Classically Cool: 5 Inspiring Home Designs from Greece

It's all about simple chic

So, you traveled to Greece and you’re dying to go back. Every photo you see of the picture-perfect royal blue sky and dreamy Grecian homes makes you feel nostalgic and green with envy at the same time. If you can’t wait until next summer to get back to your favorite Greek Island, why not add a little Greek flair to your own space for the time being? These designs will transport you back to the good days of vacation — and perhaps Pottery Barn. 

Villa Rodi, Paros

paros-villarodi-05-1Who wouldn’t want to sit down to coffee and fresh fruit at this table? The wood shutters, napkins and light blue and soft yellow color combination give this space an effortless cottage chic vibe, while bright orange plates add a dash of playfulness. Though you might be reminded of cottage country back home when you see this, the view of the sparkling Aegean Sea serves as a reminder that you’re world’s away from home. This spaces inspires you to dip in the pool at the crack of dawn, soak up the sun rays, and then sit down to a relaxed meal with your loved ones. Find out more

Honeymoon Villa, Santorini

greekstyle-santorini_villahoneymoon__03While the sunsets, wineries and spas you’ll find in Santorini give the island an indisputable honeymoon vibe, the charming streets and classic Cycladic homes prove it’s an island filled with style inspiration, too. Honeymoon Villa is a prime example of Santorini’s aesthetic: all-white everything, simple and somewhat modern furniture, soft lighting, and views to die for. The real key to adding a little Santorini to your home? Have a bottle of wine and platter of cheeses available at all times.

Villa Daniela, Corfu 

greekstyles-corfu_villadaniela_05-1While Mykonos and Santorini nod to the old-world with classic Cycladic style homes, the homes of Corfu have a more modern feel. But, a few general style rules persist; outdoor spaces are made inviting and comfortable, which means that you have the ideal setting to bask in the relentless sunshine and take in the azure ocean views. The color combination of white and blue is the nucleus of Villa Daniela’s decor, and this terrace’s view does most of the talking — so simple touches like chic upholstered cushions and neutral tableware are all you need. Find out more

Villa Drazen, Paros

villa-drazen-greek-styleEnter Villa Drazen to be greeted by a warm breeze. The whitewashed stone walls are complemented by wood beamed ceilings for a rustic essence, and shiny marble floors stretch throughout the entire home.  Moroccan accents and neutral furniture complete the worldly interior, while windows reveal a sun-drenched courtyard and uninterrupted view. This home captures the style of Paros, with an added international flair, indicating this must be the work of a serial globetrotter. Find out more

Michaela Residence, Santorini 

greekstyle-santorini_michaelaresidence_05You can the change decor of a home all you want, but there’s one thing that will always remain: location.  This villa’s hilltop position means that majestic views of the volcano and caldera form a dreamy backdrop around the clock; a better picture than any artwork or photograph can capture. While the vistas are sure to please, it’s the elegant decor — both inside and out — that elevates the space from inviting to utterly jaw-dropping. Canopied beds, silky fabrics and soft pastels combine with antique furnishings for a blend that can only be described as “relaxed palace.”
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Colleen McNamara