The history of stylist Yvan Mispelaere's wonderful Florence, Italy home is just as interesting as the space itself — located in a sixteenth century botanical park, it was originally intended as a pool house for a pool that was never installed. Transformed into a romantic garden in the 19th century, the park is filled with such neo-Gothic touches as a Renaissance wall, ancient temples and esoteric stone carvings — elements that are a perfect complement to the modern surrealism in the house itself. Here, Yvan has created a world inspired by the Dadaists and Surrealists, brightened with notes of brilliant blue and silver. Love. More here on AD France.
(photography by julian hargreaves)