Elements from the 18th and 19th centuries were combined with a classic plan structure.
The house, which is the company, with an enormous prevalence of light and mainly constructed in recycled materials, oozes character. The property in the Antwerp Kempen region was built on a protected dune, 4 metres higher than the neighbouring streets and surrounded by woods and greenery.
As an antique dealer, Brenda wanted to offer a new concept to the profession from the very start. Too often, the antiques trade is associated with being old-fashioned and conservative.
Contemporary interiors often aim to be modern structures that are only permeable to austere design. She wanted to create a concept in which unique reclaimed materials are processed in a minimalist and original design, with great respect for traditional old techniques.
The reuse of materials is fully in line with her vision of ecology, which is very topical today. She is convinced that a lot of forest felling can be prevented by reusing existing and, in this case, very old materials. By having a great respect for the environment, they return to their essence.
What distinguishes De Nille Antiques is that the collection of antiques, collected over a lifetime, is perfectly combined with minimalistic design in old materials. Often adapted to the wishes of their international clientele.
De Nille Antiques currently sells worldwide and places customer satisfaction at number one. This has already created many personal connections with private and professional clients that can be innovative.
The company has a clear vision of the future in terms of creating designs and expanding the search for recycled materials worldwide. Through this drive they want to influence the different interior flows from all over the world with Belgian creativity and innovation.
The traditional carpentry, the custom-made work, the antique restorations and designs are realized by the company that Brenda runs together with her husband Kurt.
The interior design, with a timeless and subdued color palette, comes into its own through the addition of unique antiques.
The house is constantly changing because the antique trade is presented from the interior. Each time new items fill the space and once sold, the atmosphere transforms.
The stock and thus the basis of the interior can be very eclectic, with only one common thread, simplicity.
The love for pure lines and balanced proportions is palpable.
Items from all over the world, with a unique and pure character, contribute to the beauty of the house.
They create harmony!
Whoever wanders through the house and antiques’ store will feel that the rooms radiate a special receptivity and pleasant warmth. The combination of art, antiques and old materials transformed into design, creates a nice balance.
The company has already attracted a great deal of interest from publishers and has appeared several times in architecture books and magazines.