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St. Barts Island Cottage

Designer Barry Dixon gets inspired by tropical greens and ocean blues to give this retreat beaucoup flair.

St. Barts Island Cottage: Master Bedroom
Photographer Tria Giovan; Stylist Heather Chadduck

Master Bedroom

Wrapped in gauzy curtains and surrounded by shades of aqua and sea foam, the bed faces pocket doors that open to the pool terrace and a private sitting nook, which Barry outfitted with a pair of unfinished teak loveseats. Stone side tables and woven floor cushions add texture to the space.

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Lacy curtains, fresh florals, and plenty of monogrammed pillows are just a few of the feminine touches that give this room its calming and sweet mood. Pieces scored at thrift stores and flea markets were refreshed with paint, then artfully applied to achieve the shabby-chic distressed look.