Entries in Belgium (53)

Wednesday
Dec132017

Belgian colour

You know it's not true. The Belgians just don't do greige. They do rich yet muted colour too. Blues and rusts and raspberries. Purples and oranges and ... grey and white. I am in love with the very Belgian look of these rooms by Antwerp-based Natalie Haegeman Interiors. Rich and refined, rustic and restrained.

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Wednesday
Jun282017

Modern kitchen and bathroom remodel 

It has been quite some time since we featured a project by Dieter Vander Velpen Architects so we were excited when Dieter emailed with some photos of another project. This time it is the remodel of a kitchen and bathroom in a 70's villa near the Belgian town of Leuven. The brief was to create an open, bright kitchen with plenty of workspace and a clutterless look. For the bathroom, the main request was to create a luxurious and calming atmosphere on a limited surface. The kitchen is a modern dream - I ADORE cooking niches like this one, featuring a countertop in polished granite and backsplash in hammered granite. The island is pretty fabulous too where 5 different materials come together: black Zimbabwe granite, dark stained Walnut veneer, polished Calacatta marble, patinated bronze and the black lacquered Vola taps. In the bathroom it is all about beautiful travertine. The results are timeless, modern, understated luxury. (Photos: Thomas De Bruyne)

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Monday
May082017

Pared back perfection

A sense of simple luxury, a sense of style, a sense of calm. Sensual and personal. Pared back and perfect. It couldn't be anything thing else but Belgian. Oostkerke House by interior designer Nathalie Deboel.

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Friday
Jan202017

Classic beauty

I am really starting to admire spaces that are traditional, classic beauties. These stunning examples were photographed by Belgium based photographer Claude Smekens and he has captured their elegance perfectly. 

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Friday
Oct212016

Hotel Julien

Time for our Friday escape. Yes if you're chained to your desk at work and need a virtual getaway then why not join me at Hotel Julien in the heart of the historic Belgian city of Antwerp. Two 16th century properties lovingly restored, their historic features effortlessly combined with contemporary furnishings. I'll meet you on the terrace with those lovely rooftop views. Well at least in my daydreams.

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