So, here are 8 Greece-inspired decorating ideas from the most stylish Greek hotels I have been to.
Meander printed cushions –Grand Hyatt Athens
There’s hardly a more Greek print than the meander -it is rather the signature one, a very strong reference used both in contemporary fashion and architecture. Instead of taking it to the extreme, interior designer Maria Vafeiadou of MKV Design decided to incorporate the print as a subtle reference on the cushions of elegant art deco inspired armchairs.
Some (Greek) pop art –Kea Village
This cute and serene hotel in Kea island was all about the details. Simplicity and laid back vibes were the main themes of Kea Village, but eye-catching details made the overall look sophisticated. Such were the vintage tomato soup cans from the signature Greek brand Kyknos that were used as plant pots at “To Spiti sti Hora” restaurant. A splash of colour and pop culture, all at once!
Art deco tiles –Dexamenes Seaside Hotel
There wasn’t a thing that was not interesting about the Dexamenes Seaside Hotel architecture and interiors. After all, a hotel built at a location where there used to be a wine factory with wine tanks made of concrete, can’t be nothing less that impresive. There was once thing, though, that stood out -the art deco -inspired tiles that added a chic and elegant twist in the industrial style of the interiors.
Vintage kitchen –Tainaron Blue Retreat
Now, for those who are really invested in their home deco, enjoy this vintage masterpiece. This traditional, minuscule kitchen is located in a three-room hotel, housed in a tall traditional Maniot stoned tower, perched on a steep slope in Peloponnese, a.k.a. Tainaron Blue Retreat. The cream colour with the brass details and the rounded shapes -so pretty you almost don’t want to use it!
Details from the ceiling – Kinsterna Hotel
Traditional meets modern – Anemi Hotel
Evil eye pillows –Cape 9
One of the deco details that got me most inspired while staying at Cape 9 Hotel in Santorini were the pillows -colourful ones next to the pool and knit ones decorated with the classic evil eye motif in the bedroom. You can find endless versions of the evil eye motif in Greece, printed on handbags, clothes and jewelry, but this refreshing take is ideal for your house!
Baptismal bowls – Ekies Resort
Baptismal bowls, serving as water basins in some of the suites of Ekies Resort in Halkidiki draw upon the power of water to sanctify and rejuvenate.