Elle Decor recently published the private Moroccan villa of late fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent, and I thought we’d take a peek. Though I visited the famous Jardin Majorelle on both my recent trips to Marrakech, I’ve never had the pleasure of stepping inside Villa Oasis, the designer’s private home on the property. French Orientalist painter Jacques Majorelle purchased the land in 1923 and built Villa Oasis, which was acquired by Saint Laurent in 1980. What we see today came together with the help of architect Bill Willis and interior designer Jacques Grange. Above, the library boasts antique French armchairs upholstered in kilim rugs, a stunning inlaid Syrian desk, and a intricately painted ceiling. Talk about a dream! Below, explore more the of incredible home. (Photography by Miguel Flores-Vianna)
The entrance hall nook above was specifically designed for local musicians to serenade YSL’s guests, can you even imagine arriving for the weekend?!
Original owner Jacques Majorelle designed the tile-work in the villa’s grand salon and even hand-painted the 1920s console on the right.
The walls of the blue salon are wonderfully calming while the striped love seats and tiled fireplace bring in playful pattern.
Villa Oasis’ leopard sofa (custom upholstery designed by Grange) above is my dream!
Saint Laurent used to sketch his fashion collections at the antique French bamboo table above. The top floor of Villa Oasis he painted himself!
Saint Laurent’s opulent red bedroom features armchairs covered in Persian rugs. The walls, ceiling, and shutters are all decorated by hand. I love the antique French chandelier.
The red and gold headboard is hand-carved and hand-painted.
I love the detail on the hand-carved and hand-painted door (not to mention the surrounding tilework!)
The outdoor terrace has wonderful turquoise tiles and rattan shell-inspired chairs. The blooming bougainvillea certainly doesn’t hurt the situation.