Decorating & Design

August 2, 2010

Mini-Break In Maine

I’m back from vacation and fully inspired! My wife Sara and I decided last-minute to head back to Maine for a mini-stay at our favourite hotel, The Colony in Kennebunkport, Maine. Here are a few of my snapshots that capture its achingly beautiful, authentic style.

Photo Blog August 2 Maine Hotel

Here’s the old seaside charmer perched on the edge of the Atlantic. That rock wall supports the saltwater pool.

Photo Blog August 2 Maine Hotel Pool Patio

This is a view of the pool and perfect summer sky. The red and white striped umbrellas look so chic when they’re all opened up. The awning in the foreground is over the entrance to the Marine Room Lounge (below), the hotel’s authentic old-school watering hole. There’s even a guy tinkling on the piano!

Photo Blog August 2 Maine Hotel Bar Lobby

Photo Blog August 2 Maine Hotel Restaurant

Here’s a view of the dining room where we ate our anniversary dinner last time in that enclosed porch. There was a quick thunderstorm and the rain poured down all around us while we ate by candlelight. 

Photo Blog August 2 Maine Hotel Bedroom Wallpaper

The rooms are wallpapered in old-fashioned floral prints and have views out over the ocean through perfect white curtains. The furniture is all original, too, and the beds are made with pure white coverlets.

Photo Blog August 2 Maine Hotel Porch Patio

I love all of the old, painted wicker furniture that lines the covered verandahs. This one is next to the front entrance. Crisp white and deep, rich green — ahhhh… love that lantern on the wall, too!

Photo Blog August 2 Maine Hotel Antiques

I also had a chance to do some antiquing! More on that to come. Antiques USA was a treasure trove!

Photo Blog August 2 Maine Hotel Car Antiques

Here’s a view of the back of our car loaded up with some of our finds. I had to laugh at this shot — the wing chair legs look like a turkey being stuffed! Oh, and I think that’s Sara’s beach hat making an appearance.

Photo Blog August 2 Maine Hotel Port Cafe

After hunting down our antique treasures we stopped for lunch at this charming bakery. The Port Bakery and Café in Kennebunk had great food and great style. They even had those famous whoopie pies I’m always hearing about from one of my fave bloggers, Katy Elliott. I had to try one, of course. 

Photo Blog August 2 Maine Hotel Cookie Dessert

Here’s the whoopie pie. It was just the ticket and gave me all the energy I needed to lounge by the pool.

Okay, I think another last-minute trip is in order…

Read about my first road trip to Maine in my blog post from last summer.

Photo credits:
1-10. Michael Penney