Regency library part II

/Regency library part II

Regency library part II


Dear readers, a few weeks ago I told you about a Lefèvre Interiors library project, completely executed in the English Regency style. If you missed this post, you can read it HERE .


Lefèvre Interiors design sketch_thumb%5B2%5DLefèvre Interiors initial design sketch of the Regency styled library.


Remember I mentionned that I really needed to visit our client to take some ‘after’ pictures!

A couple of days after posting about this project, I received an email from our client , sending me…yes indeed…’after’ pictures!!! So I realized that my client was also a reader of my blog!!!! I was very surprised and enchanted at the same time!


Mahogany library bookcases assembled at our client’s home.




The following pictures are the ‘after’ pictures I received from our client.3 


Notice the British Regency period (1811-1820) elements: mahogany armchairs, double desk and especially the daybed. All this, together with the collection of antiques on the chimney and the skin of leopard on the daybed.testifies to a great classicism.

5 Beautiful daybed after a design by GEORGE SMITH (1756 – 1826).


Together with Thomas Hope (read more about Thomas Hope in my previous post HERE), GEORGE SMITH was a renown designer of the English Regency period. As being an Egyptologist in his earlier career, he was of course an enthusiast for the new Egyptian style. He published his “Collection of Designs for Household Furniture and Interior Decoration” in 1808, and four years later he published a further volume, “Collection of Ornamental Design After the Manner of the Antique”. George Smith was delighted by Egyptian ornaments and found it a novelty he could not resist using to the full. Later he went on to produce a further major volume  which he proudly called “The Cabinet Makers and Upholsterers Guide” .

2012-02-27_180126Designs from “The Cabinet Makers and Upholsterers Guide” (1826) by George Smith 


7Bookcase with Egyptian ornaments.


10 A collection of antique pieces on the chimney.



Mission accomplished,don’t you think?


I am extremely thankful to my client for taking the time to send me these gorgeous pictures!




  1. Het lijstje van brocante Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 7:40 AM - Reply

    Of dat we zo terug in de tijd gaan Greet!!!!
    Prachtig gemaakt…….en smaakvol ingericht.
    Ik zou mij zo thuis voelen!!!!
    Nog een fijne dag & lieve groetjes,

  2. Divine Theatre Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 10:18 AM - Reply

    Oh my goodness! I could cry, it's so beautiful!


  3. Castles Crowns and Cottages Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 11:15 AM - Reply

    SO MAGNIFICENT mijn vriendin! Only you, only YOUR company could come up with these exquisite designs and results! I am SURE that your clients are satisfied 100% !!! Anita

  4. The enchanted home Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 11:51 AM - Reply

    Beautiful Greet. Love it all finished with all the furniture and lighting. Great job!

  5. Home and Lifestyle Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 2:02 PM - Reply

    Wat zal dat goed voelen om 'after' foto's te ontvangen van een blije klant, Greet. De ruimte leent zich trouwens bijzonder goed voor deze metamorfose, het ziet er prachtig uit!!

    Liefs, Ingrid

  6. Thoughts on Design Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 4:48 PM - Reply

    Bravo, Greet! Your client has wonderfully eclectic taste! The Eames Chair fits in beautifully, as does the iMac…

    I'm curious about a couple things. The decorative grate on the fireplace. Is it still a working fireplace? And I wish I could see details of the plaster molding in the ceiling. Is it original to the house?


  7. Lost in Provence Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 5:33 PM - Reply

    Greet, this is so beautiful and it looks as if it has always been this way–that is the best compliment that I can come up with to tell you!!

  8. Maison de lin Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 5:56 PM - Reply

    Hello Greet,

    I find it very nice to see one of your beautiful projects completely finished. This reflects very good taste and exceptional craftsmanship!!!!

    Thanks to sharring this whit us.

  9. Fleaing France Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 6:05 PM - Reply

    It is stunning as is everything that I have seen thus far on this site. Congratulations to your clients for having the foresight to choose so wisely in the design arena!

  10. French-Kissed Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 6:10 PM - Reply

    Another beautiful project…I just love the details and the authenticity of design. Your clients must be so pleased.


  11. billie Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 6:51 PM - Reply

    Such a sophisticated and beautiful space to enjoy books. The books must feel honored. Lovely room, Greet.

  12. Cindy Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 12:16 AM - Reply

    Oh Greet, that library is so beautiful! I love it, it's so stately and elegant. Your business has done it again!
    Hugs, Cindy

  13. chibiaion Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 3:56 AM - Reply

    OMG! This is the perfect library for me. Love the details and those exquisite decors. Perfection!

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  14. Ideezine Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 1:21 PM - Reply

    These beautiful pieces look so natural as if they are treasured antique pieces. They are stunning in this space and wonderful to look at. Beautiful!

  15. Anne@A Little Fur in the Paint Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 10:29 PM - Reply

    Lovely blog; I'm a new follower!
    Anne ♥

  16. Renae Moore Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 12:39 AM - Reply

    Such beautiful work Greet….I know it is a wonderful feeling of gratification. The craftsmen you have are outstanding!

  17. HRH The Duchess of State Friday, March 2, 2012 at 1:48 AM - Reply

    Dahhling, I love the after photos! You know by now I absolutely love your beatiful work.

  18. Splendid Willow Friday, March 2, 2012 at 5:49 AM - Reply

    Your client is grateful for YOU! Stunning craftmanship. Classic and timeless – to be enjoyed by generations to come.

    5 stars my friend.

    Love to you and Happy Weekend!

    ox, Mon

  19. pinkertonjamesl Friday, March 2, 2012 at 7:25 AM - Reply

    Different style of library interior designs are look so beautiful.There are so many different things for the decorations.It look so innovative creations.


  20. The Paper Mulberry - Glenda Steel Friday, March 2, 2012 at 9:03 AM - Reply

    How elegant dear Greet and what wonderful craftsmanship! Thank you so much for sharing these fascinating projects. Warmest of hugs – Glenda xxxx

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