Switching houses with design and art aficionados

The perfect ‘house swap’ among likeminded souls You might have read about the trend of switching houses on the website ‘Houseswap’. Now there is website focusing on those who are active in the world of design or for those with a great passion for beautifully decorated...

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The jewel in the crown of Ghant : the Sandton Grand Hotel Reylof

The perfect place for a weekend of relaxation or the ideal spot for a fun intermezzo after a busy day … The Sandton Grand Hotel Reylof is a heaven for those who need some comforting luxury. Enjoyment in the heart of the historical city of Ghant Located at a stone’s throw from...

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Lightweight concrete furniture

Innovative furniture design in concrete Great news for those who love concrete but rather not on their floor. Jimmy Delatour of Design Lab has designed a collection made in lightweight concrete featuring tables, bathroom furniture and candelabras. To add depth and warmth to the collections...

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Living and working at Le Toison d’Or

The much discussed residential and retail complex ‘le Toison d’Or’ has been opened recently in Brussels. Designed by UNStudio and Jaspers-Eyers Architects with a clever use of structure, depth differences and a series of curved vertical frames. The frames circumscribe the...

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Benedetti stands out

Bold, wild and intricate … or rather monochromatic and striking ? For 2016, Benedetti launches two new collections that will leave nobody indifferent. The Camouflage Collection : everything but average The Camouflage Collection features animal prints in contrasting colours on...

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A kitchen-to-go

A mobile kitchen, easy to take along when moving house. The Convivio concept by Enzo Berti concerns a work station, cupboards, a cooker… Everything one can find in a regular kitchen only conducted in a modular system. The Dolmen version is a freestanding unit featuring a black or white...

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Feng-Shui : Colours that work

Often referred to as a laughing matter, Feng-Shui remains a rather novel concept in Europe. This ancient philosophy applied to our surroundings, house and gardens believes in the cooperation of the elements in creating a balanced energy. Just as with the philosophy behind the use of colours, we...

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Do you like it sorted ?

These dressing room and wardrobe concepts are right up your alley ! Beware though as this system requires a very organised lifestyle. The glass walls will reveal all your wardrobe secrets. However they are very attractive and evoke the atmosphere of a proper boutique ! The perfect solution for...

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Futurism at its best

Rio de Janeiro features a new landmark with the new Museu do Amanha. This futuristic building by Santiago Calatrava is focused on the future of mankind and our planet. It took over 5 years of construction, the use of 55.000 tons of concrete, 22.000 tons of sand, 4.000 tons of steel and thousands...

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Home automation : 10 misconceptions

The term ‘Home Automation’ evokes with many situations from science-fiction movies. Making coffee from a distance or filling the bathtub by a simple action on your smartphone. These are indeed examples of what home automation can do but they are not the standard. A basic home...

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An original way to relax

Never mind the old-fashioned rocking chair. The newest trend is the ‘hanging chair’. An established piece in many gardens, this unique piece is now available for the indoors. Go for a unique design suitable for your interior or style and enjoy hours of swinging joy. The modern bubble...

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De Coene : timeless quality

In 1887 De Coene started their business of wallcoverings and upholstery. Over the years they have grown to become a renowed name within the world of interior design and bespoke handmade furniture. Today the house has a reputation of perfection to the smallest detail. De Coene takes on interior...

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The ‘savoir-faire’ of Walda Pairon

Making a list of renowed Belgian interior designers without including Walda Pairon would be a big mistake. She is one the most influential decorators of the last decades. A fondness for luxurious materials and natural light reflects in her signature style. Walda lives with her husband Roger...

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Black in a luxurious bathroom

A bathroom in black isn’t perhaps the most obvious choice yeti t is absolute glamorous. When opting for a black bathroom a few tips and tricks are in order, as to prevent an overkill of black. - Light is essential in a black bathroom. Make sure you have plenty of light fixtures and use...

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Dauby launches the ‘Pure’ Collections

As market leader in fittings for doors, windows and furniture, Dauby takes pride in innovation and creating new trends. The Pure Collection : ‘raw’ versions Materials such as wrought iron and brass are well known in the world of fittings, often treated with a varnish. Dauby gives...

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