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.

Create Instant Island Style

Love that breezy beach house look but not sure how to pull it off? We asked three top designers to share their favorite decorating tips and secret sources.

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The camelback sofa and Chippendale-style chairs are an elegant pairing for the Saarienen table.
Pieter Estersohn

Bahamas Bohemian

New York-based designer Tom Scheerer's signature look is an eclectic mix of simple and sophisticated. Tom filled these rooms--two sun-bleached villas on Harbour Island in the Bahamas--with his essentials for effortless island style: neutral palettes, pickled wood, cabinets made from locally milled cypress, and stunning handmade tiles. From rich, warm wood accent pieces to sleek furnishings, these spaces carry an air of refinement along with a mellow, easy vibe.

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