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Celebrity Style | Jan 18, 2022
Organic Living Room Ideas by Axel Vervoordt and More

Organic Living Room Ideas by Axel Vervoordt and MoreThe Organic Approach to Design by Axel Vervoordt – Known as the maestro of minimalism and his belief in Wabi, an ancient Japanese philosophy, Axel Vervoordt’s design, and antique empire is marked by unique decor that cements an organic approach to design, fusing nature’s elements with respect to its existing environments. His finesse for earthy hues and soft-toned interiors exude a palpable sense of harmony, combining modern designs austerity with an acknowledgment of time.  Vervoordt’s business now consists of interior design practice, and antiquaire, a private foundation, as well as art galleries in Antwerp and Hong Kong.



Vervoordt, whose clients include Robert De Niro, Kanye West, Bill Gates, Sting, and Calvin Klein, has perfected the ability to create environments that look found, not made. His work shows that he admires the ephemeral and raw imperfections found in each object. Let’s take a look at some of his most iconic projects.

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12th-Century Belgium Castle

His keen eye and penchant for beauty becomes more prevalent when looking at Kasteel van’s-Gravenwezel, Vervoordt’s twelfth-century Belgian estate, a castle set in a 62-acre park surrounded by vast orchards, which was restored in the 1980’s alongside his wife May with reverence to the building’s history.

Artworks range from archaeological Egyptian stone vessels and Chinese Sung dynasty Buddhas to Renaissance bronzes and contemporary paintings by the world’s most sought-after artists.

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Under the Vervoordts’ tenure, the castle has once again taken on a sense of magic and wonder, with new energy provided by its owners’ ever-evolving collection of art and furniture, as well as their individual approach to interior design. For the two, this twelfth-century estate is more than a home; their creative world. A place where they are able to get away and revel in the property’s harmony.

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Axel Vervoordt Gallery Hong Kong

The Axel Vervoordt Gallery Hong Kong is an extension of the existing gallery in Antwerp.  It offers a complementary program of specially commissioned works and will be an important platform for internationally renowned artists to participate in the radically-changing art scene in Asia.

Since the 1970s, Axel Vervoordt has developed a strong interest in Eastern philosophy, directly feeding into the spirit of the company, which has the ambition to create a dialogue between East and West. As a result, the gallery has naturally worked with a broad range of artists who tend to explore concepts of void, universality, or infinity.

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This project is a story of probing and passion: bought in 2013, the Kardashian West family together with Vervoordt (and with the input of more interior designers) spent 6 years in the metamorphosis of the house from suburban McMansion to futuristic Belgian monastery. The initial attraction for the musician and the designer was centered on a signature Vervoordt design—a Floating Stone table with rounded edges that seemed to encapsulate the seductive simplicity and wabi-sabi aesthetics that pervade the designer’s oeuvre.



In practical terms, the best way to describe the house is by Kanye’s words: “The proportions are the decoration” since the house is the epiphany of minimalism and echoes a luminous, off-white plaster color scheme and accented with other pale natural materials.


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The furnishings kept to a bare minimum, consist mainly of Vervoordt’s characteristically subtle designs accompanied by sympathetic creations by the likes of Royère and Pierre Jeanneret.



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Yet he has little interest in “style,” at least as it is currently defined, because essentially, Vervoordt is a metaphysician. Inquiries into the nature of being and concepts of time and space are what most compel him; he conveys his views through his inspired arrangements of objects and interiors. To some, expressing the lofty in the material might seem contradictory, but Vervoordt believes that, as in a Zen koan, the truth can be contained in paradox and ambiguity. Clients may go to him in search of a splendid antique armoire or for help renovating and furnishing an 18th-century villa, but the most valuable service they receive is an instruction in his highly evolved yet quite fundamental philosophy of living.

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 Axel Vervoordt started as a very young collector when he was 14. He was at an exhibition, which has these machines and mobiles by Tinguely. He couldn’t afford it. The same day he found a 16th-century iron chest where one lock moved 8 other locks and this was one-tenth of the price. From then, he really felt some old things were as contemporary as contemporary art. For him, it’s important that an artist opens his eyes in a new way.

Images’ source: axel-vervoordt.com, architecturaldigest.com

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This interior design shows us perfectly how golden details can make all the difference in a living room. Just observe the remarkable and already time-honored piece Eden Coffee Table by Boca do Lobo.



Classic meets modern in this high-windowed living room. The amazing Hera Suspension Lamp is suitable for any sophisticated living room. Handmade from cast brass, this chandelier has an organic shape and intricate contemporary details to create an adjustable arrangement in a harmonious ensemble.


A neutral color palette with gold accents creates an elegant and sophisticated living room like this one. This interior is filled with high-quality pieces like the Suspicion console and the Gold Darian mirror by LUXXU.

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A modern and refined living room featuring the Liberty Table Lamp and the Empire Set Center Table.


An amazing living room with a neutral color scheme highlighted by golden accents. The Otto Sofa is the spotlight of this living room. This sofa has a unique organic shape that provides impeccable comfort and style.

There are furniture pieces that can take our breath away. The creativity and rich decoration of the Versailles Palace contributed to the inspiration and the creation of this modern armchair.

This modern living room is glowing neutral tones. The color of the Davis Armchair combined with the details of the Inkage Rug works perfectly.


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A colorful living room with pink and brown details. The Lucy Rug is the perfect rug to create harmony and transforming your home decor into a colorful landscape.

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The Kotta Rug by Rug’Society is the spotlight of this living room. An amazing rug that will make your interiors more nature-friendly and comfortable.


The Brubeck wall light will be the mid-century piece you’ll want in your living room design. Inspired by the timeless musical instrument that is the pipe organ and one of the foremost exponents of jazz, Dave Brubeck, this luxurious wall sconce is a statement piece on its own.

If you want to capture the attention of your guests, then the Matheny Round Suspension is the mid-century piece you are looking for! See how it fits perfectly in this beautiful living room.

modern living room with elegant and clean lines. The unique Zelda single sofa truly challenges and redefines the limits of the new modern design perspective. This unique mid-century modern furniture piece provides the best of comfort and style in one single piece.



The Minnelli Armchair it’s a timeless piece that proves mid-century design hasn’t gone out of fashion. It will be impossible to deny having this stunning mid-century piece in your living room.


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