Our partner Laura Calleeuw designs spaces that exudes a serene luxury and are worked out to the finest details. This recent renovationproject in Wortegem-Petegem is an ideal example. Inspired by an eternal vacation feeling, the interior architect got started with her team to transform this home into a resort of rest and cosiness.
Serene with a nod to the seventies.
More and more people feel the need to experience a vacation feeling at home. This was no different for this renovation, considering that Laura Calleeuw aligned the design with creating tranquillity and gained inspiration from, among others, the Casa Cook hotels. Furthermore, this project aimed to renovate the house in the context of the light and the spatiality. Essential for this was repositioning the fireplace, for it used to be in the middle of the living area. During rethinking the layout of the living space, it was decided to break out the fireplace completely and to place it against the outer wall. Consequently, the fireplace has a more practical position in the home without having to give up the role of eyecatcher. At the same time, the layout was reconsidered by focussing on the light, the spaciousness, and the interaction between the different spaces. The view on the garden was thought of as well. Next to the importance of the tranquillity, Laura Calleeuw incorporated a nod to the seventies in the interior. She did this, for example, by opting for materials such as travertine and walnut. Both create vintage accents that still feel modern and relevant. Moreover, the material pallet contains aqua sensa. Concerning the furniture, Laura Calleeuw relied on the design range of Casteelken. Therefore, names such as Carl Hansen and Minotti belong to the selection with which the new interior was composed. For the further decoration several elements were custom made. Because of this, the curtains, carpets, cushions, and more were completely matched to this specific project. In order to assure a peaceful atmosphere, you can see beige tones everywhere in this home. Logically, the end result is a balanced whole that houses an attractive and calm feel. Nevertheless, the influence of the seventies remains visible in just the right amount, so that the house still reflects a clear inspiration that makes both residents and guests happy.
This renovation of Laura Calleeuw conjures a permanent vacation feeling. The qualitative design and custom work make that this project seamlessly fits in with her existing portfolio and attest to the right degree of selectivity. The fresh wind that this renovation blew through the home will still echo for a long time to come. Photography by Bert Demasure
Design by Laura Calleeuw
Made to measure furniture: GDC concept
Painting techniques: Vroman Decoration
Electricity: Desmedt & Lichtpunt Gistel
Fabrics: REBO home