Vesta Mebel - George-Zafiriou-Manolis-Pantelidakis Serifos

Serifos is a Greek island in the western Cyclades, between Kythnos and Sifnos and this is where Danaë escaped with her infant Perseus from her father, who wanted to kill his grandson because of a prediction that was given to him he would be killed by him. The island is picturesque and like the other Cycladic islands full of cute little white houses with beautiful sea views.

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This is the place the Athenian architect George Zafiriu chose for his summer house. Together with the designer Manolis Pantelidakis they managed to converte the old house into a real summer residence. The old wooden ceiling is preserved, as well as typical Greek whitewashed walls, but the new floor is from concrete, the hanging lamps are in industrial style, and among the oldest wooden furniture and typical masonry sinks and kitchen cabinets, designer chairs as timeless as the white Tulip armchair of Eero Saarinen can be spotted and I dare say they look on their right place among the vintage furniture of the house. 

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The colors choosen for the interior are delicate, soft and warm, they invite you to take a rest, relax and enjoy the summer. Notice how the beds lack headboards and have instead some protruding parts of the masonry of the wall are used. There are also the sinks – located directly in the bedrooms, which is a great idea for hot days 🙂 There is also a cute sink made of a metal bucket on a stone bed in one of the bedrooms.

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The old house has small windows with wooden lids to keep out the scorching Greek sun. The original wooden windows are preserved – they form a quite an important part of the interior – painted in beige on the white background of the whitewashed walls.

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The pictures are taken by Julia Klimi, author of an excellent book on the Greek Islands – At Home in Greece, and I found them on decoholic. The interior is designed by the Cretan designer Manolis Pantelidakis.

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