In this post of today I would love to tell you about a project we are working on in the work places of my company
A few months ago a client asked us to design the interior of a meeting room which he would love to use to invite his business relations. It had to be a sort of multifunctional room, where he could invite his clients in a relaxed way to talk about business and where he occasionally could have dinner with his clients. At the mean time the client asked us to create the atmosphere of an English styled library room.
After our first meeting, I browsed into my files to find some inspirational images to present.
The mahogany wood in this Georgian styled library room of a Lefèvre Interiors earlier project.
These are the pictures of the empty room.
Wall 1 (Where the chimney piece and shelved cabinets have to be brought in.)
Wall 4 (Entrance of the room.)
We designed a few lay-outs of the room and this one here, is the lay-out our client definitely wanted to go for.
After preparing and discussing the technical plans, our employees are able to start the project in the atelier.
My husband and one of our employees, discussing the project.
Technical plans of the project.
List of the measurements of the required wooden planks and boards.
The carefully sorted out mahogany wood.
Ready to start!
The frames for the adjustable cabinet shelving.
Hand woven wooden radiator paneling.
Our employees are very dedicated to their job and can be sincerely proud of their craftsmanship.
The chimney piece.
When every piece of the project is prepared, and before the finishing part (application of wax, color, patina), we strictly stick to the set-up of the project at our work place. My husband and I want to be aware of the outstanding result of the project, before leaving to our client’s home. For almost 120 years, our company is reputed and well-known for the high quality produced wooden interiors and we want definitely keep it this way!
The set-up of the project at the atelier floor.
My husband is checking the fitting of the cornice.
A lot of our clients love to come to see their project here at our company and at this time they are able to make the definitive choice or to decide about the finishing of the wood.
This is the patina of the mahogany wood, our client has chosen for.
At this very moment our employees are working on the finishing part, which takes a few days.
Next week, the project will be ready to leave our atelier.
One of Lefèvre Interiors’ earlier realisations in mahogany wood.
As you can see, there is a lot of preparation and work required before a project is ready to leave for our client’s home.
Our employees are of the best cabinet makers, the finished projects indicate the real craftsmanship and dedication to their job. They still work in the manner and the spirit of their predecessors-cabinetmakers who have been working at Lefèvre Interiors since 1890.
That is why I also wanted to dedicate this post to all the employees of our company LEFEVRE INTERIORS.
I wish all of our employees and all of you a happy weekend!
PS : In a later post I’ll be back with the ‘after’ post of this project.
Images : 1,2,4,5 & 6 my files (source unknown)
All the other images : Lefèvre Interiors & me.
wat enorm attent van je om die vakmensen eens onder de aandacht te brengen!!! KUNSTENAARS zijn het, chapeau! Waar zou je zijn zonder hun gouden handjes! Waardering alom!!
Dank je voor je reactie!
Gorgeous work, Greet!
I love the dark mahogany. The last image is absolutely beautiful.
Have a nice weekend.
Wat een mooie opdracht!De tekening ziet er veelbelovend uit, ik ben nu al benieuwd naar het eindresultaat.Leuk om ook eens te zien hoeveel werk er aan vooraf gaat!
Bonjour Greet !
Quel travail !
Vraiment bravo aux menuisiers, les plans et les mesures sont impressionnantes !
Merci pour ce reportage.
Incredible – the craftsmanship, care and pride in the work is so evident. Bravissimo!
very interesting post! Have a great weekend!
Zonder vakmanschap zou de wereld er supersaai uitzien.
Hip hip hoera voor de timmerman en schrijnwerkers !
Hip hip voor mijn papa !
fijn dat je de werkkrachten in de bloempjes zet !
geniet van de herfstzon !
Hello dear Greet,
How nice to be able to see how it all happens and comes together. This room will no doubt be a realization of the client's dream. It will be gorgeous, I look forward to seeing the finished project.
What a fabulous post!
How nice to see a project from conception to completion. Loved seeing the inspiration photos, the drawings and the work.
Really nice, thank you.
Het is een heel proces dat er aan vooraf gaat…interessant om deze kant ook eens te zien! En zonder je vakmensen ben je eigenlijk niets, lief van je dat je hen dik verdiend in het zonnetje zet!
Een fijn weekend! Lieve groet, Ingrid
These are fascinating! Thank you for taking the time to show them all to us.
My brother-in-law owned a cabinet atelier (he sold it last year) and I know the incredible amount of work that goes into a finished project. You should be proud of your employees and their high standards!
