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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Perfectly Positioned
Richard Leo Johnson

Perfectly Positioned

The Wilsons enclosed a wraparound porch to allow for their master suite. With painted gray flooring, a sloped ceiling, and abundant windows, this master suite retains its porchlike feel.

Shop the look: Bedding, Pottery Barn; 888/779-5176 or Table lamps, Target; 800/591-3869 or Ironstone bowl and pitcher on dresser, vintage; unavailable. Black-and-white family photographs (throughout the house), Christine Hall Photography; 912/897-9155 or

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20 Beautiful Beach Cottages

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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