Impressive recessed bathtub with terra cotta tiles

Thursday, June 21, 2018
Built-in recessed bathtub with terra cotta tiles in Casa Modesta in Portugal

I happened to stumble upon this amazing bathroom on Instagram the other day and I was really impressed by the recessed bathtub dressed in terracotta tile. It belongs to Casa Modesta, a family house turned eco-hotel in Portugal and designed by Par Architecture.

I love how it balances between a strict industrial style and an eclectic spa elegance. It has a peculiar layout where apparently to enter the bathroom you first have to pass through that recessed tub, which practically resembles a pool with its steps and all although considerably small. The terracotta tiles extend to the bedroom and that creates a continuity which more or less interprets as an open plan layout.

The glazed white subway tiles and brass fixtures add a sophisticated note to an otherwise very much stark environment. The diffused daylight entering through the skylight brings a wonderful glow to the room.

Do check out the rest of place as it is equally awesome!

Built-in recessed bathtub with terra cotta tiles in Casa Modesta in Portugal
Built-in recessed bathtub with terra cotta tiles in Casa Modesta in Portugal

Moodboard 06_20

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Inspiration moodboard curated by Eleni Psyllaki for My Paradissi

Lately on my Pinterest (clockwise): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

The Weekend

Saturday, June 16, 2018
 Modern rustic bedroom with bed drapes, linen bedding, vintage furniture and woven pendant lamp. Villa Son Font via Our Food Stories


A beautiful linen wraparound dress to wear all day long.

Good to hear: Ikea will ban all single-use plastics until 2020.

The mesmerizing digital universes of Teun van der Zalm are mesmerizing (found via

Take me there (I'll take the food too, thanks).

A gorgeous butter dish to add a Zen vibe to the breakfast table.

Btw, I'll be trying this for breakfast tomorrow.

Food for thought.

I keep seeing these sandals on pinterest and quite frankly I'm so tempted to buy them although I'm all set with footwear for the summer. So stylish!

So inspired to see this compostable single-use tableware collection by Wasara. I mean, too pretty to throw away, right?

Swooning over this vaulted ceiling bathroom.


Last week - A cool way to light a dining room without a ceiling light

Last week - Moments from my living room

Back in 2017 - New in portfolio: Small kitchen design (before & after)

Back in 2016 - See your future home in VR

Happy weekend, friends :)

Image via Our Food Stories

ETSY MIX of the week

Friday, June 15, 2018
ETSY MIX of the week curated by Eleni Psyllaki for My Paradissi

1 | This adorable baby bonnet with bunny ears is sure to make a cute baby cuter, if that's even possible (Lapetitealice, €38)
2 | The extra-wide design of this jumpsuit probably makes it the coolest piece of clothing ever! Ok, I might exaggerate here but I would so love it in my closet (laurenwinterco, €257.23)
3 | I love the cushy texture of this linen and cotton towel so much (SandSnowLinen, €13+)
4 | This waxed canvas bag is such a stylish and sustainable way to bring lunch with you wherever you go (ItalicHome, €17.74)
5 | Oh, just look at this fun little breakfast bowl! I love the long handles on both sides and the delicate dotted pattern it has (TerraCeramica, €30.16)
6 | This artwork reminds me of hot lazy summer afternoons with your loved one, such a heartwarming feeling it has (ClareElsaesser, €17.74)