Boulevard Leopold: Forgotten Glory in Antwerp by

Issue 54 · Bedrooms · January 7, 2013

Boulevard Leopold: Forgotten Glory in Antwerp

Issue 54 · Bedrooms · January 7, 2013

Owned by Bert Verschueren and Vincent Defontainers, Boulevard Leopold is located in a 19th century house in Antwerp, between the Albert Park and the City Park; the owners say their aim in the interiors was to create a sense of "forgotten glory."

With three regular rooms for rent and two larger apartments available on longer terms, the B & B, built in 1890, features a mix of antique and contemporary design. For rates and more information, visit Boulevard Leopold.

Photography by Ben Lambers and Tatjana Quax of Studio Aandacht for Design Tripper.

Sitting room at Boulevard Leopold in Antwerp

Above: A tabletop adorned with cloche-covered hydrangeas and black candles in crystal.

Black cupboard at Boulevard Leopold in Antwerp

Above: A black-stained cabinet of curiosities is a mix of old books, antique crucifixes, and animal specimen.

Mounted antlers at Boulevard Leopold in Antwerp

Plants in living room at Boulevard Leopold in Antwerp

Above: An oversized suitcase functions as a coffee table.

Fireplace at Boulevard Leopold in Antwerp

Bedroom in apartment at Boulevard Leopold in Antwerp

Original tiled bathroom at Boulevard Leopold in Antwerp

Above: A bathroom with tiles from 1900 in one of the two apartments available for long-term lease.

Giant scrub bath brush at Boulevard Leopold in Antwerp

Belgian door knob at Boulevard Leopold in Antwerp

Above: Hardware from 1890 remain in tact throughout the B&B.

Portrait photograph at Boulevard Leopold in Antwerp

Stacks of books in the hall at Boulevard Leopold in Antwerp

Greenhouse-like dining room at B&B in Antwerp

Above: A jungle-like dining room where the B&B serves residents breakfast; for those not staying at Boulevard Leopold, breakfast is still available for €10.

Original kitchen from 1900 at Boulevard Leopold in Antwerp

Painting of Mary at Boulevard Leopold in Antwerp

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