New in portfolio: Kitchen renovation in Belgium

Thursday, December 14, 2017
Kitchen renovation in Belgium. E-design by Eleni Psyllaki My Paradissi

My latest e-design project is a kitchen renovation for a charming family of three in Leuven, Belgium. This time I had the pleasure to meet my clients in real life during one of their trips to Heraklion (one of them is actually from here!) and that made the experience even more personal and gratifying. I don't know if you follow along for a long time or have any idea what e-design is but I personally don't get the change to meet my clients at all (skype meetings don't count :)). In any case, the whole design process was done via the internet, no on-site visits whatsoever, yet I'm excited to say that the result has met the clients' needs and liking 100%. Click below to read more about the e-design project, see the final 3d visualizations of the proposal as well as a few shot of how the kitchen looked before the renovation.

Minimalistic bathroom with marble shower

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Minimalistic bathroom with marble shower by Atelier Barda

I just love how the marble walk-in shower steals the show and literally adds character to this all white minimalistic bathroom designed by Atelier Barda. The rest of the apartment is pretty cool too, check it out here.

Minimalistic bathroom with marble shower by Atelier Barda
Minimalistic bathroom with marble shower by Atelier Barda

16 of the prettiest asymmetrical wreaths around

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Asymmetrical wreath via Local Milk
Local Milk
I'm not sure if it's a thing here in Greece but we never actually decorated with wreaths during Christmas in our home. Such a pity, such a pity indeed. We kept that beautiful tradition for May and general spring frivolities while we never took advantage of how the evergreens wrapped around a hoop bring joy and comfort in a wintery scene. It might just be for the reason that we actually do not have the typical evergreens in Heraklion but then again there are so many alternatives that can be used to make festive (or every day for that matter) wreaths like rosemary, eucalyptus and olive branches so no excuse.
Anyway, there are probably hundreds (thousands) of pretty wreaths flooding the internet these days that one can make a whole blog dedicated to them. So much inspiration! While I do have a crammed folder with saved photos of all sorts of wreath styles, I'm really attracted to the asymmetrical ones that I come across all too often lately. They have this unrefined, handmade elegance, an easy breezy feel, though I can tell some of them were not that simple to make. What do you think? Do you like this style of wreaths? Would you have one for your Christmas decor?

Breezy sophisticated penthouse renovation

Monday, December 11, 2017
Sophisticated penthouse renovation in Miami by Anenue Lifestyle Holly Marder and Hedda Pier

When Holly and Hedda from Avenue Lifestyle post about a new interior design project of theirs, the internet world just skip a heartbeat. Their work is immaculate, elegant, fresh and versatile and their recently renovated apartment in Miami is a pure example of that. As an interior designer myself that works mostly on e-design projects, I admire their stamina and strong will to take up a project on the other side of the world (they are based in Netherlands) that required not only drawings, moodboards and shopping lists like most e-design projects, but also visits on the site, contractor meetings and on site material selections. It took them a year and a half to complete the lot but, boy, isn't the result just stunning? Scroll down to see a selection of photos from this work but do visit their site to see more as well as the before shots and detail drawings of the original design.