10 December 2012
Most striking feature:
They call it an apartment on their website, but I think you better call it your own home in the center of Gent. Shelter 7 opened it’s doors in October and is housed in a building you would expect to see in an architectural magazine. On the ground floor there’s room for meetings, events and pop up shops (like the one of i/Object this month – I will write about that one later this week), on the first floor you will find your living room, dining room and small kitchen, on the second floor there’s a small concrete bathroom with view over Gent, a space to relax and read one of many design books Shelter 7 displays and a terrace where you can eat in Summer and on the third floor you will find your bedroom with view over Gent. The interior is done by Belgium designer Frederic Hooft and online shop i/Object added some small items to it. Like the book ‘Belgische Designers en hun interieur‘, the Llot Llov lamp and the Elephant organiser. What I liked most about the place was the fire place. How cozy is it to warm up after a cold day in Gent in front of a fire place? In the morning the breakfast is brought to the apartment so you can enjoy freshly baked croissants, eggs and bread. If you want to wash your hands there’s Aesop hand wash in the kitchen. And the enthusiastic owner got the same shampoo, conditioner and body wash they have in the Ace Hotel (of the brand called Rudy’s). You’ll understand that it was really hard to leave Shelter 7. A good reason to come back soon!
From 285 euro for 2 nights. Check out: www.shelter7.be
Shelter 7, Bennesteeg, Gent, Belgium