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Harbor Cottage, Maine farmhouse-kitchen
 

Harbor Cottage, Maine

Habor Cottage, www.harborcottagemaine.com, in Martinsville Maine. Renovation by Sheila Narusawa, http://www.sheilanarusawa.com/. Construction by Harbor Builders www.harborbuilders.com. Photography by Justine Hand. For the complete tour see http://designskool.net/harbor-cottage-maine.
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caladirena wrote:
References for sconces at top of the wall - I used the info that was provided before and ordered this light fixture from Visual Comfort. It appears to be smaller than the one in this pic however. How can get exact info on this particular light ? I am restoring a 1920 farmhouse and these would look very good in the kitchen. The one I ordered is the same style but, doesn't have a very long arm and big shade…Thank you for whatever answer you may have.
   Comment   November 15, 2013
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caladirena
Justine, would you be able to tell me how many inches the sconces extend and how wide the shelves are ? I appreciate any info. I'd really love to achieve this look. I am hoping the light I ordered is indeed the right one :) Thank you !
November 27, 2013 at 6:06am   
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Justine Hand
Unfortunately, I am just the photographer so I don't have the specs. You would need to contact Sheila Bonnell, the architect. http://fram-e.co/.
November 27, 2013 at 8:34am   
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Linda Graham Interior Design wrote:
width between horizontal boards? - I believe they are 8 inch boards, correct? How are they installed to get that clean consistent look? When I see painted butt jointed boards they look sloppy. There is space between some and paint between some. I would love to know how you did it. Thanks.
   Comment   January 28, 2013
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Gretchen Payzant
I spec this detail in many of the houses I design and our trim guys often uses quarters wedged between the boards as they install. It's just the right size gap to keep the paint clean and the gap size completely consistent.
June 3, 2013 at 5:14am     
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Gretchen Payzant
I do think this gap looks a little bit bigger though... maybe use thicker washers?
June 3, 2013 at 5:15am     
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greenfinn wrote:
Name/type of soapstone? - Checked designskool.net (gorgeous cottage!) and saw it's Black and from Vermont. Curious if you had an actual name. Thank you!
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kitkat555
:( I wanted to know too.
November 19, 2013 at 1:18pm   
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Justine Hand
Here are two soapstone sources in Vermont: http://www.greenmountainsoapstone.com/homeowner/index.php http://vermontsoapstone.com/index.html
You can also Google a source near you. Many retailers carry soapstone now.
Hope that helps.
November 20, 2013 at 5:53am   
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mariahmart wrote:
Love the window treatments. Where did you get the material? - Where are window treatment material from?
   Comment   November 26, 2012
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Justine Hand
From Marston House Wiscassett, ME. See http://designskool.net/harbor-cottage-maine/
February 19, 2013 at 3:23pm   
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chisholmje wrote:
What did they use for the backsplash. - What did they use for the backsplash?
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Dallas Renovation Group
I am almost positive this is just painted wood (1 x 8 or 1 x 10). This is a farm house look (if not original, with the plank walls and ceilings. We constructed a mud room similar to this, and used planks on the walls and ceilings as well. FYI, they are more an likely enamel to hold up to stress of being near food and drink!
July 11, 2012 at 3:31pm     
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Justine Hand
The back splash is more of the slate countertop, cut thinner.
September 27, 2012 at 10:04am   
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scapr wrote:
Where can I purchase these lights? Thank you
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Justine Hand
The architect here with info on the lights!
They are from Visual Comfort & Co /Boston Functional Wall Lamps / Boston "Single-Arm Wall Lamp"
in hand-rubbed Antique Brass and a shade in "Antique White" which has a very thin line of orange-y
red around the flare.
June 18, 2012 at 4:24am     
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January 9, 2013 at 10:24am   
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rox517 wrote:
Is this black titanium leather granite?
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Sara R
I had soapstone in my old house and loved it. It has a lot of character.
January 8, 2013 at 6:53am   
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Can you tell me how far apart the brackets are for the shelf?
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sbbrawner wrote:
Would you share the thickness of the shelves? Thanks!
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