Today I’m daydreaming of… Greece. I came across the exterior of this house and a couple of interior shots a while ago, and posted them here, and I recently discovered lots more photos, and the sister property, also in Mykonos! Doesn’t this look like the most serene place ever? I love all the white, the modern touches, the blue-gray accents, and way the walls all have soft, rounded edges and corners.
The villas also have a great story. Johnny and Katie Friedman, a British couple, purchased the two villas– Villa Orpheus and Villa Eurydice– after marrying at the private chapel at Villa Eurydice (image top right) in 2007 and falling in love with the houses and the island. They now run a company called Mykonos Villa Crew that operates the villas as rental properties, as well as four other properties in Cape Town and London.
Check out the gallery for lots more of both houses.
My fixation with the restricted white/black/brown combo, generally with warm woods and leathers serving as the brown, just isn’t letting up. It’s amazing to me that without any color or pattern, just texture, style of furniture, architectural detail, finishes, and styling, this color story can communicate such a wide range of styles, from traditional cabin to modern industrial.
It’s like the little black dress of interior design. There’s a million little black dresses out there, but depending on the cut and material, they can be appropriate for a variety of body types and occasions. And then just changing the accessories can switch up the whole mood of the dress.
This time, a few examples that skillfully use art and books to keep the restricted palette from becoming too dry or impersonal. A well-accessorized LBD, if you well.