I was used to instinctively combine total-white looks with interiors of northen european houses. There's always an exception and here we are with a white-washed summer retreat in greek island, Patmos, that I spotted on 79ideas blog. The house belongs to a Dutch couple, Marian Menders and Mark Jansen, and architect Dimitris Konstantinidis, son of the great Greek architect Aris Konstantinidis, designed it.
The owners asked a house with large rooms, full of Greek light. Thus, the main portico entrance leads directly to a white space where the open kitchen, dining and sitting area succeed one another. This first volume made of stone is placed on the higher point of land, so that the living room can have the best view to the Aegean sea. Marian also worked with the interior design. Furniture from French and Dutch markets, modern art and selected design selections, like Philippe Starck's outdoor furniture, create a relaxing summer environment. The most important; wherever you stand in the house, you feel the mountain protecting you and the sea travelling you away.
| spotted on 79ideas | via tovima.gr |