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.

Six Colorful Style Tricks

Designer Amanda Nisbet infuses a family beach retreat on Long Island with radiant hues, from bold blues to punchy pinks.

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Game Room
Photo: Jonny Valiant

Vary Textures

Bold blue and red can sometimes seem harsh, so Amanda toned them down in the game room by incorporating soft materials, such as terry cloth. An arrowroot wallcovering makes the traditional architecture look less stuffy.

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