Hapax creates timeless environments rich with emotional resonance.
Hapax is a London-based consultancy specialising in hospitality and residential design. It offers a wide range of services including home curation, product sourcing and elevated lifestyle wisdom.
Timeless, raw and tactile simplicity
Decluttering – Enhancing our environment starts with having an orderly space. This seemingly tedious task becomes much easier once done with intention and mental clarity.
Editing – Helping you define your end goal, your underlying motivations and what you value the most will give your interior a strong and authentic visual story.
Curating – Selecting & organising what you already own to create an aesthetically-arresting yet functional space that aligns with your lifestyle.
Decorating – Bringing soul to a space through considered choices that value craftsmanship and sustainability.
Styling – Creating a focal point, building layers and elevating your space are all key elements in the art and science of composition. Balance, movement and rhythm will make your space memorable.
Home staging – Highlighting the best that your home has to offer to attract business opportunities.
Why Hapax is different
Belgium has been on the cutting edge of the fashion industry for decades, led by designers like Ann Demeulmeester, Dries van Noten and Martin Margiela. The Belgian interior style is in a league of its own. Belgian modern spaces are simple, luxurious and lived-in. The interiors feature a pared-back look – with little furniture and no clutter – that doesn’t sacrifice on warmth or comfort.
Creative vision supporting individuality
Our home should express our personality, reflect our values and align with our lifestyle – as opposed to a facsimile of someone else’s style or the generic interiors portrayed on social media. Creating a space thoughtfully starts by defining your vision and motivations for change. While every project is unique and tailored around the individual’s needs and aspirations, they are all considered with the same innovative thought and uncompromising commitment from beginning to end.
Inspired by nature
There is incredible poetry behind the imperfect and transient beauty of nature. Tones, shapes and textures brought from the natural world into an interior instantly add depth and visual interest. Now more than ever, it is essential to pay attention to how pieces are made and how sustainable materials are. Using simple designs and high-quality materials is paramount to achieve an “understated luxe” vibe. Linen fabric, unpainted raw wood and ceramics are, for example, remarkably hardwearing, while also creating interiors that feel rich and lived in. Nature can influence our design choices in so many aspects: the way the light changes during the day and throughout seasons, the different scents and the typical hues of a particular landscape.
Hapax product sourcing steers away from mass-production. One of the brand pillars consists in valuing & promoting craftsmanship, independent businesses and reconditioned furniture. It does take more time to source authentic and unique pieces but the outcome is far more enjoyable. It all comes down to investing in pieces that have history and tell stories. The patina of age brings character to an interior and cannot be faked.
“Severine has a knack for envisioning the narrative of a room. She listened attentively to our needs and created more intention within our space. Now, we have rooms that serve different purposes and align with our family lifestyle. She made the most of what we already owned and even sold me on the Chesterfield sofa my husband wanted so badly; I didn’t think it would work in our house but she made it all happen! ”
“Rawness and refinement are not opposite ends of a luxurious spectrum. They are two complementary features with which to populate a luxe environment.”
– Kelly Wearstler