A house with a past
Text: Anne Davis/Pure Public.dk
Photos: Bieke Claessens/Pure Public.dk
Images: 73 (300dpi, jpg)
Words: 1400 words in English
Place: Ramsel, Belgium
Housing: An old mill built in 1902
Here live: Anita and Carlo who sells antiques and from their home and decorate houses.
Information: What strikes you in Carlo and Anita's house is that old pieces often are given a new function and a better, more beautiful life. A set of old French windows become the front of a kitchen cabinet. A piece of antique wainscoting becomes a set of individual decorative panels. Two small chandeliers are used as intriguing bedside lights. "We tend, luckily, to have the same tastes, Carlo and I," says Anita. "We occasionally disagree about a colour, but most of the time we reach a happy compromise. And our philosophy is simple: you don't need tons of money to decorate a house. If you're creative, you can make your home beautiful by the simplest and cheapest of means."