furnish + decorate + customize
Home Remedies one of the “best home décor stores in New England”
Home Remedies is Maine’s best Fabric and Furniture store
As seen in Down East Magazine:
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a brief history of our building, the Portland Star Match Factory,
Don't Forget Dad! Father's Day 2019 gift ideas
and a touching gift for newlyweds or graduates,
and our new showroom - we've doubled our space!
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Furniture • Décor: Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams and more
We are proud to be an independent dealer for furniture by Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, an internationally-acclaimed home furnishings company offering eco-friendly, American-made upholstery as well as table & storage, lighting, rugs, bed linens, artwork, and accessories—all designed to help people live comfortably with style. Since 2014, all Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams furniture is free of fire retardants and other chemicals.
We curate inspirational room settings throughout the store, using interesting, functional pieces by quality companies from near and far. All of our furniture is available for purchase right off the showroom floor, or you are welcome to customize any piece to your liking – choose your frame and choose your fabric and we’ll have it made just for you.
Home Décor Accessories
Accessories add the finishing touch to every room and also make great gifts.
We are proud to offer our customers an interesting selection of top quality necessities and indulgences.
We champion companies who share our commitment to excellence and especially love products that are made in USA.
We are also a proud supporter of the "Buy Local" effort, and carry the works of many Maine and New England artists and local craftspeople.
Here are just a few examples of the fine products we carry at our Portland, ME furniture store:
Rugs: Dash & Albert, Loloi, Sheepskin, Vintage Kilims, & more!
Accessories: Farmhouse Pottery, Campfire Studio, Jess Teesdale Pottery, Carry on Cocktails, Viski Glassware, Chronicle Books, Hester & Cook, Votivo, Phaidon Books, African Woven Baskets, Caspari, Island Port Press, Montes Doggett, Oyster River Joinery, Sir Madam, & more!
Bath & Body: Turkish Towels, Mer Sea, Barefoot Dreams, Lothantique, Baudelaire, Duke Cannon, & more!
Home Remedies: LooHoo, Divine Twine, Christophe Pourny, The Laundress, The German Brush Company, Bee's Wrap, Vejibags, & more!
Bedding: Coyuchi, Pinecone Hill, PomPom at Home, Maine Heritage Weavers, Maine Woolens, Bates Mills, and Cuddledown.
Kids and Baby: Little Unicorn, Hansa Creations, Hazel Village, Candylab Toys, & more!
Fabric: Laura & Kiran, John Robshaw, Thibaut, Duralee, Kravet, Les Indiennes, Pindler, Schumacher, Premier Prints, Ralph Lauren, Robert Allen, & more!
Lighting: Robert Abby, Jamie Young, Arteriors
Fabric • Upholstery
We make basic box cushions for window seats and benches, create tabletop accessories like napkins and runners, and offer new duvet covers that will freshen up your bedroom look.
Throw pillows are our particular area of expertise! We have dozens of completed throw pillows that are ready to refresh any room, or you can design your own and we’ll have it ready in no time.
We enjoy unique sewing projects and would love to turn your inspiration into reality.
We stock an extensive selection of first quality 54” wide home décor fabrics in a variety of weights, colors and patterns, from coastal and cottage to French Country and whimsical.
The diverse selection in our Portland, Maine location includes multipurpose decorator fabrics suitable for large or small re-upholstery projects, throw pillows, slipcovers, drapes, and shades.
Volume purchasing allows us to offer our customers very competitive pricing.
Can’t find what you are looking for on our racks? Looking for that gorgeous fabric you saw in a magazine? Browse our extensive fabric library and we’ll special order it for you. Lack the sewing skills or time? We’ll make it for you!
Home Remedies is proud to offer complete furniture re-upholstery services.
While it’s important to understand that reupholstery and slipcovering is not usually a money-saving activity, it can be very rewarding.
Every job is different and we’d be very happy to quote on yours. Send us a snapshot of the piece to be reupholstered, along with basic dimensions of overall width, depth, and height. We’ll reply with a quote via email.
Should you decide to proceed, we take a 50% down payment and contact you when we are ready to work on your furniture. You’ll have it back – transformed – in a week or so. Generally our workroom queue is about six weeks out.
See an example in the Workroom Vignette we featured in a recent newsletter.
Not Just 'Window Dressing'
Dressing your windows is an essential element of a well-furnished home.
Hunter Douglas products, professionally measured and installed, will ensure that your investment will hang and work properly for years to come.
Meet with an interior design specialist
Bring in some photos or floor plans of your space and let’s talk – our staff specializes in interior design and home accents.
Our focus is to help you turn your vision of the perfect home into reality. We’ll work with you to design many aspects of home décor, whether it is a new rug, a custom window treatment, fresh living room furniture, or even a whole house!
Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is here to help you every step of the way; from idea (or lack thereof) to fabrication and installation.
Looking for a new couch to match the style of your living room? Our staff will show you furniture to perfectly match your existing décor!
Our location in the historic Star Match Building on the west side of Commercial Street offers a taste of what makes Coastal Maine so special. With a blend of contemporary and 19th century Portland charm, Home Remedies is a modern day fabric store that will inspire your creativity.
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About Home Remedies
Home Remedies is the creation of Rachel Ambrose, who has lifelong roots in Maine. After years of driving out of state for a good selection of fabrics, Rachel opened Home Remedies in April 2010. Architectural Digest has called us one of the best home décor stores in New England.
Our staff includes decorators with experience designing all kinds of rooms and homes, from seaside cottages and ski condos to grand manors. Our workroom staff has over 30 years combined experience in sewing and re-upholstery and we have all been sewing and creating and designing since we were little girls.
We really look forward to working with you!
Easy to find, free parking
83 West Commercial St.
Portland, ME 04101
Monday – Friday: 10 am – 6 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm
We’re located at 83 West Commercial Street – along Portland’s Waterfront, on the west side of the Casco Bay Bridge.
Coming from the South, take Exit 4 off I -295 “Portland Waterfront”. Go straight across the new Veteran’s Bridge and bear right at the light onto West Commercial Street. We’re about a half mile past the light, on the Left, inside the historic Star Match Building. Plenty of free parking in front or back.