I have always found Greece to be very enchanting. The impressive and majestic architecture, the mathematics, the great mythological stories and characters… So I decided I would take you there and show you beautiful ways to bring Greece into your own home.
More inspiration can be found in the traditional dress of ancient Greece. Again, with the purest of whites, fabrics draped and flowed like liquid poured over the bodies of Greek gods and goddesses, looking effortlessly and comfortably divine. The women’s hair done up loosely with braids of gold wound through, adorning their heads…
If you picture all these things in your mind, it’s very easy to incorporate them into your home. You don’t have to do anything cheesy, like painting columns on your walls, just bringing in classic pieces, anything that is reminiscent of Greece and what Greece is, will help you create “the feel.”top to bottom, left to right
- 1st Dibs- brass and blue Edelman leather ottomans- that shot of blue with a shape that would fit almost any style decor
- 1st Dibs- white crackle-finish table lamp with white linen shade and brushed metal base with subtle Greek key motif- at almost 3 feet tall, this could be your own Greek god, tall and magnificent, perched on your side table to be adored and worshipped
- Trendir- Manutti Orlando wicker sunbed- place yourself upon a pedestal, a wicker one with column-inspired detail, while getting that bronzed goddess look
- Adding blue knobs like these to a white case piece would be so incredibly elegant. I think if I stared long enough I might just get lost inside them…
- 1st Dibs- Robsjohn-Gibbings by Saridis Klismos sidechairs, from Greece, made of walnut and muslin- I am so in love with these chairs… I have always loved the Klismos chairs, but the simplicity of these specific ones and how naturally stunning they are in form, materials, and finish… I am just nuts about these. I would pay just about anything for them.
Fabrics, bedding, and trims… make it light-weight with some movement in it, in shades of white and blue, and any tasteful gold braid trim or key motif and your room will strike a graceful balance between laid-back Mediterranean oasis and a space worthy of royalty.
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- Decorpad- a subtle taste of Greece in the blues, whites, and natural fibers…I even love how the pillow has a pattern similar to the tiles in the picture next to it
- If I had a terrace, it would definitely look like this. Aaahhhh…
- Alenska- pure linen bedding with embroidery - now obviously you wouldn’t want to go overboard with the classical Greek key motif, putting it everywhere possible, but if you did use it, this would be a great way to do so
- Trims from Kravet and Duralee- charming and subtle additions to any pillow, drapery, upholstery, etc.
Art and accessories… one of my favorite ways to bring in the influence of another culture because these pieces are so easy to change out…
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- 1st Dibs- wood and plaster museum model of the Parthenon-architectural models are so alluring, whether staircases, Greek architecture, framework, or ships (want to bring a little architectural history to the nursery or playroom?- a mini version of classical structures- bestpricetoys)
- Introduce a collection of blue glassware or vases into a room…they don’t have to be expensive, simply look for color saturation, shape, and size to make a bold gesture
- Etsy- Austin Modern- black painted chalkware busts of a Greek couple, from Greece/Italy- not expensive, but definitely beautiful, especially against a white wall
- 1st Dibs- charcoal drawing of Zeus by Emery- sketches are so wonderful…I constantly find myself drawn to them because they’re so honest… they often turn into other more “refined” pieces, but sketches are bare and fabulous,…straight from the heart and mind of the artist, they’re very intimate pieces of work.
- 1st Dibs- 1920’s sandstone sculpture of a Greek/Roman male torso- a nude sculpture of the male torso…what’s not to like? simple, sexy, and timeless…that is my motto…
- The Trojan horse- how the Greeks defeated the Trojans- this is a lovely little piece I picked up in an antique shop for less than $100. I love horses, and I certainly love the nod to a classic Greek story…