It’s time for a new trip to gather interior inspiration. Ready? Buckle up and join me on a happy voyage to the charming Belgian capital (and technically speaking, the capital of the European Union) Brussels. The Atomium is supposed to be one of the city’s landmarks, but I am way more drawn to the old part of the town with magnificent buildings and facades that take you on the fast lane to past centuries and refined visual aesthetics. Strolling down the cobbled streets of old Brussels will enchant every visitor. I love the blend of styles and inspirations that is evident all over Belgium. You will find a blend of French, Dutch, German inspirations (all these are official languages, too) – all these blend together to a unique Belgian style.
That is also reflected in sophisticated interiors. There are so many stunning interiors that even the publisher Taschen decided to issue a book entitled ‘Brussels Style’. I need not mention the plethora of ravishing little stores dotted throughout the city with beautiful home decor and luscious chocolates. For those of you who can’t avoid diving into tasty adventures too, don’t forget to try the compulsory Belgian waffle with chocolate and fresh fruits, real Belgian ‘pommes frites’, Belgian mussels, and one of hundreds of beers. And: never, never forget to buy a few boxes of delightful Belgian pralines as a souvenir. Most of the time I end up eating them all by myself though. Having said this, I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves now! P.S. Brussels has a number of super cool and stylish hotels among them fabulous ones like the Pantone Hotel or the quirky Hotel Bloom!
Photography: Me in Brussels by Igor Josifovic; Brussels Style book via Amazon; Brussels old town via Travel Europe Tumblr; Midy & Almada Brussels home pic 1-6 via Elle Decor; Tenbosch Brussels home pic 7 & 8 via Apartment Therapy; Hotel pics via Pantone Hotel.