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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 ... those framed fronds! Meg floated the leaves in glass for a streamlinedand inexpensivework of art over the sink.
Photo J. Savage Gibson, Stylist Heather Chadduck, 

Island Style Essential #5

A Little Patina
The house wouldn’t have true island character without anything indigenous and handcrafted. Because mosaic tiles are a staple of traditional Jamaican design, Meg spiced up the kitchen with a mosaic backsplash in ocean blue and palm green. “Traditional tiling might have made this kitchen fall short. These tiles give the kitchen a bohemian feel in tune with the island’s tried-and-true design.” Shop the look: Tiles, Mosaic House

We Love ... those framed fronds! Meg floated the leaves in glass for a streamlined―and inexpensive―work of art over the sink.  

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