This is a bit of a rambling post that will take you to some of our favorite places in Belgium. I hope you enjoy the trip as much as we did!
Le Dixseptieme was originally built in the 14th Century and was rebuilt in the 17th Century as the residence to the Spanish Embassador.
The main salon is a beautiful room with tall steel doors lining the entrance hall.
The salon is a sunny comfortable room furnished in classic Belgian neutrals with splashes of color.
The salon was also the only room with WiFi...
I'm always looking for beautiful details... This door hardware on the steel doors is classically Belgian.
We ate breakfast here every morning.
Please join me upstairs for a tour of some of the suites.
We stayed in the Classic Part of the hotel. This isn't an image of our suite, but our room was equally as spacious and lovely.
The Contemporary Part of Le Dixseptieme is just as gorgeous and Belgian.
During our stay in Brussels, we took a day trip to Ghent. Please forgive me... although Ghent is a gorgeous city, I was a bit jet lagged and didn't take any scenic photos.
However, I did manage to document our visit to Peter Van Cronenburg's Architectural Hardware!
As Peter states in his philosophy: "You don't enter a library room in the same state of mind you do with a workshop. This diversity not only creates a dynamic of its own in the house, but allows you to make priorities given a budget".
Steve and I plan to use Peter's hardware at Patina Farm.
Another "not to miss" city in Belgium is Bruges.
I loved the architecture of this charming place!
I need to have a window like this at Patina Farm. It will give a glimpse into a secret garden...
We said goodbye to Bruges filled with inspiration...
One place that will be on our list to revisit on our next visit is Van Huele.
I need a stone window at Patina Farm!
As we got into the car I took one last look at the Van Huele's home...
I'd love to hear what you enjoyed.
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