Creating an interesting flow and designing an interior with the necessary Ibiza vibes: these are the two main characteristics in this recent project from interior architect Justien Lescouhier. She sought an open, light-filled concept with neutral colours and luxurious materials. Meet this powerful interior brimming with elegance.
In Kortrijk, Belgium, Justien Lescouhier renovated this detached villa on the Lys. She worked on the ground floor and the master bedroom. The residence offered two main challenges: providing as many views onto the quiet surroundings as possible and optimising the flow throughout the house. The latter is absolutely necessary, because in the current interior, you can move from the entrance hall to the living spaces at the back of the house in four different ways, which is rather confusing and does not create a sense of peace for the residents. By choosing for openness and sophisticated lines in the new design, you can now find a visual tranquillity. Already in the entrance hall, you are surprised by the spaciousness and a lot of natural daylight, which gives a good impression of the full interior. The access to the home office is hidden in a cabinet wall in the entrance hall. The space is sufficiently secluded to allow for quiet work, but at the same time it is connected to the living spaces and the garden by, respectively, wooden trellis and a window in high-reflective glass overlooking the vintage car outside. Through a beautiful double door with curves and glass work, you arrive at the heart of the residence. The back façade, which fully consists of large windows, frames the landscape as an impressive painting. In the middle of the room, we find a fireplace that separates the sitting, reading, and apéro corner from the kitchen. The latter has a cosy corner for dining and also offers beautiful views of the garden while cooking. The island continues through the middle volume to the other side of the room, where it serves as an apéro space. In this way, the whole is opened up and extra flexibility is created. The living space does, in other words, offer some friendly corners with a relaxed atmosphere, resulting in an extraordinary and functional design.
By choosing for openness and sophisticated lines, you can find here a visual tranquillity
The location of the staircase in the entrance hall could not be changed, but that did not pose any problem at all, on the contrary. It perfectly fits into the new concept and brings you to the next space Lescouhier tackled, the master bedroom. There, bedroom, dressing, and bathroom blend into one and the same space, ensuring a real holiday feel. Again, a good circulation and quality materials characterise the whole, together with a thoughtful arrangement of cabinets. The designer wanted to create a bedroom in which even the morning rush is relaxing, and that goal was definitely achieved here. While designing this interior, Lescouhier had one big source of inspiration. Every year, the residents go to Ibiza, where they enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and can get away from the daily rush. The natural and sand shades, artisanal painting techniques, pure textile, and a characterful naturally weathered type of wood form the basic materials in this interior and bring a suitable interpretation of a contemporary interior with holiday vibes. Visualisations by Rendeer