A project I was working on

/A project I was working on

A project I was working on

I am so sorry that I had not much time to blog the passed days! I was so busy with a few projects. So I really didn’ t found time to read all of your blogposts or to make any comments on them my friends! But I hope you understand that work goes first!

Today I show you some pictures of a project I was working on. The interior is not finished yet. There are some details which will need some further attention. But I couldn’t wait to show you some pictures of it.

My camera is far from a professional one, so excuse me for the lousy images. I wish I could have the assistence of our friend Blayne Beacham of This Photographer’s Life blog!

This is a new built house and my company Lefèvre Interiors was asked to take care for the woodwork and cabinets in some rooms of this house.

Here I show you a part of the project we worked on and hopefully within a few weeks I will be able to post pictures of all the rooms, taken by a professional photographer.


View at the library.




Library in progress.


The library cabinets are made of light stained oak.


As you can see, there are no books yet… and we will have to pay attention to choose the right library sconces.


I love the combination of the curtains at the bowed window and the shutters on the other window.


The family room is situated next to the library.

In contrast with the library, this room is painted.

Furniture wasn’t all placed yet so I wouldn’t take pictures of the entire room at this moment.


18 Before.


Caned panels to hide the radiator.

In front of the family room is the TV room.


This lovely room is wall papered with a Ralp Lauren wall paper.


Even here the radiator is hidden.


TV room before.


TV room in progress.

Powder room.


Powder room after.


Oak wood cabinet and a natural stoned sink.




In progress.

And at least some pictures of the kitchen.


The materials used here are oak for the cabinets, mix of bluestone and parquetry for the floor, marble for the kitchen counter and Moroccan zellige wall tiles. Notice the authentic butcher’s block!





In progress.


Our client has chosen the calacatta (not carrara!) marble for the top of the kitchen isle.

I hope you enjoyed this project!

I wish you all a wonderful weekend!




  1. A Perfect Gray Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 12:32 PM - Reply

    the woodwork is divine, especially love it in the powder room….

  2. Home and Lifestyle Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 12:41 PM - Reply

    Het is niet allemaal mijn smaak, maar je ziet wel dat je van elke ruimte iets moois kunt maken…! Wat heb je toch leuk werk, dat je je daar mee bezig mag houden!

    Fijn weekend en succes met je projecten! Lieve groet, Ingrid

  3. Kifus Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 12:52 PM - Reply

    How wonderful to see the before and after photographs. All the rooms are turning out great! I love the marble on the kitchen island. Well done Greet!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  4. Cindy Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 1:17 PM - Reply

    What an amazingly gorgeous home! Your wood just makes the rooms, they all look so rich with the woodwork done. And I adore the scene outside of the family room window! I love the look of thatched roofs! The kitchen is TDF! Carrera marble is the most beautiful counter top ever. Thank you for the chance to see this lovely home in progress. Hugs, Cindy s

  5. Donna Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 1:21 PM - Reply

    Love it Greet! I wish I had rad covers on all of my unsightly radiators. Those are really nice. Thanks for showing the before and after pics. It is amazing the transformation. Great job! Can't wait to see more. Hugs!

  6. Ann Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 1:22 PM - Reply

    Just lovely, Greet!
    Fun to see new construction in Belgium. Do you have the chance often to work with totally new rather than renovating?


  7. Miss Baptista Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 1:41 PM - Reply

    Jij bent een echte vakvrouw !

  8. Daniel Hale Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 2:36 PM - Reply

    Beautiful project! Thanks for showing the "in progress" photos. Great to see how things come together in your part of the world. The finish and detailing on the oak/woodwork looks beautiful. From the little peeks looks like an interesting compound of buildings. Nice post.

  9. Dumbwit Tellher Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 2:37 PM - Reply

    So very stunning, all of it. The library woodwork just wraps beautifully around that picturesque window. I love the caning of the radiator covers and the kitchen cabinets are so gorgeous. That marble island is magnificent. Almost like a work of art! Thanks you for posting Greet, very fun to see such a spectacular home & your work. Happy weekend to you ~ deb

  10. Karena Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 2:40 PM - Reply

    Greet, your project is wonderful, the home is transforming into a wonderful renewal! Love to see the before and after images….

    Oh and I also love your post below!

    Art by Karena

  11. Beadboard UpCountry Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 2:43 PM - Reply

    Hi Greet!
    Great looking project, love the kitchen and the beautiful cabinetry in the room with the arched window……..You might want to go to Paris hotel Boutique Journal blog she's got a very interesting subject about "keeping up with blogging….." I was getting busy and wasn't posting for about two weeks….. You have to prioritize, you do and these great pictures of your project are the results…xo Maryanne

  12. Charlotta Ward Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 2:44 PM - Reply

    We so completely understand that work comes first – of course it does!
    Thank you for sharing this project – it looks amazing. The craftsmanship and all finishes are amazing – you are so talented!

    I love it all but the library stands out the most to me and I absolutely adore the shutters!
    There are some fantastic pieces of furniture as well, and that gold lamp is brilliant!

    Have a lovely weekend sweetie. I so hope we can organize to meet when I am back in Europe next year. I can't wait to spend some time with you!


  13. Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 3:38 PM - Reply

    Your company does a lovely job on all the woodwork. I'm loving all the draperies and I can't wait to see the powder room finished. Actually I look forward to seeing all the finished rooms. You have great taste.

