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.

Key West Homes

Get the laid-back look of South Florida with inspiration from these island homes.

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An open floorplan allows this dining room to live large, and white furniture and walls make it feel more spacious.
Photographer Jean Allsopp

Small Wonder

While this Key West cottage may be little, its open floor plan allows it to live large. Dressing small spaces in white also gives them a more spacious feel. Turquoise floors made of treated deck lumber hold up to the inevitable sand and salt water.

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100 Comfy Cottage Rooms 

Develop your coastal cottage’s style by following these simple tricks.

Lacy curtains, fresh florals, and plenty of monogrammed pillows are just a few of the feminine touches that give this room its calming and sweet mood. Pieces scored at thrift stores and flea markets were refreshed with paint, then artfully applied to achieve the shabby-chic distressed look.