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Before I share with you my wider inspirations from my trip to Santorini I thought it would be fun to post a home tour of the cave-style house we stayed in while on the island. It was located on the outskirts of a quiet village called Akrotiri on the southern tip of the island, right opposite the much photographed Oia. We were so pleased we picked this part of the island as the other two main towns, Fira and Oia are heaving with tourists pretty much day and night. This little place wasn’t fancy or showy, rather it was traditional and cosy; the perfect haven to escape for a week. I loved having a view of the famous caldera from our deck and the private dip pool was perfect for cooling off. You see that last picture? That was the roof deck that was accessed via the bedroom window and became our favourite place to sit and enjoy the late afternoon sun. We would each open a beer, grab our books and head out there to soak up the sun when it was at the perfect temperature – not too hot yet still warm enough that the rays felt enveloping. Peaceful moments like that are what make holidays so special, don’t you think? I have lots of Santorini posts to share including a dedicated sunset round up, all my colourful finds across the island and much more. In the meantime, here’s a fun, spare of the moment video tour of the house filmed on my iPhone. The quality isn’t the best (and as you can see I’m dressed straight from the beach!) but I thought it would be fun for you to see the space in this way alongside the photographs. What do you think of the house, friends?

// Photography by Will Taylor

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Shall we kick off the weekend with a quick escape to the Balearic Islands to tour a colourful house on the island of Menorca? The moment I first saw his property on Eleni’s fab blog I instantly clicked over to look for flights to the Spanish isle. I’ve been to Menorca several times before (blogged here and here) and I think it’s such a special place. No surprise, then, that when I found flights for £80 I treated my fiancé and I to a little impromptu summer escape – I’m so excited! Anyhow, back to this stylish abode – isn’t it a beauty? I’m literally GaGa about the azure blue concrete flooring against the crisp white walls and the outdoor areas spell out the definition of relaxed summer style. In fact, the whole house feels as though it has balance: colour pops are foiled with natural materials that bring a tactile and organic vibe to the space. Colour has been used to introduce an element of surprise to the house without loosing the calming and refreshing feel that such a house needs to have to temper the hot climate. What inspires you about this house?

// Photography by Pablo Zuloaga for Elle Decor España via My Paradissi

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Let’s kick off the week with a trip to Mexico, shall we? I’ve found the perfect place for colour lovers to stay and it’c called, Casa Dos Chicos. Situated on a hill in the tropical town of Sayulita, overlooking the Pacific coastline of Mexico this colourful abode has 360 degree views, a private garden and 4 brightly coloured bedrooms. From purple and orange to yellow and more, each area of the home is decked out in stylishly chosen palettes that reflect the topical surroundings. The owners Patrizio & Mark furnished much of the property with furniture and textiles from local markets so the interior has an authentic Mexican feel. In fact, the colourful spirit of the property is evident from the outside, too – the peach and orange exterior perfectly set the tone for the interior. I love that the building is made up of two structures that are connected by a bridge 100m above sea level, it almost sounds like a luxury tree house, doesn’t it?! It may well be Monday morning but closing my eyes and escaping here for a few quite moments is a daydream of pure bliss. Have a wonderful week, friends!

// Photography by Bob Coscarelli via Design Tripper