All those who do what is asked will succeed. But all those who do what is not asked will succeed in surprising others. And that is precisely what Daphné Callemeyn of Artique is excellent at. When she hears 'conform', she takes a turn and goes in search of atypical combinations that unite past and present. Opening the doors to this exquisite project, we would like to take you into her world.
The design agency Artique is gradually becoming a household name in the Imagicasa universe. This is because time and again we are enchanted by Daphné Callemeyn's powerful vision: thanks to her unique view of the past, she manages to create magnificent total renovations in which authentic elements merge with modern functionality. She does all this without losing her unique stamp of serenity. A major contributor to 'her' interiors are the characterful materials she carefully selects. On top of that, the original furniture pieces make her concepts shine time and again. Although the designer is known for her fusions of old and new, she is certainly not averse to a challenge. In this spick and span home, for instance, she went in search of the balance between a rural, rustic style and 'Paris chic'. She immediately managed to incorporate the latter by first of all looking for the right shades. By combining a ubiquitous neutral colour with a dark solid walnut, she immediately got what she was aiming for. The graceful round shapes also contributed to the ‘je ne sais quoi’ look. Especially the arch that lures you into a passage of glass and steel makes your imagination run wild. In addition, the wall panels with raised moulures contribute to the country style that she and the future residents love. The chic kitchen was completed by adding a very rare Belgian touch: rouge belge. This red stone adds character and a playfulness that is elegant at the same time.
The balance between a rural, rustic style and 'Paris chic'
What makes this space just as enjoyable is not only the sublime kitchen, but also the immense space that allowed Callemeyn to make room for a fluffy dining area. While you can rest your bare feet on a soft bed, you can enjoy a lovely crackling fireplace. In the process, the comfortable fabrics of the seating area do you good. The cocoon feeling in the sitting area is also emphasised by the semi-arch, with the light curtains embracing you.
3D visualisations by Artique
Text by Emma Verstappen