THE PIPE DREAM
This is the dream – to raise from the crumbling dusts of Farmageddon, a happy, welcoming, contemporary rustic space for our family and guests; the type of setting in which people feel deliciously warm and at home but still has a bit of industrial bite. No-one does happy industrial better than the Belgians (and they do a right good pint too).
During an extraordinary year living and working in Antwerp, I got lucky. I managed to blag an interview with Ann Demeulemeester and Axel Vervoordt, the pioneers of understated, modern Belgian style. My head was turned by their mode of simple luxury; the warmth of blonde wood punctuated by the gentle brutality of dark steel, acres of timber, soft industrial lighting, curvaceous stone fireplaces, loose-covered linen sofas, steel windows, classical art, reclaimed objets and greige..….blisssss.
Belgium is a small country that punches well above its style weight…. Do you think this’ll go down alright in Yorkshire?
VIVE LE BARN
Friends, let’s gawp at some piccies…….Firstly the sitting room: