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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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In each of the bedrooms, Meg embellished simple white coverlets, shams, and bolster pillows with embroidered trim that lends a little graphic weight to the pieces by outlining their shapes.
Photo J. Savage Gibson, Stylist Heather Chadduck, 

Island Style Essential #10

Embroidered Bedding
It’s the monogrammed dress shirt or overnight bag for the home. In each of the bedrooms, Meg embellished simple white coverlets, shams, and bolster pillows with embroidered trim that lends a little graphic weight to the pieces by outlining their shapes. To re-create this effect, look for a local shop that specializes in embroidery.

We Love ... this canopy! The box-pleated valance and contrasting piping on the drapery ties brings the cabana mood inside to the master bedroom.

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