The Best Beach Reads This Summer

Submitted by Baywood Blog Team on July 28th, 2016

Whether you’re relaxing by the pool, traveling to Baywood Greens for vacation, or just spending a weekend at home in the air conditioning, it’s always exciting to dive into a new book! We’ve compiled a list of the top 5 books that should be on your reading list this summer, so pour a cold glass of iced tea and get comfortable with a brand new book!


The Girls by Emma Cline

Set in Northern California at the end of the 1960's, this debut novel by Cline will draw you in to the dark world of an infamous cult and their leader. One of Amazon's best books of the month, and already on the New York Times Best Seller List!


Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

A foggy night, a plane crash, and only 2 survivors...this thriller has all the makings of an instant classic. Hawley is one of the creators of the award winning show Fargo, and wastes no time drawing you in to this thrilling mystery. You won't be able to put it down!


Barkskins by Annie Proulx

Coming in at over 700 pages, this book is worth its weight! Proulx tells a tale of two men who travel from France to North American to become woodcutters, or “barkskins.” Set across the span of 300 years, this epic story will leave you wanting more.


End of Watch by Stephen King

For those who love thrillers, no one is better than the master of suspense, Stephen King. End of Watch is the epic finale to the trilogy that started with Mr. Mercedes and Finders Keepers. Will King give you closure and the answers that you’ve been waiting for, or will he keep you guessing until the end? Find out in this final book!


The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

For those who have not read this book, now is the time to read it before the movie version comes out later this year! Follow along with a young woman, Rachel, who takes the same train every day, and sees something out of the ordinary one day. Is it a random coincidence, or does she know more than she is telling? There’s only one way to find out, so pick up this book soon!

5 Steps to Creating a Charming Coastal Cottage

Submitted by Baywood Blog Team on June 21st, 2016

Looking to redecorate your beautiful home at Baywood Greens summer? Check out these steps to help you design the picture-perfect coastal cottage:

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Step 1: Choose Your Color Palette
Starting off with a somewhat plain base is key when decorating a classic coastal home! Simple color palettes such as this (found in our Sheffield model home) offer the perfect base for any coastal-themed cottage—exuding a simple yet sophisticated elegance, without taking away from the exciting coastal decor you select.

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Step 2: Add a Few Pops of Color
Strategically-placed pops of color, such as this this beautiful turquoise chest, can really enhance the fun, playful feel of any coastal home. Bright pieces of furniture such as this piece found on our Edenton model home really draw the eye in with hues that truly pop—such as turquoise, deep blue or coral!

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Step 3: Incorporate Nautical Motifs
Select a few of your favorite nautical motifs (be it rope, ships, oars or anchors), to give a subtle yet sophisticated nod to the sea. As you can see in our Edenton and Sheffield model homes here at Baywood Greens—this technique is sure to impress!

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Step 4: Add a Few Coastal Accent Pillows
Next, choose a few complementary accent pillows with fun designs and festive patterns to spice up your couches and bedspreads. As you can see here in our Sales and Information Center—mixing and matching is an excellent option as well

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Step 5: Add Some Subtle Seaside Accents
Last but certainly not least—be sure to add a few charming coastal elements into your vacation home, such as sea shells, starfish or sand dollars! Incorporating a few sea-inspired knick knacks into your new and improved home decor can be the perfect finishing touch to your serene coastal cottage!

For more from our sensational seaside models, be sure to check out Baywood Greens on Pinterest!


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