Sunday, August 31, 2014

Wedding break

Mr and Mrs wedding chairs. Photo by Jose Villa via Elizabeth Anne Designs

Today is the last day of summer. Today is also the last Sunday of my life as a single lady! I just can't believe how time went by so so quickly but, it actually is happening, we're getting married next Sunday! This coming week our wedding preparations are peaking plus we're throwing a pre-wedding party for our friends on Wednesday. On top of that, this week we're also having our second trimester ultrasound to see our little baby. I just can’t be more excited for this week to come! And the next one too, for we’re leaving for a petite honeymoon (of only a week) to the southern of Crete. Sun, sea and relaxation will be the only to-dos on my list these days. Oh, I can't wait..
As you can tell, the next couple of weeks I will be off the blog but I have prepared some posts for you with my favorites from this blog to keep you company (and inspired). I'll probably pop in my social media from now and then to say hi, so stay tuned. See you around friends ^^

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Photo by Jose Villa via Elizabeth Anne Designs.

Friday, August 29, 2014

DIY: Scandinavian inspired ideas for the home

Scandinavian inspired diy tutorials by MyDubio

It's been ages since my last diy post (yes, that much!) so I'm really excited to share with you this bunch of simple yet impressive creations I came across MyDubio blog the other day. These pretties are totally appropriate if you're looking to incorporate the sleek monochrome scandinavian style at home or want a quick and smart project to spend some time on this weekend. Love the ultimate black & white design they have plus the fact that most of them are really easy to put together. There is an astonishing collection of ideas and tutorials on the blog so I highly suggest you have a look at them all. Oh and, while there, don't forget to check out the rest of the blog too; tons of inspiration for the minimalist and scandi cool lover!

rope magazine holder | mirror hanger
triangle bookshelf | marble card holder
mini concrete pot | leather strap magazine holder

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Relaxing with a view

Relaxing with a view | Nuevo Estilo

How about spending a few good moments of relaxation on one of these chaises? Would you prefer a tropical or a sea view? In either case, I'm in love with the large openings that bring a great deal of the outdoors inside the house. There is also a deeply calming feeling in both scenes that invites you to grab a fave book and a fresh juice and stay in a blissful serenity as long as possible. Ah, and that is so much needed now!

Relaxing with a view | Laure Joliet

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

ETSY MIX of the week

ETSY MIX of the week | My Paradissi

1 | These ceramic planters just can't get any simpler. Which is exactly why I like them (seasonsforyou, $24)
2 | When it comes to rings these days, it definitely feels like the more the merrier. Get them all together in this beautiful set of 4 (Tzunuum, $160)
3 | Looking for some gorgeous original mid-century goodies? There’s always something to drool over at Charlie's nest, like this amazing olive green ottoman (charliesnest, $96)
4 | This mix of geometric and rustic I simply just can't resist. These chambray napkins are sure to add a sophisticated ambience to your dinners (PatternsAndParallels, $48)
5 | Oi oi oi, how utterly cute is this bear rug? On my wishlist pronto! (MyOwnLittleIndian, $61.02)
6 | Inspired by geometry and nature mixed together in this minimalistic print by Hamish Robertson (VacationDays, $16+)

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Quote of the day

Quote by E.L. Konigsburg | My Paradissi

'Some days you must learn a great deal. But you should also have days when you allow what is already in you to swell up and touch everything. If you never let that happen, then you just accumulate facts, and they begin to rattle around inside of you.' ~E.L. Konigsburg

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Sunday bliss is..

Mediterranean shady terrace by the sea | El Mueble
Ancient grain market salad | Wholehearted Eats

..having a colorful ancient grain market salad in this shady terrace by the sea, wishing for the summer to stay a few more weeks with us.

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

The Weekend

Terrace in Menorca | Photo via Nuevo Estilo

● Fascinated by the all white interiors by fret about their cleaning process? Houzz has a great round of tips on that matter.
●Find me at Interior Deluxe Lighting talking about combining lighting fixtures in a contemporary living room.
● Gorgeous hand painted bowls.
● Crystal clear diagrams on how to create an art gallery on your wall in 12 different ways.
● Incredible book of color coding way befor pantone even existed (like almost 300 years ago).
● This minimalistic black sconce please. 
● Inspiring journey of a food photographer proves all it takes is hard work and patience.
● Feeling the summer breeze in this beautiful summer house in Ibiza.
Look closer; this art is neither a painting nor a photo.
● One of the prettiest necklaces I've seen in a while.

Last week: Digging those black fixtures in the bathroom.
Last week: Dreaming about summer relaxation.
Back on 2013: Art for your wall.
Back on 2012: Summer house by the sea.

Happy weekend, friends :)

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Photo via Nuevo Estilo via Planete Deco.

