5 interior design lessons from the House of Gucci villa

Villa Balbiano, location of Ridley Scott’s House of Gucci, is now available for reservation on Airbnb. And we are very excited.

The estate, which is the site of the Gucci family patriarch (and acts as the home of Aldo Gucci in the film), epitomizes 90s Italian opulence – with six suites and lavish gardens created by the British Society of Garden Designers. However, you don’t need a plane ticket to discover its charm.

Instead, we rounded five modern decorating ideas of the Lake Como icon that you can recreate at home. It may be the only proper celebration for the launch of the season’s high fashion movie. Here’s everything you need to know.

1. Play with mirrored panels

House of Villa Gucci, Villa Balbiano, at Lake Como

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Despite its large square footage, Villa Balbiano uses one of the design world’s most trusted tools: mirrors. The art of using mirrors to accentuate the size of a space is one of the most practiced secrets in the industry – and it’s showcased in the villa’s luxurious bathroom too.

To recreate this modern bathroom ideacover your main surfaces with mirrors that reflect light from the room – to give the space a reigning aesthetic that will struggle to go out of style.

2. Trust symmetry – for timeless style

House of Villa Gucci, Villa Balbiano, at Lake Como

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Villa Balbiano is a treasure trove of late 20th century features – however, some design elements remain timeless – including the rule of symmetry. The living room above celebrates the timeless aesthetic of perfect symmetry through its decorative furnishings and wall art, all separated by a striking chandelier. This is the House of Gucci, after all.

3. Turn your headboard into a focal point

House of Villa Gucci, Villa Balbiano, at Lake Como

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Looking for headboard ideas? Think Villa Balbiano. Obviously, headboards are the staple of high fashion in the interior world.

While headboards have always stood out, this bedroom took things a step further by dipping the headboard and linens in a deep magenta against a neutral-hued background. This dramatic feature is one endorsed by House of Gucci – and who can argue with that taste?

4. Stack your chandeliers

House of Villa Gucci, Villa Balbiano, at Lake Como

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The only thing more ornate than a chandelier is a stack of chandeliers (cropped with a taller chandelier, naturally).

Yes, Villa Balbiano has sped up elegance with its display of stacked glass light fixtures that rest unconventionally on the sideboard — rather than hanging exclusively from the ceiling. This feature isn’t for the faint of heart and is guaranteed to act as a talking point for anyone who passes by your home – and that’s what makes it so irresistible.

5. Invert your piece

House of Villa Gucci, Villa Balbiano, at Lake Como

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Just as the house of Gucci has rewritten traditional design conventions with its stacked chandeliers, this unorthodox vibe continues in the bedroom. Here, the room appears almost ‘inverted’ as the bold print appears on the floor – while the walls remain neutral. the fabulous flooring idea is among the most notable in the house, and we expect it to spread over the coming seasons.

The Airbnb host is offering a special one-night stay on March 30, 2022. This includes space for 2 in the master suite, with access to the lavish amenities of Villa Balbiano. the SEOwhich costs 1,000 euros per night, is available for reservation on December 6 at 17:00 (GMT).

Betty K. Park