I'm Lisa Hjalt of the LatteLisa blog, one of happy Igor's followers, honoured to write a guest post for him while he's away on vacation. We all know that Igor is from Serbia, was brought up in Austria and now lives in Germany, but the funny or strange thing is that I always associate him with Greece. During his studies there he seems to have done a lot of Greek island hopping and that's why I'm taking you to a Greek island.
This beautiful house on the island of Mykonos is a Deborah French design (she lived in it for some time) and has been featured in many interior magazines. There is simply something about it that reminds me of Igor and his taste. It has a bit of that ethnic vibe that we often find on his blog.
The house and its garden blend perfectly into its surroundings and the stones used to build it come from the mountains. What makes the house even more natural is the layout of the rooms; the shape of the hillside dictates their layout. All materials used are natural and as you can see, there is no fuss on the inside. Walls are white with plenty of rustic wood throughout and the decor consists mainly of things like Greek urns and dried flowers. The result is a peaceful home.
When I first saw the exterior I remember finding it interesting that the house wasn't painted white, as most Greek houses. It turns out that Deborah French had to get permission from the Architectural Committee of the Cycladic Islands to not paint it!
I feel like the one thing missing in this post is a photo of Igor himself jumping on a beach nearby. Enjoy your time in the west, Igor! I'm already looking forward to your Monday posts when you get back.
Photo credit: Paul Ryan for Deborah French Designs