Flanders Farmhouse by Atelier 10.8

  • Flanders House by Atelier 10.8

    We’re off to the north of Belgium to explore a new Flemish farmhouse by interior architecture studio Atelier 10.8.

    The Flemish Farmhouse is an interior style unto itself, uniting typically Scandinavian elements with a wider contemporary European aesthetic. Tapping into this globally-appreciated aesthetic is interior architecture studio Atelier 10.8, led by Julie Thiers and Henri Van Den Broeke. 

    The Atelier 10.8 team were tasked with designing a new Belgian farmhouse that showcased a modern interior with ‘a rural touch’. The owners, expecting their first child which was born in the same week of their move, wanted their farmhouse to feel spacious with an open plan layout. This was realised in a light-filled, pared-down family home that unveils the inviting characteristics of a modern Flemish farmhouse.

    Flanders House by Atelier 10.8

    Atelier 10.8 lead interior architect Julie Thiers said the design process was incredibly bespoke, shaped by the expectations of their clients and hopes for the future. They translated this into an open plan layout across two levels, devoid of segmented shared spaces and interior doors. 

    “We prioritised an open floor plan, to allow the home to feel larger than it is,” Julie says. “A separate dining room would take up too much of the space, so we integrated the dining room in the kitchen.” The kitchen joinery is deliberately the same colour as the walls, to seamlessly mingle with the interior and not draw attention away from the home’s material highlights.

    Flanders House by Atelier 10.8

    “The client had a crush on Herringbone floors with an aged patina. We proposed to match it with a natural stone; Muzillac travertine. Those materials bring the rural sphere into the house.”

    –  Interior Architect Julie Thiers

    Flanders House by Atelier 10.8

    Materials distinguish each space from another, layered in true Belgian minimalist style.  According to Julie, there was a lot of deliberation over materials, shared by both client and designer. “The client had a crush on Herringbone floors with an aged patina,” she says. “We proposed to match it with a natural stone; Muzillac travertine. Those materials bring the rural sphere into the house.”

    In the bathroom, the studio selected natural stone in green velvet, with a sanded surface; Julie’s favourite space in the home. “The colour and texture give the bathroom warmth and a refreshing quality,” Julie says. “The stone is also a great match with the brushed stainless steel taps.”

    The Flanders Farmhouse achieves a harmony of elements through its custom interior details. Be it the soft, curved walls or the integrated joinery, the Atelier 10.8 team have ensured the home looks to the future in true Flemish style. That’s without mentioning the Austere lighting range by notable Belgian designer Hans Verstuyft, among a considered selection of  furnishings. 

    Warm, understated yet entirely refined, the Flanders Farmhouse by Atelier 10.8 is a case study for Belgian Flemish style in the home.

    Flanders House by Atelier 10.8
    Flanders House by Atelier 10.8
    Flanders House by Atelier 10.8

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