Monday, December 26, 2011

Merry Christmas.

Dear Unidentified Lifestyle readers:  Merry Christmas!
I want to take a moment and wish you all the best, wherever you are in the world.
I hope you've enjoyed the weekend as much as I did. 
I've spent every minute of it with family, friends and people I love. 
I've missed my hometown so much.
The best thing about holidays is coming back home to a place full of images, objects and smells you love. 

Thank you for your love and support. 


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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Styling Recipe: How to decorate your fireplace for Christmas

I'm back home at Athens, happy and relaxed. At the moment we're preparing the apartment with John John for Christmas.  I've tried to create a festive and relaxing atmosphere.
The thing that I've missed most is my fireplace. It has always fire in it. 
You should expect pictures of my apartment on the blog soon.
I hope this Styling Recipe [How to decorate your fireplace for Christmas] will inspire you to decorate your fireplace. 

Minimalistic + Playful [Paper trees (you can use any Christmas toys) + glass Jars] 

Monday, December 19, 2011

Things that made me smile this week [11/12-18/12]

1&2. Maybe the best window displays at London : Harrods
3. Angels made of sugar at Harvey Nichols Food Hall [More information here]
4. My beloved Marni boutique
5&6. A taste of Paris in the centre of London: Laduree at Harrods
7. The view from apartment
8. Entrance to heaven: Designer shoes section at Harvey Nichols
9&10. Festive dresses
11. Homemade 'melomakarona' made in London!
12. My friend Angeliki reading books at Harvey Nichols

1. My favorite quote.
2. Winter wonderland in the middle of Hyde Park!
3. Stylish salad bowl
4. Caribbean Cocktails at Coco Bamboo [Camden town]
5. I NEED IT: Christian Louboutin book: 20 years [more information about the book here]
6. Walking around Maida Vale
7. Squirrels at Hyde park
8. Early Christmas gift from John John 'Jamie's Great Britain' [buy it here]

Friday, December 16, 2011

Styling Recipe: 10 Christmas Living rooms

This is my last weekend in London before I go back to Greece for Christmas holidays and I couldn't be happier because I woke up today and it was snowing.
I can't wait to fly back home and decorate my apartment for Christmas.
We always create a festive living room based on our lifestyle & taste.
10 inspirational Christmas living room ideas that will inspire you to redecorate!

Take a look at all of our Christmas posts here.

Stay tuned for 'Thing that made me smile this week' post!


Thursday, December 15, 2011

Unidentifed Lifestyle : Gift guide 2011

This year Unidentified Lifestyle will share with you a few of its favorite things.
A small list of things we love and need in our life before the year 2012 arrives.

3)  Peter Som Sequin Dress $637 buy it here
5)  Scrabble mug $13
8) Ted Baker Hi shine large matinee purse - ROVERZ $125.00 &
Ted Baker Exotic leather clutch bag - HAHNII $154.00

Take a look at Shop Ted Baker's Winter Sale  (Up to 50% Off).
I fell in love with many different things, I hope Santa is reading this post.
People from Ted Baker are also offering consumers free ground shipping on all orders within the US in addition to the sale. 

Stay tuned for the second part of our Gift guide!
Which one is your favorite?
Would you like to receive/give away any of this items?

Ted Baker Winter Sale AW11

House tour: Minimal Christmas decorations

Have a very merry minimalistic Christmas!
This Scandinavian apartment enjoys Christmas in a very different way.
Take a look at their family house, they only used  minimal details, some natural trees, a few red Christmas stockings and several Christmas wooden toys placed around the rooms.

Don't forget to click on the 'Read more' button to see the rest of the house tour!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

House tour : The magic of beige

Another stylish house tour from Scandinavia.
Wooden floors + Beige color palette + modern kitchen = Apartment bliss
I hear the dark wooden wall and the floral shower curtain.

Take a look at a Paris shower curtain here.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Color of the week: hot pink

Unidentified Lifestyle loves colors. The color we've picked for this week is hot pink!
Add a dash of pink to your apartment and your wardrobe with this small guide we've created for you.

1. D.L.&CO. Momento Mori Pink Skull candle  £85 -
2. Brian Atwood Fluorescent Platform Pump $595 -
3. Pink Bird Print Cup and Saucer $21 -
4. Diptyque Roses Pink Candle $32 -
5. Artifort seven chair - $2,883 -
6. Fritz egg chair & ottoman - $7,927 -
7. Jenny Packham Pink Star Sequined cocktail dress - $2,370 -

Monday, December 12, 2011

Styling Recipe: Decorating with Christmas ornaments

The final countdown has started.
My flight for Greece is in a few days and I can't wait to decorate my apartment back home!
There's a thing about Christmas ornaments that make an apartment look sparkly and shiny.
These are a few Styling Recipes that will make your apartment look festive!

