If only the walls could talk. Fortunately, at the Villa Santo Sospir they actually can. In 1950, painter, filmmaker and bohemian all-rounder Jean Cocteau came for dinner. He ended up staying 11 years. The white walls of the newly built villa weren’t to his taste, so he proceeded to fresco nude Greek mythological dreamscapes above the fireplace. Over the next decade Cocteau simply carried on “tattooing” (to use his term) the entire edifice. More fortunately still, the villa’s owner didn’t This story is from Kinfolk Issue Twenty-One Buy Now Related Stories Design Interiors Issue 38 At Work With: Green River Project Aaron Aujla and Ben Bloomstein switched lanes from art to design, and found their true calling as outsiders in the world of interiors. Interiors Issue 36 Home Tour: Adolf Loos The Austrian architect laid the foundations for unornamented modernism. Interiors Issue 29 Archive: Valentine Schlegel Sarah Moroz charts the story of a single-minded woman whose contribution to French design is only now being appreciated. Design Interiors Studio David Thulstrup The Danish designer behind Noma’s new interiors. Interiors Issue 24 At Home With: Roberto Baciocchi Restrained in his work as an architect, Roberto Baciocchi likes to let loose at home. Interiors Issue 23 Rossana Orlandi Rossana Orlandi has seven decades of Saturdays under her belt. In Milan, we spend one more in her company.