Patricia's Lovely, Vintage Antwerp Apartment

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Name: Patricia
Location: Antwerp, Belgium

I live in a 135 square meter apartment (the internet tells me that's 1453 square feet) together with my boyfriend Dieter and my cat George. I'm the owner of online boutique Lily and The Lady and a freelancer, Dieter is an architect who has his own firm.

Our apartment is a 1930s building on a beautiful wide street in Antwerp, Belgium. It is the first home we purchased, and we've been renovating it with love for the past two years. What I love about our apartment is the beautiful big living spaces, the natural light, the view and the charm of living in an old building.

We've kept many of the original elements that were still here, like the beautiful skirting and doors, the marble fireplace and the original Cubex kitchen cabinets (updated with some new elements like an oak countertop). We've also made a lot of changes, like the renovation of our bathroom with a statuarietto marble statement wall, black Dornbracht fixtures and a clawfoot tub (it has actually been featured on the site already!).

We oiled the hardwood floors dark in our living space and added new hardwood in the bedroom and we painted the entire place, with the eye-catchers being our green hallway and pink walk in closet. Dieter designed a 5 meter long bookshelf with marble partitions for our office space turned cinema room, we added custom shelving around the house and we ripped out the outdated built ins in the closet to create a luxurious, personal closet that can hold all our (well, mostly my) clothes and shoes.

Thanks, Patricia!

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(Image credits: Submitted by Patricia)