Wednesday, 4 September 2013

A Belgian artist's colourful home

Yesterday was spent at the Auckland gift fair and my head is spinning from all the wonderful products displayed. The day definitely had an effect on me as I seem to be drawn to objects d' art and excited to discover the home of Belgian artist Isabelle de Borchgrave. Isabelle is an incredibly talented artist who specialises in paper such as this beautifully detailed costume of a 1760 Gilet below. An extremely talented and versatile artist, Isabelle's work has been commissioned by museums and covers various mediums from  paper and bronze sculptures, to paintings on canvas. If you would like see more of Isabelle's art please visit her website, there is a link at the end of this post.

Gilet D'Homme, 1760 - Created from paper - Photo by Rene Stoeltie

Painting  on canvas- Canape  - Photograph by Alain Speltdoorn

Isabelle is an avid collector and her travels have enabled her to fill her home with colourful and interesting pieces. Such a talented artist must surely be inspired by her collection of fascinating object d'art...

Layers of texture and pattern

 An avid collector of unusual pieces

This amazing desk is an art piece in itself 

 More colourful objects 

The black and gold letter press in the centre (top shelf), is similar to one I inherited from my mother. Letter presses were used to emboss letterheads or envelopes. The paper is placed between the press and the levered handle is then pressed down to emboss the paper. 

 Mixing patterns is a feature throughout Isabelle's home

 Sunlight filters through the cutwork of the curtains creating  pretty patterns on the floors and wall

 A red painted table compliments the colours of the painting

 Asian antique chairs, wonderful textiles and a lovely table top vignette, create an interesting corner

 Isabelle's cat looks perfectly relaxed in the colourful bedroom

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If you love colourful interiors you may want to view the following posts:
An eclectic West Hollywood home| Take one white sofa - accessorising with colour 


  1. Wow, what an incredible home, such gorgeous vibrant colours and pattern! I absolutely love the table cloth in the first home pic. x

  2. I was trying to work out if the tablecloth is embroidered or printed?

    Lee :)

  3. Gorgeous! So much to look at - colours, patterns and textures! Yum :)
    Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

    1. Hi Pernilla, thank you for visiting and taking time to comment, such wonderful textures and patterns which is why this amazing home caught my eye.

      Lee :)


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