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.
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 introduce 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: In another bedroom, a trapdoor leads to the downstairs living area.
Above L: A pale blue bath. Above R: A rustic path runs between the two connected properties.
Like the whitewashed wood floors at this Grecian idyll? See more images of Wood Floors in our Gallery of Rooms and Spaces. Want to whitewash your walls? See DIY: Whitewashed Greek Walls on Gardenista.
N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on July 16, 2012 as part of our A La Plage issue.