Timeless beachy looks lend a laid-back feel to these stunning island spaces.
Writer Brett Bralley
1 of 24Photo: Tria Giovan
A series of love seats combines to form a substantial 16-foot-long sectional sofa to easily accommodate a crowd. Quirky rattan pieces add hip ’60s flair to this classic beach look.
2 of 24Photo: Tria Giovan
Simple and versatile furnishings are an essential for island living. Beamed ceilings and louvered jalousie windows add tropical charm to this bar. Pendant drum shades crafted from inverted Bahamian baskets were wired and suspended from chains.
3 of 24Photo: Tria Giovan
Retro fabrics give casual furniture a style upgrade, and custom Lucite tables lend a modern touch.
4 of 24Photo: Tria Giovan
A large clamshell from Shell Horizons stands in as a sink in this powder room.
5 of 24Photographer Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn
Tropical and Tailored
Add a whimsical touch to an otherwise tailored space with quirky accessories such as these frog stools. Opalescent stripes on the walls and seashell decor provide the right backdrop to bold greens and oranges.
6 of 24Photographer Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn
A light, flowy canopy pairs perfectly with a pile of throw pillows in bohemian prints. Liven up plain stucco walls with details such as these kitschy lemon tree sconces.
7 of 24Photographer Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn
Beachy accents such as the coral decor, driftwood light fixture, and weathered-looking coffee table make this room feel comfortable and inviting—as if the white denim slipcovers on these comfortable armchairs weren’t enough!
8 of 24Photographer J. Savage Gibson
This bedroom’s classic cabana look is all about symmetry. The chocolate-brown cane-and-rattan headboards along with the faux alligator fabric on the benches add a tropical touch to an otherwise traditionally feminine motif.
9 of 24Photographer J. Savage Gibson
Clean walls and whitewashed bamboo furniture allow the focus to stay on this room’s paradise view. Splashes of color, such as the cheetah-print linens and yellow piping on the pillows, add just the right amount of interest.
10 of 24Photographer J. Savage Gibson
Sleek blues, rattan furniture, and a burst of pink give this outdoor living room a modern yet retro feel. The organic outdoor fabric allows this space to withstand island heat, wind, and rainstorms.
11 of 24Photographer J. Savage Gibson
Bits of Jamaica are woven into this kitchen with the framed palm fronds, mosaic tiles, and bamboo elements. A simple striped rug and white cabinetry give the space a timeless feel.
12 of 24Photographer J. Savage Gibson
Make a room light-filled and low-maintenance by ditching draperies and embracing the crisp lines of window shutters. Details such as white seat cushions, a patterned tablecloth, and delicate orchids add just enough softness against iron chairs and a hanging lantern.
13 of 24Photographer J. Savage Gibson
Simple island elegance is the key to this guest room. Bamboo-inspired furniture and bedding pair with sugar-white walls to provide the ultimate atmosphere for peaceful snoozing.
14 of 24Photo: J. Savage Gibson
In this room, raffia upholstery gives the bed frame a neat and polished look. An antique bamboo desk with pink trim lends a dash of island-inspiration and flourish of femininity. The monochromatic color scheme was inspired by Bermuda's pink-sand beaches.
15 of 24Photographer J. Savage Gibson
Try custom embroidery on white coverlets, shams, and bolster pillows to give a tailored appearance to a Caribbean-style room. Here, the batik-style print on the headboard, bed skirt, and bench, along with the canopy pleats, make this room all about seaside comfort.
16 of 24Photographer J. Savage Gibson
Natural and Luxurious
Blend vibrant greens with rustic accents such as grasscloth walls, woven blinds, and a driftwood floor lamp. Plush white bedding adds a simple statement of luxury.
17 of 24Photographer Tria Giovan
Soft, playful blues stand out against the industrial texture of an iron lantern and floor lamps. The wicker chairs and distressed teak add a beachy feel.
18 of 24Photographer Tria Giovan
This room combines light blues with turquoise hues for an under-the-sea feel. Sleek details such as the pottery overhead complement the updated version of French toile on pillows and draperies.
19 of 24Photographer Tria Giovan
Versatile with a View
Make your island-inspired space multifunctional. Upholstered wedges work well as seats around a card table or as an ottoman when pushed together. Sheer curtains let light pass through while creating the illusion of a closed-off space.
20 of 24Photographer Tria Giovan
Bring the outside in with natural details such as teak cabinets and 3-inch-thick countertops made from local volcanic rock. Deep-turquoise walls and a cobalt stove create the perfect foreground for the calming ocean view out the window.
21 of 24Photographer Tria Giovan
Timeless stripes on the awning and seat cushions bring a classic touch to this outdoor dining room. Add an international vibe with a punched-iron pendant lamp, such as this Moroccan fixture.
22 of 24Photographer Tria Giovan
Create the ultimate beachside suite by opening up to a private seating nook. Unfinished teak and woven floor cushions add rugged texture against shades of aqua and sea foam.
23 of 24Photographer Tria Giovan
The plush banquette, surrounding curtains, and exposed wood make this gazebo an inviting escape from island heat or an ideal spot to watch a rainstorm. A carved stone table and metal lantern bring in an exotic beat.
24 of 24Photographer Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn
Preppy greens and pinks offer bold bursts of color against this neutral setting, while woven blinds and textured wallpaper add interest.