The beautiful interior of this renovated 1940’s flat in the Merode Quarter in Berchem looks like it was cut out of an interior magazine, but the only thing owner Florane is cutting is the hair of her clients in her hair salon Flo. “I’m a very impulsive person, I strongly believe in love at first sight”.
The snipping sound of scissors in her hairsalon Flo has been temporarily silenced by the Corona lockdown but Florane took it as a welcome break to finally get the interior of her cosy apartment the way she wanted. Now it’s the perfect place to relax with her daughter Arsene (5).
The apartment is completely renovated but original elements from the 1940’s like the green steel windows and radiator covers were kept intact. “I have been living here for a year and it’s only just now that I feel like all the pieces in my home are falling into the right place”.
A black Togo sofa set by Michel Ducaroy, a cute little red hairdressing table for Arsene or a wooden side table with a cane basket in the corner: being close friends with Sanne from Nome, Florane never had any trouble finding cool vintage pieces. “I am an impulsive person. If I see something beautiful that lights my spark, I need to have it and can’t stop thinking about it. Wether it’s a blue chair, an apartment or my boyfriend… I believe in love at first sight”.
Apart from the golden glowing mirror that came along from her first salon above café Korsakov, there’s one piece Florane never would want to part from: the cognac leather Martin Visser Osaka chair. “It’s so beautiful, it sits like a glove and I bought it from Sanne when she was only starting Nome in a garage in Borgerhout, so it has a strong emotional value for me. I would be crazy to sell it, no?”.