Island Style Guide

From bright, bold colors to punchy tropical motifs, here is our complete guide to creating—and enjoying—an island oasis, as well as a our favorite island homes.

Six Steps to Island Style

In a Bermuda villa overlooking the sea, designer Meg Braff creates an island look that’s classic and family-friendly—in six easy steps.

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Tropical Dining Room
Photographer Tria Giovan

Decorating Challenge

Every design project comes with challenges, and designer Meg Braff’s assignment—to decorate a villa on Bermuda in a manner that suits the architecture and accommodates the everyday needs of a young family—was no exception. Meg let comfort guide her choices, outfitting each room with a classic palette and traditional English antiques while keeping the decor youthful, thanks to a mix of upholstered furniture, layers of natural texture, unexpected exotic pieces, and a few sleek accessories. Here are her six essentials for getting a timeless yet durable take on tradition.

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