Acquisition of the Villa Mabrouka in Tangier

In 1997, Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé bought the Villa Mabrouka, “the House of Luck,” and asked Jacques Grange to decorate the interior.

The theme was an excentric 1950s Englishman who had come to live in Tangier. Yves wanted chintz and one color per room: a blue room, a yellow, and so on. It was like decorating a house for characters out of a play by Tennessee Williams.

Jacques Grange, cited in Les Paradis secrets d’Yves Saint Laurent et de Pierre Bergé.

I love trees and flowers. In Marrakech and Tangier, I found the same climate I had known in my youth. Vegetation is important because it brings a great deal of serenity.

Yves Saint Laurent.