A Private Mansion in Brussels

A Brussels mansion in classic Beaux-Arts style from 1908 has been given a thorough make over in recent months, thanks to the efforts of a number of exceptional craftsmen.
The authentic elements of the building (hall in Arabescato marble, original moldings, the stately fireplace with antique mirror on the ground floor, …) have been preserved as much as possible, and the layout of the house has not been changed.
The paintwork on the ground floor and first floor was carried out with the utmost professionalism by Artisan Painters, a family business led by Kenneth Vander Stricht that recently collaborated on prestigious projects by, among others, Axel Vervoordt, Bernard De Clerck and Moredesign. Kenneth also works with Eddy Dankers on large-scale projects at the very highest level, using decorative painting techniques with lime and mineral paints, oil paint, Tadelakt, trompe-l’oeil, stucco, fresco, wood, marble and metal imitations, aging techniques, lime mortars, …
In the salon on the first floor, the existing wooden fireplace was replaced by an antique fireplace in Arabescato marble, expertly placed by De Opkamer from The Netherlands and in complete harmony with the original natural stone floor (also in Arabescato) on the ground floor and the window leaves on every floor.
The kitchen was designed by the young Brussels interior designer Charline Lemaire, with Arabescato worktops supplied and installed by Il Granito. Il Granito also presents its Bathroom Collection in the guest toilet and bathroom in this house, finished here with Calacatta Viola.
The oak floors were supplied and installed by Arbony Floors. The microtopping floors (in the kitchen, guest toilet and master bathroom) were expertly realized by Texture Painting.
Lighting by Trizo21, Tekna and Artek. Linen-covered sofas by Blasco, carpets by Elsen and Son, artisan cushions by Andrea Lennon and Isabelle Yamamoto.
Interior designer Inge Lagae created the Labyrinth library on the first floor (which she also styled together with Yamamoto) and the Kurosu table in Travertin Titanium, bronze and steel at the reception area.
Artworks by Jean Duruisseau, Ileana Moro, Alex De Bruycker, Paul Trajman and Jörg Bräuer, furniture via Christophe Delcourt, am designs, Andrea Lennon (The Corner Brussels), Luxus Interieur, De Nille Antiques (Brenda Thijssen), Srelle, Detjer and mid-century specialists Mass Modern Design and Møbelfabrik.
Dauby (new Fama Artwork collection) provided the finishing touch with the new door and furniture fittings. Mirrors by Illus, ceramics by the French artist Jérôme Hirson and the Belgian Marlies Huybs. (Source: Moliere Project, Betaplus publishing)

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