ETSY MIX of the week

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
ETSY MIX of the week | My Paradissi

1 | Always love a good leather bag that can hold a little household in it (LadyBirdesign, $205)
2 | How unique are these walnut and metal side tables? The wooden surface looks so organic and fluid yet the result is seamlessly contemporary and practical (AntonMakaDesigns, $600 for a set of 2)
3 | Laundry day soy candle. Really, how cool is this scent description? I'd love to have my place smell like this all the time! (pommesfrites, $16)
4 | This ethereal photo will look totally stunning on a wall in its 100x70cm size (moscowwayne, $69.11)
5 | Love this idea of the hand drawn chevron pattern on this pillow. A very casual and easy piece to match with most styles and sofas (RiverOakStudio, $40)
6 | Live to the point of tears. We all need to do that from time to time, don't you think? (alphonnsine, $10+)


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Quote of the day

Monday, September 29, 2014
When you complain, you make yourself a victim. Leave the situation, change the situation or accept it. All else is madness.' Quote by Eckhart Tolle

'When you complain, you make yourself a victim. Leave the situation, change the situation or accept it. All else is madness.' ~Eckhart Tolle

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Sunday bliss is..

Sunday, September 28, 2014
Scandinavian rustic living room | Styling by Jenny Hjalmarson Boldsengram, photo by Hannah Lemholt for Elle
Easy laminated nutella buns recipe by Lady and Pugs

..munching on these extremely delicious nutella buns in this rather inspiring and cozy living room.


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The Weekend

Saturday, September 27, 2014
Cozy sleeping nook in the home of Ashley Barlow via Design Sponge

These cloud formations are equally stunning and terrifying.
● Are you ready for a mind blowing tour in this stunning summer home in Mallorca?
● Now, if this ain't the ultimate weekend comfort food then I don't know what is.
● Oh, my! Cutest hairpins ever!
● The most cheerful pinterest I came across lately comes from this beloved shop.
Practical tips on how to remove wrinkles from clothes when ironing is not an option.
● That's a fun whale plate set.
● Are you a big time spender? Here are 101 ways to help you hold back and save some bucks.
● An alternative take on doing what you love.
● This cross pillow would look so great on my new sofa.


Last week: Modern country design inspiration.
Last week: Picks from places we visited in our honeymoon.
Back on 2013: Decorate your living room in an industrial loft style (floorplan included)
Back on 2012: Framing the in and out.


Happy weekend, friends!


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Photo via Design Sponge.

New print by Mess Project

Friday, September 26, 2014
New deep blue sea print by Mess Project on my wall | My Paradissi

The first time I actually met Mess Project was through this print I used for this interior. Ever since, their store has been one of my favorite destinations on the etsy platform. There one can find amazing posters, invitations and cards, as well as some really fancy ipad cases. It is not only their high quality work which got my attention, but the kind spirit of the owner, Spyros Athanassopoulos, graphic designer, as well. I don't know about you but, to me, when shopping from small, independent sellers, it is really important to know that the person behind the product I buy is equally thoughtful, enthusiastic and well-meaning. That totally doubles up the quality of the purchase.

New deep blue sea print by Mess Project on my wall | My Paradissi

Today, I'm thrilled to be using one more of Mess Project's work, this time in my place. There have been some changes after the wedding around here (still working on them- will show more in due time) so part of the living room renovation was to change the wall color (remember this mushroom grey?) to white, buy a new sofa and add new artwork on the wall. I knew I had to add a virtual window to the sea (since my windows only view to the concrete jungle of the city although I live about 5 minutes walking distance from the sea!) and I had no second thoughts of hanging this poster with the richest deep blue aegean waters and the delicate white sailing boats on it. It actually works! It has immediately brought a fresh breeze inside the room.
To celebrate today's occasion, Mess Project is kindly offering all My Paradissi readers a 15% discount to use throughout their store with code MYP15. You wouldn't want to miss this chance ;)

New deep blue sea print by Mess Project on my wall | My Paradissi


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Photos by Eleni Psyllaki for My Paradissi.

