Tuesday, February 26, 2013

My contribution to MILIEU


I am thrilled to introduce you to MILIEU, a brand new American magazine of style, to be launched this fall !

I do know that a lot of my American readers will have heard yet about this magazine by following blogs of some of my American blogger colleagues.

I really wanted my European readers and readers from all other parts of the world get introduced to this magazine.


6Picture by me

Founder and Editor in Chief is the renown Houston based interior designer Pamela Pierce.

5Homepage website Pam Pierce Designs

Since I was introduced to Pam’s work, through blogging (I have to credit Joni of the blog Cote de Texas for introducing me to Pam’s work), she became one of my favorite American designers! I love her design approach. Pam’s projects all show clean lines and authenticity and Pam loves to bring in natural and elegant materials and isn’t afraid of mixing antiques with pieces from today. She creates gorgeous timeless interiors.

Pam definitely has an eye for beautiful fabrics and I just love her way of furnishing! Don’t you love this living room designed by Pam? Notice the elegant furniture, the natural materials as the linen slipcovers. Beautiful antique mirror on the wall. A very carefully chosen color palette. The color of the rug and the neutral linen fabrics are all related to the background color of the stone walls. In this room everything is merging. Simply gorgeous!

7Source website Pam Pierce Designs  Photography by Peter Vitale, courtesy of Veranda Magazine


Pam’s work is been featured in many interior design magazines and some time ago she decided to found an interior and lifestyle magazine herself, which will be launched this fall !

The brand new magazine MILIEU.

The quarterly print magazine will show the readers great houses and gardens in the United States and Europe. Milieu aims to introduce readers to the best designers and projects, and to interesting people and never seen places.

‘Milieu speaks directly to readers who are sophisticated about design, worldly, well-traveled, and possess a discerning eye, but who also are playful, free-spirited, insatiably curious, and unafraid of the new and the bold.’ (text Milieu website)

In order to introduce the magazine to potential advertisers, the team of MILIEU has produced a small issue of the magazine, the MILIEU ‘mini-mag’.


3Cover of the Milieu mini-mag   Photography by Peter Vitale


When I first read about the MILIEU magazine on Joni’s blog Cote de Texas, I couldn’t get my eyes off this image, one of the pictures published in the MILIEU mini-mag.

Again a very well chosen color palette. I love everything in this room. The gorgeous paneling and stone mantel, the silk carpet… And I noticed an influence of the Belgian style as well here! Steel windows as we do see them in Belgium and a Belgian inspired sofa !

4The Schatte residence   Interior design by Pam Pierce  Image source MILIEU mini-mag  Photography by Peter Vitale


Pam and her team also created the MILIEU website where people can read interesting articles about all things related to interior design and lifestyle.

‘We created a website suited perfectly for Milieu readers – people who are sophisticated and worldly, insatiably curious about the world of style, and open to the new and bold.’ , is to read on the MILIEU website.

I am sure you will all love the MILIEU website articles.

This is a picture of the latest article (posted 2/22/13) about Houghton Hall (UK).

2Houghton Hall, UK    Image source MILIEU-website Photography provided by Houghton Hall


Ok, now you all wonder what I do have in common with this brand new magazine !?

I am thrilled and honored to tell you that a few days after I first read about this brand new magazine – to be on the stands this fall –, I received an email from Pam Pierce herself to ask me if she could call me the other day because there were a few things she wanted to discuss with me! Can you imagine how thrilled and curious I was?

Well, Pam called me indeed and we talked about how exciting it is preparing the launch of a new magazine. Finally, Pam asked me if I could be interested in assisting her and the MILIEU team to do some scouting for the magazine here in Belgium and in Europe!  Of course I was interested! How exciting was this!!

So, since a few days I am trying to help Pam and her team to find interesting projects, people and places to feature in one of the first issues of the magazine.

And I am so pleased to tell you that Pam will come over to Belgium in the month of June, when a photoshoot will be taken of our first MILIEU-project in Belgium! I can’t wait to meet her in person.

The Editor At Large published an article about MILIEU and I was so thrilled to see my name on the list of all the magazine’s contributors. To read the article, click HERE.


I can’t wait to receive my copy of the first issue of MILIEU this fall !


1Photography by Peter Vitale


If you are interested in advertising in MILIEU, please click HERE.

For information about subscriptions, please click HERE.

8Milieu mini-mag cover   Picture by me

I am sure you will all love this new magazine ! And I do hope that MILIEU will be seen on the European and Belgian stands as soon as possible.




  1. Absolutely wonderful, Greet! We are all so happy to see this publication for our fellow Houstonian and know it will be hugely successful.

  2. this is exciting news, greet, and since i just recently blogged about the mini mag and my excitement about Milieu, i am SUPER THRILLED to hear you are associated with Pam and crew! i can't wait to share this news with my readers and continue on my quest as a cheerleader for this exquisite publication!

    woo hoo!


  3. I'm so excited I think I subscribed twice.

  4. Greet congratulations! I'm so happy for you! I'm so excited about this magazine since Pam Pierce is one of my favorite designers too. This is very exciting!


  5. Many congratulations Greet! The new Milieu Magazine sounds like a fabulous new forthcoming publication, and how exciting for you to be contributing to it! I shall so look forward to it.......

    Sophia x

  6. Milieu looks wonderful Greet... and I am sure you and Pam will have a brilliant time shooting this interior in Belgium... xv

  7. I am excited about this magazine, and posted myself yesterday! Isn't it great?!!
    Beautiful post, Greet.
    Happy Wednesday.

  8. Congratulations, Greet. I have subscribed and can hardly wait to see the first issue. It will certainly be a "keeper" as I love Pam Pierce work and style.

  9. congratulations Milieu could not have picked a better person. Much success to you. I am so excited about Milieu. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

  10. Wow Greet!! So excited for you!!! Congradulations! It will certainly be a world class publication!!!! xo Leslie

  11. This is such wonderful news, Greet.
    I read about Milieu on Cote de Texas and immediately subscribed.
    Pam Pierce is my absolute favorite! I can only imagine what beauty you two can create when working together!!!




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  13. These are beautiful Greete! Your blog and posts are a huge part of my inspiration for our house and this time I have to tell you about it, because your "front door" post has been everything to me in past few weeks! the Louis walnut doors are the ones we are having made and I posted about it on my blog...and I love your front doors too...they are sleek, simple but strong and the small glass panels at top are different and perfect! Anyways, also your living room reno helped me in explaining our Italian door maker how to make the cuts well! so Thank you so very much for posting all your stuff and details!
    could not do without it, honestly!
    hugs Z

  14. Hooray, hooray, hooray! Bravo dear Greet, I know that you will do beautiful things together!!!
    Gros Bisous,

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