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