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.

Revive Your Beach House

Some run-down beach homes deserve new life! These before and after images show why the Wilsons' Tybee Island home was well worth the effort.

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Salvaged Style
Richard Leo Johnson

Salvaged Style

Homeowners Erica and Tad Wilson purchased the home furnished and kept the original pieces. The couple slip-covered the original furniture and painted and refreshed as necessary.

Shop the look: Rowe Fine Furniture sofa and chair, Whelan’s Home Furnishings; 912/925-5604 or Multicolor pattern pillows by Jane Coslick; 912/354-8602 or Sea-grass rug, Pottery Barn; 888/779-5176 or Coral table lamp, HomeGoods; 800/614-4663 or Oil painting, Molly Wright, Skidaway Art Works; 443/465-6448 or

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From polished and sophisticated to rustic and casual, browse through this roundup of beach cottages to find your favorite coastal style.

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