The Bulgari name is synonymous with fine Italian jewelry dating back to the 1800’s and their exquisite pieces have garnered them worldwide brand recognition. Their beautiful jewels have been worn by the rich and famous and I won’t be surprised to see some their gemstone pieces show up on the red carpet tomorrow night for the Oscars (will you be watching?). Even artists took note of the fine jewelry house with Andy Warhol once saying, “For me, calling at Bulgari’s shop is like visiting the best exhibition of contemporary art.” I have oohed and ahhed inside their store so I can’t say I would disagree with that statement.
The family of Maite and Paolo Bulgari, the great-grandson of Bulgari’s founder, recently opened up their family home to be featured in the recent issue of Galerie Magazine. It took five years to build the two-story, seven bedroom Marrakech riad that is overflowing with exquisite details and fine quality craftsmanship (oh, those amazing ceilings!). They called upon Pablo Paniagua, a designer from Madrid, Spain, to create a home that “embraces the local culture while avoiding a predictable ye olde Marrakech look.” I’m typically not big on color in my own home but the Bulgari home is a sophisticated jewel box of color that is definitely something I could find myself living in. You can read more about it here.