Creating a bright and comfortable environment the designers Stefaan Van Dyck and Kathleen Cassiers had recently finished the renovation of this 150 years old townhouse in the charming city of Antwerp, Belgium.
One of the most characteristic design features of the project is not only the entwinement of old and new, but the way it sneaks peeks up throughout the house composition. Patches of exposed brick and stone construct give textural context juxtaposed to the clean and luminous whines of the renovation work. The original wooden beams exposed on ceilings and supporting columns harmonize with the rustic furniture and decoration pieces, the old textures and the organic materials palette.
The house has five floors each hosting a different daily function. The color combinations are dominated by the whiteness of the architectural base and harmoniously accentuated by natural tonalities and natural textural colors; from the wooden ceilings, floors, stairs (a cute preserved original touch) and furniture pieces, to the linen textiles and light gray and beige shades on furniture and decor details.
Beautiful and characteristic features inspired by the building’s history: like the original, gorgeous tile flooring, the elevated bed platform sculptured from the floor, the living room bench carved in to the wall, the exposed patches of brick; are practically combined with modern amenities whit clear-lined silhouettes from the living room fireplace to the metal doors, structures and space divisions, adding a slight modernistic touch to the otherwise rustic feel of the house.