"Graanmarkt 13 is a restaurant, a shop and a gallery all under one roof. Each floor looks out onto a picturesque square where trees reveal the passing of the seasons. This desirable address is also the home of owners Tim and Ilse. They live there with their family, on the top floor. Tim and Ilse fell in love with the house and transformed it into a haven for those in search of special things with a soul. Everything on display has its own story."
Can you describe this unique garden chamber?
Van Duysen: It’s a light flooded space on the top floor with one wall sheltering a fire place, functioning as the heart of the room, covered by 17th century old wooden beams. The apartment offers fantastic views on the city and its surrounding trees. The garden chamber comes with a terrace, which is grounded with white gravel and ceramic pots and trees creating a Mediterranean and relaxed feeling. When entering the space you should be taken by a feeling of contemplation and relaxation and think: I feel at home here.
What does the concept of luxury mean to you?
Van Duysen: It’s not about glitter and glamour, it’s about comfort and feeling at home. This is one of the reasons why I do not like boutique hotels. The apartment at Graanmarkt 13 is not a conventional hotel, it serves as a magical location where people can reside for a short or long term and feel at ease. It fits in the story of Tim and Ilse and the philosophy behind Graanmarkt 13. The apartment is cozy. You feel secure and you are guaranteed of an immaculate service behind the scenes.
excerpt of interview taken from here..