Where many interior designers work with large windows to integrate the beautiful surrounding greenery into a project, rebel Geert Van Riet of Studio G1 takes a different approach. In this stunning design of floating walls and colour explosions, he integrates fabulous foliage walls. This sublime idea immediately caught our attention and we are happy to share it with you.
Since 2008, interior designer Geert Van Riet has been leaving his mark on dull interiors and transforming them into beautiful high-end concepts. The creative mind prefers to take charge of renovation projects, allowing him to unleash his full imagination on an interior from A to Z. His original work catches the eye because he also scores internationally: recently, he even worked on projects ranging from Mumbai to the South of France. For this particular interior, the designer admittedly had to go less far from home, as this private residence overlooks the picturesque Ghent city centre.
It is clear that this designer has a heart for materials
Van Riet's East-Flemish roots helped him develop a strong bond with the clients. This gave him carte blanche, which he eagerly used. He threw all existing elements overboard and let himself be guided for the entire design by a single slanting line: the wall between the current dressing room and the passage to the bathroom. He immediately made this wall into a statement, as he clad it along one side full of tropical plants. The layout is extremely unusual, as ordinary corridors are not to be detected anywhere. The designer chose to be creative with the floor plan and create partitions with firm, organic curves and inventive surfaces. In this way, he uses a hanging cloakroom to separate the entrance hall from the living area. The whole relies on the softness of earth tones. Yet it is anything but boring thanks to well-considered colour combinations carefully selected by the expert. Bronze, green and yellow brighten up the whole. These shades are reflected in beautiful ways in the design, such as in the lounge, where bright yellow seats boost the overall look. These in turn completely match the stonewash linen curtains selected by Studio G1 in collaboration with Verilin. The crunched bed linen is also a product of their many brainstorming sessions. It is clear that this designer has a heart for materials. For this DOKN project, his girlfriend designed stunning ceramic bowls, vases and bowls with her company Kiwi ThinX. Literally every element was carefully considered in this project and it shows. The result therefore seals an extraordinary unity and boldness. Photography by Cafeine
Text by Emma Verstappen