An air of tranquility flows through this sprawling family vacation home on the island of Spetses, near Athens, Greece. The home consists of a main house with four bedrooms, and two connecting, smaller houses, any of which may be used separately. The matriarch of the family wanted to be able to spend time with her adult children and their families every summer. She envisioned a large yet cozy compound, a home with a feeling of timelessness and serenity. Athenian architect Nikos Moustroufis and Madrid-based interior designer Isabel López-Quesada worked their magic to create an oasis of relaxed elegance for this family home.
Every space invites relaxation. The soothing hues of blue and white, traditional Greek colours, pair beautifully with warm woods, rich textures, and a gorgeous collection of pieces evoking seafaring journeys bringing home beloved treasures. Ornate mirrors, intricately painted chests, and sculptural white coral are juxtaposed with sturdy furniture, summery cotton and linen textiles, and sinuous metal pieces, like chandeliers and a stunning iron canopy bed. White walls and light blue floors and ceilings, along with an absence of rugs and drapery, provide a perfectly simple, clean, cool background for the elegant furnishings.
Outdoor living areas abound, from intimate lounging spaces to grand sitting and dining spaces. Willow branches bring cooling shade, as a respite from the intense heat and sun of the Mediterranean island, while a large area is left open to the skies, because the homeowners wanted to be able to see the stars.
What a beautiful place for family to gather.
(All images via Architectural Digest. Words are my own.)