Belgian Style: A Cottage Renovation in Virginia

January 17, 2017

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Belgian Style; a Cottage in Virginia

This Virginia cottage with Belgian style
and sophisticated European style is
so very lucky its talented owner found it.

Shenandoah River the other day, and today we return to
Virginia to tiptoe inside a timeless cottage with
soothing, soulful, Belgian style designed by
Natascha Folens and featured in
the Winter 2017 issue of Milieu magazine.

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Milieu Magazine, Winter 2017
What a labor of love this renovation is!
I fell in love with the place as soon as
I glimpsed it on the cover of Milieu.

Credit belongs to homeowner Natascha Folens,
founder of NF Interiorsan award winning design firm
in Northern Virginia.

"We strive to bring an inspired and natural design to the variety of spaces we work on...we’re proud to bring a unique vision to each individual project we take on whether that is home décor, commercial décor or outdoor décor." 
(NF Interiors)

Milieu's Winter 2017 issue near my tub.
 Inspired and natural are indeed guiding principles
you sense in the sophisticated, yet informal interiors
of this 150 year-old country estate set on 22 acres.

I'm smitten with its simplicity, calm, and quiet design.
And what a brilliant renovation considering
it was executed within the home's existing footprint.

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A timeless Belgian style cottage in Virginia

Let's proceed inside this quiet beauty.

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The cabinetry was built by a local carpenter of 300-year old elmwood from France;
Miele range, Wall color: Ralph Lauren, Stucco White
Even the use of wood in this home involves a
minimal approach, with very little finish.

Are you drawn to rustic country elegance
or European style kitchens?
To view more inspiring beautiful
Belgian style kitchens, you will definitely
strike gold and find a sumptuous feast at
Greet Lefevre's Belgian Pearls

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Oil portrait by American equestrian painter Joe Andoe
is this homeowner's treasure

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Pine mantel is original, art by Maxime von Blumencron, Celestial Pebble chandelier by Ochre

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Black and white cement tiles in the foyer

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A timeless Belgian style cottage in Virginia

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A timeless Belgian Belgian style bedroom
She had me at dusty rose.


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A rustic console, Icelandic sheepskin rug, Boho linens, Wall color: Ralph Lauren's Stucco White
What a cozy bedroom retreat!


Styled for Milieu, the bedroom is shown with elmwood stools
image: Miguel Flores-Vianna

You would never guess from the luxurious bath
that you are in a home which is 150 years old!

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A modern bath in a timeless Belgian style Virginia cottage

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A modern bath in a timeless Belgian style cottage

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Coffee table is an antique wood Senufo daybed, Sofa is Martha by Flamant, Rug is a vintage kilim

What a dreamy property!

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Beautiful Equestrian property in Virginia
You'll find gorgeous images of this home
(not seen here) photographed
by Miguel Flores-Vianna inside Milieu magazine.

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2 comments

  1. So many elements I love, this stone home is for me...

    Xx
    Dore

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  2. Loved this house especially the kitchen! Beautiful!!!

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