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Entries in Belgium (52)

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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Friday
Mar042016

The Little Monastery

Hooray for Fridays! The weekend is just about to begin and my mind is turning to getaways. How about a Belgian B&B? Bricks and render and a monotone palette of greys and creams and linen and lush lawns with clipped buxus? We can take tea and relax in the summer house or explore the countryside and be back home in time for work on Monday. OK I'm daydreaming but what a lovely dream. The Little Monastery in Damme, Belgium.

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