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 Porch
Photographer Tria Giovan

2. Batik pillows.

Sofas can feel incomplete without throw pillows, but instead of piling on classic stripes, checks, and florals, Meg chose multiples of a custom hand-printed batik pattern. Originally made in Indonesia, the print has a throw-caution-to-the-wind feel. “These pillows aren’t stuffy or pretentious,” says Meg, “and they make antique furniture feel more modern.”

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