Take the plunge with contemporary paint effects by rag-rolling a wall ina fluid mix of dreamy green shades.

Trawl the design ocean for fabulous fittings featuring a school of ethereal fish – a scallop-print curtain fabric adds to the deep-sea mood.

Sink into a sofa upholstered in cool cobalt blue. Team with layers of white for a touch of true Greek-island style.

Transform a traditional alcove into a site of devotional fervour by painting it in intoxicating ultramarine.

Tie into the luxe Mediterranean look with trailing wallpaper, rattan seating and an intriguing, wave-like objet.

An electric-blue finish givesthis Seventies-style hangingchair its hot new dimension.

Layer up green and blue cushionson lush velvet seating to recall the multiple hues of the open sea.

This elegant four-poster is made to be draped on sultry summer nights…

Temper the mood with turquoise fabrics toned down with white.

Make a splash with ink-soaked wallpaper in shades of Hellenic blue. A minimalist lamp takes classical Greek form to its ultimate extreme.

Photography ⁄ Adrian Briscoe

Lotte Brouwer

Lotte is the Digital Editor for Livingetc, and has been with the website since its launch. She has a background in online journalism and writing for SEO, with previous editor roles at Good Living, Good Housekeeping, Country & Townhouse, and BBC Good Food among others, as well as her own successful interiors blog. When she's not busy writing or tracking analytics, she's doing up houses, two of which have features in interior design magazines. She's just finished doing up her house in Wimbledon, and is eyeing up Bath for her next project.