I get really excited when I get to see how others live and this home tour of a converted rectory in Belgium pretty much blew my mind. Taking a building that was once abandoned, and creating a space that edges on heavenly (in my opinion!), this Belgian couple, Jan and Kathy Smits, created a home for themselves by keeping as many of the original features as possible. The ancient floors and moldings are perfectly highlighted against dark charcoals, deep blacks, and stark white. With over 750 square meters (that’s more than 8,000 square feet!) to work with, it is awe inspiring to see old against new, modern mixed with ancient. It is both warm and sleek, sophisticated and comfortable.
The space houses acts as a creative outlet for Jan and Kathy who are interior designers and run their business out of the converted space. This is quite a business card, don’t you think?
Take a peek around and see if this place feels divine to you as well…
You can find the Knoll Tulip Chair seen in this home and other classic design pieces at Chairish.
To see more of this home, visit Bo Bedre.
Photos: Jan Verlinde/Inside living