he living room, with a floor of large oak planks and a
beamed ceiling, features an eclectic grouping of
furnishings and art. A custom sofa slipcovered in Belgian
linen is arranged with vintage Pierre Paulin chairs and an
upholstered Louis XIII armchair. The custom bronze coffee
table was designed by Benoit Viaene. Above the fireplace,
integrated into the wall, is a round textural artwork by Loris
Cecchini. The artwork over the sofa is by Kasper Bosmans.
De Stoop furnished the simple dining area with a vintage oak
table surrounded by antique os de mouton dining chairs. On
the wall are contemporary artworks by Laurent Da Silva and
Leon Vranken. A Provençal chest of drawers holds a lamp
made from an Asian jar.
The kitchen features a central island with a walnut base
and black marble top that was inspired by an old Italian
cupboard. “I wanted to create the impression of a piece that
has always been there,” says De Stoop. “I love to cook, so I
chose a traditional gas stove by Delaubrac. It was always my
dream to have Delft white tiles, as well as a fireplace and a
large industrial fridge.” Wire barstools by Kees Braekman are set
around an old refectory table, and the copper pendant light
is vintage Danish. The ceramic artwork on the island is by Bela
Silva. Between the kitchen and the dining room, a small built-in
pantry is lined with black iron-faced cupboards.