Saturday, June 11, 2011

It's all Greek to me ...

I've never been to Greece, but it's certainly on my bucket list. Everyone should make it to the cradle of modern civilization at least once, don't you think? I can be packed in no time, you know.

Photo via Five Star Dreams.

Ever since my friend Cynthia shared photos of her summer house, La Sussurrata, built on the island of Paros, in the heart of the Cyclades, Greece, I have been in love with the indigenous whitewashed, stucco villas with blue trim. I can only imagine the cool, blue Aegean Sea lapping onto the cobbled, waterfront paths.



Cynthia is a renown artist who spends summers on the island conducting creative workshops and crafting amazing artwork. This is surely a place that infuses creatives with a hefty dose of inspiration!

Photos above via SR Interiors (left) and Trendirs (right). Images below of a Santorini villa (left) and seaview from Business Week magazine (right).

I've never seen an arch I didn't like. Give me one with a view of the sea, and my heart is set aflutter. It's love at first sight!

What is it with the wall plaster that makes me swoon? It must be something in the way it caresses paint so gently, yet holds bold hues with vibrant confidence. All the best attributes we look for in a mate. Wow, what a revelation. Oh, if only Dr. Freud were here right now!


Photo above left is one I've held onto in my inspiration folder for years. Image above is from Modern House Designs.

Well, if I can't get to the islands soon, maybe I could incorporate a bit of Greek design in my home decor like shown in the photo at left from Belle Maison.

I'm quite fond of the Greek Key design on the sofa table at left, but the lamps are what have me drooling. Ooh, aah ... where can I find these amazing gems?

This may require a quick course in lamp-making.

Oh, hubby, are you busy right now? I have an idea for our next project! 

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