Defined by its minimalist white facade, this abode is surrounded by the leafy streets of the Kifissia district in Athens, Greece. Designed by Greek architect Jenny Nomikou, the property is the home of a busy Greek entrepreneur. The owner wanted to turn the house into a sanctuary that she could enjoy relaxing in with her family and friends; the outdoor areas in particular were to be well-furnished to make the most of the property’s verdant surroundings. The client and her family are also avid art collectors, having acquired masterpieces from various epochs, and the home was to showcase their exquisite assemblage of works.
The client greatly admired the understated aesthetic of French design brand Liaigre, and thus enlisted Liaigre Design Service, the brand’s interior decoration arm, to decorate the 8,611sqft villa. Founded by the late French designer Christian Liaigre, who passed away in September, the eponymous brand remains true to its minimalist ethos and understated approach to design, as embodied by this Athens abode.
Given the property’s sizeable footprint, the biggest challenge for this project was to create a cosy ambience while keeping the design language cohesive throughout the house, both indoors and out. To achieve this, the team selected recurring materials for the furnishings that unite the outdoor areas with the interior.
The Hestia armchair, as well as some of the chaise longues within the home, are made with wenge wood, which is also employed in some of the outdoor furniture selected for the abode. Beige, brown and other earthy hues are accentuated with crimson and tangerine accents that add dynamism to various spaces in the house. Natural textures of silk on the rugs and the use of linen for cushions and bedding sets bring both a luxurious and soothing touch.