Christmas ornaments under a jar.
Add a few pine cones if you want to create a more natural look!
Shiny, monochrome silver ornaments hanging from a chandelier
Candies, bows & Christmas ornaments placed in clear vases.
Ornament bouquet: Colorful ornaments + monochrome ribbons
For cupcake lovers: Christmas ornaments placed in cupcakes tins!


Sunday, December 11, 2011

House tour : Residential loft in Madrid

Love at first sight.
You all know my never ending loft-obsession.
This residential loft is located in Madrid, Spain and it's decorated by the interior designer Rocío Galatas.

I heart the Union jack ottoman and the way they decorated the ladder in front of the bookshelf. 
If you want to add a ladder to your apartment, take a look at our "Styling Recipe: Decorating with Ladders" here.

Friday, December 09, 2011

The Art of tablescape: Red + White

I want to welcome you to our new weekly feature:
The Art of tablescape.
Endless inspiration to decorate your table when you have guests.

"The aesthetic layout of the banquet table, including the centerpiece, color of linen, napkin folds, china and flatware, etc."

I'm loving the look of Christmas tablescapes.
It's so festive and colorful and people always use their fancy dishware and tablecloths.
Here is some festive Red and white tablescape inspiration photos for the Christmas holidays.

Red glasses + white tablecloth +
Stars and snowflakes  hanging from the ceiling
Christmas bliss
Bold tablecloth + total white dishware + red glasses

Stay tuned for more Christmas styling recipes!

photos via

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Styling Recipe : Inspirational home offices

I'm desperately looking for inspiration.
I haven't created a proper home office yet and I strongly believe that this is my problem.
I wanted to share with you some inspirational home offices and some styling details that will help you make your home office look prettier. 
Take a look at other office Styling Recipes:
{Victoria's Secret office space here }
{ Chic home office here }
{Masculine office spaces here}

Love the Lon-Ny signs on the white brick wall.
An inspirational home office for two.
Same desks, same chairs, same laptops and different art frames.

You can always place your home office in your living room.
A small white desk with a dash of purple.
Add some decorations, a vase with fresh
flowers and you're ready to work
Chocolate walls + white desk + animal print rug
+Frames used as bulletin boards
Keep it modern&minimal : Verner Panton S Chair + Bulletin board 
+ modern lamp+ fresh flowers


Wednesday, December 07, 2011

House tour : Dark Grey walls

I love dark and grey interiors. 
Especially when they are used to create such a stylish and airy atmosphere in an apartment. 
I heart the kitchen area and how they combined white wood with dark grey walls.
Photos by Mikkel Adsbøl.

Maria Matiopoulou

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Things that made me smile this week [29Nov-06Dec]

1. New favorite gift: heart shaped earrings from my Sils
2. 'Keep Calm & Shop!' notebook
3. Driving around London on a Saturday night : Precious
4. Hello John John!
5. Cafe & Lounge area in the new Grove building at Middlesex University
6. House warming gift from my guests. I love it!
7. Tulips bought from Notting Hill's Antiques Market at Portobello Road
8. Amazing Cocktails with my girls from Greece at the 'Covent Garden Cocktail club' at Covent Garden
9. Saturday night out with John John
10. Home made Christmas ornaments. Check out the instructions here.
11. Christmas' trees for sale in Maida Vale
12. Friday night cocktails with John John at Montgomery in Notting Hill
13. Window shopping at Knightsbridge
14. My pretty Greek girls: Eva & Maria
15. Christmas Window Displays around Walton street
16. My tulips decorated in my apartment

Monday, December 05, 2011

DIY Monday : Make your own Christmas ornaments

It's that special time of the year where we want to make our apartments look pretty, shiny and sparkly.
Unfortunately my apartment in London doesn't have enough space for a shiny Christmas tree but there are always way to bring the Christmas spirit inside our apartment.
I've collected a few easy and clever DIY Christmas projects and tips for you from Scandinaviandeko.
Stay tuned for more Christmas decorations recipes!

Maria Matiopoulou
You'll need : packing string & paper balls

1. Cut strings in different lengths
2. Tie them to the balls
3.Put them together and hang them at your door handle
You'll need: Waste wood, white paint, 
letter stencils & a permanent marker

Paint the wooden blocks white, use the letter stencils & the permanent market to draw letters and wishes.  Done!

Christmas Ornaments : thin cardboard, glue, pencil, scissors

1. Print the shapes given below
2. Fold by the dotted lines
3. Glue the yarn
4. Spread glue and fold them inside
5. Let them dry and start decorating!

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