This beautiful home is a renovated flour mill based in the Flemish countryside. The mirror in gilded wood was found at a Brussels flea market and the gorgeous chandelier is Venetian. I love the contrast between the glamour and shimmer of the chandelier and the rough wood of the coffee table and the casual linen slipcover on the sofa.
During the restoration, orangery windows were added to the red brick façade. The barns were transformed with the addition of two square towers with a zinc roof. The landscaped garden, designed by the owners, replaces the corn field that once surrounded the property.
Trellised walkways lined with fruit trees, boxwood carved into a ball, groves of trees, sculptures and cobblestone walkways create a very graphic landscape. The outdoor dining area is furnished with a stone garden table and wicker chairs.
Hushed tones prevail in the living room. The subtle stencil above the fireplace was done by the owner, herself.
The library, custom made around an old fireplace and a nineteenth mirror, also boasts a beautiful chandelier, antique Henry II chairs and reclaimed tiles that look as if they have been there forever.
The kitchen and dining area is a light and bright space with white being the predominant colour. It is situated into the conservatory extension which leads out into the garden. A dining table, found in a hospital in Brussels, also serves as preparation space. The worktop on the island is Belgian blue stone and the beautiful marble and wrought iron table was found in a butchery.
The husband is a real foodie and practices his skills on this large range cooker found in an old convent.
The dining chairs are Louis XV caned chairs painted white and silver and the crystal chandelier was found is a Brussels flea market.
The bedroom is simply furnished. Internal wooden shutters are the only window treatment and wrought iron garden chairs serve as bedside tables.
The bathroom is a mixture of modern and rustic. The basins are placed on top of an old wooden bench and the mirrors are made from reclaimed wood. The bath is placed in front of a mirror found at a Brussels flea market.
Wishing you a very happy week ahead. Sadly it is the end of the school holidays so back to school lunches, school lifts, homework and routine. But blogging and the odd glass of wine will get me through!
Till next time