Sunny mood

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Good day to you all from the bright and sunny (as opposed to the pessimists, grumpy weather forecasters) Crete! Off I go to catch some warm sun rays and enjoy an ice cold coffee outside. Wish you a great weekend! xoxo

Images by Brie Williams.

Extra small

Friday, April 29, 2011

They might lack in space but certainly not in style. Which one would you go for?

Image credits:
1.Yatzer, 2.Lonny

Dining inspiration

Dining rooms happen to be my favorite spot inside a house and that, most probably, has to do with their multifunctional purpose (I guess I'm not the only one who eats, chills or studies on that big dining table). So while I'm preparing for my uncle's welcoming dinner at my mum's place, it's good to share with you some more inspiration of eclectic and easy going such rooms.

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County living: an Andalusian villa

Thursday, April 28, 2011

When it comes to astounding country villas I get totally weak in my knees. Not only do I want to pack my things and move there straight away but there's is also a deeper feeling that makes me all anxious and that has to do with my profession. I want to build one of these earthly miracles. To daydream about them and start sketching it's bones and flesh before even they have existed in the customer's imagination. It is the power of creation that I'm talking about and that tremendous strength that comes and hits me on my head whenever I bump into eclectic, country buildings, perfectly situated in natural surroundings, with all those natural materials and organic forms hiding under a dense green veil. Blogging about them sometimes feels like it's a bigger temptation than I can handle, on the other hand, however, it is vital to my existence. So I just carry on and dive even deeper into the design ocean, looking for even greater fish to catch and hope that you enjoy keeping me company on this quest.

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Andalusian villa in the mountains of Malaga via El Mueble.

Secret garden

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Hidden in space and time, this place seems to be the perfect romantic hideout..

Images via Sandy Koepke Interior design.

Eco in the garden

Now that it's time to take care of our gardens and our beloved little plants, why not do it the eco way? While spending some time on ever-inspiring etsy, I've come across these cute ideas to brighten up any garden any size with recycling and ecology kept in mind. Hope you like them as well! planter, 2.herb garden stakes, 3.flatware garden marker, 4.planter box

Bright, Bold and Beautiful

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

What is Bright, Bold and Beautiful to you? Laura of BB&B has challenged me to answer this question and, to tell you the truth, the quest for the answers had been really revealing! Go over at Laura's blog to check my answers and be sure not to miss the fascinating answers other bloggers have given to this question.

Image by Jose Villa.

Rustic kitchen inspiration

I know, I know, everyone had a little more to eat these days with all those family-friend dinners and the delicious, seasonal cookies and treats.. at least I did (here, have a look on what I'm talking about). I still am full, actually. But that doesn't stop me from posting about beautiful kitchens. Especially, when it comes to rustic, country style ones, with all those woods and stones, the high ceilings and definitely with some brass pans hanging around!

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The perfect way to start a new day is..

.. by waking up to the enchanting smell of freshly cut, silk roses.

Image credits:
1.Kate Morris, 2.Lucyina Moodie, 3.shabby chic

The return

Monday, April 25, 2011

It is amazing how quickly time passes by and how the Easter days are now becoming a pleasant memory, while warmer, summer feeling days are taking up their role in the order of life. Back to my love-to-hate ground floor, town apartment, I feel it's high time I did the usual farewell ritual to the pre-Easter winter days; cleaning up the house, putting away those woolen sweaters and coats and filling the vases with fresh, smelling spring flowers. May is only a few days away and I would love to welcome him with a hug full of blossoms!
How was your Easter? Did you have enough of joy, laughter and treats? Hope your returning to everyday life is smooth and promising. xo

Image credits:
1.Dominique Vorillon, 2.Fernando Lombardi, 3.Villa Saint Louis, 4.Peter Marino Architects

Happy Easter!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Image credits:
1,2.Jose Villa, 3.Max Attenborough

Holy days

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Hope these days find you surrounded by loved ones, in sunlit, blossom-smelling surroundings, dressed with joy and affection..

Image credits:
1,4.Paul Costello, 2.Tria Giovan, 3.Genneth Lyn

Stylish in the kitchen

Friday, April 22, 2011

If you are making your Easter cookies then get protected from kitchen dirties in style with these super cute full wrap aprons by Natural History. And if you have your kids helping around, they can too have their own full coverage child aprons (and keep your mind in peace).

Images via Natural History.

Reckless moments

Getting ready for Easter and spending some valuable time of joy and relaxation amongst family and friends..

Image credits:
Greek Style by Thames&Hudson. Photographs by Gilles de Chabaneix (Scanned by My Paradissi)

Waking up in color

Thursday, April 21, 2011

I bet anyone who could wake up in one of these bedrooms, would do so really really happily!

Image credits:
1.Dominique Vorillon, 2. Marie Claire Maison

Blues breeze

What better way to bring the sea breeze at your doorstep than use blues and whites into your outdoors. Whether you are a small balcony or a big patio (lucky you!) owner, it only takes a few accessories to liven up your place and create a coastal atmosphere that gets you a step closer to summer time. 

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Contemporary country

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

I'd love to own a place dressed in modern rustic elegance, wouldn't you?

Image credits:
1.Brie Williams, 2.Nicolas Matheus, 3.Mark Eden Schooley

Pillow fight

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Pillows are the number one home accessory to dress up and stylize your place. There is a huge variety of colors, shapes and prices to pick from and limitless combinations to play with. Here is a glimpse of inspiration just to get you started.

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Image credits:
1.Stellan Herner, 2.Mikael Beckman, 3.Christina Lundsteen (via 79 ideas), 4.Marie Claire Maison

Looking out of the window

The last few days had been pretty harsh but I'm already feeling better now. Nobody said that life was gonna be easy, did they? Anyways, thank you all for your being around and for your sweet comments and emails. They really mean a lot to me! xoxo

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Solitude and sepia, seeking for a sanctuary to hide away my (ir)rational fears and thoughts. I bet this is going to be a really long week..

Images via Marie Claire Maison (bedroom/bathroom).