FREA CARRUET INTERIOR DESIGN
Quality interiors with a smile
QUALITY... WITH A SMILE
A custom made interior is an investment in your happiness. As interior designer I would love to make this investment the best one you have ever made. A high quality interior that brings a smile on your face, every day of the year. Therefor I choose the best quality materials like beautiful wood, natural stone (or composite if you don’t like imperfections :)), rich fabrics, … . Thanks to careful review with the customer and a lot of creativity, we reach a design that fits you perfectly and will bring you everyday joy, like your pair of favorite jeans!
HOME IS THE NICEST WORD THERE IS – Laura Ingalls Wilder
For the interior design for these customers (an artist in the kitchen and an artist in glass art) we found inspiration in Scandinavian mid century style. More
I provide the following services:
– Full service interior design (review of the room layout, material and color choice, furniture, lighting, window decoration, accessories)
– Office design
– Custom made kitchens or bathrooms
– Custom made furniture (for example kitchen, bathroom, office, dressing, home office, TV furniture, bedrooms and dressings, stairs, attic design, poolhouse, …)
– Design and full service follow-up on the execution of the works
– New buildings or renovation projects
– Residential, offices, commercial spaces, …
After working for 10 years in the telecom business I decided to start a new career and followed a 3 year interior design course. I did an internship at an architects bureau and soon after I started my own interior design studio in Bonheiden near Mechelen. It has been a descision I never regretted!
In the following years I deliberately kept my bureau small scale. I love designing and I also like to follow up personally on the customer meetings and the execution of the works. In this way I can guarantee a high quality design, clear communication and swift execution of the works!
Scandinavian & bohemian
My designs are often inspired by the Scandinavian style: I love the abundant use of wood and the lightness of Scandinavian interiors. Additionally I like to add bohemian elements: some vintage or antique furniture, rich fabrics, special lighting, soft woolen or silk carpets, … These accents give a Mediterranean holiday vibe to a house, making it a joy to live in!
I’m often inspired by historical houses and styles: an art déco facade, an elegant Parisian interior, a beautiful pattern, a sunny garden, … . Apart from that also contemporary architecture and furniture design can be a great source of inspiration. I particularly love Scandinavian, Japanese or Mediterranean design styles. As a result I love making city trips, but a special interior shop or a nicely designed coffee bar in Belgium can also make my day! More inspirational images can be found on my Instagram account.
Apart from taking care of the design I also take care of full service execution of the works. For this I carefully selected a team where I can always count on: golden craftsmen and women that take pride in high quality work, taking care of every detail. This ranges from builders and furniture makers to parquet installers, painters and shops with a lovely assortment of exquisite furniture. In case construction works are needed I can count on an architect and an engineer. I take care of the planning and the coordination of this amazing team. Thanks to them the customers can enjoy the trip to their new interior without stress.
REVIEW - interior design custom made furniture apartment
(translated from Dutch)
I am happy I got to know Frea. Moving from a large house to an apartment was a big step for me. I trusted Frea from the first contact. She is to-the-point and realistic. Not only the design of the custom made furniture but also the addition of a functional kitchen extension convinced me that I chose the right designer. Apart from that Frea took care of lighting with a few nice eye-catchers that I never thought about myself. Together with the color advice this make my apartment feel much more spacious. Visitors also love the interior design. I also feel very good with it. Not unimportant: the agreements I made with Frea were taken care of punctually…
REVIEW - attic design
(translated from Dutch)
We are super happy with Frea’s work! Starting with the introductory conversation where she understood our wishes very well, till the coordination of the execution of the works itself. The way she combines the creative and the technical side of the design is great, because we had no expertise at all. She converted our inefficient attic into two large, light bedrooms, an amazing improvement! For example she changed the layout and added a light tunnel and big Velux windows, giving a spacious feel that we would never have thought about ourselves. Very punctual, friendly and calm, which is nice when you are in the process of a renovation :). We recommend her for 100 percent!
REVIEW - interior design living room, kitchen, kids bedroom
(translated from Dutch)
We are very happy about working with Frea for the complete make-over of our kitchen, living room and kids bedroom. She understood our style and added original ideas that we would never have thought about ourselves. Apart from that she also took into account that we preferred ecological materials. In the furniture design she combined the esthetical and the practical. She adapted the design a few times till it was completely fulfilling our wishes.
It was also practical that she brought us into contact with trustworthy craftsmen, for example the furniture maker and the painter did an excellent job. We would also like to mention that she followed up on the works in a very precise way and came onsite regularly to coordinate with the craftsmen. In this way we could rest assured that everything went according to plan. She also provided us with shopping tips for accessories and plants that fit nicely into our interior.