Meet our founder

Born in Belgium, with an ephemeral but memorable passage through LA and a timeless fashion experience in Paris, Astrid ended up moving to Germany. After a successful ten-year career with brands like Christian Dior, John Galliano, Balenciaga and JBC in the luxury and fashion industry, she realized that what she really wanted to do was design homes. Interior design had always been her first love and creative outlet. Astrid decided to re-educate herself and became a professional interior designer. She feels blessed to design from her home office. She enjoys being able to work and take care of her family in the comfort of her own home while helping others create theirs. Truly, a dream come true.

Brushed & Gilded

a boutique interior design firm

Brushed and Gilded was founded in the spare bedroom of Astrid´s family rental home in Münster, Germany. Astrid´s sister, Rebecca, was her first client. When Rebecca and her husband bought their first apartment, they were struggling to marry their decorating styles and family heirloom pieces. Astrid helped them find a common decor vision and created a cohesive and cosy decor on a small budget. Since then Astrid has been lucky to help other young families, first home buyers and young professionals, struggling with some of the same decor challenges.


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  • What is a Mood Board

    A Mood Board is a compilation of visuals to communicate the overall aesthetic feel and ideas we have for your project.
  • What does a design board look like?

    Here is an example of a design board:
  • How long can I access my project online?

    As long as necessary for you to buy off your shopping list and finalise your project
  • What is the B&G style?

    Updated traditional, we mix classic, timeless pieces with antiques and modern accents. Our design style begins with timeless principles to which we add a mix of highs and lows, old and new, stately and fun.