French in origin but Belgian at heart, Anne Sophie Prevot and Jean Besançon could not resist the call of Brussels. The warm, friendly lifestyle, and the many architectural surprises, just waiting to be discovered. Just like the sixth floor of this car park, where the producer and her husband immediately started planning to write a new chapter in their story. They met this major challenge with the help of the people close to them. In this large, open space – formerly an office – family and friends helped the couple and their children to design together what would soon become their new home. The architects Marion Mailaender – who designed the spaces – and Julie Hérion – who redesigned the look of their reading area – among others. The former photographer relied on her instincts when it came to decorating the property, By doing away with their previous furniture and leaving the field open for the apartment “to dictate the atmosphere itself”. And by going with the pieces she came across and loved; the sofa by Étienne-Henri Martin and the Gastone Rinaldi desk. The all-rounder has also chosen tubular creations by designer Axel Chay and Bomboloni cushions from the La DoubleJ for The Socialite Family collaboration. Pops of colour complement the storage units and floor finishes, the ultimate attempt to liven up the atmosphere of this loft, which could easily have been confined to the chilliness of the omnipresent concrete.
Anne-Sophie, Jean: could you introduce yourselves, please?
My name is Anne-Sophie, I studied photography and journalism, but my passion for organising parties soon took over. So I chose to go into television and event production, and I did that for twenty-five years. In 2016, I founded my agency, Back of the House, which specialises in events in the fashion sector.
We’re already preparing for fashion week in January and March. And we’re currently renovating a small house in a fishing village in Olhão, Portugal, which will be available for holiday rental in the summer of 2023 (the house is called “casinhabloom”). We hope to see you there, so we can show it to you.
Photography : Eve Campestrini – Text : Juliette Bruneau @thesocialitefamily