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.
Bespoke French 18th century style panelling – made of French oak. Photo credit Jo Pauwels
The 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.
Boards lie in the warehouse to dry. Photo credit Koen Snauwaert
Then, each board starts its own artisan journey, to become panelling,…
Photo credit Claude Smekens Photography
…made by the craftsmen in the Lefèvre Interiors workshop.
Photo credit Claude Smekens Photography
French 19th century style panelling – made of French oak. Photo credit Claude Smekens Photography
French 19th century style panelling with integrated doors. Photo credit Claude Smekens Photography
Detail panelling. Photo credit Claude Smekens Photography Detail cornice. Photo credit Greet Lefèvre
French painted panelling. Photo credit Koen Snauwaert
Hand carved ornament. Photo credit Koen Snauwaert
All panelling is made in the workshop of Lefèvre Interiors in Belgium.
One 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
Joinery. Photo credit Claude Smekens Photography
A Lefèvre woodcarver at work. Photo credit Koen Snauwaert
Plaster ornament models in our workshop. Photo credit Greet Lefèvre
All Lefèvre panelling is made of noble wood. Photo credit Greet Lefèvre
Each 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
Our 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.
Stained panelling. Photo credit Claude Smekens Photography
Hand painted patina. Photo credit Greet Lefèvre
Panelling finishes at client’s site. Photo credit Greet Lefèvre
French 18th century Régence style panelling with built in cabinet for flatscreen. Photo credit Greet Lefèvre
Panelling and shutters by Lefèvre Interiors. Photo credit Greet Lefèvre
Panelling with integrated French style door. Photo credit Greet Lefèvre
Panelling details : sunk moulding panelling. Photo credit Greet Lefèvre
My husband is minusculy taking over moulding details of an antique French panelling. Photo credit Greet Lefèvre
Panelling with curved panels. Photo credit Greet Lefèvre
Trumeau mirror above French marble chimney. Photo credit Greet Lefèvre
Panelled room by Lefèvre Interiors. Photo credit Claude Smekens Photography
Focal 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
In contrast with the panelling in the previous room, this panelling has raised mouldings. Photo credit Claude Smekens Photography
Panelled wall with secret door towards the entry hall. Photo credit Claude Smekens Photography
Panelling and French chest by Lefèvre Interiors Photo credit Claude Smekens Photography
Hand painted panelling finishes by Lefèvre Interiors. Photo credit Greet Lefèvre
Stained wood finishes for panelling by Lefèvre Interiors. Photo 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.
LEFEVRE SIGNATURE Photo credit Claude Smekens
If you would like us to design your panelled room, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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.
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!
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!
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Greet wat mooi !!!
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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!
So gorgeous! What a proud family legacy!
Imagine. Something your family created will still be loved in 500 years! Amazing post! What my dreams are made of!
Congratulations on the book!
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.
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.
Thank you so much Holly! I so appreciate your comment!
Thank you so much my friends and readers, for these lovely comments! Much appreciated!
stunning work + wish I lived closer. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com
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
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
True artistic craftsmanship, Greet! What a gorgeous post!
Absolutely gorgeous…I am literally drooling over every image…Completely awesome. I'm blown away!
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
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