Joel and Avril

A cozy short-term home for all couch-suffers.

Make-over cost : 1432.2€ for the living room and kitchen (40.92m²)

Furniture, lighting, accessories budget : 23 555€.

They say that similar people attract each other. Who knows, is it by accident or faith? For our new heroes, it was faith! Their personalities and interests work greatly together, they think as one. Joel and Avril are a sociable and merry couple, two young people with both charisma and unique talent! Fantasies do not hold them back! After all, every day they write amazing fairy-tales with magical worlds and unique characters for children’s books.

Their home is a place not just for them but also for people from many different countries. Our clients are «couch-surfers», this means that they host strangers from all over the world when they are travelling to Brussels.

Our clients’ apartment is located in the city center. In spite of the outside noise and crowds of people, the design should be cozy and practical. The owners need to feel comfortable and their guests need to feel as if they are home too. Concrete – a suitable material for the kitchen and living room wall finishes, contrasting nicely with the wooden floor. Dark and light furniture give the room a special atmosphere of comfort. This composition creates an impressive space. You are maybe thinking “why create such a wall, if our heroes are already impressive?!” Well, we simply kept the existing concrete wall that accentuates the authenticity of the space and makes it look original. Near the kitchen area, the habitants are able to transcribe their favorite meals recipes, do small drawings or write notes; and sometimes one can just leave kind words of support to your hosts.We perfectly combined different types of lighting to accentuate certain functional areas, so one can do his things without interfering with another person. Even though the place is quite small, there’s enough room for yoga, creativity and for gatherings. 

This interior is the portrait of the owners – simple, lively and creative. We are ready for new upcoming experiments!