Lefèvre Interiors design process

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Lefèvre Interiors design process

A lot of you, readers and clients, mailed me to ask for posting more “before and after” projects. I know that everyone loves to see before and after images of a project!

So today I decided to wrote a post about a Lefèvre Interiors project, namely the one of our own home library.

It sometimes needs quite a lot of time all the way from the start untill the finish of a project. Let’s say that from the very first meeting with our client till the building up at his home, it takes a few months.

Let’s have a look at the steps to follow by designing a library.


After discussing with our client about his needs and requirements, we start to design a preliminary draft of the project.


Side 1


Side 1

1 Side 2

16 Side 2

4 Side 3

14 Side 3


Side 4

17Side 4

Step 2

Discussion with our client about the proposal and if required, adding some changes to the initial proposal. After the client’s approval, all the required measurements are taken. Now we have to complete the design draft into a techinical design.


Technical design and detail specifiactions of the library room.

Step 3

This technical drawing is moved to our working places and the artisans are now able to start their job : the creation of this library design.

The pictures here are taken at our working place.

9 Side 1


Side 2

7 Side 3


Side 4

Step 4

After having checked even the smallest detail , the room is ready to be delivered to our client’s home for the building up at its final destination.

Depending on the way the wood will be finished (different kinds of patina), it will be done in our working places or at the client’s home.


Step 5

Arriving at our client’s home, there is still a lot of work to do! As you can see here.





Step 6

The ceiling had to be painted afterwords , so protection of the woodwork is required!!!


Step 7

The very last and the most pleasing step for the client, is the decoration of the room with furniture, curtains and decoration accessories.

So finally the results of a good collaboration and teamwork between the client and our company.









The End.


I hope that you, my readers, will be satisfied with this before and after post!?



all images : property of Lefèvre Interiors

By |2019-02-07T17:18:46+00:00June 18th, 2010|Categories: Belgian Pearls, Lefèvre Interiors|Tags: , , |47 Comments


  1. Desde my ventana Friday, June 18, 2010 at 4:54 PM - Reply

    Very interesting Greet, the change is really stunning and the final result in the study is fabulous.Congratulations to Lefèvre Interiors for the work,
    Nice weekend to you and your family,

  2. Home and Lifestyle Friday, June 18, 2010 at 4:56 PM - Reply

    Ohhh…wat is het mooi om dat proces te zien, in feite kun je van elke kamer maken wat je wilt! Wat mij betreft laat je ons nog vaak van zulke posten genieten, Greet!

    Nog bedankt ook voor je lieve compimenten over mijn blog en mijn foto's…ik werd er verlegen van!

    Een heel fijn weekend en een lieve groet, Ingrid

  3. Home and Lifestyle Friday, June 18, 2010 at 4:57 PM - Reply

    Compimenten…eh…ik bedoel complimenten!

  4. Karena Friday, June 18, 2010 at 5:05 PM - Reply

    Oh Greet is is so great to see your design process!!Beautiful, the before & afters are always intriguing!

    I have a Great Giveaway!

    Art by Karena

  5. Sarah Friday, June 18, 2010 at 5:35 PM - Reply

    How amazing, this doesnt even look like the same room.

  6. Red Door Home Friday, June 18, 2010 at 5:37 PM - Reply

    Loved seeing your design process and of course the beautiful after pictures.

  7. Lynda Friday, June 18, 2010 at 5:49 PM - Reply

    wat een klus!!! maar het smaakt naar meer hoor, schroom niet ;)!

    Fijn weekend!

  8. vicki archer Friday, June 18, 2010 at 5:52 PM - Reply

    An absolutely wonderful transformation Greet….Have a lovely weekend, xv.

  9. Room Seventeen Friday, June 18, 2010 at 5:55 PM - Reply

    Subliem!Echt fantastisch. Er komt veel bij kijken maar het resultaat is er dan ook naar!
    Groetjes Hennie

  10. Fer Friday, June 18, 2010 at 6:27 PM - Reply

    Hello Greet,

    Beautiful like everything you do, you have an incredible taste!! How do you achive the greyish color of the wood?

    If you have some time pass by my blog, I just post some beatiful pictures of brazilian designers



  11. SPLENDEROSA Friday, June 18, 2010 at 10:05 PM - Reply

    When one has mastered his craft & tapped into his creativity the result of his work is always splendid. Absolutely divine, Greet. Premier.

  12. sharon Friday, June 18, 2010 at 10:09 PM - Reply

    Oh Greet, How wonderful to work with such beautiful materials and such amazing craftsmen each day. This project is stunning, thank you so much for sharing the project in all stages.

  13. Kifus Saturday, June 19, 2010 at 12:42 AM - Reply

    Thanks for such an interesting post. one always sees the final product and seeing the backstage of all your hard work is fantastic. I love the subtle colour of the wood.

