There is something utterly fresh and novel about the design and experience of the La Suite Sans Caravate hotel in Bruges, Belgium.

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Owner and principal designer Veronique Bogaert invites us into a mellow, elegant and beautifully restrained exposition of material indulgences – one that is anchored in history and floats in comfort.

Abounding in character with a charming twist of palette, aesthetics and expectations, this chic hotel is set apart by the personal touch that articulates it.

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The project took form when owner and designer Veronique and her husband Henk, after years of living above their restaurant, sought to expand both – the 1 Michelin starred restaurant as well as their living quarters.

When a spacious, elaborate home – dating back to 1450 – popped up on the market right opposite their restaurant, the couple grabbed the opportunity and took a leap of faith and imagination.

Tapping into the possibilities offered by this charming, historical building, the couple outlined a new project that made space for an upgraded restaurant, an exclusive bed and breakfast, as well as a totally private home for them and their children.

Overseeing every detail, design and decision, the owners infuse a distinct individuality into the spaces and interiors of this chic hotel.

The décor isn’t merely stripped back or conventionally modernist in tone; it is an almost monastic and intimate dialogue with the luxuries and freedom a holiday offers – the clear makings of a pure and original vision.

No surprise then, that only a month after opening, the project won a ’Best Hotel Design’ nomination.

Photos courtesy of: La Suite Sans Cravate

Published in: Commercial spaces | Author: Laleema

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