Charleston Symphony Showhouse Given A Classic Cottage Look

cottage decor by Maine Cottage

"Using a palette of vivid beach hues and a collection of classic cottage furniture to decorate and furnish this Charleston bungalow , Maine Cottage certainly lived up to its reputation as an important trend setter for lovers of cottage style."



For any lover of cottages and cottage lifestyles who was fortunate enough to have been in Charleston this past Spring, the Symphony Showhouse provided a stunning opportunity to view the best in cottage décor and furnishings.

Maine Cottage, a leading retailer of cottage furniture and home accessories, was asked to create a cottage feeling for a 4,000 square foot 1940's Arts and Crafts bungalow near the Battery Row area of this historical city. Headquartered in Yarmouth, Maine, but with a showroom in Charleston, Maine Cottage was the perfect choice for this task and its selection of furniture, fabrics and bold color scheme turned the home into a cottage classic for this special occasion.

The result was a "family gathering place" permeated with an atmosphere of comfort, joy and practicality.  Each room overflowed with a spirit of warmth and conviviality, accented by a vibrant combination of "beachy" colors that visually balanced all of the rooms and created a uniform sense of casual cottage elegance.

cottage kitchen by Maine Cottage

cottage kitchen design
cottage design
cottage style by Maine Cottage
cottage style bedroom by Maine Cottage

Clockwise, from top left:  breakfast nook, casual porch seating, master bedroom suite, dining room with Jill chairs in mango

art for cottage style decor

Complementing the distinctive cottage style throughout the Showhouse was the impressive collection of original art, assembled by the designers from among works of local artists displayed in its showrooms in Charleston, Palm Beach and Yarmouth.



The warm, bright color scheme of the living room represents an enticingly pleasing ambiance that uses the abundant natural light to emphasize the red glow of the parquet floors.

Accented by the bold coral hues of Maine Cottage fabrics on the comfortable high-backed chairs and windowseat cushions, this room provides an inviting nook for conversation and family gatherings.


For much information on the Showhouse, visit Maine Cottage's blog.

Showhouse photography by Leigh Webber