With sore eyes from a rather distressed sleep last night, I try to wake up to a reality where dreams are traumatized and catch the warm sun rays as the vehicle to brighter altitudes. I wouldn't mind waking up in one of these sea breeze bedrooms, with the white wood and the greens and blues of the shore, the stripes and the rustics, far away from this absurd reality.
Can please someone explain to me how some people are capable of starting a fire in the woods and still be able to even sleep at night? There is a huge fire going on in the south part of Crete destroying the fields and the olive trees I mostly love in this world. I feel so sad and frustrated and deeply confused about the evil parts of human beings. I might sound naive but I can't get it; how can one destroy his body and his lungs even for the greatest profit in the world? It just doesn't make any sense..
One can never be in peace when there is an internet connection around and all those little temptations right in front of his eyes. Like this centuries old, renovated farmhouse in Chania, Crete, only a few hours away from my noisy office. I simply love its rustic atmosphere, the Cretan aesthetics that form the building and its surroundings, the large and well-protected patio with the most amazing pebble floor, the old well and the abundant vegetation that blossoms around the whole place. Oh, and that archaic mint bathroom with the arched ceiling isn't just a masterpiece? Checking its availability asap!
Feeling rejuvenated with these pinks and turquoises, the vintage and the romantic atmosphere. The bathroom in the first image captured my heart the moment I saw it, the majestic, ethnic influenced mirror above the mint claw bathtub and the simple and tidy, effortlessly organized space around it, isn't it a piece of art?
How can I resist this amazing bare and rough wooden floor with the extra wide planks? And the contrast it makes with the modern, sleek cut furniture and the delicate plaster ornaments on the walls.. simply beautiful.
This Sunday has been all about cocooning and relaxing. That is the present to myself for my 30th birthday. After a most beautiful night by the beach celebrating the new decade to come with friends and BBQ and an entirely burning sun to wake up to, the sofa, my man and the fan seem like the best company ever.
Crystals and whites, textures and softness, girlie beiges and an utter romantic mood today. Weekend plannings, party by the beach, the breeze is cool no more and that decade is once and for all passing by..
I love high ceilings and that feeling of ampleness they create. Which is profoundly emphasized when there is a glass wall in the room. Like the examples above. Such a majestic atmosphere! And the more I like them the more I have doubts about using them. Seriously, how easy it is to keep those extra large windows clean and spotless and how hot will such a place be considering the temperatures here in Greece during summertime?
With an overheated laptop and a hectic day ahead, this is the place I'd want to run away now. I wouldn't know whether to hang out at the unsophisticated pool or at the well-protected, cozy patio, though. A really cool lemonade on my hand is unnegotiable non the less!
Twin beds of an exquisite hospitality, soft pillows and handmade throws to accompany the chill country nights, innocent whites and girlie dreams of romance. Delicious breakfast in the coziest nook, bright sunshine hidden behind the vigorous leaves and hearted friends to chat about random things and the days that effortlessly go by..
What is not to love in these kitchens designed by Jill Sharp Style? The perfect mixture of rustic charm, the ample rural light making the bright indoors look even bigger, the black metallic accents, the amazing, industrial like doors and windows or the cabinetry, varying from traditional chic to plain, clean cut metallic shelving?
How inspiring can the simplicity of the rural aesthetics prove to be? With no vague decorations or profound expressions, in an utter harmony with the environment and a modest respect to nature, country style interiors meet the most of the deepest human needs.
These are some shots I took from yesterday's excursion. We drove to the south to visit the Matala beach, famous for it's natural rock caves, once used by the hippies as a shelter during their flower revolution back in the 60ies. After swimming into the crystal waters and enjoying cool raki over at a friend's cafe we continued our trip to Komos beach, just a few kilometers away only to catch the sun set behind the mountain horizon over the sea. The scene was beyond description, I wish I were a better photographer to pass over just a tiny taste of it. Spending time by the sea can prove to be the best anti-depressant ever. Summer I love you!