Vogue ran a story on the restoration of this lovely B&B in Southern Tuscany. Casa Iris, a 16th century palazzo, underwent massive renovations led by Maria Rosaria Basileo, whose previous projects included Villa Borghese and the Sistine Chapel. Adhering to the strict Italian rules for cultural preservation, her team began by slowly peeling away paint, which revealed layers of decorative wall frescoes dating from the 18th century. The colors revealed became the focal point for the rest of the design which was further complemented with antiques, many of which were locally sourced. The five bedroom B&B exudes character, warmth and a unique opportunity to revel in the Italian countryside.
Source: photos: Casa Iris and Vogue