15 11, 2016

Picture-perfect Belgian country house by architect François-Xavier Van Damme

By | November 15th, 2016|Categories: Belgian Pearls|Tags: , , , |12 Comments

A couple of years ago I posted about the private home of François - Xavier Van Damme, who is absolutely one of my favourite Belgian architects. The photos of the architect's home I posted, were shared around the internet. If you [...]

19 05, 2014

A Barn Conversion

By | May 19th, 2014|Categories: Belgian Pearls|Tags: , |6 Comments

  One of the reasons I do love browsing Pinterest, is to get the opportunity to learn to know a lot of interesting architectural and interior design companies worldwide. One of the companies I really would like to introduce to [...]

3 05, 2014

Michael Suttor, a follower of Palladio in Sydney

By | May 3rd, 2014|Categories: Belgian Pearls|Tags: , , |6 Comments

  A few weeks ago I was introduced to the work of the Sydney based architect Michael Suttor  , by Georgina Suttor, partner of Michael and author of  the book ‘MICHAEL SUTTOR, Master of Proportion’. I was extremely surprised by [...]

28 04, 2014

Introducing ROOD3

By | April 28th, 2014|Categories: Belgian Pearls|Tags: , , , , |7 Comments

  As I always try to post as much as possible about Belgian architecture and interior design, today I would love to introduce you to the Belgian based architecture and interior design company ROOD3, founded by architect Frederique Glorieux and [...]

21 11, 2012

Staddle stones

By | November 21st, 2012|Categories: Belgian Pearls|Tags: , , , |44 Comments

  Virtually unchanged in design for many hundreds of years, Staddle Stones, (also known as mushroom stones) were originally used to raise barns and granaries off the ground.This kept the produce from spoilage by damp, and also prevented mice and [...]

9 07, 2012

Belgian architecture : introducing the ‘Begijnhofstijl’

By | July 9th, 2012|Categories: Belgian Pearls|Tags: , , |40 Comments

  Since a number of years we do see evolve in the Belgian architecture a new style which is inspired by the architecture of the Flemish beguinages. So today I would like to introduce you to the ‘Begijnhofstijl‘. First you [...]

27 06, 2012

Catesby’s : the story of an English merchant’s house

By | June 27th, 2012|Categories: Belgian Pearls|Tags: , , , , , , , , |25 Comments

  ‘Catesby’s’ is the name of an interior design store sheltered in a Georgian house at Catesby Court on the North Norfolk coast in the UK. Because the Georgian style is my favorite English architectural and interior design style, the [...]

13 04, 2012

The charming country houses of François-Xavier Van Damme

By | April 13th, 2012|Categories: Belgian Pearls|Tags: , , , |30 Comments

  As a lot of you, my dear readers, asked me to post more often about Belgian architecture and interior design, today I am thrilled to introduce you to one of my favorite Belgian architects François-Xavier Van Damme. This talented [...]

17 09, 2011

Small windows

By | September 17th, 2011|Categories: Belgian Pearls|Tags: |37 Comments

  Don’t you think that small windows have something mysterious, while creating an intimate ambience from inside a home? I just love these beautiful architectural details, don’t you?   Source here   Source Tongue in Cheek blog   Unknown    [...]

30 08, 2011

Tuindagen Kasteel van Leeuwergem – Garden Days at The Castle of Leeuwergem September 17th & 18th

By | August 30th, 2011|Categories: Belgian Pearls|Tags: , , , |32 Comments

Castle of Leeuwergem As most of my readers do know, I love visiting castles and earlier I have written a few blogposts about our Belgian castles. About two years ago I wrote a blogpost about this magnificent Belgian castle because [...]

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