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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Plan your summer getaway now: From white strands to secret coves, we've found the ultimate spots by the shore, plus fabulous lodging so you can stay as long as you like.

The Cove Beach, Cape May, New Jersey