Some of my readers asked me when I would be able to post about some new projects of Lefèvre Interiors. Well, the past months, Jan and me were so busy preparing and installing a lof of our projects! The whole process of a design project, from the start to the finishing touch (furnishings, window treatment and decoration included) takes a few months, sometimes even a year!
We are only a small company, where the execution of cabinetry and paneling requires a lot of handicraft and craftsmanship.
Taking all the required measurements and preparing the design renderings and technical plans is a very important phase of the process.
If the plans are approved by our clients, the woodwork has to be constructed by the employees in our workshop.
I thought you might be interested in these projects. So today I show you pictures of some of the projects we were working at the passed months, and which are already installed at our client’s home, but not finished yet.
Painting and docoration has to be finished in the next weeks or months.
But maybe now you will understand how busy I am sometimes and therefore not having plenty of time left to blog!
At this project here, we were asked to design a living room with adjoining kitchen.
Construction in our workshop.
Integrated double door to the entry hall.
Radiator covering and window shutters.
Double glazed door towards the kitchen.
Double glazed door towards the living room.
An almost finished kitchen isle of which the counter top will be made of the Belgian marble “rouge belge”.
Jan’s technical plan of the kitchen isle.
This kitchen cabinet is fantstic! I just love this. Do you notice the open parts to store the cutlery?
The second project is the redo of a bedroom.
All of the woodwork in this room has to be painted.
Built-in cabinets as a French “placard”.
A third project is about a redo of a library room.
This cabinetry and paneling is also made of oak but with a totally different finish than the oak at the first project I showed you.
This library need to be furnished and decorated now.
This is also a redo project of a library room.
For this project we used French walnut for the cabinetry.
I will show you more pictures of the room when the window treatment is finished.
And finally, the remake of an existing front door!!!
This is a rather unusual project but the owners of this house couldn’t find no one who was prepared to make this door with the exact profiles and proportions of the 19th century authentic door.
Jan and me decided to go for it and the owners are now very pleased with it.
The new front door. (So sorry I didn’t have a better picture of it.)
Unfortunately we had to change the design of the letter boxes, because the original ones are not conform anymore to the new legislation about the required measurements of mailboxes.
The old damaged door.
I will asap post pictures of the finishing part of these interiors, furniture, window treatment and decoration items included!
All pictures by me.
My dear Greet You ARE a busy bee I love the first one and can imagne it with all the other furnishings Im sure your clients will be over the moon Love fay xxx
Hi Greet, I love seeing how rooms can be transformed. Hope you post the finished rooms soon!
And I love your first sketch! I would totally have it framed and hang it in my living room!
I promise I won't bug you to come to my blog anymore! LOL Now, I get it how busy you can be sometimes. It's amazing how much work and wow! What a work, my friend! If I wore a hat I would be taking it off for you! 😉
I love the idea of having that open part for cutlery in the kitchen. I've never seen it before! So pretty. This house is already showing it beauty with you work. I just can't wait to see it when it's done.
You and your husband are so talented! Good job! And tell the people in your workshop that they're fantastic also!
Luciane at HomeBunch.com
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PS: Thank you so much for your comment, Greet! You're one of sweetest person I know online.
GREET, WAT IS DIT MOOI ZEG!!
DAT IS ECHT VAKWERK.
IK WEET WAT VOOR WERK DAAR IN ZIT.
DE VOORDEUR IS OOK GEWELDIG MOOI!!
IK BEN SPRAKELOOS ZO MOOI VIND IK HET!!
Greet – I don't think I can express how much I ADORE what you do. The craftsmanship, beautiful designs and exquisite attention to detail is all what I admire. You are the antidote to all that is mass market and look alike in our world of throw away culture. It would be my dream to have a house with your beautiful work!
love, love, love before and after pics of interior design…and especially of the work you and your husband do…the transformation of the rooms is stunning…
Greet, I'm in awe. Your company does such beautiful work. I do have a question: There is brick showing in the first few pictures. Is that brick what's on the outside of the house? Obviously, this is an older home. Do you insulated in between the paneling and the brick? I didn't see any studs either, so I'm wondering how you attach the paneling to the walls? I know you're busy, so it's okay if you don't get back to me. Excellent work, my friend!
