Cloistered away in Brussels the studio of interior designer Christophe Decarpentrie and his partner, Abel Naessens, is a haven full of the fabric swatches, marble samples and drawing boards expected of their practice. But it’s also home to a cache of curiosities – from a Kerala canoe to a full-size wooden horse – as we discover in the April issue of The World of Interiors. Once used in 19th-century Britain to display saddles, this horse has a good view out of the 1920’s picture windows. On the other side of the central staircase – based on that of a South African winegrower – the Kerala canoe hangs from the ceiling. Photography: Eric Morin.