Deep in the Belgian countryside an 18th century farmhouse has been restored as a live/work space by an architect couple with a minimalist lifestyle. Their home is simply furnished with everyday pieces juxtaposed with occasional objects and a collection of contemporary art. Here, a practical dressing area in the bedroom has been constructed in an arched alcove using reclaimed shelving from old shops.
Architects: Henri-Charles and Natacha Hermans
Photographer: Patrick van Robaeys / Côté Est / Interior Archive
The centrepiece of the smart dressing room above is an old shop fitting similar to this haberdashery cabinet from elemental, who specialise in vintage furniture and lighting, old factory storage, curiosities and architectural fittings. They deliver worldwide.
Oficina Inglesa manufacture bespoke French style furniture. Pictured here is the ‘M Victor Bergere’, a hand-carved Louis XV-style cherrywood armchair in an antique grey finish.
Another chair which would fit the bill here is Leporello‘s pretty ‘Elysian’ bergere chair available in a wide range of paint colours.
West Egg lovingly restore vintage finds, like this pretty 1940s oak side table painted in ‘French linen’ from Annie Sloan Paints.
The lamp on the table looks very much like the Anglepoise Type 75 in silver, available from Geoffrey Harris.
Easyart is a source for all types of images which you can select by subject, style, poster or canvas print. Images are also available mounted and framed. The one pictured is ‘Bleu 8’, an art print by Brian Leighton, available for £11.28 unframed.
Nutshell‘s traditional Swedish floor soap can be used to maintain pine floor boards or on freshly sanded wooden floors for a clean bleached look.