    Have a super weekend my dear!

  14. Vanessa@decor happy Saturday, June 19, 2010 at 1:07 AM - Reply

    Thanks for sharing your design process with us. The results are spectacular!

  15. Chookie Saturday, June 19, 2010 at 1:10 AM - Reply

    It's fascinating to see the construction process, but it is also rather confronting to see something from such a different culture. My house was built just after the Second World War when materials were scarce, and such ornate work would look completely ridiculous inside it. I wonder what you would do in such a house?

  16. Kelle Dame Saturday, June 19, 2010 at 4:06 AM - Reply

    Wow! I love seeing the transformation. It is Gorgeous! At first I thought this was a stage set. Incredible Greet 🙂

  17. Irina Saturday, June 19, 2010 at 7:27 AM - Reply


  18. vosges paris Saturday, June 19, 2010 at 12:02 PM - Reply

    Wat een geweldige transformatie en mooi om te zien hoe dat in zijn werk gaat.. Dankjewel ook voor je berichtje op mijn blog.
    Hetgeen je schrijft over dood hout vond ik zo mooi.. ik heb net foto's gemaakt van nieuwe rubber manden die ik had gekocht. Op de naasgelegen heide hebben wij allerlei dode takken en stronken opgeraapt. het is dan geen drijfhout maar bijna even mooi en prachtig in die eenvoudige zwarte manden.

    Er is zoveel op het web over Wabi Sabi dat ik mij weleens af vraag of alles nog klopt wat je leest en ziet. dit =over het hout neem ik mee als een WS wijsheid 😉

  19. The Zhush Saturday, June 19, 2010 at 2:47 PM - Reply

    Amazing! The mill work/wood work is just gorgeous!!!

  20. CÉLINE CHOLLET Saturday, June 19, 2010 at 3:06 PM - Reply

    Greet !
    C'est très intéressant de voir l'installation des boiseries ! Quel travail !
    J'aimerais les mêmes dans mon salon pour recouvrir un mur un peu abîmé,
    mais aussi assez tordu…

  21. Beadboard UpCountry Saturday, June 19, 2010 at 3:29 PM - Reply

    OH YES!!!!!Definitely satisfied with this before and after post……Amazing the work and detail and quality that goes into those cabinets. No one does it better….I love the fireplace surround and the finished shot down the hallway…….Maryanne xo

  22. Charlotta Ward Saturday, June 19, 2010 at 4:16 PM - Reply

    OMG Greet I am beyond happy with this post!
    How amazing to be given this opportunity to follow the process like this. It's amazing and I am stunned by the transformation. I did see your gorgeous home tour before, but never did I see the 'before' shots. You have truly worked magic and it is so magnificent!

    Big hug and thank you!

    xx Charlotta

  23. Linda in AZ * Saturday, June 19, 2010 at 4:23 PM - Reply

    * FASCINATING to follow, Greet… and even MORE FASCINATING to see the incredibly BEAUTIFUL end results~~~ THANK YOU for "the insider's view"!!!~

    Linda in AZ *

  24. Mona Thompson Saturday, June 19, 2010 at 5:23 PM - Reply

    Greet,I loved this post. The transformation is amazing. And as you put it the "decoration" is always my favorite part as well. This job was perfection. Every detail perfectly attended to. On a completely different scale I posted a Before and After of ours today. If you get a chance, I would love to hear what you think. It was a real "budget" job that we did a few years ago. I would love to hear your thoughts on the bookcases we painted ourselves. Remember the budget was polar opposite from this job. Thanks for sharing all of your work. You are such an inspiration to me.

  25. VictoriaArt Saturday, June 19, 2010 at 7:47 PM - Reply

    Greet, this is stunning work and even more stunning to see your process…. I would not mind having you do my library one day! I love great attention to detail and this is exquisit!
    I love the curved wall with the panel door! makes me think of a castle!
    I know how satisfying this line of work is, I can imagine how happy you all are when a project is done and the owners are exstatic!

    Happy weekend!

  26. Laura Casey Interiors Saturday, June 19, 2010 at 11:58 PM - Reply

    Gorgeous!! I love seeing the process and the beautiful outcome!

  27. Velvet and Linen Sunday, June 20, 2010 at 3:42 AM - Reply

    This is amazing Greet. I have admired your library since my first visit to your blog. It is such a treat getting to see how it all came together.
    Thank you for sharing your process with us!


  28. red ticking Sunday, June 20, 2010 at 4:45 AM - Reply

    CLASS ACT. brilliant post. xx pam

  29. Splendid Willow Sunday, June 20, 2010 at 11:02 AM - Reply

    And this is why you are a professional – and I am not!

    This is wood work at its best. Perfection and beauty in great harmony. Not to mention the interior design. Your library is absolutely stunning, Greet.

