Best Of 2018



The 2018 Coastal Virginia Best of Readers Choice contest has ended. Stay tuned for Winners in an upcoming issue of Coastal Virginia Magazine.

How the Process Works:

  • Within each category, you'll see a drop down menu of options to vote for; select your choices.
  • Vote for your favorites by clicking the vote button beside your choice.
  • A Few Guidelines:
    • One ballot per person (e-mail address), per day please.
    • Nominees MUST be in the CORRECT Category in order to be counted.
    • Vote for as many or as few categories as you would like, as our new ballot allows you to navigate through different pages seamslessly.
    • You MUST submit your name and e-mail address with entry to validate your ballot.
    • Once the initial voting period ends on January 31, 2018  results are added up and double-checked for fraudulent voting or obvious abuse (those votes are then removed).
    • The finalist round will consist of business receiving top level votes received in their respective categories. These businesses will move into the finalist round for additional voting that runs from February 3 through  March 31, 2018.   Our contest winners will be those receiving the most votes overall for the entire duration of the contest.


Voting for the "Best Of" Coastal Virginia is a great way to support the places you frequent and the community individuals you love. In order to find out who is the best, we completely rely on you—our readers. So, vote away and spread the word!


Save the Date: CoVa Best of Party - July 26, 2018
at the Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center in downtown Norfolk.   



See the 2017 Winners Below

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Best of 2017

The Sterling Seahorse

Map3198 Pacific Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
  • Retail


Interior Design Store Southside Gold
Opened in 2010, The Sterling Seahorse is something totally unexpected in Hampton Roads, offering both a boutique shopping experience and complete Interior Design Studio in one. The Boutique exudes big city style, small town charm and coastal elegant flair. All of the in-store goods are chosen with an Interior Designers' eye leading to a mix of uniquely chic furnishings and redefined ideas for your home. Featuring exclusive collections of furniture and accessories by Arteriors, Century, Go Home Ltd, Legacy Fine Casual Outdoor, Low Country Originals, Palecek, Vagabond House, Wesley Hall, and many more. Additionally, we showcase fine art from regional artists as well as one of a kind jewelry.
In addition to retail, we are the premier Interior Design Studio in SE Virginia with completed projects ranging from simple re-upholstery, custom drapery, bedding, and color consults to more elaborate and inclusive single room and whole home renovations (including kitchens & baths). We have vast experience working with corporate clients, the hospitality industry, government contracting (including shipboard) and private yacht interiors. Our in-store studio showcases many of our preferred products with thousands of fabric, wallcovering, and tile samples as well as our extensive collection of vendor catalogs.

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