Villas Magazine is an open invitation into the fascinating world of luxury design, architecture and lifestyle.

Learn about the latest trends in interior decoration, art and travel and take a look inside the most beautiful private homes, exquisite hotels and innovative art fairs.

Be inspired by sumptuous interiors and discover alluring, exotic locations all around the globe.

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Villas Magazine is an open invitation into the fascinating world of luxury design, architecture and lifestyle.

Learn about the latest trends in interior decoration, art and travel and take a look inside the most beautiful private homes, exquisite hotels and innovative art fairs.

Be inspired by sumptuous interiors and discover alluring, exotic locations all around the globe

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Travel

Need a break from the cold and rain? The exotic and luxurious Maldives are always a good idea. Stay at the breath-taking Cheval Blanc Randheli hotel, masterfully designed by the Belgian visionary Jean-Michel Gathy and enjoy a blissful vacation in paradise. If you prefer to stay closer to home, you will love the brand new Enso boutique hotel in Knokke-Heist. This little gem will enchant you with its fascinating fusion interior of Parisian chic en Japanese zen minimalism. The perfect weekend getaway!

Read this content on page 235.

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Designer

In our designer ‘face to face’ we meet architect Vincent Van Duysen, known for his extraordinary metamorphosis of the Antwerp boutique hotel August, and his counterpart, the award-winning Maarten De Ceulaer, who worked with illustrious brands such as Fendi and Casamania. Both designers discuss the evolution of Belgian design, what incites inspiration in them and which projects are closest to their heart. They also hold each other’s work in high regard and elaborate on what they admire in one another’s oeuvre and signature style.

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Fabrics

Just as the right fabric can elevate an evening dress to an absolute showstopper, it can turn a house into a home. This year the key words regarding upholstery are texture and personality. We take an in-depth look at the current trends in fabrics such as geometric and abstract weaves that resemble landscapes or impressionist paintings and the free spirit of the seventies. Timeless and opulent textures are all the rage and harmonious contrasts give the interior an elegant twist.

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Lighting

Warm and cozy, clean and bright or utterly romantic, lighting can set the mood by the simple act of flipping a switch. In honour of the 30th birthday of the International Lighting Exhibition Euroluce we take a look at the newest developments in lighting such as remarkable wireless technologies and high tech Li-Fi. We also zoom in on the current trend of artisan-made glass in an array of styles varying from opalescent and eighties smoky to mouth-blown glass.

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Special Talent

Belgium may be small in size, but it’s big in design. In our upcoming issue we give you an extensive overview of the most talented architects, designers, artists and antique dealers our little country has to offer. Discover the creative darlings of the international jet set and even royalty, such as decorator and collector Axel Vervoordt, renowned flower artist Daniël Ost, interior designer Gert Voorjans, tableware artisan Pieter Stockmans and many more…

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