Modern country design inspiration

Thursday, September 25, 2014
Modern country design inspiration | My Paradissi

Today's post is more about visual inspiration that talking. And, the subject is one of my dearest ones; modern country design. Yes, the one with the white washed surfaces, built in stucco furniture, handwoven linens, rough stones, worn woods and vintage accessories. This style holds a great deal of summer inside it, for it is breezy, serene and totally coherent with the mediterranean climates. So, no more talking, please enjoy the following photos! xoxo

THE ROOM: Living room art

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Living room art | Design and photo via Mark Ashby Design.

The slim blue armchair pair is pretty, the accent table is nice too. The extra large black and white framed photos on the wall are totally gorgeous, however. They are the focal point of the room, the items that add character and vibe in this space. It is incredible what a carefully selected art can do to a home and large scale art is certainly one of the most dramatic ways to transform one's interiors. Oh, and, one thing I totally love about frames, by the way, is their reflections. Seems like the easiest way to add a bit more depth and shine in a space without actually using a mirror. Don't you agree?


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Design and photo via Mark Ashby Design.

ETSY MIX of the week

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
ETSY MIX of the week | My Paradissi

1 | Love this abstract artwork with the delicate ink strokes and the subtle sepia undertones by Cristina Ripper (ComArt, $40)
2 | How fun would that mini notebook be as a small gift to those friends who really need an escape plan? You may not present them with a solution but that move would probably act as a motivational push (GingersnapPress, $8)
3 | What do you think of wooden jewelry? I just happen to adore this minimal walnut bracelet. So fit for the autumnal atmosphere (theancientmuse, $40)
4 | Cutest creamer I've seen in a while. Maybe it is the pale mint shade and that slim golden line. Anyway, looks like a gorgeous company for those coffee sessions (ceramicpix, $14)
5 | Always a fan of herringbone, especially now that days get chillier. These napkins are the perfect example of rustic brought into the urban life (KnockKnockLinen, $15.08)
6 | During winter, I literally live in cowls. Love the warm muted orange hue of this one (ozetta, $40) 


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AROUND CRETE: Lentas | Dytiko

Monday, September 22, 2014
AROUND CRETE: Lentas - Dytiko | My Paradissi © Eleni Psyllaki

Can't believe it's been a week since I last enjoyed this view from our vacation home in Lentas. Actually, with all the things going on around here lately, it sort of feels like ages ago that I swam into these crystal clear turquoise waters. 

Sunday bliss is..

Sunday, September 21, 2014
New York terrace. Photo by Scott Frances via NY Magazine
Detoxifying greek salad with kale and cauliflower 'feta' recipe by Blissful Basil

..enjoying a twisted take of what looks like a totally lustworthy greek salad in this urban green New York terrace feeling the subtle chilly breeze of September on the shoulders.

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The Weekend

Saturday, September 20, 2014
Bedroom with incredible seaview via House and Leisure.

● Care to know what the secret to getting what you really want is? Couldn't agree more!
● Industrial meets modern greek design in this amazing bistro bar in Symi island.
● Love this vintage glam table lamp. How prestigious!
● Really cute and sophisticated nursery for a little boy (love the wallpaper).
● The evolution of the desktop in a series of smart gifs.
● Haha, nice moto to wake up to!
● Now, this is an ice cream topping I would never (ever) think of.
● Love calligraphy? Then you should definitely have a look at Seb Lester's instagram.
● Seems like everybody is yelling these days. You just don't have to feel bad about it.
● Gorgeous gorgeous walnut dining table.


Last week: 5 simple tips to cozy up your outdoors for fall
Last week: Beautiful greek island guesthouse in Lesvos.
Back on 2013: 10 creative bedside tables.
Back on 2012: Domus Civita hotel in Italy


P.s. I was smitten to find out that My Paradissi is a nominee at the AMARA Interior Blog Awards under the Best International Blogs category! If you feel like voting for this blog, here's the link. Thanks :)

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Photo via House and Leisure.

DIY: Iron mesh moodboard

Friday, September 19, 2014
DIY: Iron mesh moodboard | Image via Homesick.
Image via Homesick.

