When I close the door behind me, I stumble like a present-day Alice in Wonderland down the rabbit hole. I’m struck by the wonders that surround me. A fantastic playlist sounds from the speakers, I reel from one surprise to the next: so many pretty things, such stylish harmony and nothing like anything I have ever seen…. STUNNING! This dream studio for two in the leafy residential area of Antwerp is unique and styled with so much care and eye for detail! Living like a local, but very luxuriously so. And I am afraid that – just like me – you don’t want to leave!
I’m sure it was no coincidence that Iris and Vincent were able to buy their dream house in lovely residential Berchem – Antwerp. Sometimes things just come together beautifully, like they’re meant to be. And so this sympathetic couple embarked on a new adventure. Vincent, an ‘old’ creative soul, is a master of ancient wall painting techniques, Iris has a nose for style, originality, perfection and interior design. In other words, they were the perfect match to turn their old garage into a contemporary wonder room. A wonderful place to stay in, be inspired and get together… an eclectic location!
And so, off to Antwerp I go, to experience this Hideaway for myself. Berchem is a tucked-away area a mere ten minute from the centre. Parking is still free around here and it is a lush and green area, full of phenomenal buildings! Before arriving, I received the code to enter the studio and when I close the door behind me, I’m struck by the wonders that surround me. Like a present-day Alice in Wonderland I stumble down the rabbit hole. A fantastic playlist sounds from the speakers, I reel from one surprise to the next and I am suddenly elated! So many pretty things, such stylish harmony and nothing like anything I have ever seen….STUNNING! It’s as if I’m somewhere completely different than Antwerp.
Present-day Alice in Wonderland!
The studio is huge (90 square meters). From the kitchen (fully equipped) I follow my way through the apartment…..the toilet is gorgeous, it’ll be a shame to use it (that wallpaper!!) and by now I’m not even half way through yet. The bathroom is another eyecatcher, and fully equipped with all the mod cons too! The living room is great and, icing on the cake, there is a private terrace! The sleeping area is a bit screened off and features a TV with Netflix. Gosh, I don’t know where to start looking!
Let’s start with a drink…..attractive packaging, inviting and different drinks and snacks (all included), such attention for detail! And this goes for everything in this Hideaway: from the Grown Alchemist bath products to the lovely fluffy towels, a yoga mat, an old school record player… you name it! And several other little surprises are hidden throughout the apartment, I won’t reveal everything so as not to ruin the element of surprise. Hats off to Iris and Vincent for their originality!
Living like a local!
Anyway, I think I’ve made abundantly clear how enthusiastic I am about this Hideaway… a unique place to stay, very stylish and comfortable. And Vincent and Iris are such a nice couple and full of amazing plans! The studio is perfect for a longer stay in Antwerp – living like a local, but very luxuriously so;-). The centre is close by (for instance by bike or tram), there is plenty of room to relax and order a lovely take away dinner. Breakfast can easily be ordered from Iris using the ‘studio app’, with lots to choose from and everything equally delicious!
I for one did not want to leave….all right, all right, but only if Iris and Vincent agree to decorate my house just like this :))!
Berchem, Antwerp, Belgium