When Athenian architect George Zafiriou designed a retreat for himself on the island of Serifos in the Cyclades, he enlisted set designer Manolis Pantelidakis for help with the interior, replete with built-ins. The duo’s results skillfully balance the simplicity of island vernacular architecture with a touch of 1970’s glamor–think Studio 54, Greek style, lounging included.
Photography by Julia Klimi via decoholic.
Above: In the living room, molded plastic armchairs echo the simple canvas cover on the sofa. The materials of the house are simple and consistent: stucco walls, concrete floors, and whitewashed beamed ceilings.
Above: The Greek version of the Tulip arm chair by Eero Saarinen provides seating around a rough-hewn wood dining table. Throughout the house, narrow windows with interior shutters allow in the right amount of light (while keeping the rooms cool).
Above: A cousin of the DIY Cinder Block Coffee Table, the house’s daybeds couldn’t be simpler–and are ideal for sea gazing and reading.
Above: Vintage tools decorate a wall. For more examples of tools as sculpture, see 10 Easy Pieces.
Bring a little of the Greek Isles into your life with Palette & Paints: Greek Inspired Cerulean and Aegean Blues. Like the look of the concrete floors in this house? Learn the lowdown in Remodeling 101: Polished Concrete Floors. On Gardenista, visit the island of Antiparos with Landscape Architect Thomas Doxiadis.