At Home With Michaël Verheyden

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One of the highlights of the Limblog Design Tour was the visit to the home and studio of designer Michaël Verheyden. Michaël himself served us coffee and cherry pie in his living room, and we had an interesting talk about strategies for up-and-coming designers, PR and inspirations.

Speaking of inspirations, looking around his home and workshops, it was quite clear that Michaël takes a lot of inspiration from another of my favourite designers; Rick Owens. This is of course visible in their work, but I also found one of Owens’ books in the office, and the stencil above with the brilliant quote:


”I like introducing the ideas of discipline, aspiration, dignity, collective idealism and modesty in my collections”

michaël verheyden workshop rick owens quote

Personally, I felt like I was in inspiration heaven as soon as I stepped through the doors. The home of the Verheydens’, a 50’s villa with great light and lots of original details, mixed with relaxed but minimal furnishings created a very welcoming atmosphere. I wish I could show photos from the newly renovated black kitchen with worktops and backsplash in onyx, or the living room with it’s overlapping jute rugs and deep windowsill seating, but until they have been shot and published by a professional photographer, you will just have to imagine them, and follow me on a short tour of the workshops instead!

michaël verheyden leather workshop


michaël verheyden office desk

michaël verheyden office lou reed poster


michaël verheyden workshop metal vases

michaël verheyden workshop shelf

michaël verheyden limblog designtour

michaël verheyden limblogdesigntour



Photos: 1 by Desiree/VosgesParis 2-8 by Em Fexeus, 9-10 by Renaat Nijs




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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].