We are spending the weekend in northern France where we have family. It’s only an hour and a half away from Brussels and it often gives us the opportunity to stroll through Lille which is a lovely city. The old part of the city, “le vieux Lille” consists of beautiful houses mostly from the 17th and 18th century, some older.
I loved the unexpected aqua color on this magnificent old door, color which I found a couple of streets further away on all the windows of another beautiful building. The exterior aspect of your house is as important as the interior one. You don’t have to have an 18th century mansion to create surprise with a beautiful door color. I love how subtle the addition of color on the windows is. The color is present, adds a lot of charm yet is elegant.
After our little walk we headed to “Le Barbue d’Anvers” a nice restaurant set in one of those houses. You can eat either in the vaulted cellar or in a nice room on the second floor. The floors are connected by an old staircase painted in a dark greenish grey and adorned by crystal chandeliers, antique engravings and other memorabilia. The entire place is lit almost entirely by candles or low intensity lights which gives it a particular and welcoming feeling.
That’s it for today. My post will remain short as it is late already and I need to catch up on sleep. My almost 6 month old son still wakes up twice a night. I hope you enjoyed it nonetheless. “See” you tomorrow! I hope you are having a great weekend.