Greet, love before and after photos. Wonderful! Congrats on Kim's win in Australia. Lovely greetings from a tennis and interior design addict 🙂
These projects you have shared with us are beautiful. Your company's amazing talent and hard work will transform the spaces they are in.
Have a great week!
What beautiful work you do. Such fine cabinetry will become part of history, and people will marvel at the work.
Greet, these rooms are gorgeous. Can't wait to see the finished kitchen/living! I must say you are going to be an artist!
Have a wonderful week, friend.
* It must be sooo wonderful, Greet, to have the talent that you & your husband have… and, the quality of the beautiful workmanship certainly shows through the pics… sheer beauty! Hard work? YES! But soooo worth it, for sure!
THANK YOU for sharing this with us… it was such a treat!!!
Linda in AZ *
You are so fortunate to have your own woodworking shop, where you can control the outcome of your design. Millwork is my passion. I love to design it and I love doing the technical drawings and details where you figure out how it all goes together. I am FULL of questions! It looks like you are using sold stock panels instead of veneer for much of the paneling in the first project? Do you book match your solid stock panels? I see you pre-assemble everything in your shop. I wish more shops did that here!!! The headaches it would save! Beautiful details. Delightful proportions. I look forward to seeing the finished spaces with great anticipation!
I agree with John. You are so fortunate to be able to control the outcome. Such beautiful work. You obviously have clients that appreciate the attention to detail and the timeless quality you are creating. Millwork is such an art, I love it as well.
Greet, your work is beyond fabulous. You must think of a way to bring your family's skills to the United States. Such beautiful craftsmanship!
Heel begrijpelijk dat dat geen klussen zijn die in een paar dagen bij de klant afgeleverd kunnen worden! Al is het mij allemaal wat 'te zwaar', uit je foto's blijkt heel duidelijk dat je van elke ruimte iets moois kunt maken!
Lieve groet, Ingrid
How excited were you to see your very first sketch come alive Greet? Such an amazing job you did too! Your company does such amazing work you should be so proud! I would love to know where you find the time for everything!
Greet, I just wish you ( and workroom) is much closer to me. I always admire fantastic workmanship you produce.
Wat mooi allemaal! Dit moet één van de leukste jobs ter wereld zijn: je inleven in de gewenste sfeer, een schets maken en uiteindelijk alles gerealiseerd zien. En uit elke foto blijkt jullie oog voor detail en gevoel voor verhoudingen, fantastisch! Ik kan niet wachten tot we zelf ook van zoiets moois bij ons kunnen genieten.
As always, your work is stunning!
Impeccable taste and superior craftsmanship – what a pleasure to have found your blog!
It's so wonderful to see the process. The first room is breathtaking…will we see it furnished?
Oh my, Greet, what an unbelievable talent!! These rooms are gorgeous, but the doors…spectacular!!
Greet, I admire your perfect and wonderful work.Waiting for the pictures of the finished rooms.
Hello dear Greet,
Your company does such lovely work, I am at a loss for words to say what I am feeling. You must feel such pride in the workmanship of your carpenters and in your own designs. Love, love, love it!
I wanted to let you know that I have passed on the Super Comment Award to you. You have been a cheerleader since the beginning!
Greet, your company is so professional and the work is absolutely amazing. I so admire you. And your clients must love you.
How brilliant with those cubby holes to store cutlery!
Dat ziet er echt fantastisch uit, mijn complimenten!!
the craftsmanship is amazing, Greet. thanks so much for generously sharing your lovely work and providing so much inspiration.
hope this finds you warm and well!
Beautiful work Greet!!!
I'm here just to thank you so much for taking the time to come visit my blog. It means so much having you there.
Thank you, my friend and I hope you're having a wonderful week!
Luciane at HomeBunch.com
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Wow! What a beautiful transformation. I love the fireplace, kitchen counter tops, the doors, the window panels and I love just about everything!
i love what you do.
the quality is superb.
Wow that looks like a major project..love the paneling, the fireplace the radiator boxes with the lattice work..so pretty. Can't wait to see the finished product!
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Dear Greet, I am always amaized at the
feats you accomplish. Everything is in such good taste. That is an awesome job.
Hi Greet – love all the sneak peaks and especially seeing the evolution from sketch to installations! Looking forward to seeing the final images!
As always, Lefevre Interiors does stunning work!
The first sketches look just like the finished products. It is very evident that the company takes great pride in their work and is passionate about every detail.
I just love that in people!