This great apartment in Athens...

I am hugely looking forward to sharing these photos with you. They were sent to me by a friend looking for a shoot location in Athens, and who came across this extraordinary apartment.  

Entrance to the apartment through a beautifully crafted door. I adore blue ceilings - its as if you are walking into the sky.

Entrance to the apartment through a beautifully crafted door. I adore blue ceilings - its as if you are walking into the sky.

More and more I enjoy the humility of  simple kitchen cabinetry. I feel that it somehow would ensure that I always cook simple, wholesome food. Kitchens date so quickly - but not this one, I'm sure. The floor is one often seen in Greece - small pieces of stone laid together and then polished. 

More and more I enjoy the humility of  simple kitchen cabinetry. I feel that it somehow would ensure that I always cook simple, wholesome food. Kitchens date so quickly - but not this one, I'm sure. The floor is one often seen in Greece - small pieces of stone laid together and then polished. 

It's not the floor in the photo above, but rather the kitchen of my aunt's house in Paros, Cylcades. But it gives you an idea of how it is made. 

It's not the floor in the photo above, but rather the kitchen of my aunt's house in Paros, Cylcades. But it gives you an idea of how it is made. 

Again, it is the simplicity and humility of this room that strikes me- the muted colours, and the beautiful lattice work of the window. 

Again, it is the simplicity and humility of this room that strikes me- the muted colours, and the beautiful lattice work of the window. 

The wooden herringbone floor and blue hive shaped ceiling is so much the character of this room

The wooden herringbone floor and blue hive shaped ceiling is so much the character of this room

I love the detail here- the glass shelf on top of the radiator, the quiet accessories & mirror, exposed copper pipes and the black tile trim

I love the detail here- the glass shelf on top of the radiator, the quiet accessories & mirror, exposed copper pipes and the black tile trim

The terracotta walls, the dappled light and sparse furniture makes this an infinitely relaxing bedroom

The terracotta walls, the dappled light and sparse furniture makes this an infinitely relaxing bedroom

If you want a room to appear larger, try hanging the curtains across the whole wall either side of the window, as here. 

If you want a room to appear larger, try hanging the curtains across the whole wall either side of the window, as here.