An inspiring walk between Brussels and Paris

The interior designers Chone de la Sotilla and Lluïsa Deulonder have visited Brussels and Paris on a trip full of inspiration

Like every year, Chone de la Sotilla and Lluïsa Deulonder did not want to miss the Maison & Objet Fair in Paris, an unmissable event in the world of interior decoration that is held every September in the French capital. But first they took a tour of Brussels, a city that not only stands out for being the home of Tintin, but also for its good taste and refinement.

Visiting the capital of Belgium is always an invitation to enjoy the charming decoration shops that are scattered throughout the city center. One of the most interesting is Baden Baden, with several proposals for accessories for the kitchen and bathroom that are very similar to the warm aesthetics of Deulonder. Faucets, sinks, bathtubs, kitchen hoods, everything reveals an exquisite and refined taste that fills Deulonder interior designers with inspiration.


We already know that Belgium is famous for the art of chocolates, a land in which they have demonstrated their mastery with all kinds of delicious chocolates and pralines. Now, at the expense of the prestigious brands of xocolateria such as Neuhaus, there is also a reguitzell from other establishments selling fine delicatessens of all kinds, such as Tartes Françoise, with some pastissos fets artisanal with the best of the ingredients. I already know that, the best way to face temptation is caure-hi!

Another of the stores that has most interested Chone de la Sotilla and Lluïsa Deulonder is this one, Flamant: You’re Home.

Colors, textures, furniture, even gardening, Flamant offers a wide range of proposals that harmonize perfectly with the Deulonder style. Here, Chone inspects the new range of trend-setting Flamant colours.

All kinds of kitchen utensils and more are what can be found on the other hand at Dille & Kamille, a friendly and welcoming little shop that has become a Belgian paradise for food lovers.

Once in Paris, the second stop on the journey of inspiration, Chone and Lluïsa visited Place Furstenberg, a small square that has nothing to envy of the better-known Place Vendôme. It is a very «chic» little corner where you can find stores such as the international Flamant and Loro Piana Interiores.

At Loro Piana Interiors, the interior designers have especially appreciated the highly refined Scottish prints, both quads that combine perfectly with the other tons and that add warmth to the room, followed by pillows or plaids.

They have also been interested in the new range of Loro Piana fabrics, described as «intense and emotional», or «zen», depending on the atmosphere you want to create. It’s all been said!

The interior designers were struck by the way this display table was set, with a placemat and on top of it a folded table runner in a different tone to match the napkin, tied with a string. The result brings an innovative and sophisticated touch to the table.

As for the species, the most recommended store is La compagnie française des poivres et des épices, where the number of variety of peppers is surprising. The presentation of the products makes one think of a pepper jewelry store.

On the other hand, at the Maison & Objet of Paris 2023, highlighted the proposals in textiles, lighting, as well as furniture, with a marked return to an ancient and majestic way of doing things, but that is not at odds with a more current look. It is an opportunity to discover new materials and resources related to the world of cooking, and let yourself be permeated by an inspiration that will later be reflected in Deulonder projects, both kitchen and interior design, which are always up to date with the latest trends. international level.

In terms of lamps, there were a large number of very varied models, with a prominent use of rattan to create warm environments.

One of the most surprising proposals at the fair was a collection of trunks converted into bar furniture.

As for the chairs, there was a wide range of very original models made with wicker.

And to finish this tour, a small decorative detail: some very nice pickled white chickens.

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