At Home in Greece
- ISBN 9780500511657
- 27.50 x 24.00 cm
- 466 Illustrations, 466 in colour
- First published 2004
‘A pictorial tour de force … packed to the rafters with design ideas … an inspirational selection’ – A Place in the Sun
‘If you always return from Greece longing for your home to have some of that Greek chic, you’ll pick up plenty of ideas here’ – Greece
‘… guaranteed to inspire’ – BBC Homes & Antiques
Julia Klimi’s stunning photographs capture the essence of Greekness, showing the regional variations from the Cyclades, the Dodecanese, Crete, the Saronic and the Ionian Islands – as well as the mainland, including Athens and the Peloponnese. Throughout, the distinctively appealing architectural style of Greece can be seen again and again.
She has gained unrivalled access to thirty-five private homes, from the one-room cubic Cycladic houses that inspired Le Corbusier to imposing Venetian towers integrated into the surrounding rocks: from the epitome of cool minimalism to a sumptuous lifestyle. The outside spaces, many with views of the sea, are also featured, from verandas merging into swimming pools and shaded marble paths leading to secret gardens to courtyards surrounded by olive trees.
The engaging texts reveal the stories of the people who have lovingly restored or commissioned these homes. Some have created contemporary interiors with reinforced concrete, brick, iron and other modern building materials; others have used entirely traditional materials and methods.
Julia Klimi is a Greek travel and interior design photographer. For well over a decade, she has been photographing places and interiors all over Greece; and for the last two years she has been working exclusively on this book. She is also well known for her contributions to American, Italian and Greek magazines such as Marie Claire, Elle, Elle Décoration, Vogue, and many others.