A library project

/A library project

A library project

A few months ago Natalie of Natalie Haegeman Interiors contacted us asking for help with the realization of a library project for one of her Belgian clients.

As my company Lefèvre Interiors is specialized in made-to-measure and custom-made cabinetry and paneling, we were very pleased with the opportunity to help Natalie with the project she had in mind.

Natalie started sketching the library and shared thoughts with her client.

14 Plan of the library room.

8 Current situation of the library room.

Many meetings later, my husband Jan took all the required measurements and worked out the technical plan of the library room.

13Lefèvre Interiors technical plan.


Natalie’s client absolutely preferred to use French oak for the cabinetry.

9 French oak in the Lefèvre Interiors warehouse, sorted out for this library project.

36Our warehouse

At this moment, about 3 months later, the execution of the library in the Lefevre Interiors workshop is almost finished.

Before leaving to our client’s home, we always build up the room in our workshop, which gives our craftsmen the opportunity to work out, in a comfortable way, all the details, as placing profiles, corniches,…to make sure the installation at the client’s home will progress as required.


The library built up at our workshop.


As you can see it is a very large room. More or less all cabinets are built up and we now have to place shelving and profiles.


Even the beautiful double doors to the other rooms (I haven’t pictures of them yet) are made in our company and have to be installed next week.

37One of the library glazed double doors.


Our craftsmen at work.

1 Lots of drawers to install.

3 Extending shelf.

4  Small desk drawers.

The library will move to Natalie’s client’s home within a few days!

Jan and me love working together with interior designers and architects. Sharing thoughts about design and construction is an opportunity to learn a lot from each other.

As Natalie is an interior designer, she will decorate this library room with her own collection of fabrics and furniture.

So both, Natalie and me, can’t wait to see this library project finished !

To be continued…





Don’t hesitate to contact Natalie at info@nataliehaegeman-interiors.be or to contact me at info@lefevre.be , if you would love to help us with the design of your library or interior project. We would be pleased to help you.

16Lefèvre Interiors

I wish you all a wonderful weekend!



By |2019-02-09T12:52:32+00:00January 28th, 2012|Categories: Belgian Pearls, Lefèvre Interiors|Tags: , |25 Comments


  1. Emom Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 1:51 PM - Reply

    I would bet that your workshop smells wonderful! I love the smell of freshly cut wood. Also, I must be a fascinating journey, planning and implementing a client's dream. Thank you for the peek!…..smiles

  2. Angela Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 2:01 PM - Reply

    Natalie told me that you two were working on a library, what a stunning space you will both create and what a wonderful way to work, together on such a project, the powers of the internet and blog land! I can't wait to see the finished product Greet.

    Wishing you a wonderful weekend, it sure is cold and will continue to be this week here in Belgium, I will light a fire this evening and my daughter and I will enjoy a tasty fondu to help to keep us warm and cozy.


  3. HRH The Duchess of State Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 2:03 PM - Reply

    Oh dahhling what a FAB post! Love the before, during & can not wait to see the after! The most amazing part is that your company is keeping alive such a true art of woodwork… simply beautiful!

  4. Atelier Schrauwen Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 3:18 PM - Reply

    Real craftsmanship as I like it.
    Can't wait to visit your workshop Greet…

  5. peggy braswell Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 4:22 PM - Reply

    How fabulous! Can't wait to see the finished product. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

  6. Danielle Boudrot Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 4:25 PM - Reply

    Hi Greet!
    Thank you for this fabulous post! What incredible attention to detail…absolutely gorgeous!

  7. Renée Finberg Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 4:49 PM - Reply

    you could knock me over with a feather.
    i can't wait to see the finished room.
    Beautiful workmanship!!!

    mango is adorable xx's

  8. helen tilston Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 5:39 PM - Reply

    Hello Greet

    Your work is just beautiful and so rewarding to see such professional craftsmanship still exists.
    Thanks for sharing


  9. Thoughts on Design Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 6:23 PM - Reply

    Looks like another wonderful and successful collaboration, Greet! Lovely balance between flat and raised panels. The small wood knobs are a welcome change…


  10. Alpha Blonde Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 7:04 PM - Reply

    The craftsmanship of those cabinets is unbelievable, it's nice to know your company takes such care in their creations!

  11. Castles Crowns and Cottages Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 7:33 PM - Reply

    Absolutely splendid my dear Greet. Your enterprise is top-notch and a blessing to behold. The craftsmanship is exquisite and your designs are just what I LOVE.


  12. Cindy Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 8:13 PM - Reply

    What a fabulous room Natalie's client will have!!! Your craftsmen have made a beautiful library, it's beyond beautiful!!!
    I would love to have even a small library like that in my house.
    Love and hugs, Cindy

  13. the.neo.lifestyle Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 9:15 PM - Reply

    Zoals altijd perfect 🙂

  14. Brillante Interiors Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 9:16 PM - Reply

    Gorgeous images. I just pinned your library to Pinterest and a few others from the post.

  15. Kifus Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 9:48 PM - Reply

    It's looking gorgeous! Love the French oak. Can't wait to see the finished room!

    Hope you're having a wonderful weekend, Greet!

  16. Béa Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 9:36 AM - Reply

    Absolument fabuleux!!!!
    Bravo Greet!!!

  17. Acquired Objects Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 12:04 PM - Reply

    Greet that library is going to be fabulous. The craftsmenship from taking rough walls into a beautiful work of art is amazing and I can't wait to see the finished project.


  18. Teresa at Splendid Sass Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 2:33 PM - Reply

    Can't wait to see the finished room. You and your husband do such beautiful work.
    Hope that all is well with you.

  19. Gwen Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 3:05 PM - Reply

    Beautiful Greet, you all are so talented. Great weekend to you!

  20. La Maison Fou Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 3:21 PM - Reply

    Thank you for sharing the before and during process.The before and the set up process is amazing! Lovely craftsmanship and wonderful patience for the process.
    Thank you for sharing,

  21. Andrea Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 4:22 PM - Reply

    I could see from your renderings this project was going to be amazing and it is! Isn't Fench Oak magnificent! I can not wait to see the instalation complete with finishes and appointments.

    As always, your work is amazing!

  22. for the love of a house Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 7:20 PM - Reply

    Absolutely stunning workmanship- just amazing Greet! I look forward to seeing the room after it is installed and the designer has worked her magic.

    all my best,

  23. Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 7:45 PM - Reply

    The workmanship of your company is just superb. Libraries are one of the most interesting rooms in the home to decorate and you do an awesome job. Have a great week., Mona

  24. 5th and State Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 9:08 PM - Reply

    what a wonderful business you and your husband share, creating such lasting beauty. cannot wait to see the finished project

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