French panelling with Belgian signature ‘J.Lefèvre’

/French panelling with Belgian signature ‘J.Lefèvre’

French panelling with Belgian signature ‘J.Lefèvre’

 

Lefèvre Interiors  designs, makes and installs bespoke classic or modern panelling. Through artisan means and with a passion for interior decorating and style.

Today I want to share with you French style panelled rooms, created by the employees and artisans working in the workshop of Lefèvre Interiors.

 

Lefèvre Interiors 2Bespoke French 18th century style panelling – made of French oak.   Photo credit Jo Pauwels

 

Lefèvre Interiors 1The French style ornaments are carved by hand.   Photo credit Jo Pauwels

 

The boards – still shaped like the tree – lie in the warehouse to dry. When they start an assignment, the carpenters open up the pile like a book. They can read the wood’s character, the uniformity of the grain and the colour.

Lefèvre Interiors 38Boards lie in the warehouse to dry.  Photo credit Koen Snauwaert

Then, each board starts its own artisan journey, to become panelling,…

Lefèvre Interiors 39Photo credit Claude Smekens Photography

…made by the craftsmen in the Lefèvre Interiors workshop.

Lefèvre Interiors 40Photo credit Claude Smekens Photography

 

Lefèvre Interiors 3French 19th century style panelling – made of French oak.  Photo credit Claude Smekens Photography

 

Lefèvre Interiors 4French 19th century style panelling with integrated doors.   Photo credit Claude Smekens Photography 

 Lefèvre Interiors 5Detail panelling.   Photo credit Claude Smekens Photography      Detail cornice.   Photo credit Greet Lefèvre

 

Lefèvre Interiors 7French painted panelling.   Photo credit Koen Snauwaert

 

Lefèvre Interiors 6Hand carved ornament.   Photo credit Koen Snauwaert

 

All panelling is made in the workshop of Lefèvre Interiors in Belgium.

Lefèvre Interiors 28Photo credit Greet Lefèvre

 

Lefèvre Interiors 27One of our employees is scraping the wood. When you scrape the wood, instead of sanding it, you are still able to see and feel the texture.    Photo credit Greet Lefèvre

 

Lefèvre Interiors 35Joinery.   Photo credit Claude Smekens Photography

 

Lefèvre Interiors 34A Lefèvre woodcarver at work.   Photo credit Koen Snauwaert

 

Lefèvre Interiors 33Plaster ornament models in our workshop.   Photo credit Greet Lefèvre

 

Lefèvre Interiors 36All Lefèvre panelling is made of noble wood.   Photo credit Greet Lefèvre

 

Lefèvre Interiors 32Each and every panelling has its own specific mouldings, according to the style of the panelled room. Frequently new designed mouldings are added to our existing collection.   Photo credit Greet Lefèvre

 

Lefèvre Interiors 14Our employees installing the panelling in the client’s home.   Photo credit Greet Lefèvre

 

Whether the panelling is stained, waxed or painted, finishes and patina are brought on by hand, at the client’s site.

Lefèvre Interiors 24Stained panelling.   Photo credit Claude Smekens Photography

 

Lefèvre Interiors 26Hand painted patina.   Photo credit Greet Lefèvre

 

Lefèvre Interiors 25 Panelling finishes at client’s site.   Photo credit Greet Lefèvre

 

Lefèvre Interiors 16French 18th century Régence style panelling with built in cabinet for flatscreen.  Photo credit Greet Lefèvre

 

Lefèvre Interiors 13Panelling and shutters by Lefèvre Interiors.   Photo credit Greet Lefèvre

 

Lefèvre Interiors 18Panelling with integrated French style door.   Photo credit Greet Lefèvre                        

 

Lefèvre Interiors 19Panelling details : sunk moulding panelling.   Photo credit Greet Lefèvre

 

Lefèvre Interiors 41My husband is minusculy taking over moulding details of an antique French panelling.   Photo credit Greet Lefèvre

 

Lefèvre Interiors 17Panelling with curved panels.   Photo credit Greet Lefèvre

 

Lefèvre Interiors 20Trumeau mirror above French marble chimney.   Photo credit Greet Lefèvre

 

Lefèvre Interiors 9Panelled room by Lefèvre InteriorsPhoto credit Claude Smekens Photography

 

Lefèvre Interiors 10Focal point in this room and starting point to design the panelling, was the French 18th century Régence walnut chimney piece.   Photo credit Claude Smekens Photography

 

Lefèvre Interiors 12In contrast with the panelling in the previous room, this panelling has raised mouldings.  Photo credit Claude Smekens Photography

 

Lefèvre Interiors 11Panelled wall with secret door towards the entry hall.  Photo credit Claude Smekens Photography

 

Lefèvre Interiors 10bPanelling and French chest by Lefèvre Interiors   Photo credit Claude Smekens Photography

 

Lefèvre Interiors 30Hand painted panelling finishes by Lefèvre Interiors.   Photo credit Greet Lefèvre

 

Lefèvre Interiors 31Stained wood finishes for panelling by Lefèvre InteriorsPhoto credit Greet Lefèvre

 

Out of respect for and in memory of my father Jacques Lefèvre, not a single piece leaves the workshop without the brand of J. Lefèvre.

