Designer: INK Architects
In the fascinating Dalliance House near Athens, the walls and murals coverings allow past and present to live together suspended in time.
Built around the 1890s to house a bourgeois family, the house, now known as The Dalliance House, later become a commercial space, where even housing a strawberry drying operation. Located on the same spot for almost 120 years, everything around it however, has evolved and changed. At present, the building has returned to its proud original roots and has been added the use of restaurant, café and bar.
Three designers / architects Athenians: Panagiotis Fountas (NineDesign), Konstantina Panagiotou (INK Architecture) and Marilena Spanoudaki-Bakopoulou were drawn to the beauty of a building in the northern suburb of Kifisia.
Konstantina Panagiotou was in charge of restoring the house’s walls and murals. The result was joined by new murals like a tattooed geisha.
Comforting and homely in a space in red and blue with furnitures brand Baxter.
The ascent to the first floor is accompanied by the comic-covered wall and by pieces of design as the Ingo Maurer lights.
“We are really passionate about what we do and we believe that the best description of ourselves, is our food, our drinks and -of course- our cocktails which we think are some of the best in Greece. Please, do come in, and judge by yourselves.”
Photography © Costas Mitropoulos, Courtesy of The Dalliance House, Athens, Greece
Text: Diana Scorici