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 Living Room
Photographer Tria Giovan

3. Chippendale chic.

For a modern variation on this iconic style, Meg updated Chippendale pieces with casual materials and bright, bold fabrics. In the living room, a console and coffee table are made of rattan, not mahogany—a more beach-appropriate interpretation of the motif. In the dining room, Meg covered the seats of Chippendale chairs with a large-scale green ikat print to infuse the space with youthful energy.

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