Slip Into the Warm, Calculated Minimalism of Axel Vervoordt
In the perennial fashion debate as to whether less is more or more is more, I am, admittedly, unclear. I spent a good chunk of time essentially as a fashion minimalist, contentedly wearing permutations of black and white, until something shifted, and suddenly, color and texture (and tassels!) seemed so relevant to how I wanted to be dressing.
Recently, I found myself lost in the carefully curated world of Belgian interior designer Axel Vervoordt and I emerged from it with a thought on the less/more debate: maybe style isn't about whether less is more or more is more at all. Maybe the relevant question is: what's just right? For you. In Mr. Vervoordt's world, that means rooms that are meticulously calculated to be spare yet warm, to make an impression and yet leave space for an element of the unknown. It's quite a tough feat to pull off, but Vervoordt does it with aplomb, as evidenced in the below tour through a few of his spaces. Coupled with insights on his approach to curation and creation, I'm left with the feeling that, perhaps beyond anything, for Vervoordt, style is spiritual, no more, no less.
on how we treat our things:
on the value of what is old:
on style as authenticity: