“I saw the garden before I saw anything else,” says Bernadette de Geyter of her Antwerp home, which, with its dusty yellow facade and tiled hip roof, is evocative of a rustic Provençal manor house. Not long after purchasing the place 12 years ago, de Geyter added two apple trees and a rose garden, which blooms in the spring and early summer with bursts of soft pink (Chapeau de Napoléon), hot pink (La Ville de Bruxelles) and white (Boule de Neige).
Both the grounds and the house's bright interiors are lasting sources of inspiration for de Geyter and her daughter, Charlotte, who graduated from Antwerp's Royal Academy of Fine Arts in 2016. Two years later, the pair launched, a women’s clothing line comprising mostly slinky, boudoir-ish dresses, often in vivid colors or with floral prints in soft crepe or Italian silk.
Published at T: The NYTimes Style Magazine
Written by Thessaly La Force
Photographed by Eva Donckers