    I am so proud of you!

    Love, Mon

  30. Mayflower Sunday, June 20, 2010 at 11:48 AM - Reply

    Wat ontzettend leuk dat je dit hele proces met ons wilt delen. We staan er vaak niet bij stil hoeveel dit allemaal vergt. Maar met een prachtig resultaat, wat een vakwerk.
    En wat een heerlijke plek om een goed boek te lezen of de adminstratie te doen in deze mooie ruimte. Heel sfeervol aangekleed en ik ben ook onder de indruk van de prachtige hal met de zwartwitte vloer.
    Mooie post Greet.
    Lieve groet, Mea

  31. Tania - Grange de Charme Sunday, June 20, 2010 at 12:52 PM - Reply

    Thank you so much Greet to show us how your company works, it's very interesting to see the different parts of a project and the final result !wonderful !

  32. the.neo.lifestyle Sunday, June 20, 2010 at 12:55 PM - Reply


    What to say, off course your library is wonderful. I am crazy about panelling. The idea of the construction is just so perfect. It's a masterpiece.
    Good weekend to you and your family.
    And yes I am not much online because we're enjoying a lot our home and our weekends together.
    A lot of work, but we love a good challenge.


  33. TwoMaisons Sunday, June 20, 2010 at 2:06 PM - Reply

    What a beautiful space and so well designed. The proportions and details of the woodwork are beautiful, as are the decorative touches! I imagine you sitting in that chair with a good book on a rainy Belgium day… Thank you for showing us and thank you for your very kind comment on my kitchen project.

  34. *Ingrid* Sunday, June 20, 2010 at 8:14 PM - Reply

    Prachtig dit designproject Greet!!!knappe foto's…

    Liefs Ingrid

  35. wild thyme flowers Sunday, June 20, 2010 at 10:36 PM - Reply

    Wow Greet, this is simply amazing. My partner is a designer and is also working on a custom built library for a client. Mind you it's tiny in comparison but I get the whole process. This is a lot of hard work but so totally satisfying. Congratulations on a beautiful design and build ! Have missed you over at our little blog…we've been quite busy with wedding season thus tardy about keeping up the blog. Drop by when you have some time….

  36. Acanthus and Acorn Monday, June 21, 2010 at 1:41 AM - Reply

    This was so facinating and the outcome is just divine! Really enjoyed a behind the scenes tour!!!

  37. Ariadone Monday, June 21, 2010 at 12:46 PM - Reply

    Wat een prachtig resultaat, zeg. Interessant, zo'n kijkje in de keuken/werkplaats: vakmensen zeg.
    Hoe je met zulke wanden een enorme sfeer creëert..Complimenten.

  38. Emom Monday, June 21, 2010 at 2:09 PM - Reply

    Absolutely lovely…thank you! smiles.

  39. ArchitectDesign™ Monday, June 21, 2010 at 4:43 PM - Reply

    loved seeing the whole process.Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

  40. Jo Coveny Monday, June 21, 2010 at 9:39 PM - Reply

    Not only satisfied but enchanted. The finished room is exquisite. Thank you for letting us into such a delightful world

  41. Gi - Oh So Jolly! Thursday, June 24, 2010 at 10:28 AM - Reply

    Hi Greet! beautiful results! Really enjoyed this post!

    I'm starting a Interior Design course at KLC in London (but I'm still living at the Belgian Coast) and would love if you could give me some tips of places in Belgium for extra workshops and etc.

    Have a nice day 🙂

  42. Leigh Chandler Thursday, June 24, 2010 at 10:36 PM - Reply

    Thank you for sharing your design and building process! Absolutely amazing how it transforms a plain space into spectacular! They should have chosen you to do some of the work at the new Paris spot for Ralph Lauren!

  43. Bevfred Monday, June 28, 2010 at 2:02 PM - Reply

    I hope it's not too late for you to read this.
    WOW! I am so impressed by your design ability and workmanship. The end result is truly beautiful. I love the color of the wood as well.
    I am an admirer from Canada.

  44. KitchAnn Style Monday, June 28, 2010 at 3:13 PM - Reply

    Beautiful workmanship! Divine Job, thanks for sharing.

  45. Marcela Munoz Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at 2:03 AM - Reply

    Do any of you know how to make those fabulous relaxed roman shades ? please I need some guidance !
    beautiful library
    also how do you get that greyish color in the wood ?
    thanks !

  46. Leigha Friday, July 2, 2010 at 3:40 PM - Reply

    That yellow chair is gorgeous – the perfect pop of color! May I ask where it is from? I am drooling for the source.

  47. Dovecote Decor Monday, July 26, 2010 at 3:15 PM - Reply

    I also would love to know how you achieved the finish. I will look back and see if you have a step by step process we could study. We love your blog and the referrals to other great bloggers. Thank You

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