Today I would love to introduce you to one of my Belgian blogger colleagues Ruth Walleyn, writer of the blog ‘Couleur Locale’.
Ruth is also co-owner of the conceptstore ‘Couleur Locale’, that she and her husband Hendrik opened 4 years ago.
Passionate about traveling and interior design, Ruth quit her veterinary practice, sold her house, and together with her husband, sharing the same passion, she started traveling around the world to find unique items for the home.
Meanwhile they run two ‘Couleur Locale’ conceptstores, located in Antwerp and in Knokke.
This globetrotter couple is always on the hunt for treasures, searching for unique items, made by people with great talent, who despite a small amount of resources can make incredibly beautiful items.
The conceptstore, with online shop, is a mix of vintage and design from all corners of the world and offers unique items that are a true inspiration for your home. From the handmade Morrocan tamegroute pottery, the coconut tealight holders of Malaysia,… to the traditional woven colourful cushions of Guatemala,… and so many more.
“We are always looking for beauty; special items with the creator’s personal signature. Things that make you smile and take you to another place.”, says Ruth.
Visiting Ruth’s blog ‘Couleur Locale’, you will drool over the gorgeous and colourful pictures of the couple’s journeys around the world, immersing themselves into exotic cultures and stunning beauty, meeting with local artisans.
In almost every blogpost, Ruth is telling the story about the making of, or about the origin of their finds, and of the people – artisans behind the items they bring home.
As there is the story behind the making of the Tamegroute pottery with a lot of gorgeous pictures.
Read the full story on Ruth’s blog HERE.
Discover the collection of Tamegroute pottery on the ‘COULEUR LOCALE WEBSHOP’.
Or that wonderful story about the handcrafted wooden fish by Isaiah, an artisan of Lamu, Kenya.
Read the full story of Isaiah’s wooden fish on Ruth’s blog HERE.
Discover the collection of wooden fish on the ‘COULEUR LOCALE’ WEBSHOP.
Another interesting story to read is the story about utensils of the Tuareg, the nomadic people of the Sahara.
These utensils are now used as decorative accessories for the home.
Read the full story of the Tuareg utensils on Ruth’s blog HERE.
An ‘ehel’ picket. The ehels were placed inside the tent to hold the wall mats in place. Every picket has its own unique engraving with beautiful geometric patterns, which are so typical for the Tuareg art.
Discover the various collection of Touareg utensils on the ‘COULEUR LOCALE’ WEBSHOP.
Be sure not to miss this blogpost about a photoshoot in a splendid Morrocan house, that is the perfect setting to showcase a lot of the ‘Couleur Locale’ collection.
You will love it !!! Click HERE to read the post.
Photoshoot for the ‘Couleur Locale’ webshop at the house Douar Tajanate in Morroco
To read more about the incredible journeys of Ruth and her husband, please visit Ruth’s blog ‘Couleur Locale’ HERE.
The following images show some of my favorite items, found on the ‘Couleur Locale’ webshop. Please click on the description below each image to link back to the webshop.
Let yourself be inspired…
and visit one of the ‘Couleur Locale’ stores. Ruth and her team will be pleased to welcome you. For store locations, please click HERE.
Or visit the ‘Couleur Locale’ online shop and discover the various collection of items they have to offer. To visit the ‘Couleur Locale’ online shop, please click HERE.
Follow ‘Couleur Locale’ on Instagram.
Wishing you all a ‘colourful’ rest of the week !
All pictures posted with permission of Ruth Walleyn