Fortunately much of the building (beams and doors included) were in its original state, and the old floor plan had not been destroyed. That had been the fate of many Tuscan farmhouses in the 1960s and 1970s: their owners sought to “modernize” their houses so thoroughly that they ended up erasing centuries of history.
All the original colours have been brought back by using traditional painting methods, and the owners found the right shades after the painters had scraped layers of old paint from the walls. In all this an essential help was a Roman interior designer Andrea Gobbi, who ensured that the restoration was historically correct. Gobbi has always been particularly interested in Tuscan architecture, and his works has been shown in magazines such as Elle Décor and House&Garden.