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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Master Bedroom
Photo: Jonny Valiant

Try a Range Of the Same Color

Lavender is known to be a calming shade, and Amanda used it to good effect in the master bedroom. Pale lavender appears in the lamp shade and sheet set, while a deeper amethyst hue adds kick to the bed upholstery and accent pillows.

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