Five years ago, garden designer Dana Frigerio, her architect husband and the family cat moved into this 1914 home located in the village of Blevio, right on the shores of Lake Como, Italy. The home is opposite the famous Grand Hotel Villa d’Este, and it had special significance for Dana, as it was once her grandmother’s house. The antique furniture that originally belonged to her grandmother was the starting point for the home’s design. Dana brought modern elements, such as the newly renovated kitchen, into the mix, and the result is a home with a past that functions for the family’s present. Thanks, Dana! Special thanks to Cristiano Ostinelli for the lovely photos. — Amy Azzarito
Image above: The dining room is furnished with antiques from my grandmother, which date back to the end of the 19th century. The hanging lamp is designed by Ernesto Gismondi, the Metmorfosi sur Nur by Artemide.
Image above: This Chinese cabinet is used as our bar. I stenciled the gold flowers onto the wall to add a little sparkle above the bar.
The rest of Dana’s home tour continues after the jump!
Image above: The paper notes chandelier is by Ingo Maurer. I love how the traditional crystal drops have been replaced by scribbled paper notes.
Image above: Hallway leading into the bedroom. The stripes were another one of my painting projects.
Image above: The bookshelves are from Ikea. Next year, we would love to take the shelves all the way to the ceiling.
Image above: I mixed the paint color for the bathroom. The light with gold garland is by Tord Boontje, the Dutch-born, London-based designer.
Image above: A pair of armchairs from my grandmother. They were originally green, and I redid them in an antique linen from Poland.