Silky to the touch, cotton linens layered in complementary tones whisper of island breezes and lazy afternoons. A palm-inspired lamp trimmed in beaded fringe begs to be the upstairs centers on the studymedia area. Just off the staircase and accessed by French doors, this away room, as George calls it, offers a handsome retreat. Distressed brown leather sofas and woven rattan wing chairs, also cushioned in supple brown leather, gather in the bright-blue vaulted space. Over the sofa, a painting by Thomas R. Dunlay depicts colorful sails against sea and sky. Reclaimed mahogany wainscot and heart-pine plank flooring add a rich, Modern home office design warm aura. Opposite the sofa, a hidden touch-latch on the wall opens a door revealing built-in shelving. Underfoot, a batik-print rug displays warm island colors. The small powder room, under the stairs, indulges in svelte hotel style with its ultramodern lavatory design Inspired by nautical staterooms, the stainless basin is set in exotic Njangon wood. A stainless steel shelf and accompanying towel rack offer a bit of storage. If my dreams could all come true, paradise would be, in a little bungalow, somewhere by the sea.