A peaceful place with valuable pieces
In order to relax after a busy working week, Pieter Porters was looking for a place in the city where he could unwind at the weekend.
Various decorative items, which were of great value to him or which contained a pleasant memory, were to be given a place here.
- Photographer: Claude Smekens
Travel around the world and through time
To achieve this, Pieter Porters had his eye on a mansard that had been empty for forty years. The walls were set in cement grey and the doors were patinated grey. To create an open feeling, an anthracite-grey carpet was placed throughout all the rooms.
The most important thing, however, was that the various decorative items and paintings, which the master decorator had collected over the years, were given a place in the room.
This variety of objects gave rise to a more eclectic style with a diversity of colours. Japanese chairs were alternated with Flemish decorative pieces and French objets de curiosité. The mansard is not only a journey around the world, but also through time: modern art combined with influences from the 1970s and items more than a hundred years old.
This mix resulted in a colourful but calming mansard in a classic eclectic loft style.