Friday Favourites- Belgian design and Interiors

Friday Favourites- Belgian design and Interiors

I have always been a big fan and greatly influenced by the Belgian design greats, so it is about time that I shared some of my favourite Belgian design and interiors for Friday Favourites…

Image source Belgian Pearls blog

I believe that Belgian design can offer the following key characteristics:

  • Neutral palette
  • Raw, unfinished materials such as worn timber, linen and stone.
  • Uncluttered, minimal spaces
  • Beautiful, elegant and warm, yet minimal
  • Clever use of natural light and shadow play
  • More polished than shabby chic, however often gets compared to this style
  • Making old new again by remodelling historic buildings and homes
Axel Vervoordt

Axel Vervoordt definitely deserves a mention within this blog post, as you will see below, his designs feature heavily as my favourites. He has always been an important inspiration for me, his designs and remodelling projects are always exquisite and he has a signature style that one simply can not go past.

An Axel Vervoordt- designed house in Ibiza.

If you are wanting to recreate some Belgian style within your own spaces, I have some key tips below:

  • Look for raw and unfinished materials, such as reclaimed wood, polished concrete and textural linens
  • Work with a neutral palette, with different beige and cream tones.
  • Look for existing architectural features of your space or home and consider how you can work with these to make them a feature point or highlight of the room.
  • If you are planning a new build, be sure to incorporate detailed design elements to ensure that the home has considered architectural details reflective of the style.
  • Keep your furniture and styling choices uncluttered and consider the flow and space of the room when laying it out.
  • To create that lived-in, comfortable feel, select textural layers and fabrics that evoke feelings of warmth and homeliness.
  • Think ‘luxurious simplicity’
  • Natural light is also important to think about
Interior architect Arjaan de Feyter 

I hope you enjoy these images that I have to share with you, do you have a favourite? Do you like Belgian influence when it comes to interior design?

I would love to hear from you, leave me a comment down below- Enjoy!

Interior architect Arjaan de Feyter 
Interior architect Arjaan de Feyter 
Concrete House designed by Clauwers & Simon
Designed by Obumex
Photo credit Claude Smekens
Via Belgian Pearls Blog
Designed by Lefevre Interiors
Image source unknown
Designed by Frank Delmarcelle
Belgian Pearls Home Collection
Belgian Pearls


6 Comments
  • Denise Kottas
    Posted at 18:55h, 24 May Reply

    Yes I have 2 favourites, the Claude Smekens image and the Lefevre interior. Adore the neutral palette with a splash of colour in both, the walls, floors and the fact that they have a bit more detail in their design and styling and the textures infused in both images. Light in a space is huge for me be it natural, artificial or both, with the chandelier setting the mood. Making old new again, keeping the history and adding new life. That’s a big yes for me!!!! I’m a fan of the Belgian style and Axel Vervoordt.

  • Samira Mitra
    Posted at 03:57h, 10 June Reply

    Thanks for the tips!

    • Marylou
      Posted at 11:47h, 11 June Reply

      My pleasure 🙂

  • Aziz Hasan
    Posted at 03:48h, 14 June Reply

    Just beautiful! I love all your posts!!

    • Marylou
      Posted at 14:24h, 08 July Reply

      Thank you so much 🙂

  • Aziz Hasan
    Posted at 03:49h, 14 June Reply

    So nice post. Love this. Good Job.

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