It is no surprise that interior architect Britt Van Namen leaves a signature of timelessness in every finished project. This time it was Brussels' turn, and more specifically, she went to work on a townhouse surrounded by greenery. As Imagicasa's partner, she always lives up to our high expectations, time after time.
Her choice of neutral colours is never without reason. This time, that decision revolved around the connection between the indoor and outdoor spaces. Since the property enjoys nearby nature, it seemed only appropriate for the interior designer to keep that asset in mind when putting together her design. She had been asked to take care of an apartment in the property, with this compelling imagery as a result. As a total renovation, then, it can more than count, although she paid equal attention to preserving some of the authentic things that give away the property's history. For instance, it was soon clear that the high ceilings with moulures were indispensable, and so they were restored. In addition, the residence received a new herringbone parquet, which clearly contributed to the classic allure of the building.
The floor plan was opened up to create one large living space, complete with generous incidence of light
Initially, the apartment was divided into small rooms, but these turned out to be anything but ideal for the story Van Namen wanted to tell. Instead, the floor plan was opened up to create one large living space, complete with generous incidence of light. An added bonus is the adjoining office space, which has recessed sliding doors, so the zones can be separated if desired. Make sure to look at the pronounced marble from which the desk piece is made, as well as the beautiful walnut veneer. In terms of furniture choice, in the living room they opted to incorporate a softer element as well, for example the butterfly chair. Moving on to the night quarters, it is striking how she again anticipated the need for privacy. That is to say, between the bedroom and bathroom, she placed a door made of wrought iron and cathedral glass. Grey marble work and microtopping prove to be a successful duo, providing residents with a persistent luxury experience, as do all the other spots the project features. Our partner put the classic persuasiveness of this building in Brussels back in the spotlight. With a successful renovation, she steamrolled this promising apartment all the way to many years of living pleasure to come. We are already looking forward to the next thing she will come out with.
Photography by Cafeine
Text by Cara Jacobs