Company & Philosophy

Company & Philosophy

History

Master-decorator Pieter Porters was born in Leut near Maasmechelen, Belgium. He began his career as a young florist when he came to Antwerp in the early 90’s for an apprenticeship – and decided to stay. Soon after, he opened his own flower shop and he was quickly asked to provide plants for houses and orangeries, and even furniture too. Eventually he ended up completely decorating their houses.

 

Books

As a flower arranger Porters soon became famous. He sold 250 000 copies of his first book ‘Geschikt & Gebonden’ (Lannoo publishers) worldwide, which got him into the top sellers of the genre, not a bad pigeonhole to be in. He later also published ‘Bloemen voor het interieur’ and, on interior decoration, ‘Pieter Porters Wonen’, ‘Senses of Living’ and his latest book ‘Elegance & Decadence’.

 

Withstanding the hand of time

As he found the perishable nature of his first work increasingly hard to deal with he threw himself into interior design, with an urge to create things that would withstand the hand of time. After buying a few townhouses at the start of his career, decorating them and then re-selling them to his clients he began craving more continuity.

 

House of Porters

This took the shape of the House of Porters, a shop, showroom & interior architecture bureau he continues to develop year after year. Porters first made a name for himself by restyling and decorating hotels, both in Belgium and abroad.

 

Pieter's Philosopy 

"Pieter Porters", that means an abundance of elegance with a hint of decadence.  For him it means creating a stylish and sumptuous nest where it's cosy, where you want to touch things, where light, scents and warmth adapt themselves to your mood.

 

For him, there are no cold rooms and hard colours, but warm timeless interiors that harmonize perfectly with the architecture of a house and will develop throughout a lifetime along with the occupants. It has to be sumptuous, but also  carefree, so that you need not be afraid of a stain, a dent or a scratch.

 

In his view an interior should serve the occupants and adapt itself to their mood: sometimes light and open, sometimes warm and secure.

 

In short: "A Way of Living".

 

 

 

 
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