Some of my favorite shelter magazines are courtesy of Cottages and Gardens which produces Connecticut Cottages and Gardens and Hamptons Cottages and Gardens (as well as Palm Beach and Westchester issues). While in East Hampton last weekend I picked up their special issue and found this adorable Sag Harbor cottage featured.
To me, this is the ideal beach cottage nestled in what I think is the most charming of Eastern Long Island towns.
It's not massive, at 2,200 square feet (still 500 square feet larger than my current home!) it retains all of it's 1840's charm yet updated with modern conveniences.
I particularly love the way it doesn't look overdecorated. All of the items have that found quality that I think is essential when furnishing a beach cottage...as if the furniture pieces were cast offs from the owners primary home, or hand-me-downs, or prized treasures from local antique shops.
I'm have a special place in my heart for glossy black front doors!
Are you heading to a beach cottage this weekend - do tell! I wish I were. I'll settle for going to the beach minus the cottage.