How are you all?
Started this year in good spirits?
I hope you and your family and friends are in good health! About a year ago I was still planning a job fair for newcomers, that in the end was cancelled due to Covid. Since then I have been working in a totally different area.
What am I up to? Still pretty busy with getting that business started. Which one? Renovating a house in Antwerp and turning it into a cosy place to stay. It was a long process getting things changed and finding all the furniture and decoration material.
Oldest and his girlfriend are living in the house and will start a B&B somewhere in Spring.
Renovating, a pleasure or a nightmare
Indeed, we have had some bad luck.
- the tiles fell of the walls in the bathrooms
- we had to hire a contractor to renew the bathrooms totally
- many leaks on all spots possible
- we started painting in the beginning, and had to restart anew after the works
- the wallpaper we ordered had different colors, solution: order at another company
Actually, nothing went right the first time.
But I enjoyed the decorating part, like choosing the tiles for the bathrooms and kitchen.
I made new curtains for the room at the second floor, dark green, it looks well. I am still looking for fabrics for the first floor. I was thinking of a velvet in terracotta or a pinkish color. What do you think?
But this will be another challenge, since the ceiling is over 3,5 meters high. This is on the planning the coming weeks. Luckily I have my ‘catsistants’ to help me in this chaos.
Musa, the name
The little yard has a tropical look, which we want to take into the house also. We have been moving the plants around, to find a perfect spot for each of them. Musa is the name for banana plant. It also means ‘Muse’, so yes, it is a hide-away, where you can find peace and inspiration.
You want to take a look?
Tropical vibes can be found throughout the house. But each floor has his own unique look. They aren’t totally finished yet, but here’s a sneak preview.
When to book?
Check our instagram, @Musa_Antwerp for the updates
We will open in April.
Love to see you in Antwerp soon,