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 Furniture
Photographer Tria Giovan

5. Plush upholstery.

Call it feminine or call it traditional—but nothing says, “come curl up” like super-comfy, cushy upholstered sofas, club chairs, and headboards. From the sofas’ rolled arms to the club chairs’ cushioned backs to the headboards’ gracious curves, Meg chose pieces with English-inspired lines and generous proportions to suit the house’s architectural style. A colorful slipcover with contrasting white piping gives a formal chaise a more relaxed feel.

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