An Aegean Idyll on a Greek Island
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On an obscure island in Greece, an interior designer creates a calm, cool oasis, with whitewashed interiors and minimal furnishings. Located on the island of Tinos in the Cyclades (more famous nearby islands include Mykonos), the villa, which consists of two houses connected by a second-story veranda, was overhauled by Zege Architects for interior designer Marilyn Katsaris. For those in search of a vacation, the villa is for rent; go to Homes Away . N.B.: First spotted on Yatzer ; photography by Yiorgos Kordakis . Above: The traditional whitewashed exterior. Above: Inside, the wide wood floors are bleached white. Above: Minimalist decor keeps the interiors airy and uncluttered. Above: A ceiling painted blue adds a soft wash of color to an otherwise neutral room. Above: In the kitchen, pistachio-green appliances from Smeg add a dash of color. Above: A collection of 1930s mirrors provides the only wall decor in the spare dining room. Above: Simple cream colored dishware, in keeping with the pared-down palette. Above: An arched niche serves as a sleeping platform. Above: A trapdoor leads to the downstairs living area in another bedroom. Above L: A pale blue bath. Above R: A rustic path runs between the two connected properties. N.B.: Like the whitewashed wood floors at this Grecian idyll? See 3,938 images of Wood Floors in our Gallery of rooms and spaces.