Coastal Home In Maine – Filled With Antiques!

Today’s home tour is chock-a-block full of collectible eye candy and is a coastal home in Maine. The minute that you see the location you’ll know why Molly chose to leave her home state and start a new adventure here!

Meet homeowner Molly, who has a great eye for collecting and for interior design! I’ve known her for sometime now on Instagram as Molly In Maine and always enjoy when she comes up in my feed. Let’s get to know her a bit better and this post is full of photos that I hope you love as much as I do!

coastal home in Maine

“I’m Molly, and am married with three grown children (two girls and a boy).  My husband, John, works in California, so most of the time it is just me here with our two dogs Maddie and Cisco and two cats Izzie and Tuck.  Maddie loves to pose for the camera, so you can see her in many photos!  We lived in Maryland for 28 years.  When I retired from my career with the federal government  in 2017 we sold that home and I moved to Maine.”

coastal home in Maine on the water

“Two of our children went to Colby College here in Maine and that is when I fell in love with this beautiful state, its people and way of life.  We bought this property in 2016.  I like to say I bought a view with two tiny rundown seasonal cottages attached to it! Our house is located in the MidCoast area of Maine — about halfway between Portland and Bar Harbor.”

“During the winter of 2017 we did a complete renovation of the guest cottage by the road.”

Molly In Maine Guest Cottage

“Starting at the end of 2017 we began construction on the main house.  The original cottage by the water was demolished and the location of the house was moved back just outside the required 75-ft coastal set-back line.  The house was custom designed by a local architect and I chose all the interior finishes — flooring, ceiling trim, tile, lighting, kitchen cabinetry and counters, hardware, etc.”

coastal home in Maine

“We sold our home in Maryland in the spring of 2018 and I moved into the 450 sq ft guest cottage with our two dogs and cats.  We lived there for 6 months (agh!) until we were able to move into the mostly completed main house in October 2018. I have also done all the interior design work in the house myself.  I have always loved interior design and this home has been my crowning achievement!” 

Molly in Maine home tour

“The furniture and accessories come from various sources.  I moved some items from our home in Maryland.  I was really fortunate to acquire some antique furniture and accessories from my parents’ home when they downsized.

seashell antiques

“I love to go to antique stores and shows and local estate auctions and have found some unique pieces for the home.  The upholstered pieces are from a local store.  I love coastal style, casual living, and the color blue!  The colors and many of the accessories in the home were chosen to reflect the natural views out the many large windows.  This house is all about the water view!”

antique blue wicker chairs

coastal home in Maine water view

“Exterior landscaping was started last year.  There are three different areas — the lawn area with plantings surrounding the house (this year I added 20 limelight hydrangeas along the back deck!), a wildflower meadow running from the house up to the road, and a lower lawn area with a stone fire pit and bordered with marsh grass next to the water.  Each year I tackle a different area of the property — there are years of work ahead of me!”

Some of my favorite things about the house:

I  love how when you walk in the front door you can see straight out to the water.

coastal home in Maine front entry

All the natural light from the windows

stone fireplace coastal home in Maine

The see-through stone gas fireplace that anchors the downstairs living and dining areas.  It was made from locally quarried stone that was used for fill and unearthed when the basement was dug.  It is a work of art and the old stone has such character.

stone gas fireplace Molly in Maine

The blue pantry cabinet was colored matched to my sapphire blue BlueStar range.

blue pantry cabinet coastal home

The big reclaimed pine table in the dining area that was made by a local craftsman.

farmhouse table by local craftsman

farmhouse table molly in maine

The pieces of antique blue and white transferware that were part of my mom’s huge collection.

blue and white transferware collection

dining room

I had the four poster bed in the master bedroom made from a beautifully painted antique cottage style headboard.

unique headboard

I had so much fun designing each of the three bathrooms!

Most of the upholstered furniture is slip-covered so it can be easily washed.  It also makes it easy to switch things up seasonally with different slipcovers, throw pillows, and rugs!

The large wrap around deck with amazing views of the water in Molly’s coastal home in Maine!

The long pot rack made from plumbing fittings hanging over the stove.

The giant seagull print, antique water bird engravings, and carved seagull decoys.

antique seagull print

The dog shower in the mud room! Dogs get dirty daily in this coastal home in Maine!

dog washing shower station

The pine beams, bead board ceiling in the kitchen, and tongue and groove paneling in several areas of the house.

molly in maine home

coastal home in Maine

My recently acquired collection of Cornishware displayed in the pine hutch in the dining room.

collection of cornishware dinnerware

coastal home in Maine dining room

My display of fish moulds in the kitchen.

collection of antique fish molds

And of course — the water view!

coastal home in Maine with a water view

Thank you to Molly for providing us with so many photos to inspire! Be sure to head on over and visit her at Molly In Maine on Instagram for more of her coastal home in Maine!

