A Crafty, Custom and Cool Look for a Maine Condo
Who lives there: A homeowner and her 2 schnauzers
Location: Portland, Maine
Size: 2,700 square feet (250.8 square meters); 3 bedrooms, 2½ bathrooms
Designer: Tyler Karu of Landing Design
Karu says she and the homeowner gravitate toward a vintage vibe, so it was important to infuse the clean, modern lines of the new space with texture and character. Custom shelving units on both sides of the fireplace were created by local craftsman Jamie Corcorcan. The backing of each unit consists of 4- by 6-foot birch sheets covered in polyurethane.
Sofa and chair: Gus Modern; throw blanket: Missoni Home; coffee table: Arteriors
The area rug is from CB2 and is a stylish and practical choice. “Because of the homeowner’s dogs, we wanted a rug that could handle a little wear and tear and also be replaced if necessary without too much of an expense,” Karu says.
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“The living area is a space that the homeowner and her dog like to plop down and relax, but it’s still a stylish spot for hosting guests,” Karu says.
Pillows and throw; Urban Outfitters; side table: CB2
The dining chairs, discovered at a flea market, have orange vinyl backs. Other highlights of the space include a Japanese maple tree, a framed map of Maine and an industrial pendant light from Restoration Hardware.
Table base: antique, Speak To The Queen; tabletop: white quartz, Blue Rock Stone Center; chairs: vintage, Portland Flea-for-All; vase: West Elm
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Honed black granite makes up the kitchen countertops, vintage electric insulators were used to create pendant lights, and rugged leather and metal stools complete the scene.
Stools: Jayson Home
The pendant light adove the mirror was powder coated in red. “This particular light is one of my favorites, because it’s relatively inexpensive and can easily be painted in a multitude of colors,” Karu says.
Wallpaper: Brooklyn Toile, Flavor Paper; pendant lights: West Elm