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Top Outdoor Spring Adventures in Virginia Beach

As temperatures climb heading into spring, chances are, you’ll be hankering to get outdoors—and Virginia Beach is the perfect place to do so. The vibrant coastal city is home to multiple state parks, plus dozens of miles of pristine coastline. Here, four of its best al-fresco excursions. Hike in First Landing State Park What better way is there to bond […]

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Early Spring Escapes: 3 Virginia Beach Excursions

Chances are, when you think of Virginia Beach, you think sun, sand, and summer. But, unbeknownst to many, there’s loads of fun to be had in the in the winter and spring: The charming coastal city boasts a temperate climate and a diverse array of places to eat, stay, and play year-round. Here, three itineraries for three different types of […]

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5 Things You Need to Know When Choosing Beach House Windows and Doors

Windows and doors are to your beach house what your big, floppy hat is to your beach day uniform: They offer protection from the elements, and, if you choose the right ones, major style. Here, the team at Marvin Windows and Doors (the team that outfitted our 2016 Hamptons Showhouse) shares their tips for choosing the best windows and doors for […]

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The Easiest Way to Make Your Beach House Feel Bright and Airy

Being at the beach is all about feeling sun on your skin, smelling salt in the air, and hearing the crash of the waves against the shore. It’s a full sensory escape from our busy lives. And what better place to kick back and relax than in a bright, airy beach house that brings the outside in? Open up your home to warm […]

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You Need This to Make Beach House Party Clean-Up A Breeze!

It’s no secret that we love a dinner party around here, especially in the summertime. Check out Food Network star and chef Marc Murphy’s deliciously easy grilling menu here or in our July/August issue (on newsstands for just 9 more days!). One thing we’re not so keen on? Post-party clean-up. Our 2016 Showhouse in the Hamptons is primed for the most fabulous […]

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5 Ways to Reinvent Your Outdoor Living Space

With Memorial Day weekend in sight and summer just a month away, we’re ready to take parties outside! Here, the team at Belgard, one of our Hamptons Showhouse sponsors, shares five ways to improve your outdoor living spaces this season. 1. Revamp your outdoor kitchen. Make grilling a team sport with an inviting outdoor kitchen. Paired with spacious grill stations and comfortable seating, […]

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5 Furniture Must-Haves for Outdoor Spaces

It’s all about outdoor entertaining when you’re at the beach, and the outdoor spaces are shaping up to be one of the highlights of our 2016 Showhouse in the Hamptons! We asked outdoor furniture sponsor Lloyd Flanders to give us their essentials for creating stylish, comfortable spaces that promote both relaxation and entertaining. Here, they share their top picks: A Pretty Poolside […]

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How to Choose the Perfect Sofa for Your Beach House

A beach house living room is the ideal gathering place, and your sofa can set the tone when it comes to the overall look and feel of your home. Hamptons Showhouse designer and decorating columnist Meg Braff told us the 5 things you need to know when choosing a stylish, comfortable sofa for your beach house. 1. Quality first. If you’re […]

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Vote for Your Favorite Living Room for a Chance to Win $10,000 in La-Z-Boy Furniture

Our friends at La-Z-Boy dared a select group of bloggers to make their whole life beautiful, starting with one room and one piece: a custom designed La-Z-Boy sofa. Vote for your favorite room for a chance to win $10,000 in La-Z-Boy furniture. Vote now for your dream room! Living Room #1: Cozy and Whimsical   Living Room #2: Rustic and Neutral   Living […]

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In This Year’s Showhouse: Paint!

A quick look at the products and materials in our fall Showhouse.  We love color at Coastal Living, and there’s no easier way to transform a space than with a fresh coat of paint. For a splash of color in our Cinnamon Shore Showhouse, designer Bailey McCarthy turned to Benjamin Moore, our 2015 Showhouse exclusive paint sponsor. We love Benjamin Moore because they offer hard-working […]

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