3.12.2017

Bringing Greece to Charlotte . . .

Hi !

I cannot believe it's snowing here in Charlotte today.. Whhhaaatt ??  Crazy.  I'm over Winter, but pretty sure it will be all melted and out of here by noon.  I'm working on this new project with a slight nod to my client's native Greece so while I am glancing out the window, the only thing getting me in the Greek mode is the white ha ha... so think I'll watch a blistering hot summer movie and pull up my pinterest wanderlust files !

Now this project is already in motion, the build in coming along and I actually ordered all the furniture several months ago.  The main plan is in place.  We are getting into the details now.... 


Thought I'd spend a little time thinking about the details, things like additional lighting, tile, cabinet finishes, because the time is approaching, but not soon enough !!  While I love these big projects the wait kills me, I am the anxious type.

I found Athens-based architecture studio Block 722 who designed a pair of holiday houses on the Greek island of Syros.  These houses are spacious enough to accommodate a family and guests discreetly detached from the main house.  Breathtaking view over Plagia bay and full of inspiration!

The colors and textures I've incorporated in the design but in a "Charlotte" kind of way . . . Take a look at these gorgeous images to inspire . . .






above photos by Ioanna Roufopoulou 


Another resource I found in my Wander Lust file, are these images of the San Giorgio Hotel on Mykonos.  This amazing Boutique hotel is perfection if you ask me.  With Greece being on my list of future adventures I took a look at the some of the details they incorporated.


So, when I started designing this poolside guest house for my client the very first thing I picked was a large rope chandelier.  I looked up and there it was.. It started the whole thing as I recall.


I love these lights and with the vaulted beamed ceiling and white walls going in the project, it's perfect.





The entire living room space looks out over a large pool.  My plan is to keep it modern with an ever so slight industrial vibe.  Lots of seating, large TV and simple furniture.


Behind you, a wet bar and down the hallway to the bedroom a bigger kitchen area.  I am pushing for a really gorgeous wood mosaic tile behind the wet bar and white flat front cabinets.  I feel the wood will tie back to some of wood furniture pieces and have an impact.


Not sure of the pattern yet, but love all these.  Concrete like counter tops and white cabinets.



On our recent tile trip together we pulled these beauties.


The larger kitchen area for all the entertaining that will be happening, a wood upper cabinet and, if I have my way, stainless back splash midway up.


Found these images to inspire my client a bit.




Moving to the one back guest bedroom - blues and whites - clean and simple.

A pair of queen beds, floating shelves and a simple rug and dresser should do the trick.  It's all about the living, entertaining and pool space out in this fab addition !



Cannot wait !!!!  Hurry hurry Mr. builder !!







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