PROJECT | VILLA ESSEN (BE)
A great interior truly represents who you are. Reflecting your identity and personality is a major drive for me. This villa tells the personal story of an out-of-home daughter, an adolescent son, and their parents. I have turned the villa into a family home that completely reflects who they are, feeling like a warm embrace as soon as you enter the room.
The interior of this villa was outdated and in need of an upgrade. I set out to make the beautiful character of this old farmhouse and its natural surroundings become one with the warm character of the client and its surroundings.
The entire project was a long and intense but beautiful journey with the client. I re-designed the entire villa, from concept to big straight practical architectural lines, to warm personal details. This process took over two years, during which I acted both as an interior architect as well as a personal assistant for the client, arranging and guiding everything in minor detail to the perfection.
My design approach is to make the interior feel like an extension of its architecture, reflecting the residents and their habits. With this philosophy in mind, my design makes their home become an extension of their identity, practical and customized, yet elegant and sparkling.
The unity in the interior refers to the harmony of the family. This house fosters personal connections, while everyone can still maintain their privacy. It balances practicality and functionality versus warmth and elegance.
As a contrast to the natural colors, but mostly to add an extra personal touch, two big black and white art pieces of the kids fill the living room. The client feels proud and homy again in this wonderful villa, both by its interior and its surroundings.