It's not just homes that could use a renovation at the right time; businesses also like to get a new look in time. Our loyal partner and interior designer Laura Calleeuw managed to reinvent the Oralis real estate office in Brussels the result is undoubtedly a valuable boost for everyone who spends time there.
You wouldn't immediately think that office interiors could inspire you, but this project thinks otherwise. The renovation had to preserve the existing character of the building and succeeded by magnificently incorporating the authentic elements into this new look. The panelling, mouldings and skirting boards are some telling examples. The herringbone parquet was sanded down, returning it to an excellent and attractive condition. Furthermore, it was desirable for the interior designer to think of ways to improve comfort and acoustics in the office. For instance, floating ceilings with flake finishes were used, allowing better sound absorption. At the same time, this offered the possibility of working with indirect lighting. On the basement floor, however, it was desirable to pursue a less authentic result. Calleeuw thus exchanged the old tiled floor for a cast floor. Decorative painting techniques on the walls continue the homogeneous look, giving the whole a serene appearance. Typical of her aesthetic, the interior designer chose soft tones that evoke a calm atmosphere in this project as well. This usually creates a home bathed in a light of relaxation, but now it turns out that offices also know their way around such a colour palette. The custom-made furniture translates a similar character into rounded edges and an absence of sharp corners. In terms of materials, oak veneer is a clearly present element, which was undoubtedly an excellent choice. Another focus point was to create see-through opportunities without impeding the possibility of privacy. The incorporation of glass doors provided a good solution to this while not compromising on a beautiful visual whole.
Furniture customisation translates a similar character in rounding and an absence of sharp corners
Renovating with expertise always leans towards expressing respect. That is exactly what Laura Calleeuw did at this real estate office located in a charming building with authentic elements to dream of. In her familiar style, she provided a new interior that forms a workplace many would want to trade for. Thanks to the right choice of materials and colours, she managed to create an office that is functional yet cosy. We are already fans and look forward to her next projects!
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