— You own a gallery in Tielrode. What was your inspiration to also open a B&B?
We get a lot of press from around the world and that brings in guests from all over, some of whom may not know anything about applied arts and it opens up a whole new world to them. It works really well.”
— Tielrode bathroom
— Many of the pieces in the rooms are part of the gallery and can be bought. Tell us a bit about the different artists and designers that you exhibit.
Our designers are from all over the world and the things we represent are functional. For example, we have a beautiful vase here by a designer from Argentina. The artist was trained as a painter, so it’s very nice to look at, it’s like a painting, but it still functions as a vase, if you dare to put flowers in it.
We have young artists and also quite famous ones who are exhibited in big museums. We have annual exhibitions in the Saatchi gallery which attracts people from all over the world and we have also sold pieces to the V&A in London.”
— Tielrode interior
— Tielrode’s interior looks really beautiful. How would you describe the style of the interior?
— Lounge chair
— Please tell us a bit about the facilities and the rooms at Tielrode.
The rooms at Tielrode are very big because the building used to be an old shipyard. Besides the bedroom there is also a living room and the bathroom is also quite big — you can actually dance in it.
The breakfast ceremony is also very intimate, very special. It’s served in the gallery and it’s very royal, so to speak. It’s served on beautiful tableware with candles, music, decoration and so on, and it’s quite a feast. Guests always run to get their cameras when they see it. To share that with other people wouldn’t be as intimate, as some people like to talk in the morning while others don’t, so couples appreciate having the place all to themselves.”
— Tielrode interior
— How would you like your guests to remember their stay at Tielrode?