DESIGN YOUR HOME
Guest Picks: Aegean Blues
When I think of summer days, the combination of cobalt blue and crisp white is the first thing that comes to my mind. I guess I'm pretty inspired by my Greek roots and all the Aegean Island inspiration that bursts out as warmer days approach. I'd rather be more romantic, however, and blame the sea that gets more vibrant and striking and the pure foamy waves that come along at the shore. This is an idea of how I'd decorate my ideal summer house, somewhere over a Cycladic cliff outlooking the Aegean Sea.
— Eleni from My Paradissi
— Eleni from My Paradissi
We need protection from the harsh summer sun If we wish to stay outdoors all day long. This umbrella totally goes along with the seaside attitude.
I love the patterns on this pillow. The swirling circles remind me of strong winds and the wavy sea!
Large pieces of furniture play an important role to the decoration process. I'd pick this grayish armoire to anchor my bedroom.
I love the subtle bluish hue of this pair, along with their simplicity. They are the perfect addition to any summer tablescape.
Some things need no explanation. This tablecloth perfectly matches the rustic seaside of the Cyclades!
This handmade cross-stitch pillow creates a brilliant folkloric look, don't you think?
This chair is a must-have for lazy afternoons at the terrace. Doesn't it look extremely comfy?
It can get pretty windy at the Cyclades during the summer, so this lantern may prove handy.
Just look at this vintage-style bedside table! It has an amazing blue shade, cute white knob and a discreet rustic attitude that's to die for.
A white iron bed is a great addition to a white, curvy vernacular interior (my grandma used to have one of these and I loved it).
This cushion is so delicate and chic. I'd love to have it on my large built-in outdoor sofa.
I'm in love with the dark blue shade of this bowl. It is the perfect decoration item for a white dining table.
I love vintage tiles. This style has the perfect hue for a summer sea sanctuary!
This shabby, white-painted pendant is a great addition to an easy-going summer abode. It would look as great in the kitchen as in the living room or the bedrooms.
Just look at these painted knobs! They would look wonderful on any vintage white cabinetry in the house.
Here's a great mug for my morning coffee. I love the clay color of the inside because it looks so handmade!
I dream of long dinners with fresh salads and fish — loads of mouthwatering fish served on these plates, of course!
I could eat seafood 24/7 (OK, I might get myself sick, I know). This dinnerware set seems ideal. I love these handmade-style blue dots!
These metal tables are the most practical outdoor item, plus they fit just everywhere.