Orangery redo – Part III & Gardening Belgian Style at Providence Ltd.

/Orangery redo – Part III & Gardening Belgian Style at Providence Ltd.

Orangery redo – Part III & Gardening Belgian Style at Providence Ltd.



First of all a huge thank to my friend Mona of the beautiful blog PROVIDENCE LTD. for posting an interview with me about the Belgian style of gardening! Mona has put a lot of work in this post! Thank you so much Mona for asking me to talk about this subject! I really feel honoured!


If you are interested in this interview, please click on the Providence Ltd. logo.  header_new8

Our garden Our garden (picture of last year).



Today a quick post about the process of our orangery redo. For those who haven’t read Part I & II and want to know more about it, please click here (Part I) and here (Part II).

Part II ended with the plaster coat.


The painters started to paint the plaster coat a first time, as you can see here.



And the day after it looked as this.


After our painter R. had made us some samples to be able to choose the right finishing patina…


…he moved on with the finishing and of course the most important part!!

The application of the final and definitive patina!!!


Our lovely painter, B. was giving the lightswitches and plates the suitable paint color.

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A final check up with the chosen upholstery fabrics.

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And here you can see the result! Jan and me are really excited about it!

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We are really happy with the patina that matches, in an excellent way, the stone of our chimney piece.


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A huge thank to the painters R. and B. for their incredible effort to finish our orangery room according our wishes!

Thank you guys, you are the best! You can be very proud of your job!

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The orangery is awaiting to be furnished!




By |2019-02-08T21:17:13+00:00March 24th, 2011|Categories: Belgian Pearls, Lefèvre Interiors|Tags: , |37 Comments


  1. La Maison Fou Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 4:28 PM - Reply

    It is looking fabulous!
    I love the base color and the base for everything looks great!
    I can't wait to see it furnished.

  2. Acquired Objects Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 4:37 PM - Reply

    Your orangery looks fabulous! Your painters really did an amazing job of matching the patina on your little vase. I can't wait to see the finished results with furnishings.

  3. Tamra Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 6:10 PM - Reply

    Beautiful! Will be any special treatment for the door? or does it stay as is? I love the baseboard carrying across the door, lovely idea.

  4. Brillante Interiors Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 6:11 PM - Reply

    I enjoyed the process and now I am waiting to see the finished look. Great project for a great designer!

  5. Ann Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 6:28 PM - Reply

    The plaster walls look fab!

    Greet- did they also use lime paint on top of the lime plaster? I just love lime paint and used it in my kitchen.

    Mona's interview post was wonderful!


  6. The enchanted home Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 7:23 PM - Reply

    Greet..this is coming along beauitfully. How fun its been to watch the "in progress" pictures and watch it come to life! So much fun….your interview and post was outstanding, enjoyed every word and every picture was a total delight for my every sense!! Congrats on getting this almost done..cannot wait to see it all fixed up with the furnishings!!

  7. under spanish moss Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 9:36 PM - Reply

    We are enjoying following the renovation. You must be so pleased with the progress and results. Can't wait to see it furnished!

    Great to learn more about you in Mona's interview!

  8. Teresa at Splendid Sass Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 9:39 PM - Reply

    Oh I love the plaster, Greet! I think that it is absolutely stunning. Can't wait to see the next phase.
    Have a great day, and I LOVED Mona's post!

  9. Mona thompson Friday, March 25, 2011 at 3:52 AM - Reply

    Thank-you again so much Greet for taking the time to do the interview with me. Everyone is really enjoying learning more about another creative side of you. You have a lot of fans and it is well deserved.

    The orangery is looking absolutely beautiful. The walls are perfection. I know you are so grateful to have such fabulous artisans to work with.

  10. red ticking Friday, March 25, 2011 at 4:51 AM - Reply

    a m a z i n g…….
    greet you have such an unbelievable eye… truly special…xx

  11. deborah Friday, March 25, 2011 at 5:29 AM - Reply

    Love, love, love your choice of color and finish… It will be beautiful when everything is placed. Great work!

  12. Vintage och morrhår Friday, March 25, 2011 at 6:06 AM - Reply

    WOW, it´s going to be amazing! Love the walls, the floor and the beautiful fireplace, did I miss something? What a wonderful place.

  13. Love Your Homes Friday, March 25, 2011 at 9:43 AM - Reply

    Greet, this looks wonderful….skilled artist teamwork.
    Enjoyed your Swedish post!

    My best,

  14. John Friday, March 25, 2011 at 12:31 PM - Reply

    Glorious!!! Since I'm a nuts and bolts guy, can you talk about the concealed door jamb and hinges for the door in the next to last picture. It's beautifully detailed!

