This years venue for the annual Music Fashion Hair event is the beautiful location of Colleton House.
Colleton House is a Great House in every sense. It is an historic house set in seven acres of secluded tropical gardens on the fashionable west coast of Barbados with beautiful views over the Caribbean Sea.
With foundations laid in 1652, today the Colleton Estate comprises a grand, two-storey, five-bedroom, plantation-style home. The house stands on 7 acres of gardens and mahogany forest and is approached by a circular drive of shady trees. Its Georgian architecture reminds them of an English country home.
Colleton Great House was one of the very few pre-1800 buildings to withstand the Great Hurricane of 1831, due to its thick walls and parapet-styled roof. In the1980’s the property was bought over by an oil legend who immediately commenced renovations on the site. During the restoration process, care was taken to retain the original façade of the buildings and as much of the original interior as possible, so as to preserve the rich history of this beautiful property which echoes the heritage of Barbados. The stables were transformed into the then owner’s personal museum, housing some 160 artifacts from Papua New Guinea, including tribal art, paintings, sculpture, furniture, carpets and glasswork.