Belgian craftsmanship – Handcarving craft for a staircase post

/Belgian craftsmanship – Handcarving craft for a staircase post

Belgian craftsmanship – Handcarving craft for a staircase post


I am so pleased to show you a beautiful carved staircase post at a client’s home!

A lot of you do know that our company Lefèvre Interiors is known for hand-made craftsmanship.

10Woodcarving – One of our employees at work.



We are working on the redo of a staircase of one of our clients.

Our client wanted to replace the staircase column by a carved post and asked us for help.



That is the new wooden carved post.

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We need to complete painting the steps and stairway, but I couldn’t resist to share with you this part of the redo so far.

Foto 023 Do you love it?

I just love the style of the staircase post which fits well with the style of the antique French console table at the entrance hall.

The beautiful antique console table was found at Garnier Antiques.

Foto 024 Console table Brigitte & Alain Garnier Antiques

Stairecase post hand carved by Lefèvre Interiors


What do you think about it? I would be very pleased to hear your thoughts!



All photos by me.

By |2019-02-07T17:16:11+00:00October 13th, 2011|Categories: Belgian Pearls, Lefèvre Interiors|Tags: |41 Comments


  1. Marielle Thursday, October 13, 2011 at 6:52 PM - Reply

    God is in the details! Lovely. What a huge difference the new post makes! Unbelievable.

  2. Peeters Liliane Thursday, October 13, 2011 at 6:56 PM - Reply

    Heel kunstig gedaan! Wat een binnenkomst in deze hal met zicht op deze mooie trap. Hopelijk plaats je ook foto's als de trap volledig af is.

  3. Lorrie Thursday, October 13, 2011 at 7:11 PM - Reply

    I think it's beautiful. How wonderful to work with such artisans. Your clients must love you.

  4. CÉLINE CHOLLET Thursday, October 13, 2011 at 7:26 PM - Reply

    Bonsoir Greet !
    Oui, le pilier d'escalier est maintenant beaucoup plus chic, plus amusant et moins triste ! Tout l'escalier va être peint, j'imagine. C'est un grand changement pour cette entrée ! Bravo !
    Bonne soirée,

  5. Lost in Provence Thursday, October 13, 2011 at 7:27 PM - Reply

    Oh my, this completely made me say "Wow" out loud! What a difference, Greet. Absolutely gorgeous. I would love to see a final "after" photo if you can!

  6. Acquired Objects Thursday, October 13, 2011 at 7:35 PM - Reply

    I just say "OMG" out loud when seeing the new post but I like Heather's comment…WOW!This staircase is going to be a real show stopper. Your employee is a true artist!

  7. The Shade Shop, Inc. Thursday, October 13, 2011 at 9:40 PM - Reply

    A stunning statment to greet a vistor!!

  8. desde my ventana Thursday, October 13, 2011 at 10:24 PM - Reply

    Hello Greet

    A spectacular change. The entry is more luminous and elegant … a great work.

    Hope that you are spending a good week.



  9. designchic Thursday, October 13, 2011 at 11:35 PM - Reply

    It's stunning…can't wait to see it when the stairs are painted. Your client must be thrilled, Greet!!

  10. Anna at the Doll House Friday, October 14, 2011 at 6:32 AM - Reply

    What a surprising difference this makes. Such a clever touch to make the stair post flare-out almost like a flamboyant invitation to climb the stairs.


  11. Maison de lin Friday, October 14, 2011 at 6:38 AM - Reply

    This changes the appearance of the entrance hall, that's amazing. What such a small change can do. And that wonderful console fits perfectly.

    I wish you a wonderful weekend

  12. Susan T Friday, October 14, 2011 at 7:28 AM - Reply

    Simply stunning, how lovely that such craftsmen still take a pride in their work. Gorgeous hallway too. Lucky clients.

  13. Murano Chandeliers Friday, October 14, 2011 at 7:55 AM - Reply

    Do I love it? Of course it's very lovely. The carvings are simply fabulous.

  14. Doni Friday, October 14, 2011 at 8:33 AM - Reply

    It's lovely! Most exquisite and just amazing work! PLEASE show us the final!!!
    I'm your newest follower!!

  15. Castles Crowns and Cottages Friday, October 14, 2011 at 9:52 AM - Reply

    OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Your employees are TALENTED AND WONDERFUL, and you Greet, your business is high quality and offers such BEAUTIFUL TRANSFORMATIONS! I DO LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!! VEEL KUSJES, Anita

  16. The Paper Mulberry - Glenda Steel Friday, October 14, 2011 at 10:34 AM - Reply

    OHHHH GREET!!!!!! From a very nice but traditional staircase to the most SUBLIME Rococo deliciousness I have ever seen!!!!! The fabulous photograph you have taken showing the new sweeping newel post towards the console table and front door is HEAVENLY!!! Do offer my sincere congratulations to your very talented craftsman, it is most certainly a work of art! Huge hugs from an old farmhouse in England – Glenda xxxxxx

  17. The enchanted home Friday, October 14, 2011 at 12:24 PM - Reply

    Definitely all in the details, right Greet? Just beautiful and so well done. I am also loving and wanting that gorgeous console table and that peek of the lantern….stunning, every single inch!

