I’ve had quite a break over Christmas and New Year but back now and kicking the year off with a project from one of my favourite designers… Mixing pattern, textures and materials are the key to Studio McGee’s designs, for example juxtaposing a leather sofa next to a linen sofa. A dark almost black buttoned […]
Another fabulous project from Studio Mcgee, contemporary meets traditional… What’s not to love about this space, a mix of contemporary pieces and traditional give it a modern look with a heritage nod. Textures are big with Studio McGee and if you look closely at the coffee table in image 5 you will see it has […]
Crib Creative If we want to make a personal good impression we will want to dress our best, this can also be said of the first impression one receives as they step inside our home… When someone visits our home for the first time, it gives them an impression of the person we are, it […]
Described as “Cape Cod meets West Indies”, another fabulous project by one of my favourite design companies. The exterior architecture of this new build leans towards Hamptons, however Black Band Design have also injected a tropical feel inspired by quote, the “vibrant waters of the Caribbean”. When planning a new build by oneself with no interior designer […]
1. Image via Mercer Interior The word, ‘boho’ may conjure up a riotous mix of colours and patterns, muddle these together in a messy but creative way and throw in some greenery and you may have the boho of the past. However, today boho can be far more chic, in fact…..’boho chic’. ‘Boho’ stems from the word […]
“Casual and sophisticated, modern and timeless, serene but colourful” is how the designer describes this relaxed, South Carolina home. The designers, Guest House Studio, have used varying shades of blue for this project, with paint, soft furnishing and artwork. Blue is ‘cool’ on the colour charts but can evoke a moody or calming affect when you […]
Peek inside a gorgeous cottage of blue and white with the addition of a few surprising colours. Designed by award winning interior designers and home builders, Cottage Company of Harbor Springs, this sweet home has the perfect balance of style for coast or country. Specialising in creating “beautiful, classic cottages where generations of families can […]
Breeze Giannasio is an interior designer to the stars and I literally have stars in my eyes when I see the transformations she makes to these Hollywood homes. I’ve been in love with the distinctive style of designer, Breeze Giannasio since I viewed a video of her transformation of Mila Kunis parents condo on Houzz. Breeze takes […]
An Italian style Villa in Greece
Of course a Greek bathroom has to be marble
Today I thought I’d whisk you away to the blue skies and azure seas of Greece, where a short stroll away from the port of hydra, lies a stunning, 18th Century, stone mansion. Originally designed by Genovese architects, hence its likeness to an Italian villa, the mansion perches on a hillside with country and coastal views.
Mandalay (as it is named), is 630 square metres of stunning architecture, originally built for a major ship-owning family as their home. Furthermore, if you have more than a few million to spend, Mandalay is currently for sale with Christies ($5,993,877USD)…I’ll have two please, if I win the lottery that is.
Above: perched on a hillside with magnificent views of surrounding Athens, lies Mandalay. You could easily feel like your in Italy
Above: Every villa needs a pool and this one is in a perfect shady spot to escape Athens summer heat
Above: A stunning wooden ceiling soars above this living space. I love how the decor in this room has been kept simple and not overly ornate as the ceiling itself is the statement in this space
Above: A mix of furnishing in this eclectic space. A contemporary glass topped table mixed with antique, Chinese chairs
Above: Again those wonderful wooden ceilings. Stone flagged floors bring a much needed coolness to the floors in summer
Above: A simple, white bedroom. The large windows take in the surrounding countryside
Above: The perfect spot to while away your worries, gazing out to the azure blue of the distant sea
I hope you enjoyed a tour of this wonderful home and of course if you are in the market for a mansion in Greece then hop over to Christies (link above) to read more.