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PARIS IN ANTWERP

In Cities, Fashion, I like on 31/10/2013 at 09:16

All the fashionable young French brands are having a shop in Antwerp, and all of them are in the same street.

The Schuttershofstraat, where you will find also the stores as HERMES, BURBERRY, MONCLER, COCODRILLO, DELVAUX AND OTHER.

The ones I am talking about are typical french new wearable fashion.

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SANDRO.

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THE KOOPLES.

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COMPTOIR DES COTTONIERS.

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MAJE.

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ZADIG ET VOLTAIRE.

ISABEL MARRANT is missing in this list, but maybe soon. Anyway for the hard die fans, from 14 november at H&M

Have a nice day

Benoit

 

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MY FORMER HOME IN BRUGES.

In Decorateurs, Decoration, Housewhispering on 12/07/2013 at 21:40

My apartment in Bruges, is rented to some of my best friends for whom I did some houses in Belgium and abroad. I’m very happy that they could rent ist as they want to leave their very beautiful house in Antwerp to live closer by the seaside.

My friend has her own very determined style and it is the base for what we will do in Bruges.

As she has an extensive collection of 18th century furniture from French and Italian origin it is easy to pick out the pieces we will put in the apartment.

I show you some pictures from my place when I used to live there and the painting that is almost finished before we begin the decoration.

I will show you as well some of the furniture that will move from Antwerp to Bruges.

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The first visit , 3 years ago.

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From when I was living there.

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Painting: Terre d’Egypte from Farrow and Ball.

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Sofa, carpet, chairs and table for Bruges.

To be continued.

Wish you all a wonderful week end.

Benoit.

 

MY NEW PROJECT

In Uncategorized on 27/06/2013 at 11:43

I absolutely loved living in Bruges. After 3 years however, I had done the tour of the city and wanted to move somewhere else in Belgium, nearer to my kids and friends.

Antwerp seemed to be a positive change . I had the opportunity to live for a couple of months in a friends house whilst this was giving me the time to look around for finding a new home for myself.

The fun of going to a big city, I mean for belgian standards is the possibility of finding a variety of places to live and also to have a choice in different kind of homes… I saw quite a lot of places the last weeks and the more I saw the more I knew what I didn’t want and what I was attracted to.

 

Well my friends, I found one morning looking around my nose in the air some offices for rent in the middle of the city centre, under the cathedral of Antwerp and near to the Boerentoren, a well known landmark in Antwerp.

 

I found this incredible space of 200 sq. meters with rooms to create a living/office space, kitchen, bedroom and a huge dressing room, for my less and less collection of clothes…. I can make an enormous outside garden on top of the roofs of the first floor with a urban view.

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Some pictures that I took on my first visit.

My idea is to keep the office “look”and make a quite comfortable space to live in… Next post I will show you the results of the beginning works of the changing from office to home.

 

Thanks for reading this teaser.

 

Benoit

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