A French-island cottage in St. Barts keeps things classic with blue-and-white striped seat cushions on iron dining chairs that pair strikingly with the cheerful green-and-blue lines adorning the porch’s adjustable awnings.
2 of 10Photo: Jean-Philippe Piter; Stylist: Pernille Vest
Room with a View
With panoramic views of St. Barts’ Marigot Bay, this lofty dining room takes full advantage of its mountaintop setting with folding glass doors that provide a direct connection to the balcony. Slipcovered chairs in a striped fabric and hurricane candle holders filled with shells finish the look.
3 of 10Photo: Annie Schlechter; Stylist: Elizabeth Beeler
In its first life, this now-renovated Bahamas cottage didn’t have a prayer, much less a dining room. Today, a new open-air dining space boasts a handy pass-through to the kitchen. Bonus: the louvered shutters can be opened to filter in cool breezes or closed to make the area more like an interior space.
6 of 10Photo: Tria Giovan; Stylist: Elizabeth Beeler
Nestled on a hilltop with 180-degree views of Vieques Island, Puerto Rico, this two-story modern retreat boasts deep porches that are perfect for long meals al fresco.
7 of 10Photo: Annie Schlechter; Stylist: Elizabeth Beeler
From 70s taxidermy to the refurbished rattan seating and funky shell-clad chandelier, this Bahamian dining room is full of retro-chic island charm. The buttery grass cloth wallpaper and blue upholstery lend a sand-and-water vibe that mimics the nearby beach.
8 of 10Photo: Annie Schlechter; Stylist: Elizabeth Beeler
The bohemian Jamaican retreat of fashion designer Sophie Eyssautier boasts eclectic finds, like orange wire chairs that pop against their concrete surroundings and pair well with her blue ceramic collection.
Inspired by famed 1950s designer (and former homeowner) Dorothy Hammerstein’s china, current resident Brenda Isaac updated the yellowing dining room by painting wide cerulean-and-white stripes and displaying a gallery of Dorothy’s original blue chinoiserie plates.