It's not every day you inherit a castle, but that's exactly what happened to Giovanni and Lucia Guarini. The home and grounds were in dire need of repair, which Giovanni told The New York Times is because the past four or five generations of his family "preferred to spend time reading and playing music rather than tending to the estate." However, the couple was determined to bring the palace back to life. They painted the walls in bright tones of turquoise, sunshine yellow, and brilliant red, and introduced midcentury modern furniture to balance out the rich 18th- and 19th-century antiques. Scroll down to see more of this transformation through photos by Ricardo Labougle for The New York Times.
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