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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“The graphic floral patterns have a way of making upholstered headboards and pleated bed skirts look a little less buttoned-up,” says Meg.
Photo J. Savage Gibson, Stylist Heather Chadduck, 

Island Style Essential #9

Batik-Style Prints
Typically block-printed on natural linen, these patterns range from simple to elaborate―but they always have a touch of exotic flair, making them just right for island retreats. “The graphic floral patterns have a way of making upholstered headboards and pleated bed skirts look a little less buttoned-up,” says Meg. She repeats a single fabric on several surfaces in each room for streamlined decor. Shop the look: Custom fabric, Bob Collins & Sons

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