In the Garden | At Home With: Musician Ned Lambton, Tuscany
Thursday 24th March, 2016
by TIG Studio
THIS INSTALMENT OF At Home With features Villa Cetinale, the 17th-century Tuscan villa of Ned and Marina Lambton, the Earl and Countess of Durham. Designed by the architect Carlo Fontana in the Roman Baroque style, the villa was built in 1680 by Cardinal Flavio Chigi for Pope Alexander VII — Fabio Chigi. The gardens at Villa Cetinale, renowned as being amongst the most beautiful in Italy, were designed by Carlo Fontana for a nephew of Pope Alexander VII. The villa itself was restored by architect Bolko von Schweinichen and interior designer Camilla Guinness. Click through for a glimpse of this beautiful home with its conical boxwoods and swaying cypresses, crown canopy beds hand-painted murals, Sicilian tiles and antique chandeliers . . .