Exceptionally Eclectic – Home on the Bay

Ever since I wrote my 5th grade report on Maine, with my crayon drawing of a lighthouse on the cover, I’ve wanted to visit.

I may just have to get a cottage tour from Mary ofย At Home on the Bay.

After all, anyone who loves an eclectic plate wall …

Cottage on the bay tour - filled with fabulous decorating ideas

and paint by number gallery wall is a kindred spirit.

Cottage tour - filled with tons of great ideas like this vintage gallery wall

Did I mention she lives in beautiful Maine (can you tell I want to go there), near the water with views like this!

Cottage tour with an amazing view!

Her home is charming with details that make all the difference.

Cottage tour filled with great ideas like this DIY barn light

Love the frame within a frame and the mix of patterns.

Cottage tour filled with fabulous decorating ideas

A few bold accessories and ikat drapes in a soothing white bedroom.

Cottage tour filled with great decorating ideas like these DIY curtains

With a guest bedroom that has my name written all over it.

Cottage tour filled with charming decorating ideas

I love the painted blue wide plank floors.

Cottage tour filled with great ideas - love the blue painted floors!

Another guest room with a sign that looks like it was picked up a a local antique store …

but this fabulous rustic sign was actually created by Mary …

and so was this French linen look headboard!

Cottage tour filled with fabulous decorating ideas like this DIY French Grainsack Headboard!

The mudroom gets in on the fun.

Cottage tour filled with beautiful ideas like these colorful walls!

Instead of buying an expensive painted light, Mary did what any smart DIYer would do, she painted her own schoolhouse light for a custom look.

Cottage tour filled with great ideas like this DIY schoolhouse light - brilliant!

One of my favorite projects is this button lampshade – I think I need one of my own.

Cottage tour filled with great ideas like this DIY button lampshade - it's so cute!

Farewell for now Mary, but you never know when I will make that trip up to Maine. ย I think I may even still have that old book report!

Cottage tour filled with beautiful decorating ideas

While I’m dreaming of escaping to the natural beauty up north, I can at least visit Mary at At Home on the Bay for a dose of creativity whenever I want.
And check out my very own eclectic plate wall here!

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  1. Kelly, what a great blog you have! And so happy I stopped by to see Mary, one of my favorite bloggers! Mary, I hope you are not too badly snowed in… you have to be hardy to live in Maine… it is my dream to have a summer home on the Maine coast. Your home is so charming and full of fun and cottage style.
    If you ever make it to Pa please come stay at StoneGable… I would love to host my favorite person from Maine!!!

  2. I love Mary’s style and don’t miss a post. She’s always coming up with another fabulous diy project! It was fun to see her home all in one post today. Thanks for the tour!

  3. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful home. The paint by numbers and button shade are so much fun! I have a huge jar of old buttons hummm….My dream is to have a little cottage in Maine. For now? I’ll enjoy my lobster trap and floats that I found…get this Kelly…at a garage sale! Score!

  4. This house is gorgeous!! I think I love the button lampshade and gourd goose the best bit there’s. So much to choose from. Really ecclectic and homey. Yes, I could definitely line there. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Beautiful home with the greatest vistas!…I love, love Maine….one of my very favorite places to go…from the quaint towns such as Camden to the wonderful Acadia National Park…a must on your list Kelly!!…Thanks so much for presenting Mary’s home…love her button lamp shade!!

  6. What a beautiful home! I used to live in New Hampshire and would make trips to Maine. Portland is one of my favorite cities and it’s such a beautiful state all around. I hope you can go someday!

  7. I love this kitchen!! Can you tell me where I can purchase the “you are my sunshine” wall art?


  8. Love everything – fun wallpaper, button lampshade, colors, fabrics. And THEN you look out the window: wow! Charming ๐Ÿ™‚

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