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In the Borgo

In the Borgo

A refined sprezzatura defines artist Domitilla Harding's bohemian Tuscan farmhouse. I love her bold embrace of color and local craft, especially in concert with her own work, and the home's original, hearty, rustic bones. The effect produced is a breezy sort of glamour, lively and full of personal esprit. 


Harding's embrace of a colorful yet sunbaked palette steeps the home with a cheerfulness and barefoot elegance that is anything but contrived.

A wood and wicker covered pergola makes the ideal setting for breezy summer lunches in the shade.  

Here, a display of hats is at once functional and decorative.  

Humble yet refined, each room is possessed by its own unique brand of whimsy.
Perhaps most striking to me is the balance of coziness and breeziness that permeates the space. From the hand-painted stucco walls to the original terracotta floors and lofty, wood-beamed ceilings, the home is a celebration of la dolce vita.
Photo: Simon Upton for The World of Interiors