A renovated butcher’s house in Brussels

Coffeeklatch, an online magazine created by duo Magali Elali and Bart Kiggen interviews inspiring personalities in their homes and this time they met architect Nicolas Schuybroek in his recent renovated home and office.

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He explains in the interview that they have been been able to renovate the entire building with a minimum budget where his office used to be a well-known gastronomic restaurant and back in the forties this space housed a butcher shop.

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The beautiful tiles on the wall remind of that period are a nice contrast to the furniture. They first wanted o remove them since they were in a not too good condition at some spots I am glad they did not. It gives a certain charm difficult to achieve nowadays with new materials.

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The same goes for other decorative elements in the house, such as the fireplace, the moldings, the wooden doors and floors and the staircase. Please have a look here to see the full article on Coffeeklatch.

What I like about their home is the color combination of black and white paired with collectors furniture pieces which add personality and warmth to the space. And who wouldn’t like to live in a place with a story?

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4 Responses

  1. I would definitely love to live in a place like that! That fireplace is stunning and so are the tiles in the third picture. A stunning place with clearly well chosen decor.

  2. Dear Gudy, 10 yrs ago I worked at a museum and had the nicest co-worker: she collected antique tiles. This is when my love for old tiles began and it grew ever since… I will be moving soon and can’t decide what tiles to have, even though I have been thinking about it for like – ages… There are so many pretty tiles….Maybe I will mix old and new ones too, as I love this contrast. Have a great weekend, my dear!

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