Aug
28

Pretty Pottery

Posted by Peter Brooks in Design Tips, Inspiration, Interior design, Shops, Vacation on Aug 28th, 2014

Shopping at the charming pottery workshops in our neighbouring village, Mantamados, is always on the itinerary when travelling in Lesvos, Greece.  Most of the décor in our home is made up of items picked up during our travels and I always encourage this practice. What better way to keep the memories alive than having constant [...]


Aug
21

A Stone Home in Greece

Posted by Peter Brooks in Inspiration, Interior design, Renovations, Vacation on Aug 21st, 2014

A Stone Home in Greece
I just returned from a glorious 5 week visit to Lesvos, Greece. I have so much to share about this charming Island so be prepared – my blogs on Lesvos will be popping up for a while.
After 24 hours of travel I am back home in Toronto, a city I love [...]


Sep
20

Picton Farm House

Posted by Peter Brooks in Interior design, Vacation on Sep 20th, 2011

Friends with benefits.
Much of our travels include fantastic invitations to friend’s vacations homes.  One of my very best friends Maria and Glen Jenkins have an absolutely spectacular ‘farm house’ in Prince Edward County.  About 8 years ago Maria and her daughter Carolyn went on a scouting mission to find the perfect summer home.   They found [...]


Sep
19

To Greece and back….

Posted by Peter Brooks in Vacation on Sep 19th, 2011

I’ve been back to work for almost three weeks now. The summer has faded behind us and I can almost smell fall in the air. We had a fabulous summer vacation this year in Greece, an island called Lesvos across from Athens and just a stone’s throw to Turkey.
I love Greece!  I love the old world [...]