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A World Away

A World Away

Photo: Simon Upton for T Magazine

Located in the Fiesole region of Italy, Villa Garani is one of design legend Renzo Mongiardino's lesser known masterpieces. A sumptuous palette of faded jewel tones gives the 15th century palazzo a dream-like vibrancy, while frescoed decorative accents add personality and charm. 

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THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL

I love the vibrant mix of colors former furniture dealer and fashion model John Prentice Powell has given his rustic Mérida retreat. Airy and eclectic, the home pays beautiful tribute to the arts and craftsmanship of the Yucatán capital. Channel the home's the look with similar items from Lee Stanton in the galleries below. 

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Photo: Don Freeman for The World of Interiors.

Room At the Top

Room At the Top

Architect Piero Lissoni's Milan apartment is a study in lively, livable minimalism. Proof that spare and considered doesn't need to be sterile or overly complicated, the look Lissoni's created blends mod dynamism with easy grace.  

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Photo: Martina Giammaria for T Magazine.


A Room of One's Own

A Room of One's Own

Stately yet personal, Anouska Hempel's sunny Palladian estate remains a classic. Perhaps because even the most mundane details have been treated with imagination and care, the designer's 18th century manor home strikes a singular note of intimacy and drama.  

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Photo: Helen Cathcart for Architectural Digest


Cloud Nine

Cloud Nine

 
One part home, one part gallery, one part atelier, the multifaceted space of Milan's Gentucca Bini is minimal yet relaxed. I love how her use of white opens up the space, offsetting a dynamic mix of industrial and natural textures. Get the look with similar items from Lee Stanton below. 
 
 
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Photo: Depasquale + Maffini for AD Italia

Shades of Gray

Shades of Gray

The warm yet brutalist look London architects McLaren Excell have given to this Hampstead home takes a wonderfully fresh perspective on deconstructed luxury. Industrial materials like concrete and iron are softened by warm, well-patinated leather and natural fibered textiles. A sultry, tonal color palette is enlivened by an emphasis on natural light.

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Photo: Taran Wilkhu for Elle Decoration UK

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. 
 
 
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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

Haute Take

Haute Take

 
French design star Hugo Toro has brought his singular vision to this luxurious and dramatic Paris pied-à-terre. With its theatrical sense of scale and offbeat sensuality, the space feels refined yet approachable. 
 
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Photo: Stephan Julliard for Elle Decor