My friends Margot (Pitch Design Union) and Angela (owner of the Chicago shop Post 27, which has a brand-new blog) sent over this white-washed gem a couple weeks ago, after Angela discovered Sophie Lachaert at a design conference in Belgium.
Designers Sofie Lachaert’s and Luc d’Hanis’ gallery, adjacent to their home and atelier, also includes a two-room b&b. The space reflects their minimalist aesthetic, mixing clean lines, clever design and a sense of austere, scale-playing whimsy. Little bonus: Many of the furnishings, art and objects are for sale. It’s like staying in a gallery.
Not only do you get the rare opportunity to stay in such a talented designer’s creative environment (they’ve designed tabletop for Droog), but overnight guests also get an exclusive guided tour the next morning, as well as a homemade breakfast served in the gallery—with eggs from the b&b’s own henhouse and using dishes and utensils designed by featured artists.