June 14 2010
Art features in the experience of a smart little guest house recently opened in Brussels. Tenbosch House (www.tenboschhouse.com; from €200) is bang in the middle of Châtelain, a destination district replete with bars, boutiques and stylish trattorie and bistros. The two late-19th-century town houses have seven suites, one in the top-floor loft space and one with a terrace large enough to accommodate a dining party of six (and for the in-house chef team, that’s not a problem – though the dining room is a tempting venue as well).
All benefit from sparsely, but deftly, curated furnishing, with a mix of classic mid-century designs (Hans Wegner, Poul Henningsen) and contemporary pieces (Tom Dixon), plus a rotating collection of works by emerging European artists (some quietly for sale; just ask).