Friday, November 8, 2013

Inspiring Interiors :: Yves Saint Laurent's Morocco

Happy Friday dears!  What are you up to this weekend?  My friends and I are going to be doing The Handlebar Pedal Pub tour on Saturday morning...it should be interesting to say the least!  Have any of you done one of these?  I know they have gotten really popular lately, so I'm curious to hear what you think!

I have been listening to Grace Coddington's self-titled memoir, "Grace," on tape this past week and I absolutely love her dry-wit and fascinating insight into the fashion industry of the 20th and 21st century.  A lot of the book is name dropping {this designer, that photographer, this model, etc.} and she mentions over and over that one of her favorite designers from the 60's-70's was most certainly Yves Saint Laurent {she used to faint at many of his shows}.  In addition to loving his clothes, she also visited his home in Morocco which she described as absolutely magical.  I wanted to see what all the fuss was about, and after doing a little research have to agree with her - YSL's Morocco is absolutely fantastic.  Yves and his partner, Piere Berge, actually owned three homes in Morocco: Dar es Saada, Villa Oasis {with the famous Jardin Majorelle that is open to the public}, and Villa Marouka.  The colors, the textures, the architecture, the prints, the textiles...I am absolutely smitten and dying to visit the beautiful country of Morocco!
Images via Eleanor Busing

4 comments:

  1. Aw, you weekend sounds perf! We have a four day weekend here in Canada, couldn't be more thrilled about that... and how amazing are these interiors? The saturated colours are so inspiring & dreamy!!

    xo
    By The Shore, a life + style blog

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  2. Wow! What amazing colors. Love that pool

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  3. Molly {Dreams in HD}November 12, 2013 at 9:09 AM

    let's go!

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  4. Molly {Dreams in HD}November 12, 2013 at 9:10 AM

    a four day weekend sounds absolutely wonderful!
    enjoy :)

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