We’ve long admired the work of Belgian interior architects Daphné Daskal and Stéphanie Laperre (see Architect Visit: Daskal & Laperre in Brussels). M Residence, a standout project by the firm, has an elegant, pared-down living room that we’d like to re-create at home. Here’s where to find the right chalky white paint, Belgian linen curtains, velvet throw pillows, and more.
Above: The room, with grand entry and basket-weave-patterned floor, is a white canvas layered with rich neutral tones and textures. Photographs of M Residence in Brussels by Van Verlinde for Daskal & Laperre.
Above: Rough Linen’s Curtains–available in Smooth or Orkney linen–are $150 and $160, respectively.
Above: The Verellen Charlotte Sofa is made in the US and has Belgian linen upholstery or the option of a slipcover; contact Hudson for pricing and availability. For more ideas, see 10 Easy Pieces: Linen-Slipcovered Sofas.
Above: West Elm’s Box Frame Coffee Table has a mango-wood top and a steel frame; $349.
Above: Restoration Hardware’s Belgian Classic Shelter Arm Slipcovered Swivel Chair is available in mocha and cafe brown shades similar to the chairs that Daskal & Laperre selected; prices start at $1,695.
Above: Designed by Peter Bowles for Original BTC, the Coach Wall Light is $370 at Design Within Reach.
Above: The Bridge Floor Lamp by David Iatesta has a base made of limed walnut; prices available on request at Dering Hall.
Above: Handmade in Connecticut by ceramic artist Ben Wolff, the Milton Pot No. 44 measures seven by seven inches and is made from his signature mixture of black clay; $44 at GRDN or from Ben Wolff directly.
Have your eyes on a parquet floor? See Remodeling 101: Wood Flooring Patterns. For one of our favorite Antwerp design stores, see our post The Ultimate High/Low Housewares Shop, Belgian Edition, and for a garden to copy, visit Steal This Look: The Spirit of Provence in a Walled Belgian Garden.
N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on December 8, 2009, as part of our Contemporary Elegance issue.