I've seen these mesh moodboard beauties around for a while, so I thought I'd put them all together in one post for future reference. Although it is not a typical diy post, as none of the photo links actually lands to a tutorial, the concept is quite simple for anyone to follow. Just grab a remesh sheet from your local hardware store the size you want, paint it black (or any other color whatsoever) or leave as is and hang it on your wall. Most examples, as you can see, are from home offices but I really dig the idea of using such a board in the kitchen, as shown at this amazing kitchen redo via A Beautiful Mess. See more ideas and examples after the jump. No one can really say no to an easy, budget friendly diy, right?

5 simple tips to cozy up your outdoors for fall

Thursday, September 18, 2014
5 simple tips to cozy up your outdoors for fall | My Paradissi

We went to our friend's home last night for some bbq and chatting at their terrace and, boy, did it hit me; fall is finally here. It was that blissfully chill temperature when you feel perfectly well with a soft cardi yet it is still warm enough to enjoy some more nights outdoors. I know this type of weather will probably last for at least a month over here but, how is it in your country? Are you still spending some time outside or is it already too crisp to handle? In any case, here are 5 simple tips you can follow to make your outdoor space a tad more cozy and welcoming before the wintery weather comes for good.

My Greek Island Home Guesthouse, Lesvos

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
My Greek Island Home Guesthouse by Claire Lloyd in Lesvos, Greece. Photo by Carla Coulson

I know, I know, I just got back from vacation and I'm supposed to start focusing on work and stuff but then the internet is so full of temptations I really could not skip this one. Carla, a dearest photographer and blogger, shared her summer vacation experiences on the island of Lesvos and got me weak on the knees. It might just be the amazing guesthouse, My Greek Island Home Guesthouse, owned and designed by Claire Lloyd (perhaps you know her from her book) that she stayed in, the stunning, full of sensation photography of Carla and her charming description of her blissful days there, or simply that I want some more days off that I really can't take my eyes off of these photos ;) 

ETSY MIX of the week

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
ETSY MIX of the week | My Paradissi

1 |  Black and white grid is all about everywhere these days, I don't see a reason why not use it to wrap presents in style too (SketchInc, $2.91)
2 | It's all in the details and this black bare bulb pendant is definitely not your average one (studioPGRB, $295)
3 | Really cool espresso shots that resemble the authentic ones you find in typical italian osterias (MONDOCUBO, $26.58)
4 | Pure white looks so elegant with the first crisp fall days. Love this delicate knitted silk dress (CodeTricot, $252.49)
5 | This seemingly fabric yet porcelain flower pocket is such pretty and unusual way to bring some greens indoors (OVOceramics, $24)
6 | Just love how simple and practical these handmade accent tables look (BPistorius, $518.27)



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The wedding

Monday, September 15, 2014
My Paradissi traditional cretan wedding ©Eleni Psyllaki

So, here's what's been going on for the last couple of weeks around here ;) Our wedding took place in a beautiful traditional cretan village right outside Heraklion and everything went by smoothly and beautifully. It was more like a feast for friends and family than a formal event, which made us feel completely relaxed and able to enjoy each and every moment of it. I never thought I'd say that (I'm not much of a wedding/party girl) but I wish it lasted for a few more days. Just to absorb the sensation and grasp the idea. Ha, well I guess, I'd have the rest of my life for that! 
Anyway, right after our wedding we got away for a mini honeymoon to our favorite southern destination, Lentas, where we did nothing more that gaze at the sea horizon, swim and sleep. Total (and much needed) relaxation!
Now, first day back at home, with tons of unanswered emails (so sorry about that), to-dos and laundry. We're doing some home redecorations, as well, so everything looks like a mess over here, but we are still utterly excited to start over our new life together in an updated environment. Can't wait for all those things to follow!



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5 BEST OF: Bathrooms

Saturday, September 13, 2014
Neo-rustic bathrooms

Neo-rustic bathrooms

5 long bathroom ideas

Black fixtures in the bathroom

10 fancy toilet decorating ideas

10 sleek bathrooms dressed in wood


P.s. For the newcomers, this 'best of' series is a sum up of favorite posts from this blog to keep you company while I'm away getting married!


