Designing homes that exude luxury and elegance and still have an eye for the necessary comfort, that's where interior designer Laura Calleeuw comes in. With the right colours and materials, she transforms every space into a warm dream spot. Her vision is fully expressed in these designs for several flats in Brussels. Here, in a limited space, the designer created an open interior with an attractive spaciousness and a calm, inviting atmosphere.
We have already introduced our readers to the creativity of interior designer Laura Calleeuw, who is based in Roeselare. Her style is very recognisable and is characterised by warm colours, soft shapes and unusual proportions. Intertwining interior and exterior also creates a beautiful spaciousness in every nook and cranny of a design. Each design combines aesthetics and functionality with the client's personality, so that the result integrates the designer's style, but of course also pays attention to the clients' needs and wishes. That style could best be described as warm minimalism, often with an extraordinary hotel feel. Despite (or perhaps just because of) the simplicity in its designs, Calleeuw manages to bring luxury and serenity to a home.
No interior project comes without challenges, but a good interior designer finds the right solution for every problem. That was also the case in these flats. Indeed, they have quite a limited floor space, which made a sense of space one of the key requirements when the team started working on the designs. Fortunately, the interior designer had no shortage of creativity in any case, and found the right solutions for that too. The bright base of the flat, with the walls, ceilings and floors in the same soft hue, accommodates sophisticated luxury and elegance. A golden mean was chosen between as much storage space as possible and maximum spaciousness. Since the flats have some sloping walls and many windows, extensive use was made of furniture sizes that flow with the walls. In this way, vistas and views to the outside, which are essential in these flats, are maximised. This also safeguards smooth circulation.
The golden mean between as much storage space as possible and maximum spaciousness
As in many of her designs, Calleeuw opted here for a clean organic interplay of lines with subtle roundings. This looks aesthetically pleasing, of course, but it also has a functional advantage, as the minimal surface area prevents you from bumping into sharp corners. Thanks to the open character of the interior, you experience a sense of calm and serenity here, Calleeuws trademark as it were. The choices of materials perfectly match this. The seamless floor, for instance, means that no attention needs to be paid to the joints. The light colours throughout the interior evoke a feeling of softness and comfort, while the clean lines in the wood radiate tranquillity on the smaller surfaces. In turn, a sense of luxury was created through a few simple interventions. The spotlights, the taps and the profiling of the glass doors, shower walls and mirrors have a gold finish, giving a subtle luxurious effect. Indirect lighting or plastered-in wall lighting was also mostly opted for. The latter has an added advantage as it highlights the sophisticated paint techniques on the walls and ceilings of the homes. Depending on the time of day and function of each room, a different atmosphere is thus evoked each time. As a final aspect, we cannot forget the choice of marble and loose furniture in the flats, from which only a form of natural luxurious elegance and serenity really emerges. With soft fabrics for the furniture and carpets in the living space, comfort has also been considered. By softening the customisation a little, the eye-catchers, such as the wooden wall unit in the living space, get the attention they deserve. Of Laura Calleeuw's abilities, you no longer need to convince us. It is clear that for her, no challenge stands in the way of a beautiful end result. You can read the full article in Imagicasa Spring 2023.
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