Throughout the projects of our partner Jody Eeckhout from JOE Design Studio runs a clear common thread. Quality materials, a limited colour spectrum, and a minimalistic base characterise his designs. Project CMC, the residence we are showing here, is a perfect addition to that list.
After his studies in interior architecture, Jody Eeckhout gained experience at several companies before he founded his own JOE Design Studio in 2020. He focuses on high-end residential projects, in which a serene atmosphere and an interior tailored to its residents are central. Natural materials and an eye for craftsmanship are always high on his wish list. Moreover, he strives to give every home a personality that completely suits the client. The result is a residence that feels both contemporary and timeless. The owners of this beautiful eighties house in Edegem, Belgium at first wanted to solve a number of urgent shortcomings. After some discussions with the interior architect, they were convinced that the means in the home could be used in a different way in order to optimise the living experience and comfort. It eventually became a total renovation, with the studio increasing the spaciousness and improving the views through the U-shaped villa. For example, the entrance was moved from the front to the side of the building, increasing accessibility, spatial experience, and privacy for the residents.
The oak parquet flooring ensures unity throughout the residence
A white base was chosen for the walls and ceilings. The oak parquet flooring ensures unity throughout the residence, while the dark walnut wood adds some contrast to the whole. With black details, for instance in the frameworks, extra power was added to the design. In terms of style, the interior could best be described as minimalistic, without losing sight of the necessary comfort. That vision fits in with the interior architect’s usual style and revives this property. Project CMS shows JOE Design Studio’s insight and demonstrates what can be achieved with a new lay-out and a fresh perspective onto a residence. Thanks to a consequent style, this home feels like a serene unit, resulting in an interesting experience.
Photography by Olivier Van Daele