- Architecture & development
The timeless, sleek designs from our partner Britt Van Namen are always greatly appreciated at Imagicasa. Today, we introduce you to two of her recent projects: two kitchen renovations, for which an elegant design and high-quality finish were a priority.
The work of the interior architect can be recognised by its minimalist simplicity and attention to the smallest details. Functionality and simplicity are central to every project, and the right materials and elaborate details always complete her designs. The kitchens we show here fully meet that description. In Oud-Turnhout, Belgium, the architect renovated this manor house, for which two rooms were merged into one large space. The high ceilings create a feeling of openness. Furthermore, a modern make-over was necessary, ensuring that a light design with a cosy breakfast corner was created. Also important in Van Namen’s projects is the attention to quality materials. For the splash wall and the dining table, expressive calacatta oro marble with gold accents was used. Gold and bronze accents are also found in the lighting, the Vola faucets, and the lacquered grips of the kitchen cabinets. The dark ebony veneer of the large wall cabinet, the wooden arched passageways and the custom-made coffee corner bring warmth to the whole. Marble was used in combination with floating steel shelves for the library cabinet. Finally, micro topping and the rougher painting technique of this kitchen create a calm whole.
For the splash wall and the dining table, expressive calacatta oro marble with gold accents was used.
A second project that we would love to highlight here is this beautiful kitchen with a number of red accents. The different red tones of the Moroso Gogan sofa, the red armchairs made from diamond chair from Knoll, and the lounge chair from Vitra are a bold but perfect combination. Thanks to the open space and the many windows, the residents have a beautiful view onto the garden. The kitchen has two low islands: one is used as a dining table and has a rinse function with golden faucets from Aqualex, the other is used as a kitchen island and made from bush hammered natural stone. The raised edge separates the cooking island from the rest of the kitchen. The green colour of the natural stone forms a nice contrast with the dark-stained veneer. There is a blind door to the storage room, which is concealed in the rear kitchen wall. In this kitchen too, we find magnificent bronze accents, namely in the handles of the kitchen cabinets.
These kitchens fit perfectly in Britt Van Namen’s vision, in which a feeling of calmness and timelessness prevail. Colourful accents ensure that that these designs form a luxurious whole that keeps on impressing. Want to get enchanted by more impressive projects and inspiring architecture? Be sure to follow us on Instagram on the account Imagicasa Architecture. On this page, we will share unique realisations, promising designs and innovative ideas daily.
Photography by Cafeine