You’ll find this opulent country villa, home to a sheep farm and its own vineyard, in a hushed pocket of Tuscany, far from the Chianti crowds. The interiors, teeming with curved furniture, heavy silk drapes, and floral-and-vine motifs, are an antique afficionado’s dream — even the bathrooms here boast chandeliers. But that doesn’t mean the property is a relic: guests are given pre-loaded iPads upon arrival, and each of the 20 rooms is equipped with a state-of-the-art ambient lighting system. Explore the grounds on a custom-made bicycle, detailed by an area artist, or embark on a truffle hunting expedition with a local expert. Or simply vegetate at the spa, housed in a traditional farmhouse, where your wellness journey kicks off with a fresh tea infusion, fueled by freshly picked mint and lemon thyme from the garden outside.
DESIGN TIP: “Spend time feeling and analyzing the fabrics you choose for your chairs and curtains,” advises Jeanette Thottrup, co-founder, owner, and creative director of Borgo Santo Pietro, underscoring her penchant for rich textiles. Give your fabrics a layered look by picking a single color that you’ll use evenly throughout the room, across window treatments, area rugs, throw pillows, and blankets. Even if you pick a patterned option, make sure it incorporates a hint of your anchor hue. “Order as many swatches as possible, so you can have a true feel for it,” Thottrup adds.