Less is more!

I haven't featured before an all masculine abode but I must confess I was drawn to it from the moment I saw it on Lonny magazine. Something about the rich dark tones and the sophistication it emits so generously, made me want to own this place! Anthony has not only use some of my all time essential pieces like the Ikea Lack self and the Parsons desk but he illustrated their clean, sleek lines in such a beautiful way! The place is designed by a man for a man but the warmth of orange splashes and the brown/wood notes introduce a level of versality into the space. Who can imagine that we talk of a teeny tiny place! For more photos and the actual article you should visit the site of Lonny magazine! The talented team behind the scene has created yet again an another issue full of inspiring interiors and striking visuals for us all to enjoy!



Happy Holidays

So far Christmas time has been joyful and fun. Family gatherings, a little bit of shopping and a lot of food involved! Ahead of us we have the celebrations of the New Year and A Whole New Start! Time laps seem faster as the years go by, but we need to slow down our pace, at least this time of (every) year and reflect our actions, thoughts and visions. It's the perfect time to relate with our past, keep what is important to oneself and hope for a better future!!!


Anticipate the weekend

I hope the following days have the cozyness of the soft white blanket and the allurement of these tiny winter blooms, for everyone... Two days full of glorious moments to boost our energy and refill our inner strength because Christmas is only a tad away!



Patina is beautiful

My mother taught me to appreciate the beauty in old pieces. Her countless visits in antiques stores gained her a few memorable pieces like this delicate vase of handdrawn porcelain. I wish one day to have, around my house, such lovely items to surround me!


Flowers bloom in winter time

Beautiful rooms to live in and enjoy, especially in cold winter mornings. Your favorite paper, a nice cup of tea and some fluffy cushions to arrange casually and jump right in!


Elena of design

Ok, here's the story; the other day I was visiting the loveliest shop in the town I live -that said though, I haven't had the chance to chat with the owner until this very Friday. So, apart from the nice talk we had and the goodies I brought back home from atelier LZC I found out that one of her daughters is Elena Zournatzi, a prominent spirit of the new greek design. Elena is responsible of all the inspiring and refreshing illustrations above and if you pop over at her site you gonna see more! Greek press has done a many great spreads on her, especially after her work for the store of the new Acropolis museum and since I've been there already, take my word on this; everything in the store is so well presented and designed like you're in a really hip and high end place, so totally different from the usual boring museum stores. But Elena has another hidden ace up her sleeve...She creates unique wallpaper designs and children's books. Elena is undoubtly talented. I bet she can have us all swoon over her work within a second!


Eat sweet

I don't know about you but, I'm not easily impressed with sweet recipes. When it comes to sweet I satisfy myself with the old good way; a generous bite of chocolate(any kind) and that's about it. But when I came across this recipe while reading desire to inspire blog something inside urge me to try it! And...heaven help me!!! If you were ever to cook once in your life or if this is something you do everyday, rush over to Not quite Nigella and get the recipe. The best thing I've read in cooking recently!


Have you seen Simon Upton's images?

...and now that you have, what do you think? I wanna jump right in those dwellings and start living up their lives. Become what they want me to be; a socialite, an entrepreuner, a profound artist, an avid collector...



Ode to little drawers (in my head)

I wish inspiration would come in neat little drawers! Need a bit of help, grab one and look for the treat inside! Ran out of ideas, pick another and see if you like what you get... This could be the answer to our questions but alas! we strive and cry out as if we were blind. It seems like we can't reach those small boxes or like we are just an inch away but we can't tell! But those of us who reach out and touch them enjoy a magical moment every time it happens...

IMAGES FROM TOP; bitsandbobbins, ameiss, theholidaygirl928, ameiss, moline (up again, enjoying autumn)