Take a peek Inside Tangier

Inside Tangier features interiors that are colorful, original, personal and will likely be completely misunderstood by mainstream homeowners.

 

My favorite new book by Nicoló Castellini Baldissera.

My favorite new book by Nicoló Castellini Baldissera.

Just when you think you will lose hope, bored by the safeness featured in most of the current decorating publications, comes this refreshing book. Each home featured is wonderful. The only similarity between them is that they are unique, not looking like anything that has come before them. This was to be expected. These homeowners are creative people. They are adventurers. Many of them found themselves in Tangier not expecting to fall in love with and remain in the “White City”.

Dar Cherif Ben Sadek, home of Laure Welfing and "Gipi" de Richemont Salvy. (Photo: Guido Taroni)

Dar Cherif Ben Sadek, home of Laure Welfing and “Gipi” de Richemont Salvy. (Photo: Guido Taroni)

Having spotted one or two images of Dar Cherif Ben Sadek previously, I was dying to see more. Thank you Nicoló. The contrast between the ornate aged objects against the stark backdrop of white plaster and black and white tile is visual perfection. The chandelier above the pool in the first photo leaves me speechless.

Tangerines love color and use it fearlessly.

Frank and Gene designed the wicker chairs as part of their collection called Amrah. (Photo: Guido Taroni)

Frank and Gene designed the wicker chairs as part of their collection called Amrah. (Photo: Guido Taroni)

The aqua tile against the black was a brilliant addition that give this bathroom its spark. Dar Hamra. (Photo: Guido Taroni)

The aqua tile against the black was a brilliant addition that give this bathroom its spark. Dar Hamra. (Photo: Guido Taroni)

Two of the most creative people live in Dar Hamra. Gene Meyer is a color genius. He designs everything: clothes, rugs, fabrics, scarves and much more. He oozes creativity. His talented partner Frank de Biasi is one of my favorite designers. . I have yet to see a room of his that doesn’t leave me inspired. He has a fresh take with each project not designing in a formulaic manner.

Tebarek Allah. (Photo: Guido Taroni)

Tebarek Allah. (Photo: Guido Taroni)

Anyone who follows design at all has seen this house belonging to Umberto Pasti and Stephan Janson. Something new reveals itself every time.

Elena Prentice's Dar Golzean. (Photo: Guido Taroni)

Elena Prentice’s Dar Golzean. (Photo: Guido Taroni)

Dar Golzean was one of my favorites because of the exterior and this library/ living room. Bookshelves and the lovely light streaming in through the windows invites one to sit and linger.

The green of the dining room is a beautiful shade that feels cool and inviting especially off of the white rooms. Gene Meyer surely approves.

White is favored by certain Tangerines as a cool contrast to the color-drenched gardens.

18th century botanical prints reflect the beautiful garden created by Madison Cox at his home, Cliff House. (Photo: Guido Taroni)

18th century botanical prints reflect the beautiful garden created by Madison Cox at his home, Cliff House. (Photo: Guido Taroni)

Cliff House. (Photo: Guido Taroni)

Cliff House. (Photo: Guido Taroni)

A peek inside Tangier, inside Dar Ling. (Photo: Guido Taroni)

A peek inside Tangier, inside Dar Ling. (Photo: Guido Taroni)

Dar Ling, home of Francisco de Corcuera y Gandarillas. (Photo: Guido Taroni)

Dar Ling, home of Francisco de Corcuera y Gandarillas. (Photo: Guido Taroni)

The garden of Casa Tosca. (Photo: Guido Taroni)

The garden of Casa Tosca. (Photo: Guido Taroni)

A shot of the author’s garden. Umberto Pasti collaborated with him on transforming the exterior space. I see Pasti’s touch in the tiled wall above. He masterfully lays out various patterns creating an arresting effect. The framed face over the faucet is a detail I will keep in my back pocket.

Every photo was worthy of posting but that’s all you get. You will want to experience the thrill of exploring each house yourself for a small peek inside Tangier.

To see video of Nicoló interviewed by Susanna Salk see here.

Casa V Interiors can add a touch of Tangier to your home wherever it may be.