A Greek-Island Family home

I can't stop studying decorator Isabel López-Quesada's recent project – a dreamy Greek-island compound for an Athens-based family – which combines a lively mix of antiques, contemporary art and richly patterned fabrics, in what is ultimately a serene escape overlooking the Myrtoan Sea on picturesque Spetses. Divine holiday house inspiration!

  1. Photographed by RICHARD POWERS

  2. for Architectural Digest 

Singing The Blues: Main picture top, a Kathryn M. Ireland print accents the family room’s double chaise longue; an Irini Gonou collage hangs above the sofa, and the captain’s chair in the foreground and the painted chest at rear left are Greek antiques. In the dining room, above, a Nikos Nikolaou painting hangs near a Greek bench cushioned with custom fabrics and an Empire chest of drawers displaying cloched shells. I adore the painted floors and ceiling – so many divine shades of blue in the one room.

An Isabel López-Quesada–designed canopy bed serves as a chaise in the living room, which is accented with a glamorous shell mirror and vintage consoles.

The kitchen’s French doors open to a sunny terrace; the countertops and sink are marble and the splashback tiles are antique.

López-Quesada designed the master bedroom’s four-poster bed, complimented by an antique French chaise longue.