April 13, 2011

Sunny Tuscan home

I wouldn't mind spending the summer in the sun-filled renovated Tuscan farmhouse of Belgian artist Isabelle de Borchgrave. Four of the designers' friends' families helped to transform the derelict 18th century farmhouse into a co-op to share.  Her handiwork can be seen in all the rooms, through the sunwashed colors of the walls, the painted trompe l'oeil elements on furniture, sewn curtains and interesting textiles in the ten- yes, ten- bedrooms. This house was certainly a labor of love.
Photos by Jacques Dirand for Victoria magazine


Amanda said...

I just came across your blog and I love it! I am going to Italy in June and you have made me even more excited :)

jen said...

Inspiring article--thanks for posting!