can you just throw it into the wash?).

posted by Mama Gigi on October 28, 2011 at 1:09pm
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I'm in love! The rug and the chairs are definitely my favorite parts, but it really does feel like a Maine beach house in the fall/winter. The rug reminds me of a fisherman's sweater. So cozy and clean!

posted by cammmit on October 28, 2011 at 1:13pm
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That rug, that rug! <3

posted by Cashew on October 28, 2011 at 1:13pm
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Good news about the rug--it can be gift wrapped for only $1 more!

It is a fabulous rug and I love the artwork around the room.

posted by carrie8 on October 28, 2011 at 1:17pm
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Oh my god I love the light fixture, but after hearing the price of the rug, I'm afraid to ask.

posted by Dalila, www.banyantreemama.blogspot.com on October 28, 2011 at 1:32pm
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This is adorable. The rug is fantastic...and, I like the chairs on the wall. It's modern, yet cozy!

posted by junklover on October 28, 2011 at 1:33pm
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Yikes, that rug is too rich for my blood as nice as it is... I do remember coming across a large doily rug off of etsy that might be more affordable for some of you guys who love the rug. It's *only* $900 (http://www.etsy.com/listing/60864322/4ft-handmade-mega-doily-rug)
or ranging from $600-$1200

posted by Stream13 on October 28, 2011 at 1:39pm
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Oh! and this one which is closer to the original in the post. I knew I'd seen something similar. This one is 48x36 for only $198. I'm sure she could do something large and/or witha pattern.


posted by Stream13 on October 28, 2011 at 1:41pm
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The picture on that etsy posting (by Stream13) of the woman knitting with giant needles is priceless. I love this room, though more for the ideas about how to hang pictures creatively than for the color.

posted by Sydney Skelton Simon on October 28, 2011 at 2:31pm
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posted by Lisa (Montreal) on October 28, 2011 at 5:08pm
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That rug! deep sigh.

posted by dapplegray on October 28, 2011 at 3:08pm
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Does anybody know the name/maker of the light fixture?

posted by dreadnatty on October 28, 2011 at 4:51pm
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So I guess I'm not the only one who's been frantically Googling cable knit rug.

Oh, and nice room. :-)

posted by Lisa (Montreal) on October 28, 2011 at 5:00pm
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I absolutely love the duvet cover. Does anyone know where it is from? Although, if the rug was $11k, maybe I shouldn't get my hopes up for the duvet cover.... Beautiful room.

posted by dhw on October 28, 2011 at 6:53pm
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The duvet is Ikea, and was way cheaper than the carpet. It has two sides that are different, other side is larger orange bubbles with more cream as background. It is a couple years old.

posted by nuju on October 28, 2011 at 7:04pm
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I didn't realise the rug was officially called an Aran rug, I just thought it looked like traditional Aran jumpers you get in Ireland. Maybe if you had some extremely large knitting needles you could use an Aran jumper pattern and knit one for yourself

posted by Stationery Fiend on October 28, 2011 at 7:30pm
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I love those half-and-half chairs hanging on the wall!

posted by clarity13 on October 28, 2011 at 8:02pm
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It feels warm and happy. :)

posted by Sylvia K on October 29, 2011 at 7:26am
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i want that rug

posted by lorrinm on October 31, 2011 at 2:34pm
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The rug was bartered for, the chairs are the artist's work and the chandelier is a beloved piece that the family has carried from many other houses.

posted by anniecb on November 1, 2011 at 10:04pm
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Much talk about the rug! While it is nice, the fact that this is a color contest seems to be overlooked. I think the room is pretty but very drab walls, which don't do justice to the rest of the room.

posted by bfergie13 on November 2, 2011 at 6:49am
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Perhaps a similar effect could be created if you used a chunky textured jute rug in blue or tan and added cabled pillows and/or throws--lots of texture and deep blue color without the high price tag?

posted by jenjo on November 2, 2011 at 10:27pm
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Like the chairs on the wall!

posted by RowRowRow on November 3, 2011 at 11:38am
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How do you clean that rug???

posted by JasmineIsDomestic on November 3, 2011 at 10:42pm
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wow was this contest about color or selling a rug?

posted by ncaccavo on November 6, 2011 at 2:25pm
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Does anybody know where to get a pendant light samilar to the one in the picture?

posted by barefeet on November 8, 2011 at 5:06pm
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I love that this room is inspired by the Maine coast and I don't see a lighthouse or lobster anywhere;-)

posted by andreainmaine on November 9, 2011 at 12:59pm
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i LOVE this room! that rug makes me want to snuggle up on the floor. how do you get out of bed in the morning?

posted by jobiala on November 11, 2011 at 2:12pm
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Amazing rug!

posted by ElleOh on November 13, 2011 at 12:17am
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I am looking for the perfect neutral color, this walls look beautiful with all that light coming in. Can you tell me the name and brand of that neutral color on the walls? Love the space...unique!

posted by Tania @ chiquiita.blogspot.com on November 13, 2011 at 11:25am
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China White-many brands will mix it. Its a beautiful color-has enough warm tones that it offsets the usual cool blues in whites.

posted by anniecb on November 14, 2011 at 6:35am
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Oh the rug... the rug... the rug... what a splendid rug! And the creative use of wall space! This is a very creative room, which is why I love it!

posted by ewhitish on November 18, 2011 at 10:53pm
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Orange is my favorite color, and thanks for the tip about China White. I really like neutral walls and having colors in fabrics and rugs as it's cheerful but not overwhelming.

posted by ann keller on November 21, 2011 at 12:18pm
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I love the color balance (white IS a color) in this room, and the unique placement of the radiator, and the practical and novel shelving surrounding it. The rug is a scene stealer but all the other details deserve attention.

posted by greenlight on November 21, 2011 at 1:18pm
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Its great architecture as well as interior design - Annie's great sense of composition, color and texture shine here - not to mention her beautiful Annie Coggan original chairs! Dali would be intrigued!

posted by tw2 on November 21, 2011 at 2:12pm
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I think I was too late - so sorry. When you get to the finals, I'll try again.

posted by GoDogGo on November 21, 2011 at 2:42pm
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A fabulous blend of color, style and care.
Brava---- Johannes

posted by jmpKnoops on November 21, 2011 at 5:11pm
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Love the pics

posted by tinymom on November 21, 2011 at 11:22pm
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Did you cut chairs in half and reassemble different ones? Really cool!

posted by geckotoes1 on November 22, 2011 at 4:07pm
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There is a real sense of creativity with this design, love it. For those who love the rug, there is a way to have the rug without spending huge amounts of money, you can knit it yourself. All it takes is large wooden knitting needles and several strands of yarn. The website I found is www.racheljohn.co.uk, it's great fun and has helped me feel hugely creative when designing for my house.

posted by CJ Nina on January 4, 2012 at 9:15am
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