I stumbled upon Interior Life a few weeks ago, in Daunt Books on the Fulham Road. It jogged something in my memory - I was sure I'd read about the book and its author, Gert Voorjans, some time ago. Voorjans is a Belgian interior designer with a richly layered aesthetic I'm highly in admiration of; colourful, eclectic, elegant and eccentric. His book is a huge, dazzling tome, a visual feast of a book which captures his style style and gives us a clue to his way of thinking. I'm still yet to pick up a copy, but I really don't think I'll be able to hold out for much longer...
Responsible for most of Dries Van Noten's nine flagship stores (another Belgian designer I admire), the pair have been working together for almost two decades. Previously, Voorjans worked for another famous Belgian, the legendary antiques dealer and interior designer Axel Vervoordt.
I love these green glazed cupboards.
Lilac walls and furniture and bright red bookshelves! I would very much like to spend a night in this room - the dream.
A splendid set of cushions.
'Every element we add has to at least give the impression that it could have always been there', says Voorjans of his studio's style, a commendable concept when it comes to interior design, and a concept which I very much appreciate.