Lefèvre Interiors 29LEFEVRE SIGNATURE   Photo credit Claude Smekens

 

If you would like us to design your panelled room, feel free to contact us at info@lefevre.be .

For more Lefèvre Interiors realisations visit our website at www.lefevre.be .

 

Leading our family-owned business, together with my husband, – and this for the 4th generation (since 1890) -, I am honoured and pleased to mention that Lefèvre Interiors will be featured in the newest Belgian book ‘MANUFACTUM’.

‘MANUFACTUM’ is the title of a new book that will be published in December 2014. The book highlights 20 Belgian high-end artisans and craftsmen.

MANUFACTUM COVERCover ‘Manufactum’

by Dirk De Moor (text) & Philippe Debeerst (photography) – Snoeck Publishers Belgium

 

‘MANUFACTUM’ is a book on ‘masters in handcraft’, that highlights Belgian people & companies that manufacture products where manual labor, knowledge, tradition and skills are essential. Products that by their quality, uniqueness and exclusivity only can be produced by human hands. A touch of exclusivity and tradition. Mastery after all.

 

The book will be available in Dutch, French and English. The presentation to the press will take place on December 11.

’Manufactum’ will be available at the bookstore next month.

 

I will keep you updated!

xx

Greet

By |2019-02-07T17:07:47+00:00November 19th, 2014|Categories: Belgian Pearls, Lefèvre Interiors|Tags: , , |17 Comments

17 Comments

  1. Karena Albert Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 7:03 PM - Reply

    Greet, the fine artistry in the work that your company creates is so breathtaking/
    A lost art and oh so very special! Thank you for sharing these gorgeous details!

    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena

  2. Housebythewaterhole Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 7:10 PM - Reply

    Greet wat mooi !!!
    fijne avond nog
    groetjes Kathy

  3. 3kidmama Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 7:37 PM - Reply

    What a lovely post! I'm enjoying these photos with a dear friend who spent much of her childhood helping her father make cabinets in his wood shop in Northern Minnesota, USA. Thank you for sharing such amazing artists with us today! Your beautiful work takes my breath away!

  4. Linda Merrill Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 7:47 PM - Reply

    So gorgeous! What a proud family legacy!

  5. Divine Theatre Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 7:57 PM - Reply

    Imagine. Something your family created will still be loved in 500 years! Amazing post! What my dreams are made of!
    Congratulations on the book!
    xo

    Andie

  6. Seawashed Living Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 8:22 PM - Reply

    I am in awe of such craftmanship. Both my husband and oldest son are carpenters. I will have to get this book for them. My youngest son is at University studying Architecture. They will all enjoy this post and book. This is not something you see here in the USA. Otherwise i could see my son doing this. It is artistry to be valued. Beautiful.

  7. Phyllis Trevor Higgerson, Henhurst Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 8:48 PM - Reply

    Stunningly beautiful!!

  8. Things That Inspire Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 3:14 PM - Reply

    Greet, this is one of the best blog posts I have read this year – on any blog. So beautiful and inspiring that such wonderful craftsmanship is alive and well in the finest homes.

    • Greet Lefèvre Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 4:18 PM - Reply

      Thank you so much Holly! I so appreciate your comment!
      xx
      Greet

  9. Greet Lefèvre Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 4:18 PM - Reply

    Thank you so much my friends and readers, for these lovely comments! Much appreciated!
    xx
    Greet

  10. BRASWELL Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 5:53 PM - Reply

    stunning work + wish I lived closer. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

  11. Onder de rieten kap Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 6:54 PM - Reply

    Wat een prachtig bedrijf hebben jullie, wat een schitterend staaltje vakmanschap! Dit is wat iedereen wel in zijn huis zou willen hebben, ik ben helemaal weg van deze manier van houtbewerking en dan de afwerking met de verschillende soorten verven…het is in 1 woord schitterend!
    Lieve groet, Yvonne

  12. Segreto Secrets Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 8:22 PM - Reply

    Simply amazing! What attention to detail and skill goes into each piece!!! From your woodworking skills to your finishing! Nothing short of perfection!! xo Leslie

  13. Velvet and Linen Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 8:29 PM - Reply

    True artistic craftsmanship, Greet! What a gorgeous post!

    xo
    Brooke

  14. Mona Thompson Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 9:52 PM - Reply

    Absolutely gorgeous…I am literally drooling over every image…Completely awesome. I'm blown away!

  15. Amy Kampfe Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 11:15 PM - Reply

    Thank you so much for this beautiful post! I can almost smell the wood & feel the wood dust under my feet( except your photo shows an incredible clean work space)!!! Oh how I wish I was on the other side of the pond, to come visit this extraordinary place that creates incredible wood creations! Thank you so much for this post, I will revisit it many times! Amy

  16. Annie Laura Friday, November 21, 2014 at 1:42 AM - Reply

    Yes! Because I also like this!
    For technical personnel to solve!

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