Quality, originality and daring - these three words sum up what 'Belgian' stands for overseas when we're talking about interior design. There are no stark or beige homes here, no minimalism. Here is an array of colours, rich fabrics, unusual yet always successful combinations of styles and periods; there is even a good dose of kitsch to be found - such as stuffed animals. Interiors included come from the likes of Geoffroy Van Hulle, Lionel Jadot, Gerald Watelet and Jean-Philippe Demeyer. The texts are concise, personal and informative, based on interviews with the people living in these homes.
Journalist Thijs Demeulemeester specialises in design, interiors, fashion and photography. He writes on these subjects in magazines such as Weekend Knack, Sabato (in De Tijd) and Trends. For more than 20 years Diane Hendrikx has been a much sought after interior and food photographer with quality magazines such as Weekend Knack and Nest. She is the woman behind the photos in many Luster books including Living in Antwerp and Belgian Designers and Their Interiors.