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Magic of a renovated house in Tangier

Magic of a renovated house in Tangier

Corinne Schanté-Angelé

In Tangiers, a fisherman's hut, by the sea, has become thanks to the decoratice Ann Boutigny a bright holiday home. Colors and ambiance fifities are at the rendezvous.

Facing the horizon, the decorator Ann Boutigny has turned a fisherman's hut into a holiday home, all in height and dazzled by the light.

In Tangier, in the popular district of El Hafa, not far from the mythical Hafa café where the Rolling Stones spent their lives, close to the kasbah, the streets are calm, the air is soft. Going down towards the sea, at the end of an alley, stands a tall white building flanked by a turquoise entrance door. When Ann Boutigny started the restoration of the building, the places were not so clear ... Decorator in Paris, Ann opened near the garden of Luxembourg an unusual flea market where the furniture as the fabrics that one deposits to him and that she selects are the subject of arch-seductive staging. At Portobello, the image of the dusty warehouse has indeed shattered. It is with the same talented look that Ann has tackled this Tangier project.

In the kitchen, the corners have been rounded for more softness. Polished concrete floor, worktop in black marble tiles of a Tangier palace, Tamgrout pottery, Kartell suspension and Portobello service.

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At the base, there were two dark, independent floors and an unused terrace. The situation is however idyllic. The house overlooks the ocean, hung near the Phoenician tombs, on this rock where Tangiers come to admire the sunset and dream of Spain. Ann then reviews all the spaces, connects the floors between them, creates a spiral staircase, transforms the old terrace into a dwelling and conceives another on the roof.

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In the bedroom opening onto the sea, Indian cotton quilts, suzani cushion and sun mirror (Portobello).

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"I wanted a sky house with blue skyline." Witness this small belvedere enclosed in the volume of the third floor, from which you can see only the sea and the passage of fishing boats. "I've always been obsessed with blends of blue and green." The emerald cushions, the carpet of the turquoise and pale gray Atlas, the chairs and the walls painted in an Arab green stand out in a very pure way against a background of whitewashed walls, warmed by the presence of orange and red.

In the lower bedrooms, the Arabic green is softened by a kilim and a bedspread in pale pink tones.

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For Tangier, Ann did everything at Portobello, suzanis plaster pots of the 1930s, through the glass paste vases, linen aprons, chairs of the 1950s, still lifes or alabaster fixtures and concrete. Thoroughly understanding the city's bohemian spirit, Ann took advantage of Moroccan wealth - materials, construction techniques, colors and shapes - while modernizing the vintage with elegance.

The bathroom was played in black tadelakt with a zellige floor, lit by a Venetian mirror.

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In the shadow of a moucharabieh, the walls of the large terrace on the roof take, for their part, the shape of the Moroccan niches. There, a water point was built. Scarves and towels hammam purchased in Tangier.

Corinne Schanté-Angelé

Corinne Schanté-Angelé

Fifties spirit in the large living room that marries the oblong shape of the house. The two-colored Skai chairs around the table signed Capron energize the space. Above the banquette designed by Ann, still life in Indian ink by Frédéric Vidal.

Corinne Schanté-Angelé

Corinne Schanté-Angelé

Highlights of this small room, a decorator hanger from a Parisian cabaret and a ceramic coffee table Vallauris (Portobello). Moroccan style cedar door, Caravan curtains.

Corinne Schanté-Angelé

Corinne Schanté-Angelé

Corinne Schanté-Angelé