Interior of a Ghent apartment with unusual corners
The fact that apartments do not always have logical shapes certainly applies to my client’s apartment in the heart of Ghent. The unusual planes and angles made the apartment very interesting. They also brought some extra challenges in terms of interior design. On her own, the client was unable to make maximum use of the angles and shapes. That is why she appealed to my ideas and expertise.
On the lookout for an interior designer for two years
I was not the first interior designer to be contacted by the client. For no less than two years she searched for the perfect match: an interior designer who could understand her specific style and who knew how to deal with the challenging angles and shapes both creatively and functionally. Because of my comprehensive approach, her wishes became clear during our first conversations. A calm apartment that is not dull, is warm and colourful, and integrates different fabrics and structures in an expressive way.
A small space full of character
The biggest challenge of the project was an unusual corner in the open space of the apartment. I created a fully upholstered sitting area from floor to ceiling. To soften the corners of the apartment and create the tranquillity my client was looking for, I placed a ribbed 3D wall. This was what my client found to be the unique angle she was looking for.
Falling in love with upholstery
Due to the softer shapes, the choice of colours and the different types of upholstery, a feeling of tranquillity prevails in the apartment. Every fabric has depth and structure. Because the sofa and armchairs were already in blue, I integrated it further into the spaces. Blue on its own is a cool colour. By adding a touch of yellow and brass work I could give the apartment the needed warm atmosphere.
- Photographer: Jonah Samyn