Shopper's moodboard: Rough times

Friday, September 30, 2011

apron / basket / rug / pouffe / utensils / table lamp / coffee table

Kitchen inspiration

Thursday, September 29, 2011
I feel really overwhelmed by this impressive kitchen island and, once more, I think to myself how life enhancing it is to have a large kitchen with ample countertops and storage and, of course, generous daylight  coming through the windows (esp. when these have that industrial touch that adds up the the whole room attitude).

Image by Lisa Romerein (via Veranda August 2011)

Family wall

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Having a little too many frames lying around (and a rather crowded extended family to love)? Gather them up and create a unique and vibrant memories display! They seem so well suited altogether, don't you think?

P.S. The lucky winner of the Bates Mercantile Co. Giveaway is shirley fin. Thanks for playing!
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Image by Brent Darby via Period Living.

Living ambience

White sofas pampered with bulks of multi-colored pillows and white walls bearing dark, kind of obscure, art complementing the melancholic ambient daylight coming through the windows. It's like a cloudy midweek morning.. 

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Colors & Patterns

Tuesday, September 27, 2011
I love what Nicole of Me oh My has done with her place (check rest of it here and here). Isn't that colorful boho nook the perfect place for some cozy cocooning?

P.S. Last chance to enter the Bates Mercantile Co. Giveaway!

Photos by Ashlee Raubach via Made By Girl.

Air or earth?

Here are two bedrooms better described as minimalistic sanctuaries of piece and wisdom. Just you, a bed (with an extra, super soft fake fur throw) and your choice of wise time spending (books or TV, hehe). Now, get in touch with your inner needs and decide where you want to gather  the universal energy from; is it from the air on that hovering bed or from the solid ground on that floor bed? Ommm..

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Paper dolls love

Monday, September 26, 2011

How cute are these paper dolls made by Jordan Grace Owens? My inner child is bursting with excitement! And there are so many of them.. I want them all!
Visit Jordan Grace's shop here and her portfolio here.

Four: dining rooms

Starting off this week with a few dining rooms that caught my attention lately. I'm pretty sure that if I had a large dining table in my house I would have spent there most of my day.

Image credits:
1.Nan Whitney, 2.Hotze Eisma, 3.Teri Lyn Fisher, 4.Pierre-Jean Verger

Sunday bliss

Sunday, September 25, 2011
I'm picturing myself laying on these pillows, enjoying the soft breeze stroking the leaves, under the peaceful, while sky.. How's your Sunday so far?

Image by Heidi Lerkenfeldt.


Saturday, September 24, 2011

Framing the in and the out..

Image credits:
1.Atlanta Homes&Lifestyles (photo by Erica George Dines), 2.Michael Wells

Gentlemen's bathroom

Friday, September 23, 2011
Not that they can't be used by females as well.. (if you don't mind those gents look you down while being in a private situation, that is).

P.S. Have you entered the Bates Mercantile Co. Giveaway?

Image credits:
1.Gregory Mellor, 2.Gary Spain Interiors

Manhattan Loft

Snapshots of Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin’s loft in Manhattan, designed by Simrel Achenbach of Descience Laboratories. Ceilings that reach the sky, bookcases complementing those high walls and a successful blending of simple, contemporary forms with a boho, artsy touch that brings the expected excitement to the abode of the two, at least as exciting, artists. Can't seem to take my eyes of that white bookartcase and those ample, playful knots of the all around pine shelvings. Oh yeah, I could live there too..

Images via Architectural Digest (photographer: Simon Watson).

Dream kitchen

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Just the perfect amount of cottage style, with an extra large window to die for and ample white cabinetry to hide away all that is necessary to a contemporary kitchen (and not only..). Extra 10 points for that worn wood island with that superb chandelier right above. And those wide floor planks to complete the whole greatness.. *sigh*

Image via Atlanta Homes&Lifestyles. Photo by Mali Azima.

Rain whisper

I woke up to the sound of pouring rain this morning. Gosh, I really thought i would have forgotten that drifting, invigorating sound! It's been a good 3 months I haven't even seen a single cloud on the sky, so now, officially I can wish you happy autumn from this part of the world. With that moody weather, that I had missed so much, I feel more inspired to sit myself down and get to work (instead of taking long strolls under the happy sun and enjoying cool coffees at the park- oh, summer I love you too!). How is it where you live? I guess to most friends of the Northern Hemisphere the autumn must have arrived quite a few days now, right? 

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Sponsor Giveaway: Bates Mercantile Co.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

I'd like to welcome our new sponsors, Pam and Garrett of Bates Mercantile Co., to My Paradissi. Ever creative Pam with her playful illustrations and Garrett with his intuitive eye for vintage finds have created a really interesting niche over at Etsy filled with goodies for your home and not only.

As a welcoming gift, Pam is giving away one of her beautiful illustrations of your choice! To enter this giveaway visit Bates Mercantile Co., choose one of your fave printable arts and come back and leave a comment on that. 

For an extra chance to win:
1. Become a follower of My Paradissi and leave a comment that you did and/or,
2. Mention this giveaway on your blog and leave a comment with the link and/or,
3. Tweet about it and leave a comment that you did.

Good luck! xo

This giveaway is open worldwide and is due until Tuesday September 27th. One winner will be chosen by on Wednesday September 28th and will be notified via email. If you don't own a blog or a google account, please be sure to leave your email with the comment so I can reach you. The winner will be contacted by Pam about the details concerning the print.

