Wednesday, May 22, 2013

the season is in

We're not quite ready to put away our rain jackets, mukluks, and heavy sweaters but on the other side of the continent, in the Hamptons, this weekend heralds the start of the summer season.

If you haven't lined up your Southampton rental than you're most likely out of luck-it appears Seattle is not the only market on fire! Check out what $375,000 gets you for a three month rental in the Hamptons.

Not ready to spend $85,000 and up for a month on the beach? Then consider these options.

1) Buy a coastal inspired home right in your own back yard! Check out this 4 bedroom/3 bath home priced at a cool $985,000 - much more affordable and you own it!



2) Invest in a little redecorating. Whether you go serene or vibrant there are plenty of ideas to be found on sites like Pinterest and Houzz. Here are a few of my favorite color palettes:

Adding wicker, pillows and accessories can be fun - here are a few shops that specialize in the gorgeous, the funky and the serene of a coastal feel.

Sesame and Lilies
Circa Who
Stores and online sites like Pottery Barn, One Kings Lane and Target offer tons of merchandise as well.

3) Subscribe to the many coastal/beachy inspired magazines. My two favorites are Coastal Living and Veranda. Other magazines like  Southern Living and Martha Stewart Living have some great ideas to inspire your own coastal cottage.

As we turn our attention to this coming Memorial Day weekend and all that it holds - I leave you with this quote,

"A real friend is someone who takes a winter vacation on a sun-drenched beach and does not send a card."

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