Baxter reimagines its stunning show villa on Lake Como with this year’s finest collection pieces
On the shores of Lake Como, a striking early 20th century villa stands proud. Inside, a world of fine craftsmanship awaits, as Italian furniture brand Baxter bring their latest collection to life.
Hand-painted wallpapers and cream-coloured floors set the scene for furniture that is both elegant and daring. On the ground floor, the slender body of Federico Peri’s Wave lamp adorns the lobby. In a cosy living room, the show-stopping Milano sofa is matched with the Greta Special Edition printed armchair and Adel poufs. While in the study, an original fireplace adds depth to the Parsec desk and Orma armchair by Pietro Russo, which together form an intriguing dynamic.
Overall, this floor is characterised by shades of blue and cognac, juxtaposed with black, creating a seductive mood. The bright living area is cleverly split by the Libelle bookcase into two interior landscapes: one defined by the curves of Draga & Aurel’s Jo sofa, the other by the welcoming shape of Christophe Delcourt’s Elli armchair. French windows frame the lush vegetation that surrounds the villa and offer a view of the patio, styled with two Nairobi tables and the Himba Lounge armchairs in the new, dramatic black iroko finish.
Upstairs, light beckons and the hallway provides an unparalleled view of the lake. Two airy rooms, one bedroom showing the new Clara bed, and a study, with Joni desk, both by C. Delcourt, convey a sense of calm. In a separate room dedicated to Paola Navone’s Miami Soft project, a new bed with a brass-finished portal sits nicely against a new composition of the sofa.
From here, there is access to the terrace, which provides enough space for dining as well as deep relaxation. Baxter’s outdoor collection is presented in bold, new finishes. Popular pieces include the Dharma table and Linfa chairs in black iroko as well as Roberto Lazzeroni’s Himba sofa. The Narciso armchair invites visitors to linger among the soft cushions.
The property also has an annexe, wrapped in shades of chocolate, powder pink and deep lagoon green. This year, this brilliant open space is housing the modular Juliette sofa by Christophe Delcourt and the new Isamu table with Clotilde chairs by Roberto Lazzeroni – not to mention the ever-beautiful lake view and outline of Como Cathedral in the distance.
The most scenic spot of the villa might just be the swimming pool, which this year hosts the new modular version of the Narciso sofa by Studiopepe. A three-seater sits under an olive tree – the perfect, welcoming spot to unwind in the afternoon – while two Himba beach loungers encourage guests to soak up the sun. Wherever you may choose to dwell in Baxter’s La Casa sul Lago, you can be sure to experience both quality and comfort in equal measure.