Inside Tangier

Houses & Gardens

By Nicolò Castellini Baldissera

Photography by Guido Taroni

Foreword by Hamish Bowles

Introduction by Umberto Pasti

360 pages

9¼ x 12 in. (235 x 305 mm.), portrait

250 color illustrations

Hardcover with jacket

ISBN 978-0-86565-370-2

US $75 / CAN $94 / GBP £60

PUBLISHED: Sep, 2019


Upcoming Events for this Title

Launch event and book signing with Nicolò Castellini Baldissera, author of INSIDE TANGIER at Gerald Bland
October 24, 2019

Book signing with Tom Scheerer and Nicolò Castellini Baldissera at Bungalow Classic
November 14, 2019

A white-walled city perched between Morocco and Europe, Tangier was long a haven for the literary and artistic avant-garde—and black sheep—of Europe and America. Now a new generation of residents are blending color, pattern, and taste to create an interior aesthetic all their own. Inside Tangier explores a selection of these exceptional properties and their eccentric inhabitants—from antiques dealer and collector Gordon Watson and interior designer Frank de Biasi to the late fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent and antiques dealer Christopher Gibbs—providing rare insights into the sometimes bohemian, sometimes extravagant, but always stylish “Tangerine” lifestyle.


It’s the Moroccan city that has long attracted a bohemian class of folk from Europe and America. . . . This volume looks at some of the city’s more recent inhabitants. . . . Readers learn fast while the city remains alluring.

Milieu Magazine

"An enthralling new book looks inside the most stylish homes of Tangier."
— Vogue

"The homes, gardens, and rooms documented are mouthwateringly beautiful. . . . All make you desperate to be friends with these chic designers, and all convince you that the joy many get just from walking the streets of Tangier is a blissful ignorance as they’ll rarely get to see the kaleidoscopic wonders arrayed behind the often simple street doors."
The Daily Beast

Nicolò Castellini Baldissera is the great-grandson of renowned Italian architect Piero Portaluppi and an accomplished interior designer in his own right. His commissions have taken him across Italy, to Paris, Gstaad, Tangier, South Africa, and New York. Based in London, he has had a home in Tangier for over a decade.

Milan-born photographer Guido Taroni has shot campaigns for some of Italy's leading fashion houses and regularly contributes to a variety of noted publications including Architectural Digest and Cabana. Taroni’s first book—The Interiors and Architecture of Renzo Mongiardino: A Painterly Vision—was published in 2017 by Rizzoli.