Name: Leenda & Anthony
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Size: 1,100 square feet
Years lived in: owned 3 years
Anthony and Leenda seem to live in an apartment that seconds as a rotating retrospective of mid-century icons. Anthony, a photographer who works in the TV industry, and Leenda, who works in the film industry, live in Brussels, and do a lot of acquiring. But not everything sticks around very long.
Anthony, a big Apartment Therapy fan, sent us a collection of photos of his apartment in the hopes of being included in a House Tour. You'll notice, as you look through the slideshow, that his and Leenda's apartment is 4 rooms but it might seem a lot bigger than that. Some rooms, tabletops, or corners of the floor, appear more than once, each time with an entirely new layout of furniture and accessories!
Anthony and Leenda collect original mid-century pieces, lovingly care for them, document them, use them, make them a part of their home, and occasionally sell them off. Anthony tries to hoard as many chairs as can be justified by pragmatic or aesthetic reasoning, but sometimes there are just too many.
Clearly, Anthony and Leenda's eye goes beyond being able to find the perfect piece. He and Leenda have an undeniable talent at creating a setting such that the result is less 'museum' and more 'cool place to hang out.' The use of color and the playful arrangement of old and new, cheap and high-end go a long way towards an enviable home.
Style: 1920's French apartment
Inspiration: Mid-century modern, mass modern
Favorite Element: Living room
Biggest Challenge: To find a place for all of our chairs so as to not have to sell them.
What Friends Say: "It's so bourgeois."
Dream Source: Case study house, Verner Panton Visiona 2; Cologne Furniture Fair; Pierre Paulin interior architecture of l'Elysée, Paris, France
(Images: Anthony Berthaud)
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