The blue and gold color scheme of the Reception Room was inspired by the Maine State Flag. It is matched by drapery fabric comparable to that used in 1919. The two fireplace mantles of black Italian figured marble were imported from Italy by James G. Blaine. The Hepplewhite inspired chairs covered in Blue Scalamandre damask and the arm chairs covered in the pale gold diamond weave were part of the furnishings acquired for the house by the state in 1919. Three significant Maine paintings recently added to this room are "The Rocky Coast of Maine" painted by Harrison B. Brown in 1877, "Portland Head Light" of 1900 by George McConnell, and "Delano Park, Cape Elizabeth," a 1904 work by John Calvin Stevens.