a lovely guest house near brussels


This 19th centruy building near Brussels, Belgium, used to be a mirror factory. It was transformed into a beautiful guest house by owner Philippe ten years ago. With a lot of imagination and energy Philippe managed to turn the old factory into a warm and welcoming place.


In the large dining room, which also serves as the kitchen, a huge collection of earthenware and glassware is being displayed on shelves rising to the ceiling.


In his studio Philippe has built a huge library taking up the entire length of a wall.


The gorgeous bath tub is a remake of a 1900 model.


The guest room called “La Vie d’Artiste” (image above) lives up to its name. A large canvas painting of three large cushions resting on a pillow hangs on the wall and serves as a headboard. More information about this charming guest house can be found on on the website of Chambres en Ville.


(images from Marie Claire Maison)

10 Responses to a lovely guest house near brussels

  1. I love the simplicity of these images. This is a very quaint home. Lovely

  2. I just bookmarked this whole house, but what I really really really love is that claw-foot tub. I’ve been on the search for my dream claw tub and I just found it.

  3. This is wonderful. And that dining room / kitchen overflowing with china and pottery? I don’t know what I love more, that or the filled-to-the-brim bookshelves. A dream. Beautiful, well-edited blog. Marija

  4. Oh my! Books, pottery, china, bookshelves, shelves, clawfoot tub. Sigh! Beautiful!

  5. I’ve been reading for a while now. Officially one of my top five blogs. thanks for the pretty pictures. so pretty i want to eat them, put them in my mouth, swallow, digest and have the prettiness forever inside of me.

  6. Oh my goodness I want ALL their china and glass!!!

  7. These are so beautiful, especially the library. What a dream…

  8. the style from 1900 for bath tub is a good ideea!

  9. Thank you so much for all your kind comments! I am happy to hear that you enjoy reading my posts. You make my day!

  10. Be still my heart! What a gorgeous dining room and cupboard! Beautiful.

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