Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Regency library part II


Dear readers, a few weeks ago I told you about a Lefèvre Interiors library project, completely executed in the English Regency style. If you missed this post, you can read it HERE .


Lefèvre Interiors design sketch_thumb%5B2%5DLefèvre Interiors initial design sketch of the Regency styled library.


Remember I mentionned that I really needed to visit our client to take some ‘after’ pictures!

A couple of days after posting about this project, I received an email from our client , sending me…yes indeed…’after’ pictures!!! So I realized that my client was also a reader of my blog!!!! I was very surprised and enchanted at the same time!


Mahogany library bookcases assembled at our client’s home.




The following pictures are the ‘after’ pictures I received from our client.3 


Notice the British Regency period (1811-1820) elements: mahogany armchairs, double desk and especially the daybed. All this, together with the collection of antiques on the chimney and the skin of leopard on the daybed.testifies to a great classicism.

5 Beautiful daybed after a design by GEORGE SMITH (1756 – 1826).


Together with Thomas Hope (read more about Thomas Hope in my previous post HERE), GEORGE SMITH was a renown designer of the English Regency period. As being an Egyptologist in his earlier career, he was of course an enthusiast for the new Egyptian style. He published his “Collection of Designs for Household Furniture and Interior Decoration" in 1808, and four years later he published a further volume, “Collection of Ornamental Design After the Manner of the Antique". George Smith was delighted by Egyptian ornaments and found it a novelty he could not resist using to the full. Later he went on to produce a further major volume  which he proudly called “The Cabinet Makers and Upholsterers Guide” .

2012-02-27_180126Designs from “The Cabinet Makers and Upholsterers Guide” (1826) by George Smith 


7Bookcase with Egyptian ornaments.


10 A collection of antique pieces on the chimney.



Mission accomplished,don’t you think?


I am extremely thankful to my client for taking the time to send me these gorgeous pictures!



Saturday, February 25, 2012

Inspirational flower decoration


My dear readers, first off all I want to apologize for not being able to answer all of your emails you sent me the passed days. And to my blogger colleagues, please forgive me for not reading nor commenting on your latest blogposts. I have had a couple of very busy weeks concerning my business. And as you will understand, business comes first. I promise to do the best I can to answer all your emails and to read as much as possible blogposts the coming days.

This weekend I have to prepare a photoshoot of our home for an interior design magazine (I will tell you all about it later). So I was thinking about how I would love to see the rooms in our home decorated with flowers. Fortunately I filed a lot of inspirational images. So next Monday I will be busy decorating our home with flowers.


I wish all of you a wonderful weekend by sharing a few of my favorite flower decoration images!

Of most of the images I do not know the source. Sorry for that.


9Image source French Essence


























1 Image source French Kissed




11 Image source Eclectic Revisited






Happy weekend!



Wednesday, February 22, 2012



My dear friends and readers, I am very busy preparing clients projects and today I browsed my files of inspirational images of paneling.

Images of English styled paneling and of French styled paneling.


1  Source The World of Interiors  Photo credit Tim Beddow


6 Source Lefèvre Interiors


2Source here


3 Source Lefèvre Interiors


Which is your favorite paneling? The English or the French styled paneling ? Or do you love both styles?



Saturday, February 18, 2012

New finds

Some beautiful new finds to share with you this weekend.

All of them caught my eye.


2012-02-18_121244Tree trunk barrel   AM PROJECTS


2012-02-18_121831French glasswork   AM PROJECTS


2012-02-18_120841 Grouped as here.   AM PROJECTS


2012-02-18_121632  Antique wooden bowl   AM PROJECTS


2012-02-18_122333  Placed on a antique table.   AM PROJECTS


2012-02-18_121414Mountain chairs  AM PROJECTS


2012-02-18_121208Placed around that beautiful antique table.    AM PROJECTS


24 How cute is this wooden chair?   AM PROJECTS


2012-02-18_121309Candlestick.  What a gorgeous idea!   AM PROJECTS


2012-02-18_121505Antique stool  AM PROJECTS


2012-02-18_120542I love the presence of wooden stools in a home.  AM PROJECTS


To find out more about all the above finds, please visit AM PROJECTS.



DSCF1591__08910_zoomFloorlamp with stool  NATALIE HAEGEMAN INTERIORS 


DSCF9259__34994_zoomSeat club Marie   NATALIE HAEGEMAN INTERIORS


DSCF1131__84386_zoomChaise longue   NATALIE HAEGEMAN INTERIORS


DSCF1128__18792_zoomDetail of the chaise longue. I love this fabric  NATALIE HAEGEMAN INTERIORS


DSCF9636__66884_zoomSpanish oak table  NATALIE HAEGEMAN INTERIORS


DSCF1607__81364_zoomTable lamp with handmade shade Lili      NATALIE HAEGEMAN INTERIORS


To order these finds, please visit the online webstore of Natalie Haegeman at NATALIE HAEGEMAN INTERIORS



feb jamtland  Rococo Jämtland cabinet ca 1760 SWEDISH ANTIQUES


feb roc high secr openRococo secretaire ca 1770  SWEDISH ANTIQUES


desk chairRococo desk/corner chair ca 1770  SWEDISH ANTIQUES


For more information about the above finds, please visit SWEDISH ANTIQUES.


Talk to you soon. Happy weekend!