Entertaining at the Beach

Entertaining at the Beach

Whether warm or cool, clear or foggy, there’s something magical about living at the beach. Bringing a bit of that magic inside is the goal of every homeowner along the shore. How might you convey your ideal of the perfect beach home in your new residence at 365 Ocean?

Start with color.Sea Glass

Sea, sand, and sky? The classic seaside tones of blue, green, and tan are always in style.

But how about the myriad shades of sea glass? From the palest frosty whites to the deepest cobalt blues, from amber and green to aqua and teal, there’s almost no way to go wrong.

Or consider a cool, sophisticated neutral palette of white, eggshell, ecru, and sand to bring luxurious tone-on-tone serenity to your beach home.

How about décor?

Cozy Beach House DecorWhether clean, simple lines give you that Zen feeling, or high-concept, statement furnishings and finishes are more your taste, you’ll find that your home at 365 Ocean is adaptable. The focus is on YOU: your lifestyle and how you spend your time when at home.

Keep in mind the reason you purchased a beach home in the first place: as a place to relax, de-stress, and enjoy time with family and friends. Soft upholstered seating, cozy throws, and lots of pillows will assure everyone of a comfortable stay.

As with your beach wardrobe, think in terms of layers when it comes to bedding, rather than a single quilt or comforter which can be either too little or too much. Little touches, such as a carefully curated selection of “beach reads” and a bedside carafe and glass set will make your guests feel pampered.

Entertaining Made Easy

Entertaining Made EasyWhen at the beach, easy is the name of the game, right? So, keep it simple. Your private deck has ample room for your grill, so fire it up. Whether meat, fish, fowl, or grilled veggies are tempting your palate, enjoy gazing out over the Atlantic while dinner all but cooks itself. Don’t forget the graham crackers, chocolate bars, and marshmallows for around the fire pit later.

Here are a few of our favorite grilling recipes, courtesy of our friends at Coastal Living.

And, of course, calling for take-out at any one of the myriad restaurants nearby is hard to beat at the end of a day full of all the summer activities at your doorstep. From appetizers to dessert, you won’t have to lift a finger except to dial the phone.