Eclectic dining room in Brussels via @thouswellblog

A worldly American couple, Melañio Gomez and Chris Kangas, fell in love with Europe and finally fulfilled their dream to live there, settling down in a beautiful apartment in Brussels. Sounds like a fairytale, right? It only gets better from there – the gracious apartment (with stunning 13-foot ceilings) is beautifully decorated with a mix of antiques, vintage, and handmade furniture and lots of soothing neutrals and white walls. Unexpected elements and unique touches tell a traveled story from the couple’s adventures, and they’ve really mastered the high-low look in a sophisticated way.


Eclectic living room in Brussels via @thouswellblog
Eclectic living room decor in Brussels via @thouswellblog
Eclectic bedroom with blue walls and marble fireplace via @thouswellblog

The dramatic blue walls in this bedroom are so chic with the red stripes on the door, ottoman, throw pillow and rug border. And that fireplace mantel has the most beautiful marbling!

Home office with gray sofa and striped curtains via @thouswellblog
Dark gray walls in master bedroom with marble fireplace via @thouswellblog
Simple entryway decor with abstract art and vintage bench via @thouswellblog(via Elle Decor, photography by Richard Powers)

As you can see, this lucky couple has quite the eye for design and it seems they’re living the dream in Belgium. Even if you don’t dream of the European lifestyle (but really, who doesn’t?!), you can at least appreciate these chic interiors! Either way, I hope this beautiful apartment inspires you this week.

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