NEST … moodboard and inspiration for the cafe at “the mill”

A bit more inspiration… The following images give you a glimpse of the overall look for “the mill”cafe. A trip is coming up soon to scout for found objects to give the Inn and Cafe it’s signature vibe, taking cues from the mill’s former uses as both textile and furniture mill. We”ll be on the lookout for a variety of vintage oars, wooden spindles, vintages snowshoes, and local artists and artisans for art and home goods.

MOOD BOARD FOR THE CAFE AT “THE MILL”  

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 1. Mechanic wire light, Anthropologie, 2. Vintage Oars, 3. Himmeli hanging planter, Etsy – Handmade Sammade 4. Metal stools, target, 5. Metal rolling cart, Urban Outfitters, 6. Metal cafe chair, concept collections7. Industrial metal shade, Ballard Design8. Table, Zinger hardware9. Coffee cup rack, Magnolia Homes

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Bakeri Cafe, photo courtesy of Design Sponge | Light filled cafe counter

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Inspiring kitchen decor, Savor Home Blog

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Burlap table details, Eat Pallet

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Lumina Clothing | Industrial style type on the chalk sign and the ladder storage

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White/Natural Cafe inspiration, Vintage House Blogspot

 

NEST … mood board and concept images for an Inn + Cafe in Maine

Creative time lately has been happily consumed with working on interior concepts and furnishings for an Inn + Cafe in a historic renovation of a textile/furniture mill in Maine. Take a look here at the mill project that two talented developers (one of them happens to be my husband) have been working on for the past 5 years. It’s exciting to think that it will be opening soon and will include a cozy Inn to stay at and a Cafe serving a selection of local, seasonal fare. The following is a mood board for the Inn + a few concept images. The mill, which is situated on Main street along the Piscataquis River, has functioned in the past as both textile and furniture manufacturing companies. The plan for the interior is to incorporate original found objects from the mill’s past life, nods to the surrounding culture, and infuse the spaces with a comfortable, modern feel. More concepts for the Inn + the Cafe coming up soon!

MOOD BOARD FOR THE INN AT  “THE MILL” 

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1. Lounge chair West Elm 2. Vintage wooden spools, Etsy 3. Sunset Fade painting by Kelly Ventura, minted 4. lamp, west elm 5. wool throw, Faribault Woolen Mills , 6. Ottoman, Dot and Bo 7. Pots, Farmhouse Pottery, 8. Whitewashed finish for furnishings 9. Wooden ladder for bath towels, simple and serene living.

 

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Image 1 | TrendirImage 2 | etxekodeco , Image 3 | Salt House Inn, Image 4 | RemodelistaImage 5 | Sorakeem Image 6 |Simply Darling Designs 

CREATE … easter art with paint, marbles, and flower petals

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Here are 2 simple art activities to try with the kids:

PAINTING WITH MARBLES AND FLOWER PETAL PRESSED WINDOW ART.

PAINTING WITH MARBLES

construction paper (this time we cut out egg shapes and crosses)

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washable tempura paint

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pan (we used this glass pan that I could easily wash out, but a plastic container would work well too.)

DIRECTIONS

Tape the paper shapes in the pan. Dip your marbles in paint. Set them anywhere on the paper or in the pan and start to slowly move the pan around so the paint filled marbles roll across the paper, adding as may layers of paint as you would like. We chose to do this one indoors, but the marbles can easily roll out of the pan so next time we may move this one outside. This one is so much fun for exploring abstract art and color mixing. 

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FLOWER PETAL PRESSED WINDOW ART

You will need:

Contact paper cut into a desired shape ( again, for this time we used egg shapes and crosses)

colorful flower petals

DIRECTIONS

Lay one shape cut out of contact paper with sticky side up. Press on the flower petals. Layer a second sheet on top of the floral design. Press and it’s ready to hang in the window.

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Blessings to all this Holy week and Easter weekend!

Julie