The bright, sunny days of summer bring fresh style and inspiration in this issue of The Cottage Journal. Tour homes around the country, including a colorful, family-friendly cottage in Virginia and an established country-style home in the heart of a busy city. Spend some time outdoors and enjoy a charming abode on the waterfront with hints of nautical style. Take advantage of the extra sunlight and longer days with our guide to hosting an outdoor dinner party. If you’d prefer to stay out of the sun, though, we have the perfect all-shade garden just for you. No matter your preference, this issue graciously welcomes the start of a new season in a fresh way.