World travelers, collectors and sophisticated sellers, Jamie Creel and Marco Scarani, the duo behind the chic design destination NYC Creel and Gow, they were immediately struck by Tangier, a magical North African port city that has seduced generations of writers, artists and designers. After years of visiting friend and world-renowned interior designer Charles Sevigny at his historic Moroccan home of Dar Zero, they bought a house with a unique arrangement where Charles stays for his life – he passed away last year at 101. Please join me and Susanna for a special a visit with Jamie and Marco to their stylish home of Tangerine.
At one of the highest points in Casbach, the historic center of Tangier, Dar Zero occupies a unique place in the history of the city. In addition to the 16th-century York Castle Gate, Charles and his partner Yves Vidal, creative director of Knoll International, owned and restored it in the 1960s.
The original building, including an enchanting courtyard, with an ancient fig tree and much of the furniture, remained, like the red lattice chairs of Charles ’design, downstairs. Another shot shows them surrounding the Knoll Saarinen table in the breakfast area.
Over the years, Jamie and Marco have made sensitive adaptations and additions that echo Charles ’underestimated sophistication and respect for Moroccan craftsmanship and style. The recently expanded roof overlooks the house and roofs
and across the Gibaltrar Straits, emphasizing the attractiveness of the Tangier waterfront, with access to both the Mediterranean and the Atlantic.
By adding a neighboring house, Marco created a cozy new room downstairs by integrating Moroccan finds and textiles primarily from friends Lisa Fine.
They recently added a garden room behind, open to the roof, for the possibility of outdoor entertainment during the often windy evenings.
Marko collaborated with local craftsmen to achieve an imperceptible transition between the old and the new. You can also see Dar Zero in Nicolo Castellini Baldisserahe is a wonderful tom Inside Tangier.
all photos above were written by Stacey Bewkes for Quintessence
Most of Dar Zero reflects the aesthetic sensibilities found in the duo at New York’s Creel and Gow store, which we are proud to have as a video sponsor.
On a lovely leafy block on the upper east side of Manhattan, this box of gems celebrates the power of nature in decorative art. Like the cabinet of the curious, Jamie and Marco delight in traveling the world looking for unique finds for their loyal fans.
Of rare minerals
to coral, taxidermy (responsibly), unusual decorative ornaments
jewelry, art, decor and more, Marco, who serves as creative director, always presents at the most wonderful exhibitions.
Whether you are looking for an unusual, fine and exotic for yourself or for that special, journey Creel and Gow, either in person or online, will surely meet your needs with style!
photos courtesy of Creel and Gowa
So thank you Jamie and Marco for welcoming Susanna and me to your beautiful and inspiring home. We love how you respect and expand the legacy of Dar Zero !!