When you have a good first impression, you often want more of the same thing. In the past, the clients behind this project trusted interior designer Justien Lescouhier to renovate their primary home and were more than happy about that decision. Now they recently bought an apartment in Nieuwpoort, Belgium as a second stay, it seemed evident to rely on her again for the interior. The result is a second confirmation of a right choice.
A second residence at the coast: a perfect place to escape in the weekends. With the wide view of the apartment this is anything but a problem, but also the flexible furnishing and the open character of the floor plan play a big role in this. The living surface may be limited in square metres, but our partner Justien Lescouhier knew how to bring out its maximal potential. The kitchen island doubles as a seating bench at the dining table and the sofa and television are part of the same room, so that the day area consists of one central place. In order to not make the transition to the bedroom too harsh, the designer placed curtains as division element. By keeping these open throughout the day, the home is visually enlarged. A notable element is that they work both with transparent and non-transparent textiles. By closing the non-transparent curtains at night, you create more privacy. The need to sometimes be creative in an interior this project also proves with its guest bed. Namely, this is hidden in a long cabinet wall where again curtains were placed. This definitely counts for functionality, considering that the residents can store a lot of things here.
A notable element is that they worked both with transparent and non-transparent textiles.
A big part of the colour and material selection reflects the need for calm and rest. Light wood veneer, a soft painting technique, and the breaking but tempered Brechia di Nola natural stone are instrumental for the serenity that the interior expert wanted to conjure. Yet she decided to provide an additional component in colour as well. Seeing the proximity of the sea water and the stretched-out sky, mineral blue seemed the perfect expression of colour. Being a symbol for purity, harmony, and trust, this shade is the ideal complement for a coastal apartment like this. The most striking application of this is the sofa, but next to this also smaller things in the same tint were added, such as the prints on the cushions. On top of this, the subtle roundings in the overall lines of the spaces contribute to the soft atmosphere the interior exudes, while the pronounced daylight always guarantees a lively quality. Add to this the fluent connection between the different zones and it is by now more than clear that the residence offers a maximum of assets on a limited surface. This second home in Nieuwpoort is big in its own way. With a sublime choice in materials and style, the thoughtful floor plan became emerged more and more clearly, with this effective overall image as the result. Here, the residents can recharge their batteries in the weekends and let go of the weekly chaos. Our partner Justien Lescouhier knew like no other how to fulfil their wish and will no doubt make many more customers happy in the future.
Images by Rendeer Visuals