I adore this home of architect Nicolas Schuybroek that he renovated. It was a slum dwelling and with a minimal budget we’ve been able to renovate it from the ground floor all the way up. We’re standing in my office, which used to be a well-known gastronomic restaurant and back in the forties this space housed a butcher shop. The beautiful tiles on the wall remind us of that period. First, I was thinking of removing them because they aren’t in good condition. But now I’m glad I didn’t. The same goes for other decorative elements in the house, such as the fireplace, the moldings, the wooden doors and floors and the staircase. We really wanted to preserve the volumes and charm of the building, although its charm is largely defined by the collection of furniture. The classic style mixed with midcentury iconic lighting and furniture and neutral colour palette really do it for me. I could absolutely live here. For more fabulous photos of Nicolas’ home check out the very cool Coffeeklatch (featured with permission).