A LAID-BACK RETREAT ON THE AEGEAN SEA

April 9, 2017

Interiors

Coastal living room in Greece with daybed and exposed beam ceiling on Thou Swell @thouswellblog(via Architectural Digest, photography by Simon Upton)

It’s been a bit quiet around here, but I took a break from the blog while I was at the beach for spring break (ICYMI on Instagram), soaking up some much-needed sunshine and warmth after escaping Ithaca’s harsh winter weather. I stayed at my grandparent’s beach house in Ponte Vedra which you can take a peek inside here. I just returned to campus today, but I’m still in a summer state-of-mind, and so I thought it would be the perfect time to share this serene escape on the coast of the Aegean Sea from designer Tino Zervudachi. The home is all-white, like many villas on the Greek coast, perched 150 steps above the port. Also like the last Mediterranean villa I shared on the blog, the home is filled with a fabulous mix of styles, from 19th-century antiques to the mid-century daybed in the living room above (which I love dearly). As you’ll find in the designer’s Paris home, each room often has a sculptural touch in it, whether it’s something small perched on a side table or a piece of furniture with an eye-catching shape. See the rest of this coastal home below.

SHOP THE LOOK



White hallway with nautical decor on Thou Swell @thouswellblog

This hallway is a fun study on nautical elements, from the brass ship lantern to the rope sculpture. This photograph also shows off the villa’s charming double interior doors and arched doorways.

White coastal bedroom with Bhutanese fabric in Greece on Thou Swell @thouswellblog

The bathroom features sleek and modern free-standing bathtub and fittings which strike a contrast to the marble-topped vanity in the corner. I love how the all-white look is warmed up with the rattan chairs on the patio below. They make a great pair with the 19th-century bistro table!

Patio with white walls and rattan dining chairs in Greece on Thou Swell @thouswellblog
Blue doors in a garden on the coast of Greece on Thou Swell @thouswellblog

The navy doors to the courtyard of the home make the perfect coastal welcome. I love the blue and white look at the entrance of the home!