  14. vignette design Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 3:49 PM - Reply

    I am so impressed. Thanks Greet for sharing your work. Everything you do is just wonderful. That calcutta marble counter is incredible.

  15. Room Seventeen Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 5:20 PM - Reply

    Hallo Greet, ik had je al even gemist 🙂
    De "before and after" foto's geven een goed beeld van alles! Het ziet er zeer fraai uit allemaal!
    Groetjes Hennie

  16. The-Countrypolitan Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 6:11 PM - Reply

    Beautiful mill-work Greet… I wish I had your skills and talents to draw upon for a new project that I just signed onto…

  17. My Notting Hill Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 6:47 PM - Reply

    Incredibly gorgeous – love all the woodwork and cabinets. The oval stone sink is perfection!

  18. Picture of Elegance Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 8:52 PM - Reply

    It's always exciting to see the before and after images. So beautiful… and classy. Thank you Greet for sharing.

  19. Desde my Ventana Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 10:21 PM - Reply

    Hi Greet:
    Wonderful to see the before and the after for every room .Great wood work and I love the powder
    room, exquisite design and ended.
    Have a lovely sunday

  20. Decor de Provence Sunday, April 11, 2010 at 2:23 AM - Reply

    Absolutely incredible Greet!! I love seeing before and after photos! We so need you and your company in Utah! Thanks for all the eye candy… you're amazing!


  21. Julie@beingRUBY Sunday, April 11, 2010 at 2:25 AM - Reply

    HI Greet
    Well I wouldn't worry about your camera.. nor photography skills.. these photos are wonderful and show us just how clever and talented you are in many aspects.. I just love that library.. and with it's view to the garden.. perfect…. [ps I haven't been blogging much lately either…] Have fun xx Julie

  22. Gypsy Purple Sunday, April 11, 2010 at 4:09 AM - Reply

    What a great project…Loved seeing it

  23. Anci Sunday, April 11, 2010 at 6:15 AM - Reply

    I like this post a lot and you have done a really good job ! The house looks fantastic and the photos are good. You don't need a "real" photographer 🙂


  24. Desde my Ventana Sunday, April 11, 2010 at 9:09 AM - Reply

    Hi Greet,

    Thanks for visiting me this morning and for leaving your nice comment of my blog, it's for my honor always to receive yourself.
    I want to publish a post over of the Belgian Style in decoration, style not known in Spain, in order that my Spanish readers know this wonderful style and I would like to publish some photos of your blog (certainly with a link and speaking about your work).
    Do you authorize me to take someone of the images of your blog??

    I wish you on a happy Sunday, here in Madrid the time is today wonderful,



  25. Mayflower Sunday, April 11, 2010 at 9:13 AM - Reply

    Hallo Greet, wat leuk om te zien hoe alles er voor de renovatie uitziet en dan het uiteindelijke resultaat. Wat een vakwerk leveren jullie, dus de slechte (niet mijn mening hoor hihi) fotografie is je vergeven ')
    Fijne zondag.
    Lieve groet, Mea

  26. The Zhush Sunday, April 11, 2010 at 11:37 AM - Reply

    Before and afters like this are always so much fun! The wood work and built ins are so impressive, really just beautiful! Thanks for sharing this lovely home with us.

  27. Laura Casey Interiors Sunday, April 11, 2010 at 2:10 PM - Reply

    Gorgeous Gorgeous! It all looks fabulous. wonderful work, can't wait to see more.

  28. Alice Sunday, April 11, 2010 at 4:18 PM - Reply

    Absolutely wonderful, such an inspiration!

  29. Marija Sunday, April 11, 2010 at 4:38 PM - Reply

    Such stunning work. Tremendous inspiration. I only wish you were closer 🙂

    My absolutely favorite feature is the gorgeous marble top with centered sink. I love when this works in an island and it remains functional!

    Your client has impeccable taste – Calcatta is gorgeous (and I'm not just saying that bc we used it on our island 😉

    I am in love with this! Marija

  30. Ryan Monday, April 12, 2010 at 9:53 AM - Reply


  31. Viera Monday, April 12, 2010 at 11:15 PM - Reply

    Greet, congratulations, it looks fantastic. I love combination of white paint and light colored timber (oak?). I truly miss European styles and craftsmanship here in aus.

  32. Renae Monday, April 12, 2010 at 11:23 PM - Reply


    So so beautiful…well done! Your family does exquisite work.


  33. Splendid Willow Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 4:32 AM - Reply


    I predict that you and Lefevre Interiors will have a very bright future in the US (as well). We need you!!!

    ox, Mon

  34. Cote de Texas Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 9:23 AM - Reply

    Greet, this is so beautiful! wow!!! what a difference – incredible.

  35. Fifi Flowers Thursday, April 15, 2010 at 3:59 PM - Reply

    J'adore these before and afters… FABULOUS!!!

  36. Velvet and Linen Monday, April 19, 2010 at 12:28 AM - Reply

    This is gorgeous Greet. It is always a treat to see your beautiful work.
    I want those library cabinets!


  37. Cabinets are Cool Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at 5:13 PM - Reply

    The light wood cabinets are beautiful. You did a really good job! What is your next big project?

  38. Ginger Sanders Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 5:20 PM - Reply

    Thanks for the post! I just love the kitchen cabinets so much, I just might have to use something similar the next time I renovate. It just looks so gorgeous with the red paint!

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