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The Easy Chic of Harbour Island

January / February 2020

American Way

Harbour Island is tiny, only half a mile wide and just over three miles long, but it attracts a cornucopia of boldface names, from Charlize Theron to jet-set figurehead Jean Pigozzi. Diane von Furstenberg has been on the island forever, along with such stalwarts as Brooke Shields, Régine, the model Helena Christensen and designers Trish Becker and Alessandra Branca. Musicians turn up at the nearby home of Dave Stewart, who co-founded the Eurythmics with Annie Lennox.  

House of Turquoise - Chatterbox Review

June 19, 2018

House of Turquoise

I’ve been antsy to share this absolutely delightful beach cottage with you guys! Chatterbox, a Harbour Island, Bahamas classic colonial designed by New York-based Trish Becker, was featured last summer in Coastal Living–photographed by Annie Schlechter and styled by Liz Strong. Located in the heart of Dunmore Town, the cottage was built in the late 1800’s and embodies old world Bahamian charm. The designer worked with de la Guardia Victoria Architects & Urbanists, Inc. and Owen Higgs Construction to restore the historic home to its original glory, filling the home with colors, patterns and textures perfect for a Carribiean getaway!

The Endless Allure of Harbour Island’s Charm

January 30, 2018

Out Island Life

"Vacation rentals on Harbour Island are all the rage. Historic cottages in Dunmore Town allow guests to enjoy taking a stroll to boutique shopping, nightlife and coffee shops. Larger, newer homes are available along the harbourside and Pink Sands Beach. There are a plethora of options for all family sizes.


Jewel Box is located in the heart of Dunmore Town on King Street and was featured in Coastal Living Magazine. Owner Trish Becker took a derelict 1700’s residential home and restored it to its original structure and added coastal-inspired accents and artwork by Bahamian artists.

A Jewel Box in The Bahamas

May 22, 2017

700 Islands

Located in the heart of historic Harbour Island, Jewelbox boasts the colonial architecture the island, and the Bahamas, are so often celebrated for. Lovingly restored from rubble, Trish Becker’s respect for the rich history of the home is on display in every corner and every room of this coastal cottage. Complete with modern comforts (whole home stereo, security cameras and wi-fi) the house, in Becker’s words, “is meant to please the senses of a dedicated island enthusiast, one who also appreciates being able to keep in touch with the off-island world.”

Charming Pink Bahamas Cottage Tour

May 18, 2017

Coastal Living

There's nothing like a pink, down-on-its-luck cottage to turn Trish Becker's head. The New York–based jewelry designer and house rescuer (this was her first renovation of three) has a soft spot for old Bahamian colonials with a story, and this one—nicknamed Chatterbox—had plenty to say.

Weekend Getaway | Harbour Island

January, 2017

Coastal Living


Harbour Island designer Trish Becker shares her insider weekend musts.

This Charming Bahamas Beach Cottage Is for Sale

January, 2017

Coastal Living

Recognize this adorable cottage? Its name is Jewelbox, and it appeared on Coastal Living’s pages in 2015. Now this idyllic (and totally renovated!) Harbour Island escape is on the market. Step inside!

A Jewel Box in the Bahamas

July 5, 2016

WSJ Mansion Global

Take a look at New York-based jewelry designer Trish Becker’s collection of baubles, and you’ll notice a decidedly beachy theme: stones in every shade of the ocean (seafoam green, turquoise, pearly white); cocktail rings adorned with miniature wooden coconuts; and gold pendants in the shape of coral reef.

Monday Inspiration | Bahamas Cottage Makeover

August 2015

Cottage and Vine

I love a good before & after and this one is quite a transformation.  This charming cottage located on Harbour Island had to be completely rebuilt.  Old materials that were no longer sturdy enough to use in the structure of the house have been re-purposed in other ways – the picket fence, walkway, and platform bed. The unified color scheme (Touch of Grey by Devoe Paint) help the “flow” while the bright accent colors give each space energy.  Shiplap walls paired with stained wooden window sashes strike the perfect balance. Thrift store and eBay finds add warmth and interest as well as giving nod to the history of the home.  Could I please spend a week here? Add News Story here

August 2015

Coastal Living


Vintage furnishings, authentic materials, and new outdoor living spaces took this 19th-century Harbour Island cottage from shack to chic.  The once-ramshackle colonial house is now lived-in and loved. "People don't even believe it when we show them what the house used to look like," says Trish Becker. "We just wanted to honor and respect what was there before."

Behind the Scenes: “The Lone Tree” on Harbour Island

February 2015

Coastal Living

While on location for a cottage makeover photo shoot in the Bahamas, Liz Strong, stumbled upon Harbour Island’s icon: “The Lone Tree”.  The Coastal Living team got a chance to pose with the tree themselves, while enjoying some free time on the island.Look for coverage of Trish Becker’s fabulous Jewelbox cottage renovation later this year in Coastal Living's makeovers issue.

The Relaxed Bahamian Island That Attracts a Stylish Crowd

February 2015

Town & Country


Sarah Bray delivers a travel guide to Harbour Island, featuring the beautifully remodeled homes of Trish Becker, as well as .designs by Amanda Lindroth, Tom Scheerer and Alessandra Branca.

Harbour Island - Our Insider's Guide

February 2015

The Stylistic


Harbour Island, Bahamas has a permanent spot on our “Happy Place” list. Famous for its pink sand beaches, English Colonial-style buildings and flower lined streets, it’s no wonder it is considered the Nantucket of the Caribbean

Postcard From Harbour Island

December 2014

Le Postcard

Town & Country's Sarah Bray shares a few tales and snaps from her getaway to Harbour Island in the Bahamas to experience the ‘pink’ sand beaches and charming cottages that have made it a destination for carefree and stylish travelers from around the globe.Featured is her stay at Chatterbox.

10 Ways Our Readers Get Inspired

July, 2014


A wicker daybed from the 60s that I found on eBay. It really shouldn't be outdoors, but we plastered it with marine-grade varnish and put it in our garden in the Bahamas anyway.

5 Insanely Charming Beach Houses You Can Rent This Summer

May 2014

House Beautiful 


Sarah Bray looks at five places where you can escape to a dreamy summer destination.

Trish Becker Style

August 2013

700 Experience 


Vanessa Prithcard of 700 Experience interviews Trish Becker about Chatterbox, Trish Becker Jewelry and her island style.

The Best Kind of Chatterbox: Harbour Island

July 2013

My Notting Hill


Last year when we were contemplating between Scotland or Harbour Island, Bahamas for spring break we came across Chatterbox -  a Bahamian home in Dunmore Town, built in the late 1800's. It's obvious that someone with a great eye for design owns this home.

Alexandra Knight Style File: Harbour Island

January 2013

Alexandra Knight Style File


There are plenty of homes to rent For affordable in town rental Chatterbox is precious.

Hotel Owners Search for a New Home on Harbour Island in the Bahamas

June 12, 2009

House Hunters International (HGTV) Season 2, Episode 21

Toby Tyler and Tracy Barry, owners of a boutique hotel in Harbour Island, Bahamas are looking to find a new home quickly for themselves and their four children. With a budget of up to one million dollars, they hope to find a home that's close to their hotel and has at least three bedrooms, although four would be ideal. They also desire two big, full bathrooms, an eat-in kitchen that opens into a family room and parking for their three golf carts. To assist them with their island search is agent Robert Arthur.

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