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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.

St. Barts Island Cottage

Designer Barry Dixon gets inspired by tropical greens and ocean blues to give this retreat beaucoup flair.

St. Barts Island Cottage: Living Room
Photographer Tria Giovan; Stylist Heather Chadduck

Living Room

A geometric lantern and metal floor lamps provide industrial contrast to soft blue fabrics. Instead of focusing the seating around a TV or coffee table, Barry provided small-scale lounging areas throughout the room, letting the view take center stage. A bold print on the draperies and pillows is a modern spin on traditional French toile. Barry also added a bar to link the living room and kitchen.

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