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34 Comments

    1. I’m so glad that you enjoyed the tour Rachel!

  1. Total eye candy. Love the pups. They enhanced the already beautiful decor and landscape. πŸ™‚ Thank you for Sharing. Cindy

    1. It’s a special place indeed Cindy! Have a great week

  2. Lauren Ross says:

    What a darling home! Love her antiques and those views!

    1. I am enamored with all of her collections and can’t stop staring Lauren! Hope you enjoy your week ahead!

  3. I love this home. Of course, the view is amazing. I love the fish moulds, the big candle light over the table and all the beautiful blues

    1. It’s so special Karen and Molly did a great job!

  4. Just WOW, so many beautiful things to look at. I had to go back a few times to take everything in. Those water views are stunning! Thanks Janet for the Sunday Home Tours I look forward to them every week!

    1. Nancy, I’m so happy to hear that you enjoy the home tours! This one has so much to look at, that I have to keep going back myself!

  5. Miche Ortega says:

    OMG! I did not want that tour to end. I am in love — those fish molds, antique wicker furniture, the blue and white transferware, the mermaid art, the shells, the shell art, the dogs, etc. Thank you, Janet, for this fabulous tour. I am headed to Instagram.

    1. Miche, she has collected so many amazing pieces and I have to keep going back to look!

  6. It’s pretty, but a little too cluttered for my taste. The color palate and raw woods are beautiful, though. Where did she get the fabulous loveseat with the ticking fabric?

    1. Molly loves it, and I know that she’s comfortable with all of her choices. I would think that she got that loveseat locally Lizzy, but not sure.

  7. Thank you, Janet, for the beautiful tour of my home!

    1. It’s been my pleasure Molly and I appreciate you opening up your home to all of us!

  8. Beautiful location and home. Love that she lives with every thing she loves and has applied her personal expression — as anyone should. While I personally fall in the camp of simpler, I appreciate her heart filled collections.

    1. I feel exactly the same way Pamela! Enjoy the week ahead! xo

    1. So glad that you popped over for a visit Linda and happy week to you!

  9. Eileen Wilcox says:

    Just a beautiful and peaceful place. So envious, wish I could live there.

  10. Very interesting home and location. I have never been to Maine and can appreciate why she loves it so.
    So nice to see different parts of the country and how others decorate regionally. Being a Midwest girl the scenery and furnishings are so different

  11. I luv @mollyinmainebbwe just met up in Kennebunk, MEπŸ’πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

    1. I’ll bet that was fun Ann!

  12. Beautiful! I wouldn’t change a thing. The interior design is amazing…and the view is breathtaking. If it’s not too much to ask, would you mind sharing which paint colors you used for the living spaces (LR, DR, FR).

    1. Hi Laura! Not sure if Molly will chime in but if you’re on Instagram you can visit her via the links in the post

  13. Georgeous decor and the view – wow! I adore that white rattan chair in the bathroom, its beautiful.

  14. The views are stunning and I love the mix of woods. The whale at the window just captured my imagination….fun.

  15. It’s a gorgeous home. Thank you so much for sharing.

  16. Molly is definitely a collector!!! I loved studying the various collections in her home. What a lovely setting and such a cozy and interesting home! Beautiful. I had a question about the collection on the wall in the Master bedroom? Couldn’t quite tell what they were…plates? So interesting. Loved all the blue and white dishes too! A view to die for! Thank you for sharing Molly.

  17. I dare you to publish this comment.
    I love the house and Molly has done a great job.
    BUT
    I also hate Molly having all the control to do what she wants. How many of us have that?
    She makes no mention of her husband beyond the fact that he works in California! When does he come back and give his input and get to enjoy the house or does he have to keep slaving away to keep Molly happy. See, I told you I was annoyed.

  18. Nothing cookie cutter about Molly’s decor. She’s curated a museum by the sea. While I’ve never decorated with blues, seeing this stunner could change my mind. The house looks ready to hug a person and nourish the soul.

  19. Janet McDaniel says:

    Hello I’m wondering where you got the large seagull print above the sofa and Mermaid print with the blue wicker, I just love them both. Thank you.

    1. Janet, since this is a home tour we don’t have the source but have linked the homeowners Instagram for any information