Tina Turner. The rock icon of the 1980s who wowed the world with her masterpieces, What’s Love Got to Do with It and Proud Mary. Now in her 60’s, Tina Turner has retired from the spotlight and in the quiet hills of South France, Tina Turner now resides in a manifestation of her true personality. Nested nicely between two mountains, surrounded by a clump of woods that are rich with both fauna and flora, the villa that Turner and her beau, Erwin Bach, lives in can be described as magical. A picturesque scene with beautiful blue skies, deep green of the forestry and the scent of nature is not only captivating but also nurturing. It was these features that drew Ms Turner away from the busy life of the Cap to her homely abode. Turner says that though her life is busy and loud she needs to seek refuge in her quiet place so that she can stay grounded.
The villa showcases the personality of its gracious owner. Furnishings can be traced to China, German, Buddhist and Roman history. Turner even proudly states when she sees a piece of art or furniture that she likes, she will just buy it. The villa’s architecture is a modern Mediterranean-style where the villa’s front terrace is actually a sunken amphitheatre, which she furnished with plants and bronze sculptures. Entering through the front terrace you will reach the entrance hall which is connected to the dining room. At the center of this room is a pedestal table that was beautifully crafted by the French designer Andre Dubreuil. Around its perimeter are Ming-style chairs which gives off a classy, sleek look.
As a winner of numerous Grammy awards, Turner has used a subterranean room that is decorated with African drums and stringed instruments, to display the spoils of all her hard work and talent. This colour palette that Turner chose all culminates in giving off an earthy feel. Moving to the master bedroom, clearly, it is one fit for a queen. She used more antique furnishings, such as a large antique canopy bed that is draped with silver and gold silk curtains that emanates royalty. Across from the bed is an antique armoire with gold accents and an Empire-style chair and sofa.
Going through the double glass doors of the master bedroom, you will come upon the balcony with a vast beautiful view of the large pool, which shimmers with different hues of blues. If you stroll across the pool terrace, you will come upon tall pillars of stone with white lounging chairs. The goal of this is to leave the impression of an ancient Greece temple. Lastly, a spacious sheltered terrace, that is located off the master bedroom, is a great place to entertain guests and friends and enjoy the gorgeous outdoors view.
Tina Turner, the queen of rock, not only used a team of interior designers and architects to create her personal sanctuary but she also added her own flair. In each room, Tina aimed to use her tasteful style in furniture, decorations and color palette to leave a lasting impression any person that is graced with the opportunity to walk through those halls.
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