The Apartment in Antwerp, by Vincent Van Duysen

Graanmarkt 13 in Antwerp started out as a chic dining and shopping destination, and as the guests kept saying they wanted to move in, the owners turned their upstairs apartment into a hotel. Inspired by the architect’s own home, they asked Vincent Van Duysen to realize the project.
The innovative concept is described by Van Duysen as ’A collection of curiosities where each and every floor tells a story. It’s an idea, but also a sensory location that keeps on evolving as it grows.’
Graanmarkt 13 is created as a welcoming and warm home, where everyone should feel at ease with a restaurant, a shop, a gallery space and an apartment all under one roof. Quite a remarkable concept, don’t you think?

Read a very inspiring and well written interview with Van Duysen here. See all photos from the apartment here.
Via All Is Pretty, with thanks


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Ems Designblogg is all about Scandinavian style, soft minimalism and beautiful functionalism. The blog is Sweden's oldest interior design blog and has been up and running since 2005. I strive to fill it with a mix of inspirational and aspirational images from all over the world, while keeping true to my own voice and style, where transparency is key and creative criticism is highly valued. When I'm not blogging, I bake chocolate cakes for my kids, hang around Stockholm's cafés and drink way too many cappuccinos, do some occasional styling work, and try to fit in some inspiring travel adventures in between. If you have any suggestions, propositions for collaborations, other ideas or just want to say hi, throw an email at: [email protected].


  • Wauw it’s beautiful!

  • Anonym

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  • Anonym

    Åh vad snygg sista bilden var;) dom andra med

  • Sofie

    Hei! Hvor er bordet i det første bildet fra? Kjempefint!

  • Prachtig. Eenvoud en toch zo meeslepend.