Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter !

 

Wishing you all a Happy Easter !

 

Wohnen Träume 1-2013 (1) Source Magazine Wohnen-Träume 1-2013

 

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Greet

Friday, March 29, 2013

‘Esprit 18ième’ yet to notice in our living room

 

 

I am pleased to update you about our living room redo because yesterday the painter started to bring on the final layer of paint over the wood.

We were very thrilled to watch the painter adding so many layers of paint to create that French 18th century look of our paneling.

Even though only a part of the paneling is yet painted, we do feel the spirit of the 18th century already. Don’t you ?

 

3A picture never can show the exact color of the patina. We have chosen for a shade of gray-green.

 

I show you here some pictures of our painter at work, the previous days.

Many layers of paint were added on the oak wood of the paneling.

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We really had to be very patient to finally see the result. But it’s worth it !

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I just love the detail of this moulding.

9Natural oak

1Patina finish

What a change this patina created !

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I do hope you all enjoyed this update post ?!

 

To be continued…

If you are interested in my previous posts about our living room redo, please click here, here, here, here and here.

 

I wish you all a wonderful Easter Weekend !

xx

Greet

 

If you would like us to help designing and manufacturing your paneling, feel free to contact us at info@lefevre.be

For more Lefèvre Interiors realisations visit our website at www.lefevre.be

Monday, March 25, 2013

Belgian designed oak cabinets

 

 

Oak cabinetry used as display cabinets or library bookcases.

Designed by Belgian designers.

 

2Design by Interior Designer Natalie Haegeman – realisation Lefèvre Interiors  Photo credit Natalie Haegeman

 

1Design by Home World of Interiors 

 

3Design by Interior Architect Catherine De Vil   Photo credit Jan Verlinde

 

I would love to hear your thoughts about the cabinet design !

 

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Greet

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Living room redo progress

 

Dear friends and readers, the previous days the artist-painter added the undercoat to the paneling of our living room.

010Oak paneling before the primer was added.

 

02Start of adding the first coat.

 

Even though this is only a primer, it has given the room a completely different look. Don’t you think so ?

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Actually you can’t see that much of the timber anymore, but in one of the next steps, the painter will gently reveal the oak wood.

 

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The panel moulding is much more accentuated than before, which I really love.

 

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This is how our living room looks like today.

I can’t wait to see the painter adding the next layers !

 

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Me, explaining how I would love to see the patina which has to be added next week.

We asked the painter to make a lot of patina samples but untill now, we haven’t made our choice ! This really is the hardest part !

To be continued…

 

If you are interested in previous posts about our living room redo, please click here, here, here and here.

 

xx

Greet

 

If you would like us to help designing and manufacturing your paneling, feel free to contact us at info@lefevre.be

For more Lefèvre Interiors realisations visit our website at www.lefevre.be

Monday, March 18, 2013

Easter decoration

 

I hope you all have enjoyed the weekend!

I realized that there are only 2 weeks left till Easter and was thinking about some Easter decoration. Actually I have to admit that I am not a big fan of decorating the house with overdone Easter decoration. Only a few decorative touches will do.

 

This is a new Easter decoration idea I tried out this weekend. Simple and easy.

Easter decoration (1)Easter decoration at my coffee table. Picture by me

You only need a tree branch slice, an eggshell and one of your favorite flowers.

Easter decoration (4)Picture by me

You glue the eggshell onto the branch slice, put some water into the eggshell and add the flower.

Easter decoration (5)Picture by me

That’s it !

 

The pictures here below show you some Easter decorations that spoke to me.

Enjoy!

Easter decoration (10)Source unknown

 

Easter decoration (11)Source here

 

Easter decoration (9)Source here

 

Easter decoration (8)Source here

 

Easter decoration (6)Source here

 

Eggs in a FrameSource here

 

Easter decoration (7)Source here

 

How have you decorated your home for Easter ?

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Friday, March 15, 2013

Painted cupboards

 

As I am preparing a client’s project, I was browsing my files to find beautiful painted cupboards as inspiration to start the design of a kitchen. I wanted to share with you some of my favorites.

1Vlassak-Verhulst via Magazine Wonen Landelijke Stijl juni-juli 2012 - Photo credit Martin Steenhaut-Martimax Imaging

 

6Antiek Amber

 

2Lefèvre Interiors – Photo credit Jo Pauwels

 

3Garnier Antiques

 

5Axel Vervoordt via Wilson Kelsey Design Blog

 

7Kevin Harris – Photo credit Chipper Hatter

 

4Helen Norman Photographer

 

Talk to you soon .

Enjoy the weekend !

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Greet

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Living room – update

 

Today I am back with an update of our living room redo.

Many of you emailed me to ask about the treatment of the floor and how to achieve that finish. I really hope that you all will understand that this is a delicate matter, since this is a trade secret of our craftsmen. Over the years our employees invested so much time and worked so hard on the perfection of wood treatments. It shouldn’t be fair of me to send this, just like that, into the world.

I do hope you will understand!

In my latest update post (HERE), I told you that the montage of the paneling was almost finished and that our employees only had to add the skirting boards, chair rails and corniches.

So this was all done last week.

2Davy was adding all skirting boards.

 

copyright Lefèvre Interiors www.lefevre.beInes was adding the chair rails…

 

3…and was adding corniches, even with closed eyes! Haha!!

 

This is how the room looks like today.

1The trumeau is awaiting antique mirrored glass. I still haven’t found the perfect antique glass!

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7The double door towards the dining room will be given the patina of the paneling.

 

Jan and me are very pleased with the integrated secret doors.

9Secret door towards the library.

 

12Secret door towards the entry hall.

Standing in the entry hall, you won’t notice any change at the existing double door.Secret door 1Opening the door from the entry hall into the living room.

 

Secret door 2Secret door in the living room.

 

Next week the artist-painter will start to bring on the patina! I am sure this will change the room completely!

 

Color paletteMeanwhile, I am trying to find the perfect combination of window treatment fabrics and the different possibilities of the wood patinas.

 

To be continued…

 

xx

Greet

 

If you would like us to help designing and manufacturing your paneling, feel free to contact us at info@lefevre.be

For more Lefèvre Interiors realisations visit our website at www.lefevre.be