At home with Gesa Hansen

This is how I live

The designer Gesa Hansen has found her very own private refuge in the idyllic village of Courances, where she lives with her young children and the restaurateur Charles Compagnon. Villeroy & Boch had the opportunity to visit Gesa in her country home, renovated according to her designs. It now combines her personal Nordic style with the historical feel of the 19th century house. Take a glimpse behind the scenes.

My interior

Gesa has very deliberately combined old with new to add a contemporary feel to the soul of her home. For example, wooden door signs and old stone floors that distinctly show the marks of passing time, creating a very authentic effect. Lovingly revamped, they coordinate perfectly with the modern handmade furniture designed by Gesa herself. She has even extended this fusion of old and new to the bathroom.

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A bathroom for my family

“The classic design of the collection perfectly suits the house and yet is still very modern.”

— Gesa Hansen

Paying tribute to a great age

Gesa chose Villeroy & Boch’s premium Hommage collection for the family bathroom. It features a classic colour scheme: elegant black meets pure white to blend into different grey tones. The LaFleur classique taps & fittings collection adds a modern twist to the traditional cross handle without looking nostalgic. A simple oval Cetus bath, offering a relaxing haven for Gesa and fun bathing for the children, completes the look.

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A bathroom for my guests

my lifestyle - slow living

The large living room with a wooden table that Gesa designed herself provides plenty of space for get-togethers with family and friends. Just the thing for short breaks, when her father Hans Hansen visits and the two swap ideas over a cup of coffee. Used often – the historical yet timeless decor of the Old Luxembourg crockery. Who says you have to keep good crockery for special occasions?

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“I think more and more people are embracing the slow living trend. It’s all about living more consciously, taking time – for others as well as for yourself."

— Gesa Hansen