Transforming her own style into a personal home for all her clients is what interior architect Britt Van Namen is particularly good at. Recently, she designed the interior of a holiday home in Marbella and that of a residence in the rural town of Bavel, Belgium. We take a look at both projects, where the right choices create a warm whole.
Britt Van Namen is an interior architect in heart and soul. Her timeless designs and sleek functionality closely match the architecture of her projects. You recognise her work by the minimalist simplicity and attention for the finest details. In each design, the wishes and expectations of the residents form the starting point. With that input, the interior architect creates a vision that brings together the essence of living. With carefully selected materials, an interior is realised that feels timeless and prioritises a unity between light, form, and space. The first project we are highlighting, is a new build home in Marbella, Spain that will function as a holiday residence. The aim was to create a calm, serene holiday atmosphere that will linger for a while even after your stay here. With sea views, soft materials, and natural sand colours, that goal is easily achieved. In the Spanish climate, it is interesting to draw the outside feeling indoors. To do so, glass areas and a floor that continues from inside to outside were used. Thanks to natural stone and microtopping in the same shades, you experience a feeling of unity and tranquillity. Adequate warmth and cosiness were also not to be missed in the interior, and the dark woodwork and custom bronze wrought iron provide that. Finally, the furniture perfectly complements the natural colour and material palette.
Thanks to natural stone and microtopping in the same shades, you experience a feeling of unity and tranquillity
Secondly, we do not want to deprive you of this bright, stylish kitchen and high-quality bathroom and dressing room in a Belgian country home. Upon entering the home, the organic armrest on the stairs and wrought-iron door immediately attract attention. Through the dining room, you enter the kitchen, which has a wide view of the garden and is bathed in natural light. A striking feature of this kitchen is the large island with flush function and gold taps, and the thick tabletop in natural stone in Mediterranean green with a rough look. The natural stone is also reflected in the coffee corner, where the vertical rounded lines add an extra touch. The blind door to the storage room turns the kitchen wall into a beautiful whole. The striking lines of the veneer emphasise the play between dark and light. The Mediterranean green of the kitchen is found in the steps between the living space and kitchen and connects the spaces. In the bathroom, sandblasted vulcanostone was used as an accent in the shower and in the freestanding washbasin cabinet. Black accents in mirror, taps, and towel dryer break up the look of the microtopping. Finally, the dressing room in dark veneer creates a peaceful atmosphere, while the central dressing cabinet with inlaid cushion exudes absolute luxury. A radiator cabinet in the same veneer hides the heating element from view.
The vision of Britt Van Namen is expressed in both projects in an interesting way. The holiday residence in Marbella effortlessly gives a real holiday feeling, while the second home has a particularly calm look. The interior designer manages to create a unique ensemble that is always unforgettable.
Images 2-4: visualisations by Spectrum (project Marbella)
Images 5-7: photography by Cafeine (project Bavel)