A Greek Bedroom Inspired by Nature

13 Oct

When my dad started building his dream house in Greece, I was in middle school in New Jersey.  It was the early ‘90s, and the Body Shop and Calvin Klein and Kate Moss were ushering in an era of natural beauty.  Simplicity was the backlash against an era of neon and shoulder pads.  I abandoned my hot-pink biker shorts and oversized Hypercolor t-shirts for a more natural beauty aesthetic that seeped its way into my plans for the bedroom I’d have in Greece.

Our new house was being built in an olive grove by the ocean, and I wanted to embrace an organic look for my bedroom.  I wanted to keep the walls and the bedspread as white as the walls of a white-washed Greek church.  I wanted only a few little green leaf accents and bamboo curtains to echo the call of nature.

When I saw This Is Glamorous’ post “Wicker & White and Summer Delights,” it immediately brought me back to the inspiration for my bedroom all those years ago.  Wicker baskets hold fresh, white laundry.  A bowl of pretty starfish brings the ocean inside.  A pretty white sundress looks like the kind I’d find in one of the many shops near Olympia.  There’s even a photograph of waffles, the dessert we often get after dinner in Greece.


3 Responses to “A Greek Bedroom Inspired by Nature”

  1. Jenelle October 18, 2011 at 12:04 am #

    You have more useful info than the British had cooinles pre-WWII.

  2. Linda Kriegsmann October 19, 2011 at 12:55 pm #

    I actually “saw” the room as I read your description of it. What a pleasant place to wake up each day! Kind of like staying at a beach house in the Hamptons — and not finding Martha Stewart’s “fine” touches. How refereshing!!!!

  3. Queen October 27, 2011 at 12:37 pm #

    Love the starfish…..coral would be nice as well.

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