JOE Design Studio stands for designs where timeless, warm minimalism prevails. Their contemporary interiors focus on beautiful materials and a finish that is perfect in every detail. Project RIT, which we present here, totally fits that description.
The studio was founded by Jody Eeckhout, who after studying interior architecture gained experience at various companies as a project interior designer. For his own studio, he realises high-end private homes where the client can count on him from A to Z. Because a complete project is offered, including execution and coordination of the works, the process is completely hassle-free for customers.
Project RIT, located in Waasmunster, Belgium involved the conversion of a detached fermette with a small extension. JOE Design Studio worked with Joëlle Eeckhout for the architecture. In terms of materials, a palette that emphasises the rural character of the house and its surroundings was chosen, such as burnt wood, stained oak, and kalei. Also very important to the client were the beautiful views out onto the vast meadows. However, privacy also had to be respected. The exterior of the house was renovated quite soberly, by doing the front facade, whitewash, and the new extension in stained wood.
The kitchen has become the main room around which all other spaces unfold.
Inside, we find a beautiful cement-based cast floor, which provides a soft transition from the living space to the dining area. The sleeping quarters and bathroom are located behind the kitchen, while the entrance hall gives you access to the cool storage room, a toilet, garage, and a shower room. Since the residents really enjoy cooking and eating, those two aspects are central to the house. The kitchen has therefore become the main room around which all other spaces unfold. The white tones and warm brown shades create a serene atmosphere that provides tranquillity. To further emphasise this ambience, the interior has also been kept minimalist. In this project too, JOE Design sticks to its beautiful signature style. Soft colours and a simple interior make this home very impressive.
Photography by Koen Van Damme