Legendary fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent was so much in love with the magical country of Morocco. He acquired many properties since his first visit in the 1960’s. His latest residence in Tangier, Villa Mabrouka or House of Luck in local language had a breathtaking view on the Mediterranean sea. You can even have a clear view of the southern coast of spain and the strait of Gibraltar on a sunny day!
New York Times just dedicated an article of the iconic fashion designer’s last residence, Villa Mabrouka, that just shows how “sophisticated ‘plain’ decorating can be — and how radical chintz can seem.”
“It was like decorating a house for people out of a play by Tennessee Williams” says Jacques Grange, who decorated the house with YSL. He adds that “the interiors pay homage to the Anglo-American presence in Tangier”.
Here is the house in pictures:
YSL moroccan bedroom in green emerald silk bed cover and beaded glass chandelier.
The patio, with a patterned black and white marble floor
Mediterranean hallway with a marble table and Andalusian style ceramic elements
Plush seating upholstered in quilted cotton chintz, by Cumming
The walls are painted using the traditional Moroccan method ‘Tadelaket’
Image source & credit: Christie Great Estates, nytimes blog