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Greetings from Rochester Street!

As many of you know, we have moved into our very own building located at 12 Rochester Street in Westbrook! We could not be happier about the new space and are thrilled to open our doors to the public. Last Saturday, June 22, we had a grand opening party which was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who came out and participated in the festivities. Our retail store will now be open for business Monday-Thursday 10am-5pm and Friday 10am-4:30pm. In appreciation for your loyalty to Benoit’s Design Co., customers receive an exclusive 20% OFF all in-store purchases through the end of the summer, so come on over and take advantage of the deal while it lasts!

With three times the square footage as our old studio, we now have our own wood shop, commercial spray booth, two beautiful showrooms and retail shopping spaces, and room for our new dye sublimation technology. Stay tuned for new designs and product lines!

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On the Road Again…

We’ll be making a few appearances across Maine and New England this Summer/Fall. We hope you drop by and visit us! Take a peek at the list below to find out if we’ll be in your neck of the woods. Until next time…


July 21-23: Yarmouth Clam Festival (Yarmouth, ME)

July 22: Tri for a Cure (South Portland, ME)


September 10-11: New England Made Giftware & Specialty Food Show (Sturbridge, MA) – Wholesale


October 7-8: Sugarloaf Art Show (Carrabassett Valley, ME)



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Coolidge Family Farm Shoot

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We were so excited to be invited to partake in a mock wedding shoot for A Family Affair of Maine at the Coolidge Family Farm in Upper Village of New Gloucester, Maine. Paula of A Family Affair of Maine was the brains behind the whole operation. Below is her inspiration behind the event design.

From A Family Affair Of Maine… “This charming sweetheart inspiration was designed with whimsical woodland features, accentuating the copious beauty of Maine winter. The backdrop is a pastoral setting in an 1870 built farmhouse that carries a rich history and eclectic mix of modern and vintage furnishings. Incorporating various shades of red symbolizing love, we represent an old fashioned St. Valentines day in true New England fashion.

Our Bride is dressed in a vintage antique lace Victorian wedding gown paired with a fur stole wrap and leather gloves. Her soft curls are adorned with a spray rose, ranunculus and wax flower crown.

The Groom wears red plaid and bowtie, warm grey wool and suit jacket. His boutonniere is composed of privet berry, ranunculus, wax flower and spray rose. Our table scape design involves a recycled barn board table with unique white post legs, paired with two vintage mahogany high backed chairs with bright red velvet seats. Laser cut wood plates adorn each chair signifying seating for the Bride and Groom. White benches are made warm with dark fur blankets for the wedding party. Red velvet cloth runs down the length of the table, and is a beautiful canvas for the immense and stunning floral design consisting of roses, amaryllis, ranunculus, wax flower, privet berry and viburnum. Brass candle sticks hold various shades of candles to add to the romance and color scheme, while dark antler sheds accentuated the woodland vibe. Each of the vintage etched glass plates were further complimented by warm brass chargers with rattan detail. The place settings were personalized with custom laser cut pinecones and handmade rosemary wreaths set atop vintage napkins. White milk glass wine goblets were paired with antique crystal.

The wedding cake was a smooth ivory fondant embellished with a hand crafted red rose cluster with deep green vines and a single intricate antler. The Bride and Groom initial cake topper was machine cut acrylic with a wood grain technique and enveloped with a wood carved frame.

The outdoor ceremony was created with intensions of evoking a feeling of warmth in the cold. A fireplace mantle bearing warm quilts, framed with the warm color of the floral garlands and brass elements helped to create a sense of passion and glow. Bridal portraits on a vintage wood framed sofa in the snow and a bold wool sweater conceptualizes all the ways the color red embodies love, romance, excitement and affection.”

Here is what we came up with to accent the event.

Decorative Pine Cone Favor for Place Setting

This decorative laser cut favor is crafted from African Padauk and adds a rustic undertone to the place setting.

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William Shakespeare Love Sign

This laser cut William Shakespeare quote is cut from birch and hardwood.  A wood grain pattern is etched to add natural texture to this classic love quote.

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Buffalo Plaid Pine Trees

These trendy laser etched Buffalo Plaid Pine Trees were produced to add a whimsical element to the wedding décor.  The trees are created in three different sizes to create a dynamic layered setting.

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Wedding Party Nameplates

These birch nameplates were designed to hang on the back of chairs or benches.  Each nameplate has a subtle laser etched wood grain texture.

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Bride and Groom Cake Topper

This laser etched and cut cake topper is made from birch and clear acrylic.  A wood grain texture is etched into the acrylic to keep true to the rustic theme.

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Photography: Emily Delamater Photography | Event Design: A Family Affair Of Maine | Floral Design:Flora Bliss At Broadturn Farm | Cake: Bear Brook Bakery | Farmhouse + Barn: Coolidge Family Farm | Hair Styling: Hair By JMaria | Laser Cut Details: Benoits Design Co. | Prop Rentals + Styling: A Family Affair Of Maine

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Vintage Sugarloaf Window

We were honored to be a part of this year’s Sugarloaf Charity Summit. Benefits went to the Martha B. Webber Breast Cancer Center and the Maine Cancer Foundation. This was a fun project to work on. The retro graphic is etched onto an 30″x 18″ inch glass window. We hope you like it!




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Family Signs

We recently finished creating some awesome signs for two recently married couples. Check out the signs below and let us know if you would like a family sign as well.


A welcome sign for the Dunlaps who live out in Portland, Oregon. Image of Mount Hood as the background


Another walnut sign this time for the indoors with cut holes for nails.

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Benoit’s Design Co. is Open for Business!

The time is here to get the word out!

We are finally open for business and look forward to working with you. Please help spread the news. You can find us on LinkedIn, Instagram, and Facebook. If you have an idea on a project and do not know where to start drop us a note, we will be happy to get you on track.

We have been busy creating marketing packages for perspective clients.







Thanks to Curry Printing for doing such a wonderful job on our flyers. If you are interested, please give us a call at 207.887.9609 for more information.

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We Found a Home in Westbrook

After a long search in the Greater Portland area for a space to launch Benoit’s Design Co., we have found a home in the Dana Warp Mill in Westbrook, Maine! High ceilings, large windows, a beautiful view of the Presumpscot River, and creative minds alike. What else could you ask for?!




Thanks to my family and my love, Christina Achee (superstar interior designer), we will have this place up and running in no time! I could not have accomplished it without them. Excited for what’s to come.