Friday, August 22, 2014

At the stores

At the stores | My Paradissi

Shop this collection: 1.Loughlin round wood mirror (Scout & Nimble, $325), 2.Buoy pendant (Serena & Lily, $395), 3.Art by Marie Van Elder (Serena & Lily, $900), 4.Avery bed (Serena & Lily, $795), 5.Leather knob (Zara Home, $14.90 for a set of 2), 6.Tine K Home bowl (Tutze, €19.95), 7.Mykonos shag pillow (Calypso St. Barth, 185), 8.White belt side table (El Corte Inglés, €40), 9.Veranda maritime rug (Wayfair, $208.99 for 5'x8'), 10.One piece in nutmeg (Toast, £15)

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Summer relaxation

Summer relaxation | Image by Park & Cube

Dropping by for a quick hello, with these soothing images of some far away vacation. I'm really eager to appreciate and live in the moment, which I most of the times do (preparing a wedding while being pregnant is totally exhausting but an incredible and unique experience nonetheless), but sometimes I wish I could just feel the cool sea water and the sand beneath my feet among the rest ;)

Summer relaxation | Image by Park & Cube
Summer relaxation | Image by Park & Cube
Summer relaxation | Image by Park & Cube

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All images by Park & Cube

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Black fixtures in the bathroom

Black fixtures in the bathroom | My Paradissi

Have you spotted the latest bathroom trend yet? I’m talking about those satin black or dark oil rub bronze fixtures that are to be seen in all astonishing bathrooms around the web lately. I have a soft spot for bathrooms these days, as I'm about to renovate mine, and although I had initially decided that the main color of the walls and floors to be black and white, I was thinking the fixtures to be either brass or inox. I’m totally changing my mind, as you can tell. These black beauties with the aged look have stolen my heart. 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Quote of the day

'Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you do not have. Remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.' Quote by Epicurus

'Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you do not have. Remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.' ~Epicurus

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Monday, August 18, 2014

ETSY MIX of the week

ETSY MIX of the week | My Paradissi

1 | Need one of these cute ring holder dishes to place my rings while doing the dishes. I really can't afford losing my engagement ring! (PotteryLodge, $28)
2 | Imagine the impact this photo will have in your space. With a 30"x30" size it will make you feel a bit closer to the beach (kimberlyblok, $225)
3 | Such a pretty and delicate birch wood mobile to hang in a nursery (or your own bedroom) with a motivational motto worth waking up to everyday (FreyaArt, $55)
4 | I have a thing for hoods although I hardly ever wear one, as I feel they look better on boys. This airy top, however, I would most happily sport (CIPORKIN, $89)
5 | Geometric studs that look way more cute than sophisticated. It must be the pastel hues I say (laonato, $10.50)
6 | Yet another print to keep us dreaming of summer days now that autumn is just a few weeks away. Love its whimsical lighting (WilderCalifornia, $30+)

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Sunday bliss is..

Beach picnic | Cannelle et Vanille
Beach picnic | Cannelle et Vanille

..having a seafood picnic by the beach. Like this one that Aran, Jenn and chef Alison Bell seamlessly prepared. Swoon! 

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

The Weekend

Belize, Caribbean | Photo by Martin Morrell via Condé Nast Traveller.

● Really can't wait to feel these emotions, the excitement and love, and soak into the daily routine of motherhood.
● Ok, this little plush guinea pig made me pretty much melt.
● Beautiful mix of contemporary sleek and natural materials in this home renovation.
Great tips on creating the perfect gallery wall for your home.
● I'm so totally making this butterscotch pudding. Like right now.
● Meet the smartest desktop organizer.
Sea waves never looked cushier. The type of art I'd definitely hang on my walls.
● Just imagine the millions of reflections and sparkles coming from this diy mirror installation when direct sunlight falls onto it. Totally worthy making your own!
● Talking about gorgeous exquisite chair design. And in a tropical pink too. 
● School starts soon and this navy backpack with the great price tag makes me want to start all over again.  

Last week: Feeling summer chill.
Last week: Lustworthy summer getaway, Villa Drakothea in Mykonos.
Back on 2013: Gorgeous rustic kitchen sinks.
Back on 2012: Adorning the cottage of Kara Rosenlund.

Happy weekend, friends :)

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Photo by Martin Morrell via Condé Nast Traveller.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Stone country house

Stone country house | Image by Micky Hoyle via House and Leisure.

We're hitting the countryside today. It is a national religion holiday here in Greece and we will spend it with family at my uncle's beautiful stone house. See you tomorrow, friends! xoxo

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Image by Micky Hoyle via House and Leisure.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Summer chill

Coastal bedroom | Image via House and Leisure
Image via House and Leisure (found via Plum Pretty Sugar)

Moments of summer chillness, with images of whites, pastels and grays, coastal influences and fresh vibes. Greetings from a really (really) hot Crete :) xoxo

Bright and simple scandinavian dining room | Image via Anetteshus
Image by Anetteshus (found via 79 Ideas)
Summer vignette | Image via Kara Rosenlund
Image by Kara Rosenlund.
Greek island terrace | Image by Anastasia Adamaki.
Image by Anastasia Adamaki.

