Design Insights Interview: Au Pays Des Merveilles

Hannelore Veeleart It’s time for another burst of interiors inspiration! This week, we’re super-pleased to welcome ultra-talented architect and freelance photographer Hannelore Veeleart from Antwerp.

Her blog Au Pays Des Merveilles is a platform for creativity and passion in interiors, photography and art. Let’s gain an insight into her world…

What’s going to be hot in interiors?

After the marble trend, I think we will see a lot of terrazzo and other interesting stones, while air plants will take the place of cacti and succulents.

Rose Quartz and Serenity, Pantone’s Colours of the Year – a Hit or Miss?
While I usually stick to black, white and grey, I’m particularly fond of rose quartz.  It adds that unexpected dash of color to my usual favourites, while still keeping a soft and balanced colour palette.Hannelore Veeleart

What are your ambitions for 2016…in 5 words or less!
I want to finish the decoration of my new home and keep growing and working hard when it comes to my blog and my photography.

How would you describe your style, in just 3 words! Minimalist yet cosy.

Who is your ‘Go To’ design crush?
I’m lucky to have a few friends with impeccable taste, so I’ll always turn to them for advice!

What are your Top 3 favourite interior spaces?
The studio of Belgian sculptor Thomas Lerooy, designed by Office KGDVS, coffee bar Copper in Antwerp and the Barbican in London.

Hannelore Veeleart Reflecting back on the last few months, what was your defining interiors moment?
Relaunching Au Pays Des Merveilles and the response and chances I’ve been getting ever since.

Your favourite colour from our Tasty Colours collection?
Grey, I’ll always be a monochrome person at heart!




Quick fire round!

Limited pops of colour in the home or all out colour collision?
Limited pops of colour, preferably in books and plants.

Be surprising at all times or keep it consistent?
Consistency with a surprise once in a while!

Eclectic styling or traditional?
Eclectic for sure.

Entertaining at home or eating out?
Depends on the mood I’m in, I enjoy both!

Books or blogs?
I love blogs but nothing will ever beat the smell of paper and the tactile details a book has.


A big thank you to the ever so talented Hannelore for sharing her must-know design insights. For more daily inspiration, don’t forget to check her out on Twitter, FacebookPinterest and Instagram (<< a must-follow!).

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