Happy Guest: An All Natural House On Mykonos

20 September 2013 2


I’m Lisa Hjalt of the LatteLisa blog, one of happy Igor’s followers, honoured to write a guest post for him while he’s away on vacation. We all know that Igor is from Serbia, was brought up in Austria and now lives in Germany, but the funny or strange thing is that I always associate him with Greece. During his studies there he seems to have done a lot of Greek island hopping and that’s why I’m taking you to a Greek island.

This beautiful house on the island of Mykonos is a Deborah French design (she lived in it for some time) and has been featured in many interior magazines. There is simply something about it that reminds me of Igor and his taste. It has a bit of that ethnic vibe that we often find on his blog.

The house and its garden blend perfectly into its surroundings and the stones used to build it come from the mountains. What makes the house even more natural is the layout of the rooms; the shape of the hillside dictates their layout. All materials used are natural and as you can see, there is no fuss on the inside. Walls are white with plenty of rustic wood throughout and the decor consists mainly of things like Greek urns and dried flowers. The result is a peaceful home.

When I first saw the exterior I remember finding it interesting that the house wasn’t painted white, as most Greek houses. It turns out that Deborah French had to get permission from the Architectural Committee of the Cycladic Islands to not paint it!

I feel like the one thing missing in this post is a photo of Igor himself jumping on a beach nearby. Enjoy your time in the west, Igor! I’m already looking forward to your Monday posts when you get back.

Photo credit: Paul Ryan for Deborah French Designs

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  • Reply un23 ilaria 20 September 2013 at 07:04

    This place is a beauty! I love everything in it : the white raw walls, the floors, the terrace … I could definitely spent a long time there. Thank you Lisa and Igor for taking us on holidays today (and Lisa, I do agree with you for the “Greek side” of Igor 😉 Have you both a lovely day i. x

  • Reply Meg 20 September 2013 at 12:00

    Holy moly those sea green cabinets…..

  • Reply Classiq 20 September 2013 at 14:44

    Lisa, the location is dreamy! I like the white Greek houses, but I also like that this one isn’t painted in white. It stands out.

  • Reply Ligia Seabra 20 September 2013 at 15:33

    It’s lovely. Remind me the rustic houses in Portugal, they have this type of walls. The doors, the wardrobe and the terrace, they are a must.
    Thanks Lisa and Igor.



  • Reply milkywalls 20 September 2013 at 19:52

    this is beautiful.
    i just discovered your blog. i will put you in my favourites.
    thanks for sharing and come visit me if you want*

  • Reply Valérie { Atelier rue verte } 21 September 2013 at 18:38

    Sublime , j’aime !!!

  • Reply aurelia-m 21 September 2013 at 19:19

    Simple mais tellement serin!!

  • Reply jackbenson03 23 September 2013 at 11:03

    I love EVERYTHING about this house. Totally my style. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply crendina 23 September 2013 at 12:19

    i love everything of this house, every detail it’s just so perfect!

  • Reply My Scandinavian Home 23 September 2013 at 18:55

    What an incredible place, oh how I long to transport myself from grey autumny sweden to sunny Mykonos and this house right now! Great guest post 🙂 /Niki

  • Reply Filipek 70 24 September 2013 at 08:17

    some places you might like but some you will love at first sight :)) greetings for both of you :)) great post !!!

  • Reply Lisa Hjalt 25 September 2013 at 19:10

    Thank you all for your kind comments 😉

  • Reply John Balley 26 September 2013 at 04:26

    Very beautiful house and pictures are very nice myrtle beach

  • Reply Damera Rajasheker 26 September 2013 at 12:04

    You done a good job really I impressed with your work regarding the maintain the pics. Thank you..
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  • Reply Beauty Follower 3 October 2013 at 20:53

    Απο τα λίγα σπίτια στην Μυκονο που έχουν κρατησει παραδοσιακά στοιχεία και διακοσμητικά
    στο εσωτερικό τους!

  • Reply Daniel Matthew 4 October 2013 at 11:37

    Awesome house Lisa Hjalt. Loved all the portions of it
    Thanks for sharing

  • Reply james@craftsman style home builder midlothian 29 October 2013 at 04:00

    Great ideas, everything is so natural and close to nature. I like the simplicity of the house and yet it has a welcoming atmosphere. Great work.

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