- Architecture & development
Trust is like gold, also for interior designers. With this project, Laura Calleeuw enjoyed a considerable freedom, because the clients gave her more or less carte blanche. It concerned a renovation project where the charm of the original architecture could not be lost. This turned out to be a commission that was tailor-made to her, and the images below will effortlessly convince you of this.
Wood, natural stone, and artisanal painting techniques are like familiar friends for Laura Calleeuw to whom she turns regularly. This time was no exception. Namely, she was asked to decisively take charge of an existing building in Roeselare and develop, among others, a new concept for the kitchen, the living area, and the bathroom. This did not come without its limits, seeing that the pregnancy of the customer posed a clear and strict deadline. This meant that the schedule needed to be precise and that the following up could not be less than extremely exact. Next to this, the authentic elements of the home needed to be conserved, even though the project had to be completely stripped as well. Places like the mantel and the moulures are wonderful evidence of the past of the local architecture and fit the renewed design perfectly. Loyal to her style, Calleeuw chose a fluid ambience that feels both timeless and thoroughly contemporary. With the subtility that we are used to from her, she united different notes, materials, and shapes in an effective result.
The biggest challenge was not in the design but in the coordination.
As the main style inspirations, the interior designer mentions the typical townhouse aesthetic, as well as the seventies. The green marble and the travertine were a crucial support in this. For the choice of wood, she opted for oak that imitates the look and feel of walnut. Without exception, she always started from the pure basis materials that afterwards were given a unique touch in several ways. For example, she decided the cut, the brushing, and the colour of the wood herself. The marble was sandblasted, and the existing door handles were given a treatment with a lacquer in bronze. Another point of focus was the relation with the garden. Since the residents asked for a home with clear proportions and a strong connection to the outdoor environment, the expert spent a lot of time determining the views to the garden. Moreover, we notice how you immediately experience calm when looking at the images. The spacious dining table with imperfect shapes and a large number of chairs invites to cosy gatherings. The meticulously lined architecture in the living area further sharpens your respect for rather classic living styles, and to top things off, the kitchen and the bathroom have their outspoken serenity in common. The biggest challenge was not in the design but in the coordination. Thanks to the trust of the client, Laura Calleeuw had access to all the necessary tools to finalise the entire project and to present a result that lies entirely within their wishes. Because of the power of the concept and the possibility to execute it loyal to her vision, she proves the values of a far-reaching faith from the customer. Photography by Bert Demasure