Gallerist Veerle Wenes has sage advice for composing interior spaces: "People should choose objects for their home with passion, love, and emotion. You must give your interior some time to grow with your experiences. Let it be a combination of important discoveries from your own life," she says. Her eclectic Antwerp living room reflects this philosophy in action. A charcoal-gray modern sofa
outfitted with cushions from Chevalier Masson
anchors the space. Hanging lamps
by Muller van Severen (a Belgian design duo Wenes represents in her gallery, Valerie Traan
) illuminate the space from overhead. Jens Fager's Raw candelabra
is prominently situated atop a black coffee table. "Collectors like to see the pieces in my own home—it helps convince them of the quality of the work—but it's not a strategy," Wenes says. "I simply surround myself with pieces I like."
August 6, 2013