The brief was to refurbish an existing property on the island of Mykonos. Taking the idea of grace as the starting point, modern interiors are deliberately pared down to create a fresh interpretation of traditional Cycladic style. The 32 guest rooms are distributed over five levels to maximise privacy. Balconies seem to hover above the sea and the swimming-pool is eye-level with the horizon. Bringing nature indoors, the reception was conceived as a sea bed, the spa and fitness centre as an imaginary forest. Backlit photographic murals of blossoms or seascapes inject colour into all-white bedrooms that are breezy and bright.