Harmony is created when the different aspects of a home are connected. For forty years, Classo has been designing interiors where aesthetics, furniture and art are interwoven into a balanced whole. Their team guides and their portfolio convinces. This Belgian edition is therefore the perfect moment to reveal their vision, together with a project that brings their style to you in plain language.
We would like to take you to a home in Sint-Martens-Latem. More specifically, they were responsible for the loose furnishings at this newly built home, and they did so in full glory. This collaboration marked no less than the third time the residents called on their services. In fact, this young family with two children also had their previous home and offices furnished by the company. A relationship marked by strong trust and a great click are therefore permanent proof of the added value they provide for their customers. In addition, people expressed great appreciation for their way of listening, the time they take and the competence with which they deal with directives. As for the family's wishes, it is important to note that they previously lived in Ghent for six years and now decided to swap the city for a greener and quieter environment. Central to this was the demand for maximum living comfort and potential for the future, as it obviously had to be a home they could see themselves staying in for many years to come. Furthermore, their love of art was a relevant feature that the team always kept in mind.
The architect in question designed a home that clearly interacts with its surroundings. That profound connection between the interior and exterior immediately set the tone for a property that is balanced.For instance, you can notice green and ochre tones in several places in the house as a reference to the wooded location.The sand colour of the bonded facing brick also reappears in the interior. In terms of style, the design leans towards restraint and elegance, but at the same time it cautiously casts a few glances towards brutalism. This aesthetic leans towards the priority position that the layout enjoyed, as it was of enormous importance to be so purposeful with the buildable area and to avoid unnecessary spaces. In addition, much attention went to the sight axes.These in fact have an outstanding relationship with each other, which immediately had an impact on the positioning of the furniture.
Restraint and elegance, but at the same time a few glances towards brutalism
Classo's brief here hit on the loose fittings, under which you can count furniture, decoration and art. Indispensable for this was the continuous line that had to exist between the pieces they provided on the one hand and the custom work on the other, which was provided by external parties. A useful tool for this was the idea of balance.In rooms where the customisation is more prominent, furniture was placed that is quite neutral. By incorporating subtle yet clear repetitions of materials, designs and colours, the team ensures that the home has a clear palette that is the outcome of going in a certain direction.
We hope they may further cement their extensive experience with many other projects in the future and are sure they will delight many an interior design fan with their amazing eye for aesthetics, incisive craftsmanship and contemporary style. Want to read the full article? You can do so via our Imagicasa Spring 2023.
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