I loved this room in the palace - with the cool tiled walls, low seating and arched, open windows, it just exuded opulent warm-climate elegance. You could easly imagine a hot summer's afternoon spent there, lounging about, drinking cool tea, reading a book, enjoying a sea breeze...sigh.
The saturated colors were hard to replicate, but Yellow Lotus is a beautiful match to the stencil-work on the palace walls. And that red velvet settee? Under $500 - woooo!
With one super-splurg-ey lamp and some budget shopping, you will practically be a member of the Byzantine royal family!