Britt Van Namen's designs always start from the story of the client, more specifically his/her desires, wishes and expectations. As an interior designer, she refines all their wishes and thoughts into a design that reflects the essence of their vision. ‘My designs have a reputation for being timeless. Minimalist and modern, but also still aesthetic and stylish after 20 years,’ says the interior designer.
Today, we take our readers to her first project in Lummen. It is a major total renovation of a farm, where not only the old farmhouse has its charm, but also the adjacent grounds with pasture for the horses and associated ponds contribute to the experience. The design agency was commissioned to breathe new life into the living kitchen. The kitchen consists of a large island with the famous Aqualex, an extra seating area that can function as a breakfast corner with an excellent view of the meadows. In addition, there is also a large table where the family can dine with friends and family. The bench fits perfectly with the made-to-measure organically shaped table, finished with microtopping. The team considered a very strong balance for the ton-sur-ton materials and textures. Only for the veneer material they chose a smoked oak, which provides a warm touch and also the necessary contrast for the other ton-sur-ton materials. Moreover, the wooden accents in brushed eucalyptus veneer contribute to the natural look & feel of this living kitchen. Besides the aesthetic aspect, this kitchen has also thought about the practical side. There is a lockable breakfast cupboard, a wood storage area and a built-in wine cooler.
Organic shapes and natural materials are reflected in every one of her designs.
This project is spread over three floors in the South of France. A challenge that Britt Van Namen likes to roll up her sleeves for. The typical Mediterranean row house at Port Grimaud was given a total makeover with natural materials, organic shapes and an eye for detail. At the Mediterranean Sea you also live outside, especially if your backyard borders the sea. That is why the interior designer opted for a beautiful Pierre de Varennes stone in her design that continues over the ground floor and terrace. In this way, inside and outside flow into each other and the feeling of space increases. In addition, the organic shapes of the kitchen, bar cabinet and large bench immediately catch the eye. Custom-made with a top in the same Pierre de Varennes and finished with a special painting technique. The materials, shapes and colours create a peaceful and soft look and feel. Wood accents in American walnut veneer in turn create a warm touch, the original chandelier is the eye-catcher of the room, as well as the stools by Zeitraum that stand out.
At the moment, the team is busy with a number of exclusive projects, including Montevideo, where they are allowed to design an exclusive penthouse with a roof terrace and swimming pool. Here they immediately furnish one of the penthouses with the best view of the Scheldt. They are also working on a harbour house in Saint Tropez and a large villa in Marbella. Both very high end, so that Britt Van Namen can fully live up to her role as interior designer. Imagicasa will keep a close eye on her for undoubtedly more impressive projects in the future.
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