Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Belgian Dream House

Arcobaleno 6 doors to lr

I adore the Belgian style and when I stumbled upon this home from Arcobaleno I knew I had to share it with you. Take a long look at the photo above. the antique doors open to the most stunning of rooms.

Arcobaleno 2  LR

The fireplace is truly a work of art!

Arcobaleno 4 Fireplace close

Here is a closer look. The shape is beautiful but also notice the fireback in the fireplace and the wide wood floors. They looked pickled or bleached. So pretty.

Arcobaleno 3  Sweedish cupboardLR

Above is a close up of the Swedish corner cabinet. But take a closer look at the plaster treatment on the walls – Decorating well is a layering process– starting with these incredible walls, adding the lovely antiques and accessories create a warmth and unparalleled patina.

Arcobaleno 5 doors to kitchen

Here is the view looking from the family room into the kitchen. Notice the stacks of books on the bench and the house model. Again little details that add to the beauty of this home. Also take a closer look at the kitchen. You can see the interesting cabinets which go directly to the ceiling. Also notice the stacks of bowls under the center island.

Arcobaleno 7drawers

A close up of the cabinet drawers above the stove. Notice how the enamel plaques are aged.

Arcobaleno 9 kitchen cups

Dishes and bowls are stacked on shelving- these mirror the bowls under the center island. I love the rusty scrolled brackets.

Arcobaleno 8 kitchen

A view from the center island looking towards the eating area. The long wall of built in cabinetry is to die for. The crystal chandelier is perfect choice. With the large window I am sure it sparkles all day long.

Arcobaleno 10 dr

A closer view of the dining area and chandelier. A stunning room. To see more gorgeous interiors and antiques visit Arcobaleno HERE

Wishing all the Mother’s a very relaxing and special Mother’s Day!

(All images Arcobaleno.  All content property of Willow Décor and not to be copied with out permission)


  1. Hello,

    Thanks to share this beautiful hous whit us. Can you tell me where it's in Belgium?

    Thank you
    Greetings from Belgium

  2. This is GORGEOUS..I love all the beautiful old materials, the rich woods and stone the soft muted colors. I love the worn in but sitll very elegant look, really beautiful. Thank you. Happy Mothers Day!

  3. Gina,
    Thank you so much for your comment! And yes it is a splendid house! Love that fireplace and the dining table and chairs.
    Wish you also a wonderful Mother's Day Gina!

  4. OH,OH,OH! It takes my breath away! So beautiful!

  5. Absolutely stunning. Every detail is just right. Thanks for sharing this fabulous home.

  6. The entire house whispers of Patina. Looks like this do not happen overnight, but the search for treasures like this is so rewarding.
    I love it. Thank you for sharing this beauty with us.

  7. Boy you sure know how to find some fabulous places that I've never seen before..kudos!

  8. Gina, This is absolutely a Belgian Dream House. I could sit here for quite some time soaking up all the details. I think one of the things I like about it is that it's not as sparse as some Belgian design is. It has the lovely soft palette and is not cluttered but no detail was left unattended. Just gorgeous. Was honored to be included with you in Monika's post. Have a great week. Mona

  9. Absolutely stunning home. Old style but very Modern and timeless.The type of home we all dream to live in at some point in our lives!

  10. Wow! Beautiful.

  11. Especially love the gorgeous crystal lighting, the etched glass door going into the kitchen (reminds me of a pastry shop), and the long mirror to the left of the fireplace ... very beautiful pictures.

  12. Gina, it's been too long. How I adore these photos! They are going straight to my inspiration file. I especially like the embossed/engraved pattern in the plaster over the fireplace. Breathtaking.

  13. Beautiful room. Love the walls, the massive fireplace, the ceiling, floors, all gorgeous. Love this look.

  14. This really is an amazing home and I loved the details you highlighted - the rusty brackets, the built in cabinets, and other details make it truly special! What a beautiful fairy tale home!

  15. Beautiful home!!! What character and timeless style. Just our style!

  16. Indeed a dream house. And looks to be where dreams come true. So lovely!

  17. Insanely wonderful feeling in this home. Who would care if kids and dogs ran through it? No one. Put your feet up and be comfortable while bathing it true old elegance. Thanks Gina for the tour!

  18. This home is simply divine...love all the details, love seeing so many beautiful things in plain sight.
    Thank you for the tour. Monica

  19. So Breathtaking.. I love your place- Just stunning, i could just stare for hours..
    So inspirational..

  20. There are so many elements in this space that speak to me.
    The etched glass doors to the kitchen even more so.


  21. Thank you for sharing this beautiful images. I love everything in it.. :D

  22. Hi my friend,

    What a house! I absolutely love Belgian style. So many similarities with old Swedish style.

    It has been a hectic few weeks and I am sorry I have been so absent. I will call you before I leave for Sweden.

    Warm hugs,


    P.S And you are a wonderful Mother and fried!

  23. Oh how could this home be any more gorgeous!! It is stunning!!

    Art by Karena

    Come and enter my New Giveaway from Serena & Lily! You will love it!

  24. I especially like the living room... Its so romantic...

  25. just read your post on Brooke's blog. wonderful!

  26. I love it ALL, but the door to the kitchen sent me to the moon! Gorgeous. Thanks for the delicious dose of eye candy, Gina!
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    xo Isa

  27. Stunning....so beautiful and you know it is lived in. Thank you for sharing.

  28. lovely post .... love the shelves ...



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