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On Mythical Mykonos in Greece, the San Giorgio Hotel

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Set on the dramatic coastline of Mykonos, Greece, a small hotel offers a blend of rustic and modern Mediterranean flavors.

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Its decidedly understated and monochromatic decor comes from Berlin-based Lambs&Lions.

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The design group has used a minimal palette restricted to a modern use of earthy natural shades throughout.

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The very few, carefully selected pieces of furniture are unerringly right.

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Subtle references are made to the North African and Mediterranean designs that have influenced the region since ancient times.

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There is tranquil feeling as a result of such care in choosing the few items inside.

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Ancient “built-in” shelving set in to the old hand-built walls still serves a purpose.

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Selected by Design Hotels as one of only 240 handpicked boutique resorts globally, it is the care in decoration that really makes the traditional building special.

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Outside, just the simplest traditional trellis provides holidaymakers with a serene and shady spot for an al fresco lunch.

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The turquoise of the pool is the only shock of color in the very subdued and discrete color story.

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Bedrooms continue the subdued and refreshingly simple decor.

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A mosquito net is a reminder of the proximity of the tropics.

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Mosaic floors of cool tiles, simple wooden furniture and breezy windows complete the minimal decoration.

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A place for a night lantern is inserted in the traditional thick walls of the ancient Cycladic vernacular architecture of the region.

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The small hotel is set within the piazza on the island.

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Illustrative of how these old buildings are constructed, a pour of plaster partially covers the underlying stone walls. Only the crisp white shutters are new.

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In decorating the San Giorgio Hotel, the designers have created an utterly un-distracting spot, dedicated to relaxation.

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The result: sunbaked and perfect peace.

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