Heel interessant om te zien wat er allemaal komt kijken bij een mooi project. En het feit dat jullie je medewerkers duidelijk waarderen geeft ons nog meer zin om ons project in jullie handen te laten groeien.
Met vriendelijke groeten,
Greet, I love to see design work in progress and I know it will be fabulous!!
Art by Karena
All this work reminds me of putting together a jigsaw puzzle. Of course in a much larger scale and here you have to craft your own pieces! A very interesting post, Greet. Have a happy weekend!
What a delight to go with you through this design process and it's realization. So labor intensive and all the craftsmanship involved!
My compliments! It looks gorgeous and I wish I could fly you in and have you create a library for our house!
Greet, you are so generous to give us these behind the scenes photos. Such a joy to see true craftsmen at work.
My French Country Home
you are the real deal.
Your work is tremendous and your workroom is unbelievable!
It's interesting to see the evolution of the design and how the works are realized.
Thank you for sharing the images and for the inspiration
I wish you a happy weekend
When he doesn't like the finished product perhaps you could just load it into a container and send it to me. I will build a room to fit it!!!!!!!
How incredibly beautiful and as a lover of the 'old ways' I am enormously impressed with the fine detail and finishes. What a joy this post has been. Thank you.
What a true talent all your employees have to be able to make something out of nothing and to create such a warm and inviting room. It was fun seeing the progress from start to almost finish, I can't wait to see the end results, it already looks amazing! Thank you for sharing your work with us. Have a lovely weekend.
Thank you for sharing the details of how a project like this comes together! I was so excited scrolling down to see what came next. Your employees look like the professional artisans that they are. Congratulations. Please remember to post the "after"–I'm sure it will be incredible!!
amazing work…you must be very proud of every team member. That's what it's all about, precision and craftmenship where every little detail count.
I just love before and after shots/stories. The before and after issue of Architectural digest is one of my favorite publications.
What intriques me most is the location !!! Looking thru the windows on wall 2, it is obvious this in some sort of commercial building, on the second floor. Correct? I read your clients will use this space to entertain business clients. Your client certainly knows how to treat his clients !!
I think seeing the whole process of how an interior comes together is so interesting.
You certainly have the perfect workroom to organize all of this. I am soo jealeous! You will understand when you come visit my humble workroom.
Looking forward to the next report on the project.
Ron ( Empel Collections)
Thank you so much for all your nice and thoughtful comments! I do appreciate it a lot!
Also a special thank to the familie Verreydt!
oh Greet, this is amazing- What a wonderful privilege it must be for your clients to have you involved and create this outstanding project. please share the end results with us? xo Colette
Love seeing your amazing process! How fun. Can't wait to see the finished product. Hope you are well.
Greet, what a lovely tribute to your wonderful and talented colleagues! I can feel the good energy and professionalism from your company all the way to Seattle.
Can't wait to see the final room. And then we will all celebrate!
C' est très intéressant de voir comment un projet abouti, je suis impressionnée par ce travail minutieux qui le rend parfait ! C'est également très sympathique de mettre en valeur la conscience professionnelle de ces employés de leur rendre hommage, Bravo à tous !
Greet, It is just fabulous!! Thank you for sharing your pictures and process with us, just what I love to see.
These images are wonderful! You can tell everyone puts their heart and soul into every detail!! What an amazing company… wishing you were here in the states! I wish you and all your amazing employees the best!
What a treat to get to see a project from the beginning! It is going to be beautiful, everything the client dreamed and more. I can't wait to see the final results!
I cannot wait to see the final "reveal". Love getting a sneak peak…A big WOW to your employees for the amazing work!!
Such attention to detail. This is a gorgeous room. You have made me aware of the Belgium "look", which I really like with its warm neutrals and rich wood tones. x Jenny
I loved this post. It was so much fun going behind the scenes on one of your projects. Your are so fortunate to have such wonderful artisans working with you. Their attention to every little detail is evident in your finished projects!
Greet that fireplace mantel is fabulous. I love the two chairs in second photo. I hope there is a horse painting in the room. Can't wait to see the
Greet! this is really nice .. to make a post about the process.. It is another beautiful layout , a real gentlemen room 😉
Gorgeous! Must be great to have a job where you can be creative and make such outstanding interiors! Really nice craftsmanship!
Thank you for sharing such a lovely project. Congratulations to you and your dedicated craftsmen – they possess a rare passion and talent for finely crafted joinery which is fast disappearing in this highly computerized world. Lets hope they inspire a younger generation to learn their craft.
Have a wonderful weekend.