Devos Interieur is a household name in the Belgian interior design world. Under the management of Christel De Vos the family business not only delivers its own projects. For more than ten years now, they have been bringing together the greatest and most fascinating designers. Today we take you to one of their projects, in Schilde, Antwerp.
It was the first project for daughter Steffie Van Der Henst, who, after a few years in the business, now is in charge alongside her mother. Together with the team of Devos Interieur, she was responsible for the entire finishing process: from design and choice of materials to the follow-up of the construction, decoration and finish. The result is a contemporary, warm and cosy home where pure and exceptional materials set the tone.
‘The colour of the joinery is rather unique’
For the owners, their house had to radiate serenity, with a strong focus on calm colours and luxurious materials. ‘The fixed carpentry is rather dark in colour, while for the individual pieces of furniture lighter shades were chosen as a contrast.’ As for the interior, sobriety prevailed, but it was filled in with a few design classics, such as the ‘Capitol Complex’ chair by Pierre Jeanneret, but also the ‘Platner’ and ‘Tulip’ chairs by Knoll. In the living room, the table of Bieke Casteleyn the ‘Grande Soffice’ sofa by Edra were chosen.
The company drew up all the customised work. For the implementation of the project, it called in a team of partners. ‘The floor was also custom-drawn and laid by hand in our new ‘diamond’ pattern, which Devos Interieur will use more often in the future as a signature.’ Throughout the project, natural materials such as wood, leather, linen and natural stone were frequently opted for. All materials also recurred several times throughout the house, so that everything formed a beautiful whole. ‘The colour of the joinery is rather unique.’ A type of wood was chosen that needed no more than a coat of varnish. ‘That looks very natural compared to, for example, coloured veneer.’ That focus on details is also reflected in the fireplace. The natural stone used for this can be found, for example, in the floor of the entrance hall. Also further on in this project, natural stone plays a key role.
Especially in the bathroom, this material makes an appearance. The pedestal of the bath, the sinks and the shower were finished with a characteristic marble. ‘I drove around almost all of Belgium to find just the right marble.’ All other materials in the master bedroom and bathroom are matched to this marble, such as the bronze details that recur in the switches, the bathroom cabinet handles and faucets. ‘This house is a perfect example of our attention to detail.’ If you want to learn more about the work of Devos Interieur, be sure to read our full article in Imagicasa Spring 2021.
Photography by Cafeine