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.

10 Island Style Essentials

In an open-air villa in Round Hill, Jamaica, designer Meg Braff shares her tips for loosening up a tailored look with island flair.

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We Love ... true outdoor living rooms with all the comforts of indoor spaces.
Photo J. Savage Gibson, Stylist Heather Chadduck, 

Island Style Essential #4

Rattan Furniture
Synonymous with casual island living, rattan gives this house a modernized midcentury feel that’s just as attractive now as it was in the ’60s. It’s also an organic material that, when treated with a sealant, can withstand Jamaica’s high temperatures, winds, and occasional rainstorms.

We Love ... true outdoor living rooms with all the comforts of indoor spaces. Shop the look: Rattan furniture, Bielecky Brothers

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