“Less Worry, More Joy.”
To each their own, the saying goes, and that’s why many clients don’t feel called to operate as a building coordinator during the realization of their dream home. We get it, your time is valuable, and you already have a fulltime job. STRAF can take the load of the building process of your shoulders, and make it a smooth and pleasant experience for you. We may pull your sleeve for the occasional knot to cut or choice to make. Our dedication to you is to deliver a carefree journey, from the first conversation to the final delivery.
Every STRAF project leaves a unique mark on the design, an elegant mix of traditional and contemporary. We love to use natural and sustainable materials and marry them with the latest technologies. We create timeless spaces that feel warm, safe and comfortable; we create home. We prepare all documents required for license approval, provide a detailed budget for the work ahead and assist our clients in the bidding process. Once a team of builders and craftsmen has been selected, our regular site visits, quality control and correspondence ensure a structured planning and follow up.
Julie Claes is known for her holistic approach, giving each interior a unique spin, creating harmony between the character of both space and resident. The products and reclaimed materials for custom-made designs, are hand-picked and carefully selected to take a space to the next level. Through interactive co-design meetings, we get to know our clients, create sketches, preliminary plans and concept. The final design proposal includes all main guidelines for the project, and a budget estimate.
We can take a project a step further, offering the finishing touches to infuse your space with uniqueness and practicality. Our eye for craftsmanship, our love for tactile and natural materials and our passion for creativity and sensibility come to live in this bespoke service. We select, curate or design bespoke or reclaimed furniture, natural Belgian linens, fine art, lighting, ceramics and homeware. When we’re done, we’re leaving you with a place to call home.
Creating outdoor space is as important to us as what happens within the walls – we don’t see any separation. With this bespoke service, we draw the architectural lines for the garden, defining its volumes, extending the interior out – or vice versa. We collaborate with a botanical specialist to create a continuous explosion of greens in Spring and Autumn colors in Fall.