Exceptional persons are those who can change something from nothing to something, from ruins to restoration. That is what one couple Astrid and Wesly, did to an old factory in Gilze, Netherlands. They joined heads to transform this old factory into an elegant, livable home.
The house still maintains its rustic theme, but it has been integrated perfectly with a modern touch to enhance the atmosphere. Most of the walls are painted white, while other sections maintain the old-fashioned red-brown bricks.
A nature-friendly space
Initially, Wesly and Astrid wanted a place with a unique atmosphere. Their dreams were fulfilled when they came across this old factory. As lovers of nature, they wanted to make it as livable as possible while still adjusting it to meet their preferred style.
Wood is used in most of the areas in this home; starting from the floor to the ceiling. The staircase that links the ground and first floor are also made of a light-brown wood, and there is a wooden chest, along with an inbuilt cabinet in the living room. Most of the furniture are wooden, except for the brown leather sofa. And other metallic accessories.
There is also a hanging heavy wooden swing that is meant for relaxing while taking a view outside. Plenty of plants and flowers are also used in different areas of the house.
An interconnected house
Wesly and Astrid had an intention of making the entire house as single and connected as possible. They wanted to make communication around the house easy. For this, they have separated some rooms with glass walls. When you enter through the front door, you can view almost every area of the house with ease. The use of glass walls also makes the house brighter by allowing natural light to flow freely. There is limited use of light fixtures, meaning that the house is also quite energy efficient.
The couple seems to be favorites of white and brown colors since these are the most dominant colors all across the house.
Images: VT Wonen / Photography: Jansje Klazinga / Styling: Emmy van Dantzig