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Living in Flanders

by habituallychic

11 . 24 . 08

I’ve been a bit obsessed with foreign design and interiors lately and my internet research led me to a beautiful book entitled Living in Flanders by Piet Swimberghe with photos by Jan Verlinde. It seems to be out of print so it would be worth keeping an eye out for a used copy. The architecture and interiors are stunning.

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  1. parisapartment November 24, 2008 | 2:26 am

    God that’s stunning! The colors and lighting are so ethereal. Thanks for sharing such a gem!

  2. Daughter November 24, 2008 | 7:37 am

    Just the photos are fantastic, even without the incredible interior design… I love love love the first one, so dreamy…

  3. hansaxel November 24, 2008 | 9:25 am

    What’s actually stunning in Flanders is that you don’t have to look hard for this kind of places. Many restaurants or shops look nearly as gorgeous as the pics from this book…
    It seems like Axel Vervoordt’s style is everywhere… Btw, regarding Vervoordt, there was a beautiful show curated by him in Paris until this month – “Academia”. He created a surprising mix of art from antiquity til contemporary art… You can see pics here: http://alaintruong.canalblog.com/tag/Axel%20Vervoordt

  4. Zelda November 24, 2008 | 12:34 pm

    I lived in flander for somtime and I loved it ,,,, but rarely I’ve seen such a bllllluuue sky ;-),

  5. Caroline @ Absolutely Unique November 24, 2008 | 1:27 pm

    Amazing, really amazing photos! I adore that white dinning room! Have a wonderful new week darling! xoxo

  6. Katee "e-polishblog" November 24, 2008 | 3:23 pm

    Wow that looks totally amazing

  7. thevintagechair November 24, 2008 | 5:35 pm

    Breathtaking! What a beautiful book!

  8. Tina November 24, 2008 | 7:14 pm

    wow, these pictures took my breath away, so so beautiful! I want to move! (maybe a holiday is more realistic, ok next holiday destination set) thanks for this great post!

  9. hello gorgeous November 25, 2008 | 3:30 am

    The photos are outstanding.

  10. Marie Louise November 25, 2008 | 12:46 pm

    Gorgeous post!

  11. pve design November 25, 2008 | 1:27 pm

    I think in my past life, I must have lived there for I love it so. What stunning light. Brilliant photos.

  12. Regina Dwarkasing November 26, 2008 | 12:42 pm

    Ah, that’s really how I remember Flanders, the cities of Antwerp, Brugge etc. And then the famous Jacques Brel music: Le Plat Pays..
    Delicious, thanks!
    Regina, St. Maarten DWI

  13. Sir Fopling Flutter November 28, 2008 | 8:59 pm

    Atleast a couple of the photos are from the Reubens house in Antwerp, I think – the dining room and courtyard.

  14. hmstrjam January 1, 2009 | 2:39 am

    absolutely love these photos!

  15. c January 3, 2009 | 9:43 pm

    I live in Flanders. When you need photographs, let me know and I’ll see what I can do.
    Bruges, Gent, Antwerp, Ieper are the places one needs to go to for the architecture and interiors.
    When you like to see the church or places like the photograph with the 4 trees, you have to go to “bachten de kupe” , that’s an area in West Flanders.