As autumn drizzle begins to set in here in the UK, I thought I’d try to cheer everyone up by sharing a few photos of the wonderfully bright, fresh interiors at this Belgian boutique hotel, which has just popped onto my radar.
Hidden behind a listed façade in 19th-century Brussels shopping arcade Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, its 23 rooms, communal library and ground-floor restaurant have been beautifully styled by designer Fleur Delesalle and architect and ceramicist Camille Flammarion. Throughout, they’ve paired white walls and pale floors with a few splashes of colour, carefully introduced through textiles, artwork and bespoke side tables so as not to overpower the uncluttered feel. Furniture is a lovely mix of vintage pieces from the 50s and 60s, along with contemporary designs from Belgian names such as Sylvain Zillenz and Zangra. The bathrooms are particularly swish, with sleek geometric tiles (a different pattern in every room) beneath rough wooden beams that highlight the building’s history.
The overall scheme is somehow both calming and vibrant, and could easily be transplanted into a home. It makes me want to rush out to find a few colourful pieces to brighten up my own grey-heavy house – and book a Eurostar ticket for a sneaky Belgian minibreak!
Photography by Hotel des Galeries
P.S. I was over the moon to be nominated for ‘Best Newcomer’ in the Amara Interior Blog Awards, and voting is open for another two days. I would be so grateful if you could spare a moment to vote for These Four Walls if you haven’t already (and if you think it’s worthy, of course!). It only takes a few seconds, and you’ll be entered into a draw to win a holiday to Italy’s Amalfi Coast.