ISSUE 98  |  Under the Covers

Where to Sleep (and Shop) in Antwerp

November 11, 2013 8:00 PM

BY Julie Carlson

Situated in the Antwerp fashion district, just a street away from the Mode Museum, Sleep in the City is a trio of “shopping apartments” available for short-term rentals.

Owners Bert Verschueren and Vincent Defontainers have created stylish interiors using a collection of vintage furniture painted matte black against a backdrop of pure white walls and floors for an airy feel. Each Sleep in the City apartment is different; prices range from €120 to €150 euro. Here, a tour of Apartment 11.

Above: A 90-square-meter duplex, Apartment 11 has a living and dining room, full kitchen, bedroom, bath, and WiFi for €150 per night (minimum two night stay).

Above: An antique desk is given a second life with a coat of matte black paint.

Above: In the living room, a Mies Van der Rohe Barcelona Chair in black leather upholstery ($5,271 at Design Within Reach), and black cow hide (for something similar, visit the Raw Hide Company).

Above: The large kitchen features a wood work counter, botanical prints as decor, and glass open shelving.

Above: A (mostly) white bedroom is partitioned off from the bath with gauzy floor-length curtains.

Above: In the ensuite bathroom, a claw-footed tub.

Above: An antique black-framed mirror hangs above the tub. The glass-windowed door leads to a roof terrace. 

Above: A glimpse of Apartment 12. For more information and to book a stay, visit Sleep in the City

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For the color wary, see our previous posts: A Black and White Bathroom with a Gothic EdgeLiving in Black and White, SF Style, and Black and White Grandeur from Vincent Van Duysen.

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on October 29, 2010 as part of our London East End issue.