Christmas in the House of Walda Pairon

/Christmas in the House of Walda Pairon

Christmas in the House of Walda Pairon




It was already getting darker as we walked through the lane towards Walda’s house to receive our annual dose of   inspirational Christmas decoration.

Every year, the date of the winter open house at the home of Walda Pairon, is definitely listed in my calendar.

Since 1985 Walda has thrown open the doors of her home in Kalmthout, near Antwerp. Nowadays she is assisted by her son Raphaël, who works in the design business.

Entering the property, we were attracked by the charming shed where Walda’s son and garden designer Mikael Pairon presented his flower creations together with a beautiful collection of terracotta pots and planters.

19The charming shed where visitors discover the beautiful creations and the collection of terracotta planters, presented by Mikael Pairon.

1 The Christmas tree at the entrance of Walda’s house.


Year after year, Walda succeeds in decorating several Christmas trees through the house, in her very personal and exceptional way, which are a treat for the eyes!

As this ‘all white’ decorated tree, standing in one of my favorite spaces in the house of Walda, the glass-ceilinged orangery. An inviting place to sit, definitely at this time of the year.

8Christmas tree standing in full glory in the orangery.

Let us take a closer look at the beautiful settings, which the designer created in her typical style.

Walda loves to bring in color in her interiors and uses orange, red, green and lavender in harmony with the neutral and earthy tones of the walls as the perfect backdrop.

6Richly covered table with a silk tablecloth.

9Touches of lavender.

4Christmas in the living room. Notice the green and purple tones here. The white fireplace contrasts well with the room’s green painted walls.


3Walda mixes antique items with new glass candles and globes.

I do love the display of silverware here that contrasts well with the dark stained table.

Notice the fur cushions under the table!



More Christmas vignettes in the home.


11Candles and pots grouped together in the orangery’s kitchen.

13I was totally smitten by these beautiful covered chairs around Walda’s kitchen table!

2Antique garment as a decorative item!

14Beautiful damask table cloth. Antique Venetian doge chair with authentic leather upholstery.

15The cross on the fireplace mantle is designed by Walda and is composed of buttons.

If you are an antique lover, you will enjoy the antique furniture and decorative items which are all for sale.


(All pictures by me)

I would love to thank Walda and her husband Roger, her sons Raphaël and Mikael for their warm welcome and hospitality.

If you live nearby or in case you visit Belgium the next days, you still have the opportunity to admire Walda’s work next weekend December 6 – 7- 8, from 11 am to 7 pm.

You shouldn’t miss it !

For more information :


Kapellensteenweg 544
B-2920 Kalmthout

Tel. +32 (0) 3 666 74 17

e-mail :

If you are interested in reading more of the work of our Belgian designer Walda Pairon, I would like to point out that there is more to read in one of the latest issues of these 3 renowned interior design & lifestyle magazines :

‘AT HOME WITH WALDA’ , story appeared in the Fall 2013 issue of MILIEU


‘EINDEJAAR IN GLAS EN ZILVER’ , story appeared in the Nov.-Dec.-Jan. 2013-2014 issue of Tijdloos Wonen


‘ELEGANCE FLAMANDE’ , story appeared in the Mars-Avril 2013 issue of Maisons de Campagne


If you missed my last year’s blogpost about Christmas at the house of Walda Pairon, please click HERE.



By |2019-05-21T13:48:45+00:00December 3rd, 2013|Categories: Belgian Pearls|Tags: , , , |14 Comments


  1. La Maison Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 6:48 PM - Reply

    Lieve Greet wat is dit mooi allemaal. Ik heb ook nog weg zitten dromen bij je post van vorig jaar. Ik vind ze beiden prachtig.
    Dank je wel voor deze rondleiding in dit mooie huis van Walda Pairon.

    Lieve groet

    • Greet Lefèvre Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 6:54 PM - Reply

      Dank je wel voor dit mooie berichtje! Walda is een buitengewone dame, met heel veel talent. Een voorbeeld voor ons allemaal.

      Lieve groet,

  2. Cindy Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 8:03 PM - Reply

    Her home is very beautiful and unique, thank you for the tour, it was very enjoyable. I especially enjoyed seeing her jewel toned pillows and the antiques.
    I hope you are enjoying the season, my sweet friend. Love and hugs, Cindy

  3. het Moonhuis Monica Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 8:42 PM - Reply

    Heel erg mooi, ik bewonder Walda's stijl!!
    Haar boek 'Interiors with a soul' heb ik al een aantal jaar in mijn bezit, ik kijk er nog regelmatig in, erg inspirerend.
    Een paar maanden geleden heb ik nog een post over het boek gemaakt op mijn blog, het is echt mijn lievelingswoonboek!!
    Bedankt voor de mooie foto's.

    Liefs Monica

  4. Linda Leyble Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 10:55 PM - Reply

    Hi Greet – I love when you post about Walda's home. I so loved it last year. I have to go back and see last year's post to see which I loved more. Thanks…


  5. Protima K. Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 12:56 PM - Reply

    What a fresh design, i just thinking how this possible. I am impressed to see this design ideas. Thanks a lot Interior design ideas

  6. The enchanted home Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 2:19 PM - Reply

    Hi Greet, so lovely! It feels so festive and elegant…hope you are enjoying the holiday season so far!

  7. Mimi Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 2:33 PM - Reply

    Absolutely beautiful- would love to be be there to see it!!

    Mimi @ A House Romance

  8. La Contessa Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 4:52 PM - Reply

    OH< If I get on a plane today I might just make it!ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS BEYOND!That tree in the ORANGEY!!The green color on her walls Love it,the antique vest……….STUNNING and the DODGES chair!!!The entire house is beautiful…………I remember your post from last year too.

  9. Loi Thai, Tone on Tone Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 6:43 PM - Reply

    Absolutely magical, Greet! I love Walda's sophisticated style, and have two of her books. Thanks for the tour – what a treat!!

  10. BRASWELL Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 7:16 PM - Reply

    I remember seeing her house last year + what a treat! + love her style.

  11. Karena Albert Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 11:01 PM - Reply

    Dear Greet, I enjoyed this post so much! Walda's home is such a treat to see. I love the colors she uses at the holiday!
    Thank you!

    The Arts by Karena

  12. bea de caracas Friday, December 6, 2013 at 12:46 PM - Reply

    Tout est magnifique mais néanmoins trop "figé"…
    Lieve groetjes, jolie Greet…

  13. billie Friday, December 6, 2013 at 9:20 PM - Reply

    Thank you so much, Greet, for the images of Walda's home – one of my absolute favorite designers. You are my eyes until I can visit her home in person. This post and the most recent one offer a taste of real Christmas beauty. You are the best.

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