  18. Luciane at Friday, October 14, 2011 at 12:32 PM - Reply

    Wow! Love it!

    Greet, you know how much I admire your company and your talent. I know you guys take it very seriously and it shows! It's a piece of art.

    Have a great weekend.


    Luciane at

    PS: Thank you for stopping by and commenting on Brooke's interview. She's truly amazing! 🙂

  19. Splendid Willow Friday, October 14, 2011 at 3:21 PM - Reply

    Breathtaking, Greet! It will stay for centuries. You better make sure there is some company stamp on it!

    Happy weekend.

    Love, Mon

  20. eclecticrevisited Friday, October 14, 2011 at 4:38 PM - Reply

    What a surprise, Greet…
    I was not expecting it to be such a different style as what was there before…Love the new one as it's lines are classic in design and not victorian…and yes, it compliments the console table and floors beautifully…

  21. Thoughts on Design Friday, October 14, 2011 at 5:07 PM - Reply

    WOW! I'll take two…

    You are blessed to have such artisans working in your shop! Will it be fauxed to match the existing rail and spindles (which are pretty cool unto themsleves)or is the handrail going to be white?


  22. Cindy Friday, October 14, 2011 at 6:11 PM - Reply

    Oooooh! That staircase is gorgeous! What a great craftsman, I love it.
    Hugs, Cindy

  23. Blue Muse Friday, October 14, 2011 at 6:38 PM - Reply

    Oh, Greet, there is just nothing like what you do. The quality and beauty that you put out into the world is sublime. I for one, and am so grateful.

    xo isa

  24. noreen Friday, October 14, 2011 at 7:31 PM - Reply

    Hi Greet
    What an exquisite piece of work,by a master craftsman, who obviously takes great pride in his work. You are fortunate to have such talented people in your company. Well done!

  25. Alamodeus Friday, October 14, 2011 at 8:56 PM - Reply

    The craftsmanship is stunning. I wish I could spend a lifetime as an apprentice to master artisans like yours. Absolutely beautiful work!

  26. Victoria Friday, October 14, 2011 at 9:04 PM - Reply

    What a transformation, Greet. The staircase post is magnificent.

  27. Summer for Swede Saturday, October 15, 2011 at 12:21 AM - Reply

    The carver's workmanship is just stunning. I can see why you are so proud. That skill is so hard to find these days – your company is so lucky to have such greatly talented men. Can't wait to see the staircase finished. Incredible style and curves.

  28. Anonymous Saturday, October 15, 2011 at 2:25 AM - Reply

    Absolutely stunning!!!!!

  29. HRH The Duchess of State Saturday, October 15, 2011 at 3:16 PM - Reply

    Beautiful transformation!

  30. Punctuation Mark Sunday, October 16, 2011 at 4:47 AM - Reply

    that is amazing work and that staircase is amazing!

  31. Emom Monday, October 17, 2011 at 1:49 AM - Reply


  32. Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. Monday, October 17, 2011 at 3:38 AM - Reply

    Absolutely beautiful!!!

  33. Anonymous Monday, October 17, 2011 at 1:04 PM - Reply

    only the post does not go together with the 1900 rail!

  34. Greet Lefèvre Monday, October 17, 2011 at 1:47 PM - Reply

    To my anonymous reader : Yes indeed you are very right! I knew very well but I couldn't convince my client to replace the entire railing! Budget!!!

  35. Lissy Parker Monday, October 17, 2011 at 2:43 PM - Reply

    SOOO BEAUTIFUL! What an inspirational post.

  36. Roberta Monday, October 17, 2011 at 6:33 PM - Reply

    Gorgeous! You must be very proud of your business and employees. Please be sure to show us a pic after it is painted. Thanks

  37. LaPouyette Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at 2:55 PM - Reply

    I agree in total with Anonymous's comment and your reply to it, Greet.
    What a pity about the budget, really.

    Greetings from the Périgord,

  38. Patrick Damiaens Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at 10:30 AM - Reply

    Thats a pity !, the staircase newel, baluster is too big and too thick for this stair. It was better to leave the original.Than the house has its correct character. But still very nicely carved.

  39. Malvini FF Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at 9:38 PM - Reply

    isn't working with wood wonderful, love the first picture! Showed it to geert immediatly … he followed woodcarving (ages ago) in Mechelen … My grandfather has some beautifull carved pieces from a fellow craftsmen. Back then he worked in a furniture company, and all of the men had their speciality … it's a born talent, a gift you develop troughout the years. lovely staircase Greet!

  40. Carpet Brisbane Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 1:27 AM - Reply

    You've surely proved your creativity here, what you've done was such an inspiration. Very beautiful, everything looks great and amazing.

  41. profile Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at 5:27 AM - Reply

    if i were your client i would not be questioning your work. it is so amazing, i rarely see a handmade woodcraft nowadays. this is good!


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