John Galliano has recently shown his house where he lives with his partner, stylist Alexis Roche. The couple acquired the 19th-century mansion in 2014 when the designer was hired by Maison Margiela. That's why he decided to move closer to Paris. Before, their country residence was the estate in Auvergne, where Roche's grandmother was born.
At the time of purchase, the mansion was in poor condition and needed restoration. For example, when the tiles were removed, each element was numbered. And after stabilization of the building structure, they were returned to their place. And the reconfiguration of the premises was largely determined by the light and views from the windows. For example, the master bathroom, filled with antique perfume bottles, engraved mirrors, and photographs serves as an entrance to the bedroom itself. And now, sitting in an antique bath or standing by the sink, Galliano and Roche can admire the view of a small pond with lilies and an English-style garden.
The staircase is decorated with antique carpets, while the walls are decorated with colorful drawings and photographs. The traditional Moroccan wedding bedspreads obscure the living room windows and paint the daylight in raspberry pink color.
A similar technique with light is used in the dining room, the doors of which have amber glass inserts. The room is also decorated with armchairs, tapestries, a round table, and antique pale yellow curtains, and portraits of parrots hang on the walls in cool blue tones.
Galliano set up several guest rooms and a huge atelier with a library of his books. Here, at the bedside table, is kept his favorite novels with illustrations. Music is constantly playing in the house, and the rooms are filled with layered scents that Galliano loves.