The Most Beautiful Homes in the World: Palais Rock the Kasbah, Tunisia, by Philippe Xerri

On a recent visit to Tunisia to attend Fashion Week Tunis, I was very fortunate to be invited to the home of French designer Philippe Xerri and his partner Martial Viahero. The stunning residence, located within the historical Medina of Tunis (a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site), is housed in an Arab palace from 1725 that was carefully renovated to reveal the grandiose ceilings of painted wood as well as the original tiles with baroque designs. Throughout the house, named ‘Palais Rock the Kasbah’ after the eponymous design initiative that they run in Tunisia, Xerri and Viahero have added numerous stylish and yet personal touches in the form of reupholstered mid-twentieth century furniture and pieces of contemporary art and design.