Ode to black : An Antwerp home

09.13.2017

Jan and Kathy, the duo behind Pas-Partoe, a Belgian interior design studio, share a common passion for monochrome and minimalist design and wanted to use a black-and-white-only palette in their Antwerp home, using the color black in unexpected and unconventional ways: some ceilings are painted black while, in other rooms, it’s the wooden floors that are jet black. The result is a breathtaking ensemble that changes the mood from light and fresh to dark and intimate.

PS : Still staring at the vintage tiles floors and the bathroom’s vintage stone sink details…

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Images Bo Bedre & Elle Decor 

 

9 comments

  • Lara

    AH-MAZING home! I love every detail of it!

  • TERRY J HENNING

    The bathroom and hallway were the visual treasures for me. It’s hard to believe people
    actually inhabit the other spaces…..so stylized and somehow lacking in human warmth.

    Thanks for sharing these images. It’s so much fun to see how other people live and
    I am reminded once again that personal aesthetics evolve from each person’s ideal of home and place.

    • French By Design

      I agree, the bathroom details are beyond amazing. I don’t feel that the rest of the house is lacking human warmth though, even with the use of black everywhere. I think it’s just that the personal homeowners effects are not in the pictures, but I think the kitchen is super inviting, even if uber-styled. Thanks for your comment @Terry!

  • Nadia Kaplan

    Beautiful dark and mysterious home. Love it!

  • Taste of France

    The photos are exquisite. That kitchen! However, having lived in Belgium for a number of years, I cannot imagine having black walls or a black ceiling. In winter, the sun rises so late and sets so early and the clouds are so thick that it feels like eternal dusk, or Bladerunner. Maybe they do what I used to: vacation on the equator every February to get a little sun therapy.

    • French By Design

      Woah, sounds like a rough life you had while living in Belgium @Taste of France. Slightly jealous :-))

    • Simone

      Yes I agree with this. Also I am starting to need glasses, I find that if things, spaces, surfaces are too dark I find it hard to see things. Sadly…

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