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.
Michael Thonet Designed Cafe Daum Side Chair
Franco Albini Ottoman
cubantropicaltile.com for pricing and showrooms
Mischa Half Crackle Lamp
Cottage & Bungalow; 877/441-9222 or cottageandbungalow.com
Must Do: Check out the selection of great beachwear at the Blue Rooster (242/333-2240).
Best-Kept Island Secret: Hot sauce, homemade jam, and produce at Patricia's Fruits and Vegetables (242/333-2289) and barbecue take-out from Biran's (on Dunmore Street), open weekends only.
Federal Style Convex Mirror
Dotty fabric in Cadet/Cream
peterfasano.com for pricing and showrooms
Must Do: Stop in at Nantucket Looms (508/228-1908 or nantucketlooms.com), which started as a textile weaving company but now also carries antiques and accessories.
Best-Kept Island Secret: The time to visit Nantucket is right after Labor Day. And don't miss the amazing chocolate-covered cranberries from Nantucket Chocolatier (888/225-4843)
Natural Woven Shade in Classic Malibu
From $14 per square foot
horizonshades.com for retailers
Sari in Fuchsia (top)
$176 per yard
Chunari in Fuchsia (bottom)
$130 per yard
Raoul Textiles; 805/899-4947 or raoultextiles.com
Butterfly and Dragonfly Stencils
$15 for a four-piece kit
Must Do: Have lunch at the Breakers Ocean Terrace restaurant overlooking the ocean at Pink Beach Club resort (pinkbeach.com).
Best-Kept Island Secret: Tourists aren't allowed to rent cars, but don't splurge on the notoriously expensive taxis. Rent a scooter to access Bermuda's secluded beaches.