In John Stefanidis’ fourth book we finally get that personal tour around his Greek retreat which we’ve all been waiting for. This book does for his Patmos house what Living by Design (Weidenfeld & Nicholson, London, 1997) did for his Dorset home, Cock Crow.
Fabulous photographs explore each room and then lead the reader out onto the terrace, through the olive groves and into the deep blue Aegean Sea. Stefanidis’ decorative hand is evident on every surface and multi-cultural objects from across the globe have been lovingly assembled to create the most wonderful interiors.
At the heart of the design is a deep-set love of the island. It is a space that has been moulded over time by its milieu, with the gentle genius touch of John Stefanidis.
The book is due out next month
(An Island Sanctuary. A House in Greece, by John Stefanidis, text by Susanna Moore, photographs by Fritz von der Schulenberg, Rizzoli, New York, 2010)