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Tour A Tropical Barbados Beach House

Colette painted a pink and white “tented” ceiling in the kitchen. | Photographer: Virginia Macdonald Designer: Colette van den Thillart

Tour A Tropical Barbados Beach House

Coral stone steps lead up to Colette’s Barbadian home. | Photographer: Virginia Macdonald Designer: Colette van den Thillart

Tour A Tropical Barbados Beach House

“It could be seaglass hearts or coral that resembles Henry Moore sculptures,” says Colette van den Thillart. | Photographer: Virginia Macdonald Designer: Colette van den Thillart

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Tour A Tropical Barbados Beach House

An Ionic column desk serves as a base for Colette’s beachy craft creations. | Photographer: Virginia Macdonald Designer: Colette van den Thillart

Tour A Tropical Barbados Beach House

The gingerbreading is a traditional detail on island houses.| Photographer: Virginia Macdonald Designer: Colette van den Thillart

Beach House Bliss

A pink Smeg refrigerator from Sears is the showstopper in the guest-suite kitchen. Reminds me of the Malibu kitchen in The Way We Were...