Thursday, February 27, 2014

In the picture today : Belgian company Metalfire

METALFIRE manufactures professional, high-quality open fireplaces burning wood, gas, bio-fuel (bio-ethanol) and high-efficiency closed fireplaces equipped burning wood or gas. The extensive range of fireplaces is specifically designed for architectural integration with high-level aesthetics and simplicity thanks to a modern design, and equipped with state-of-the-art technology and hard-wearing materials.

1Wood burning open fireplace – Type : Universal MF 740-75 W1S BBQ  4-sided finishing frame made to measure

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French Abode...

Love this French remodel!  Notice how they kept the integrity of the home, painting most of the wood crisp white.  This allows subtle details to stand out, like the beautiful banister coupled with all the charming French antiques... brilliant!  

The French know how to effortlessly combine the old with the new.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

House Tour: A Rustic Two Storey Home in Brampton, Canada

This ultra-plush home mixes dark grain woods, lush leathers and vintage décor for a perfectly 

styled bit of  warmth.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Designing kitchens


Hello there dear readers, it has been almost a week since I blogged. Time goes by so fast ! I was working on several clients’ projects and at this moment I am looking for inspiration to design a more contemporary kitchen layout.
The images of today are of more contemporary, all Belgian designed, kitchens, that may help me to finish my sketches.
Some kitchen details seen in these images, I would love to discuss with my clients.

What do you think about this contemporary kitchen, designed by the Belgian company Obumex? Isn’t it gorgeous? I love the contrast of black and white and the earthy tone of the beamed ceiling, the steel pocket door and not to forget the beautiful chandelier.

This kitchen, Belgian architect and designer Vincent Van Duysen designed for his private home in Antwerp, is one of my all time favorites. Delft wall tiles, furnished with a La Cornue stove, a custom-made table and Chinese farmer’s chairs.  Ceramics designed by Van Duysen are stacked on the stove.
2Vincent Van Duysen  Image source here

Combination of black painted and natural oak cabinetry in this kitchen, designed by Timeless Living. Steel windows and black moroccan zelliges.
3Timeless Living

Airy feeling here. Light stained oak cabinets and kitchen table.
7Image source here

This is a kitchen desiged by the Brussels based designer Isabelle Reynders, one of my favorite Belgian contemporary designers. If you don’t know her yet, you absolutely must visit her website to see more of her gorgeous work.
I love the idea of this integrated kitchen display cabinet. Notice the rather rough finish of the cabinet doors in combination with the table top.
13Isabelle Reynders

The color scheme used in this kitchen exudes peace and tranquillity.

Clean lines. Notice the texture of the wood that is used here.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Mix It Up!

Love Eva Martinez's vision on this once old farmhouse and now new chic pad!
The textures, earthy color tones mixed with that perfect hint of ethnic is calling my name... love this look!

Wishing you a wonderful week!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Country House in Poland. A Dream Home!

DesignRulz House in Poland 3

OMG! Words cannot express what I feel only by looking at these images. A country home in Poland

surrounded by clean and green environment. Sweet and romantic and lovely and sweet - oh I've

already said that! But just take a look, isn't it soooo sweet? Seriously, is anyone out there that

doesn't agree with me? And then comes the bathroom... nope... I wont reveal just yet,

you have to scroll down and find out yourselves :)

Beach Home...

Oh my... this beach home is spectacular!  Loving the chunky floorboards mixed with the perfect touches of chic modern elements.  
The juxtaposition is perfect!

I want to move in!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

House Tour: A modern apartment in Madrid

A very interesting and well styled home. Love the colours and textures, as well as the raw brick walls

in the bedroom and bathroom. As for the dining room, I would say that this is

the wow factor in the whole space.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

An Inspiring Kitchen...

For those of you looking for a timeless, inspiring kitchen on every level, check out this dreamy space.
Loving the herringbone floor pattern mixed with that amazing tile!  Everything else is clean and timeless while being grounded by the gorgeous bold cabinetry!

Hoping you're having an enjoyable week!

Monday, February 17, 2014

House Tour: Home in Brooklyn

Vogue American Pastoral Miranda Brooks and Bastien Halard's Brooklyn Home 1

A nineteenth-century house converted into a four-family apartment building sometime in the

1970s. The entire renovation was completed in six months. The house has a tiny but

lovely full of greenery garden, which takes us to good old times.


Saturday, February 15, 2014


One of my dreams is to have a bright, cheery, happy home nestled deep in the heart of Provence!

... sigh

Friday, February 14, 2014