As a child, she and her sisters received old paintings for their birthdays and always put their ages on the back. They were very happy with that. Their father Peter Vermeersch, the well-known Antwerp antiquarian, had an aversion to mass production. He called it a waste of money and taught his children the value of antiques, authenticity and craft from an early age. Nevertheless, three years ago Isabelle and her husband Maxime bought a ready-to-move-in terraced house that could hardly be called authentic. Think: standard kitchen and bathroom cabinets, uneven laminate flooring, ‘budget-friendly’ door handles… A contractor had renovated the house in a cheap way and then put it up for sale again. Fortunately, they were able to buy it for a fair price. “My husband didn’t see it at first, but I knew that with quite a few adjustments we could make something unique out of it. I introduced him to the fun of Pinterest and now he’s as addicted to it as I am. Our shared folder was called ‘Dreamhouse’.
Location Belgium NO. Images 54 Published in BE2022, NL2023, DE2023, FR2023