OV House is located in the mountainside of Bruges, Belgium, and designed by Nicolas Schuybroek in collaboration with the owner Thomas Ostyn. He specifically wanted to work with Schuybroek because he looked for a young architect who could comprehend and execute his vision. Therefore, theirs was indeed a perfect match which resulted in an exceptionally designed house. OV House may be Ostyn's first architectural project, but he is a force to be reckoned with since he owns a significant position in Obumex, the Belgian interior design company known for its millwork and kitchen designs. Hence, he has a meticulous eye and quite a lot of experience in detailing, and he had a vital role in the interior design decisions of this project, both as the owner and as a designer. Ostyn painstakingly figured out with Schuybroek even the tiniest details within the house due to his perfectionist nature, making the design genuinely extraordinary. The primary purpose of the project was to create a spacious and minimal environment with hand-selected high-quality fine furnishings to conceive an understated elegance. Schuybroek is globally known for his timeless minimalism, so his approach aligned Ostyn's inquiries perfectly. They preferred distinctive home decor brands with a monochromatic color pallet which provided a coherent look. Natural wood textures cover the entire house, used in nearly all the horizontal and vertical surfaces. In many areas, cabinets with the same wood finish draw attention. Another characteristic that contributes to the timelessness and the minimalism of the space is the juxtaposition of natural wood textures and the cool dark tones from the flooring.
In the entry, the console by Rick Owens and the musschelkalk vase by Schuybroek glistens with great sincerity, and the little feature on the console is the golden key holder by Vincent van Duysen adds excitement to the minimal look. A lighter color pallet, mostly in beige and white tones, has been used in the living room, creating a cozy ambiance and softening the atmosphere with large windows to bring daylight into space. The Ipanema chairs, designed by Jorge Zalszuspin for Etel, and the round coffee table, custom-made for the house, are the main design features of the living room. While these elements soften the overall look, the library bench and the Kangourou chairs by Pierre Jeanneret deliver timeless elegance.
Another piece by Pierre Jeanneret appears in the study; the pigeonhole desk, which is a perfect fit for the room with clean lines and luxurious textures. Stone elements have been implemented in many parts, such as the study, the bathroom, and the dressing room. While bringing a classy touch to the study room and bathroom, stone textures enhance the dressing room's coziness, working in harmony with the color pops. The oak table by When Objects Work and the oak chairs by Bassam are a match made in heaven, bringing in a modern touch to the lounge. The way the lounge has been separated with a veranda with a large glazed window looks simply remarkable. The harmony of the whole design is quite unparalleled, thanks to the transcendent collaboration of Ostyn and Schuybroek. The duo considers their partnership permanent, so we hope to witness many more of these outstanding designs.