  15. Marina Mott Friday, March 25, 2011 at 1:13 PM - Reply

    Amazing job!!xx

  16. eclecticrevisited Friday, March 25, 2011 at 1:24 PM - Reply

    Hi Greet,
    enjoyed Mona's interview of you and your gardens…
    love the colors of your new orangery…the plaster walls came out perfectly…

  17. Cindy Friday, March 25, 2011 at 1:41 PM - Reply

    Hi Greet,
    Your orangery is beautiful! I love it already and I know once it is finished it will be beyond gorgeous, your style is so lovely.
    Hugs, Cindy

  18. Classic Style Friday, March 25, 2011 at 2:48 PM - Reply

    Hi, looks amazing..looking forward to see you decorate it :)..and I saw your shoes to..hihi..just my style. Have a great weekend..
    (you ask if I had any newsletter for my blog, , you can join bloglovin and be my follower then you can choose email update:)Have a lovely weekend U2/Marie

  19. Dovecote Decor Friday, March 25, 2011 at 6:10 PM - Reply

    Loved the post! Drop by to see our fabulous imported French Basketeer Giveaway. To quote Andrea plastic bags are “so passé!”

  20. The Decorating Diva Friday, March 25, 2011 at 7:56 PM - Reply

    I love your Blog, am passing it on to lots of friends. As a Decorative Painter I have enjoyed watching the process on the walls. I can't wait to see the room finished!

  21. Kifus Friday, March 25, 2011 at 9:25 PM - Reply

    Ohh what a lovely patina! And maybe this is a bit off topic but Greet, I love your shoes! Classic, elegant and stylish!

    Have a beautiful weekend, my friend!

  22. quintessence Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 1:53 AM - Reply

    Greet – it's looking great!! Your painters did a wonderful job. Looking forward to the next phase.

  23. VictoriaArt Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 2:48 AM - Reply

    It's looking absolutely wonderful! Can't wait to see the finale!!!

  24. desde my ventana Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 11:58 AM - Reply


    Wonderful to see all that you enjoy and love your work. I like to see the process, very interesting.

    I hope that you enjoy this weekend ,



  25. Kris Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 5:24 PM - Reply


    The final finish on your walls is gorgeous! What a fantastic job your painters did! I can hardly to wait and see the room with the furniture placement. Will check out your interview with Mona.

    Have a great weekend.


  26. Splendid Willow Sunday, March 27, 2011 at 11:31 PM - Reply

    Greet, the room is coming together beautifully! And now the real fun begins – the furnishings! I know I will never be able to show off my own home after that… (:

    Loved Mona's post. She is a doll! And her house is also something to write home about.

    Love to you.

    P.S It has been a crazy busy week – sorry for my blog absense.

  27. Charlotta Ward Monday, March 28, 2011 at 2:58 AM - Reply

    Hello darling. I read your post on the weekend but didn't have a chance to leave a comment.

    Those walls have come out perfect! The match with the fire place is amazing and I can imagine you are more than pleased with their work!

    It will be fun to follow the next steps in dressing the room. What a fabulous place to enjoy as Spring warms up into Summer!

    Warm hugs and happy new week to you!

    x Charlotta

  28. Fashion Mom Monday, March 28, 2011 at 12:25 PM - Reply

    Greetje , het resultaat ziet er prachtig uit! Zeer mooi hoe je de deur verwerkt hebt. De stijl , het gebruikte materiaal, alles past xxx

  29. Fashion Mom Monday, March 28, 2011 at 12:31 PM - Reply

    Ben een kijkje gaan nemen op Mona's blog, wat een leuke post!
    Uw huis is prachtig Greetje, het doet ons allemaal wegdromen…………

  30. Luciane at Monday, March 28, 2011 at 2:18 PM - Reply

    Good morning, my Dear Greet!

    You have no idea how happy I felt when I read your comment. You're the sweetest person ever! I must say I'm so happy to find out I'm pregnant. I never thought of having 3 children, but it's just a wonderful Blessing God is giving to us. Thank you so much for your support. You're so darling!

    Your house is simply amazing, Greet. It's a dream! You are very talented and have a great taste.

    Have a wonderful week!


    Luciane at

  31. designchic Monday, March 28, 2011 at 4:44 PM - Reply

    Greet it is looking gorgeous…can hardly wait to see it once you put your magic touch on the furnishings…heading to one of my other favorite blogs to read about Swedish gardening!!

  32. Marias Château Monday, March 28, 2011 at 8:12 PM - Reply

    How happy I am that you left a few lines on my blog:).

    Your home is so incredibly beautiful and I really love to read about your projects.

    You have really managed to inspire me and my future housing developments, so many thanks for that:).

    I'll be back soon!!

    Take care

  33. Viera Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 12:02 PM - Reply

    Greet, it is shaping to be fabulous.
    Your place is absolutely perfect.

  34. Greet,
    It's looking SPLENDID! Thank you for taking us along on your journey.

  35. Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 12:36 PM - Reply

    Hello, love the plaster wall! Just found your blog and love the photos and information. I am your newest follower!

  36. self build conservatory Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 4:24 AM - Reply

    Its good and the base color is very pretty.

  37. Matthew Lewis Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at 4:51 AM - Reply

    Those are all beautiful! You have provided some new design house. Our architects will design for you a glass structure that meets all your requirements in unique style. Thanks… Orangeries

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