f you’ve been following me for a while, you must have seen Yayzine
‘s Nathalie & Michiel’s names pop up on many occasions. We often work together on shoots (sometimes for the blog
, sometimes for Lily and the Lady
), Michiel is the talented artist of the lipstick artwork
in our living room, and most of all Nathalie and Michiel are some of the best friends a girl could wish for.
They are both some of the kindest people I know, and they live their lives in a totally unapologetic manner, doing what makes them happy regardless of what others think, which is very inspiring and uplifting to be around. I have been wanting to share their home for a while, but they’re forever improving and curating and editing, so just when you think it can not get better, it does.
Nathalie and Michiel live in a 30s apartment in Antwerp’s Expo neighborhood, together with their border collie dog Vanna (nicknamed Vaansie), who always greets you by running around you in a happy frenzy when you arrive. Dogpaws on the old hardwood floors, that’s the sound of a warm welcome in this house.
The couple has filled their home with unique and interesting pieces, ranging from a vintage brass bar cart to an antique Chinese credenza and matching screen serving as a headboard, from a weird but wonderful huge African lamp to the latest addition: a bright blue egg-style chair that they got from Michiel’s grandparents.
Discover the wonderful and inspiring world of this creative duo (and meet Vaansie!), after the jump!