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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Light and Bright
Richard Leo Johnson

Light and Bright

Glass-tile countertops in iridescent sea shades play up the room’s shoreside charm, but it’s the screened pantry door with a conch shell knob that really turns heads.

Shop the look: Cabinetry built by Bruce McNall; 912/355-3103. Pendant lighting, Johnson Lighting; 912/355-3852. Oceanside glass tile, Modern Tile & Stone; 912/234-8224. Appliances, Livingood’s; 912/352-4392, 843/379-5800, or Faucet, HD Supply; 912/351-0636. Barstools purchased with house; unavailable.

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A colorful oceanfront cottage captivates a whole new generation of beachgoers in a dreamy Massachusetts resort town.

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