A guide to Luca Guadagnino’s lush Italian palazzo

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10 Jan 2023
A guide to Luca Guadagnino’s lush Italian palazzo

The Bones and All and Call Me By Your Name director’s home is as aesthetic as his films

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words Sophie Lou Wilson

Luca Guadagnino has a knack for creating films we want to disappear inside of (and not just because it means we’d get to sidle up to Timothée Chalamet.) Bones and All, his latest release, might be a violent and, at times, downright revolting story about cannibalism, but it still possesses a dreamy, bewitching quality that makes us want to live in its world. And how can we forget frantically Googling places to stay in Italy after taking in the gorgeous 16th-century villa where Call My Your Name is set?

It’s no surprise, then that the director’s home is just as beautiful. “I hate the concept of beauty for the sake of it,” Guadagnino told The New York Times. Everything in his home is either purposeful or meaningful. The 17th-century palazzo, situated just outside of Milan, had been empty since the countess who previously lived there died more than forty years ago. Guadagnino bought it and began a six-month renovation process which he oversaw everyday. The builders discovered authentic terracotta frescoes beneath the 1950s cement tiles and a 17th-century painted wooden bench in the ceiling’s crawl space.

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With grand high ceilings and lots of natural light, the building itself is impressive enough for the interior decor to remain uncomplicated. Rich brown and jewel tones bring added depth while artfully placed plants and flowers bring the outdoors inside. The space might be sparse and, let’s be honest, there’s only so much you can do to turn your houseshare into a vast palazzo, but these curated interiors can help you bring a touch of Guadagnino’s idiosyncratic Italian charm to your space.

From elegant houseplants to fresh floral candles, here’s how to channel the energy of the Bones and All director’s vibey home.

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