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Light and texture

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Today's inspiration is all about texture and light. Velvet and cotton, rough wood and rattan, brass and galvanized accents and plenty organic items like branches, plants or fresh fruit come together to create a most welcoming atmosphere. An extra large art piece situated on the back to provide the necessary depth in the space along with that personal attitude that gives character to the room. So what to you think?

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Fresh and sleek

Monday, September 19, 2011

I'd love some sleek kitchen inspiration to start the week. Metallics and whites and the perfect amount of natural materials (wood+rattan+cork) along with a serene, bright atmosphere to enjoy a nutritious breakfast, perfect starter for a brand new day.

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Shopper's moodboard: Flora

Sunday, September 18, 2011

hanging lamp / raffia tray / scatter cushion / plant pod / paper pot maker / leaves tray / gaia table

Sunday bliss

My sweetest welcome to the balmy and easy-going Sunday, of clear skies and fresh grass, the crispy linens of the early nippy morning and the invigorating sips of the dark coffee surrounded by the most dearest of music..

Image credits:
1.The Society Inc., 2.Siren Lauvdal (via palookaville), 3.The Olive Grove

Zucchi's linens

Saturday, September 17, 2011
Crisp and clean under a rough and savage camouflage, these Zucchi linens spoke to my heart pronto.
Find them here and here.
Oh, just be sure to check Maurizio Zucchi's house in Italy, such an indoors jungle, man!

Kitchen floor love

Friday, September 16, 2011

Deeply and truly in love with these tile floors. Not that they are the only thing worth mentioning in the above kitchens (check the symmetrical vintage benches and an amazing trestle table or the industrial b&w blending below).

Image credits:
1.S.R. Gambrel, 2.Francois Halard (via ivillage)


No matter how blurry or dreamy, hazy or drifty, green leaves can always save the day. And that wet, solid smell of soil (soul)..

The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers. 
-M. Scott Peck

Image credits:
1.Commune, 2.Simon Watson

Rdeco goes to Sweden

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Today, you can find me over at Eva's design blog, Rdeco. For those who find Greek all so greek, click this link.

Image via Alhem.

Energy levels

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

How hard it is sometimes to get off the bed and just face the world? A good friend once told me that not every day is the same and, like the moon fills and empties each month, so does our body and mood (not depending to the moon, however). Our biorhythms simply follow the waves of nature and it would be a good thing simply to accept that. The question is, how to deal with heavy chores the days you feel down, right? *sigh* I'll have to figure that out today..

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Reading siesta

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Now, here is an idyllic scene for a midday siesta. 
Chilly weather, a few clouds in the sky and after a long, busy and noisy morning at work you find shelter at your coziest nook in your place, curl up in that soft and squashy chaise, right next to your full of wonders bookcase and grab your favorite book. Jazzy tunes are coming from the background, while you hazily cover up your legs with that cozy throw and slowly fall asleep only to bring your book characters to keep you company there..

Image by Daniel Farmer.

So modern

Monday, September 12, 2011

Great vintage collection over at Housing Authority. For those in love with anything retro and mid-century hurry up and check their sales before they end (yeap, all the above are on sale!)

1.chair, 2.lamp, 3.end table

Monday mumblings

Good morning, dearests! How was your weekend? I was able to shut everything down, rest my mind for a while and prepare myself for a hectic week ahead. 
It's not to complain, though, things in Greece get more difficult each day (waves of unemployment and extra taxes just keep coming..) and it's more than a blessing to have even the tiniest of projects to work to- and not, by any means, be unhappy if what you spend your working hours on isn't fulfilling or hearted the least. 
So, let the engines roll, deep breath now, have a super new week everyone! (Hopefully, most of you have the chance to get your breakfast in a place like the above =)

Image credits:
1.Atlanta Homes&Lifestyles (photo by Erica George Dines), 2.Interiores April 2011 (photo by Paco Roman)

SoHo Loft

Sunday, September 11, 2011

It might be dark and moody (no wonder, this loft belongs to horror movie director Marcus Nispel) but definitely breathtaking and majestic. And with a high amount of a mysterious vibe in the atmosphere. I wouldn't have any objections living in a loft with great brick walls, bookcases that reach the sky and an indoor pool on the groundfloor.

Images via LoftLife Magazine. Photos by Francesca Giovanelli.


Saturday, September 10, 2011

Image via Atlanta Homes&Lifestyles. Photo by Erica George Dines.


Friday, September 9, 2011

White and bright spaces draw my attention quite often lately (like these a few days ago). I find the freshness and clearness they emerge rather invigorating and totally suitable for a month like September. It would be perfect to start my day and have my first, strong coffee in one of these living rooms, absorbing all the powerfully pure energy of the non-colored surroundings.

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Shopper's moodboad: First clouds exposé

Thursday, September 8, 2011

throw / hanging chair / oasis garden / salt&pepper clouds / wire table / bottle candleholder

Kitchen love

Now, that's what I call a kitchen with class..

Image via Elle Decor September 2011 (photo by Simon Upton)

Rustic and elegant bedrooms

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

I love these bedrooms (and I can't help myself whenever I feel tired to browse through my bedroom inspiration folder and drool..). Those black metal canopy beds with the sheer, white curtains in their great favor and that concrete red floor to die for, oh, I wouldn't mind ending my day there..

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