Island Style Elements by Knight Moves

Decorating: Elements of Island Style


So, you love the lush tropics and the island style but live in the city or Midwest?  It might not be as difficult as you think to get the island interior design you dream of.   Kyle, author of the interior design blog Knight Moves, offers some great ways to achieve the Island Style you crave!

Add some signature elements that include:

  • Dark wood floors
  • Crisp white walls
  • Glossy beadboard ceilings
  • Natural fiber rugs (jute, sisal, etc.)
  • White or ivory upholstery
  • Rich wood furniture
  • Tropical plants
  • Hand-woven baskets
  • Bold cabana striped pillows

Island Style Shopping List

Agnes Sea Urchin Mirror – Made Goods

Nesting Baskets – Wisteria

Weathered Outdoor Bench in Weathered Black – Grandin Road

Painterly Blackfin Triggerfish – Williams-Sonoma Home

Architect Table Lamp – Lauren Home by Ralph Lauren

Carlisle Upholstered Sofa – Pottery Barn

Painted Ceramic Parrot – Williams-Sonoma Home

Heidi Merrick Cabana Stripe Pillows – Calypso Home

Steamer Trunk Cocktail Table – World Market

Jute Chenille Herringbone Rug – West Elm

Minwax 2718 Ebony Stain

Fiddle-Leaf Fig Tree

Han Blue Pillow – John Robshaw

Minwax Wood Finish in Ebony 2718

Samar Rattan Chair – World Market



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