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Shop curated rooms from Scout&Nimble

Shop curated rooms from Scout&Nimble | My Paradissi

Have you ever shopped from curated collections? I mean, it actually is the easiest way to implement a designer's style into a newly decorated room. And, probably, the cheapest way to do so, for you get a whole product shopping list for free! This is the way Scout & Nimble, a new home decor online store, works. A group of interior designers and decorators suggest moodboards for all types of rooms, that you can shop the whole thing or just the products that suit you (or fall in love with ;) I'm really excited to be part of the team and to create my own dream rooms that you can get inspired and/or get the chance to bring into your own home! The above list is just some picks from my Eclectic Nautical Inspired Living Room moodboard but you can also have a look at my Coastal Bedroom, French Country Bedroom and Dining Room. Would you try this type of shopping? Would love to hear your feedback, friends!

Shop the above products here.

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Villa Drakothea, Mykonos

Villa Drakothea, Mykonos | My Paradissi

My trip to Mykonos seems like ages ago and that is only normal, for I'm desparate for some more vacation soon. Since this ain't gonna happen, at least not until after the wedding, I'm just lurking over images that feel like chilling out and relaxation all around the web. Exactly like this place, Villa Drakothea, in Mykonos, I stumbled upon (once again) at Lisa's blog. I'm sure I've posted a few shots of this place before, but can't help sharing the whole place once again. Please, dear universe, hide me under the straw pergolas, the rough stone walls and the carved interiors, let me feel the strong salty nw winds of the aegean, eat tons of watermelon and dive into the blissful oblivion of the summer heat. Do I ask a lot (probably yes)? 

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Sunday bliss is..

Contemporary country dining room | ©Belén Imaz via
One-pot french onion pasta | Joy the Baker

..keeping it low and simple by spending some quality moments in this contemporary country dining room with the eclectic company of a few and this deliciously looking one-pot french onion pasta.

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Saturday, August 9, 2014

The Weekend

Greek countryside yard | Photo by François Halard via Vogue

Crowded beaches look way more cooler from above.
● A practical guide to identify 5 of the most popular interior design styles.
● Please, how cute (and funny) is this raindrop pillow?
● Do you live in a small space? Here are 8 smart and easy ways to make it look bigger.
● Fancy these tiny geodesic earrings.
● I admit I'm not that confident when it comes to self styling so I found this simple rule really helpful on rethinking about my whole wardrobe.
● Do you steal? Perhaps you should start stealing this.
● Would love this kitty on my wall.
● Feeling your creative juices have dried out like I do? This infographic is such a handy inspiration.
● I'd probably never take off my wrist this simple cuff.

Last week: Inspired by simple interiors with pastel hues.
Last week: Wish I had this view from my home office.
Back on 2013: Casa Lola; chill out in Brazil.
Back on 2012: Refreshingly green outdoors.

Happy weekend, friends :)

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Photo by François Halard via Vogue.

Friday, August 8, 2014

At the stores

At the stores | My Paradissi

Shop this collection: 1.MJ console (Tuckbox, $255AUD), 2.Natural divider screen (Maisons Du Monde, £79.90), 3.Whale pal (Coral&Tusk, $24), 4.Off-white ambient pendant light (Citta Design, $334), 5.Orissa block print euro pillow (Heidi Merrick, $295), 6.Housedoctor concrete tube xs vase (Lefliving, €11.95), 7.Strap planter (By AMT, $200), 8.Beige pom pom towels (El Corte Inglés, €4.99 - €29.99), 9.Flora Fauna print by Josh Brill (Habitat, €17.50), 10.Woven storage baskets (Let Liv, $229)

P.s. See more breezy summer picks in my latest Houzz ideabook.

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

THE ROOM: Home office

Narrow home office with sea view | Design by Orlando Soria, photo by Tessa Neustadt

I would happily exchange the street view from my home office window with this one and totally be ok with the extra narrow dimensions of the space, if you know what I mean..

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Monday, August 4, 2014

Pastel simplicity

Pastel simplicity | Linn Vikra Heimtun via NIB Hjemme

I'm all for simple interiors lately. The type that's more soothing and welcoming than flamboyant and edgy. Well, I'm always up for something like that, but these days, with all the things going on, I really need to browse through decluttered interiors, with pastel and neutral tones, in that beloved and famous scandinavian vibe. Like the photos I'm sharing today. Pretty calm, don't you agree?

Pastel simplicity | Brooke Holm for Shareen Joel Design via Share Design
Pastel simplicity | Helen Bankers via Adore Home Magazine December-January 2014

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Image credits:
1.Linn Vikra Heimtun via NIB Hjemme, 2.Brooke Holm for Shareen Joel Design via Share Design, 3.Helen Bankers via Adore Home Magazine December-January 2014

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Sunday bliss is..

Rustic stone house in Spain | Design by Mikel Larrinaga via El Mueble
Fava bean hummus | The Tart Tart

..lazy moments and healthy living in the countryside, with the fresh air filling up the lungs and a delicious fava bean hummus to accompany the lunch.

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