From gracious guestrooms to grand master suites, these cozy havens are full of coastal charm and island inspiration.
By Jeanne Lyons Davis
1 of 10Photo: J. Savage Gibson; Stylist: Heather Chadduck
Use a symmetrical furniture arrangement to accommodate both singles and couples in this preppy Jamaican guestroom. Designer Meg Braff didn’t stop with the beds—she paired nightstands, lamps, and “x” benches at the foot of each bed for a style that’s two cute.
2 of 10Photo: Lisa Romerein; Stylist: Elizabeth Beeler
Fresh Take on a Classic
In this Caribbean getaway, homeowner Allison Elebash mixed antiques with classic blue and gray patterns on the headboard, linens, and pillows that hone in on the family’s traditional style.
3 of 10Photo: Gaelle Le Boulicaut
Less is More
Designer Piet Boon and business partner Karin Meyn designated this Caribbean home’s lower level for bedrooms and baths, where gauzy canopies and white linens soften the concrete surroundings.
4 of 10Photo: Annie Schlechter; Stylist: Liz Strong
After renovating a 19th-century Bahamian retreat, homeowner Trish Becker added a private guest cottage with a Parsons-styled bed and charming white oak siding that opens up onto the breezy patio.
5 of 10Photo: Annie Schlechter; Stylist: Elizabeth Beeler
The canopy in this midcentury bedroom uses fabric (China Seas by Quadrille) that’s been in production since the 1960s! To complete the retro Bahamas guest quarters, Marcie Bond refreshed the mirrored lattice headboard (a Florida consignment shop find) with a fresh coat of white paint.
6 of 10Photo: Annie Schlechter; Stylist: Elizabeth Beeler
Shop owner Marcie Bond incorporates vintage finds into her midcentury Bahamian cottage. She upgraded dated headboards with fresh brown-and-cream striped fabric and sourced patina prints from a local thrift shop. The warm earth tones pop against the sky blue-painted walls.
7 of 10Photo: Tria Giovan; Stylist: Elizabeth Beeler
A Puerto Rico hilltop home boasts bedrooms that act like sleeping porches, situated so ocean breezes can flow in and out through screened louvered doors. (The home perches perfectly on the hilltop, rendering central air unnecessary!)
8 of 10Photo: Tria Giovan
Roomy and Romantic
This French-inspired guestroom pulls in subtle greens and pinks, keeping it light with a painted second-hand end table. And guests will surely see the light thanks to the adjustable reading lamp sconce in this Bermuda home away from home.
9 of 10Photo: J. Savage Gibson; Stylist: Heather Chadduck
Bring Back Batik
Designer Meg Braff introduces batik fabric—an island-favored block print—onto the guest twin beds in this Jamaican beach house. “The graphic floral pattern has a way of making upholstered headboards and pleated bed skirts look a little less buttoned-up,” says Meg. She repeats the fabric on several of the room’s surfaces for a more streamlined style.
10 of 10Photo: Annie Schlechter; Stylist: Elizabeth Beeler
Homeowner Sophie Eyssautier creates a sunny focal point in her Jamaican cottage’s master bedroom by painting the main wall bright yellow. Sophie kept the bohemian spirit of the space by adhering funky sea urchins to the wall above the bed and ditching a potentially attention-stealing bed frame.