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5 BEST OF: Scandinavian

Friday, September 12, 2014
Subtle scandi by  Concept by Anna


Subtle scandi

Cozy scandinavian dining room

A welcoming scandinavian kitchen

The bright apartment of Joanna Laajisto

Fresh scandinavian apartment in Sweden


P.s. For the newcomers, this 'best of' series is a sum up of favorite posts from this blog to keep you company while I'm away getting married!


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5 BEST OF: My works

Thursday, September 11, 2014
White living room visualisation by My Paradissi © Eleni Psyllaki


3d living room visualisation

White living room visualisation

Tiny studio apartment decoration

Loft inspired living room decoration

Living room with home office decoration


P.s. For the newcomers, this 'best of' series is a sum up of favorite posts from this blog to keep you company while I'm away getting married!


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5 BEST OF: diy

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Cute pendant lamps diy | My Paradissi



6 no-knit yarn diys


6 diys for your home office

40 unexpected upcycled planters


P.s. For the newcomers, this 'best of' series is a sum up of favorite posts from this blog to keep you company while I'm away getting married!


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5 BEST OF: Decor trends

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Large scale art on the wall


Decorate with tan leather

Ottomans as coffee tables

Large scale art on the wall

The mid century modern credenza

Mix & match dining chairs (and guide)



P.s. For the newcomers, this 'best of' series is a sum up of favorite posts from this blog to keep you company while I'm away getting married!


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5 BEST OF: Etsy mix

Monday, September 8, 2014
Handmade ceramic planter by Ebenotti on Etsy


Grecian blues

Black and grays

Blush and beiges

Dreamy nauticals

Neutrals and pastels


P.s. For the newcomers, this 'best of' series is a sum up of favorite posts from this blog to keep you company while I'm away getting married!


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5 BEST OF: Kitchens

Saturday, September 6, 2014
5 kitchen island dreams


Fresh bright kitchen

5 kitchen island dreams

Sophisticated elegant kitchens

Turquoise accents in the kitchen

Contemporary kitchens with cement tiles


P.s. For the newcomers, this 'best of' series is a sum up of favorite posts from this blog to keep you company while I'm away getting married!


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5 BEST OF: Lighting

Friday, September 5, 2014
Swing arm wall lamps in the kitchen




Swing arm wall lamps in the kitchen

Lighting fixtures for 4 bedroom styles

10 best swing arm wall lamps for the bedroom


P.s. For the newcomers, this 'best of' series is a sum up of favorite posts from this blog to keep you company while I'm away getting married!


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5 BEST OF: Crete

Thursday, September 4, 2014
Tavern by the sea at Elounda, Crete | My Paradissi


Free camping at Komos beach

Free camping at Gerokampos beach

The picturesque old port of Heraklion

Silent moments by the sea in Analipsi village

My article about Crete on Heart Home Magazine



P.s. For the newcomers, this 'best of' series is a sum up of favorite posts from this blog to keep you company while I'm away getting married!


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5 BEST OF: Greek hotels

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
San Giorgio Hotel in Mykonos | My Paradissi


Katikies Hotel in Santorini

Mystique Hotel in Santorini

Kapari Natural Resort in Santorini

Coco-Mat Eco Residences in Serifos

San Giorgio Hotel in Mykonos (and the rooms)



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5 BEST OF: Country

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Beautiful barn house in Spain

A fresh country mix

House in Mani, Greece

Beautiful barn house in Spain

15 amazing neo rustic bedrooms

Country villa in Mallorca, Spain


P.s. For the newcomers, this 'best of' series is a sum up of favorite posts from this blog to keep you company while I'm away getting married!


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5 BEST OF: Cozy

Monday, September 1, 2014
Bright bedrooms are fresh and cozy | My Paradissi


Cozy beds wear linen bedding

10 inviting window seat nooks

Bright bedrooms are fresh and cozy

Staying in bed just a little while longer

Swinging in this all white hanging daybed


P.s. For the newcomers, this 'best of' series is a sum up of favorite posts from this blog to keep you company while I'm away getting married!


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