Spend an Autumn weekend in your outbuilding or home extension

/Spend an Autumn weekend in your outbuilding or home extension

Spend an Autumn weekend in your outbuilding or home extension

Hello to everyone! I know it’s already a week ago I wrote my last blogpost! I am so sorry for that, but it is a very busy period in business for me. I hope you will understand?!

Today I show you some images of the inside of beautiful outbuildings and home extensions!


But before watching the video, I hope you will enjoy the images.

The outbuilding or home extension is one of the most wonderful places to relax, the enjoy the Autumn sun and beautiful fall colors! So, it is a nice place to spend an Autumn weekend.

Whether you love to be alone, reading a good book, or whether you love to invite friends for an Autumn meal, an outbuilding or home extension is a gorgeous place to enjoy your Autumn weekend.


Notice the Autumn sun falling in this room.


Even fall colored furniture.



So nice to have a fire place in your outbuilding.


Ready for your dinner with friends?


Beautiful fall colors.








I am sure that a lot you, my readers and blogfriends, will remember the images on below, seen in Veranda, a few years ago.

They are all of the gorgeous house of our Belgian couturier Edouard Vermeulen. His fashion label is called Natan.





The house is called the “Rozenhout” estate. It is an 18th century country house, or “gentilhommière, situated in a glorious parkland.

In close collaboration with the Belgian architect Raymond Rombouts, the original house was improved and a pavilion added.

Edouard Vermeulen – himself an interior designer before he made his name in the world of haute couture – took care of the interior decoration : a timeless and subtle color palette, in the same spirit of his exclusive collections.

This morning I watched the beautiful video of the house tour on a local TV station and I really wanted to share it with you!

It is a Dutch spoken video but you really don’t need to understand the Dutch language to enjoy this vido.

So, sit down, relax, click on the image below, open your computer on full screen and ENJOY !


I wish you all a fantastic Autumn weekend !!!



images : Luc D’Hulst; Walda Pairon; Veranda

By |2018-07-11T10:57:15+00:00October 2nd, 2010|Categories: Belgian Pearls|Tags: , , |38 Comments


  1. a Broad Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 1:51 PM - Reply

    Every photo is more fabulous than the next.
    I have to go back and spend at least an hour and just enjoy each one.

    * In the US, an "out house" used to be the toilet that was outside of the house. A long time ago when many (poor) people had no plumbing.

  2. desde my ventana Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 2:01 PM - Reply

    Hello Greet,
    We have missed your post this week, but today you give us a post full of good ideas and inspiration to decorate our house this autumn.
    Thank you for giving us so many images full of beauty,
    I hope that you are spending a great and rested weekend,

  3. Acquired Objects Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 2:22 PM - Reply

    I had to laugh when I read your opening line of “outhouse” in New England that’s a toilet…lol. But thankfully I understood the extension part and what a lovely wonderful part it is! Fall is my favorite time of year, love the light it’s so mysterious. Funny but your previous post on Edouard Vermeulen was my introduction into the world of blogs, it was the very first blog post I had ever seen, so thank you. Love, LOVE his home, it’s stunning!

  4. The-Countrypolitan Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 2:34 PM - Reply

    Greet… your headline really caught my attention… and I had to laugh out loud!

    Spending the weekend in an out-house conjures up visions of someone in a previous century without indoor plumbing, whose own personal plumbing had issues…

    But your out houses are awesome! Fabulous photos… and I can't wait to see the video. ~Terri

  5. Greet Lefèvre Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 2:53 PM - Reply

    Ok my friends, I have replaced out-house by outbuilding!

  6. Mona Thompson Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 3:18 PM - Reply

    Greet, I ALWAYS love reading your lovely posts, but this has to be one of my all time favorites. I had to save almost every image for future inspiration. Every single room is just incredible. Just the way we all long to live. Surrounded by warmth and beauty. Thanks soooo much. Have a great weekend. Mona

  7. Liz, Viive and Benji Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 3:34 PM - Reply

    Hi Greet: I haven't been posting like a good bloggy girl, but I'm doing a guest post, I think today on Velvet and Linen, so I'm leaving Bobby McAlpine up, so that her readers can see it, and my readers can see my post at her place. So confusing. I love the conservatory houses, I see you've been set straight on the out house concept in America. I'm curious if they are a big deal to heat, or if they get very hot in the summer. I love the one with the stenciled floor on the tile. That is a new idea for me. Also, in the video, the EV manor house is a spectacular juxtaposition of immaculate and old. The balance between modern and traditional is perfection, but it feels a bit impersonal more like a hotel. Not to say it isn't beautiful, just slightly cold. Do you feel the same way? I'll come back and check.

  8. Karena Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 3:34 PM - Reply

    Greet, I love your fabulous images and think that outdoor spaces and conservatories are wonderful. Stunning examples!

    Art by Karena

  9. La Petite Gallery Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 4:05 PM - Reply

    Please adopt an old lady. I enclosed my patio this Summer. It is nowhere as gorgeous as your rooms. I can never get enough windows.
    Greet, it is all so very lovey. Enjoy it sweet Lady.


  10. Splendid Sass Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 4:13 PM - Reply

    Such a wonderful way to start my Saturday, Greet! You made up for the week, and the rooms and the video are absolutely beautiful! The walls and molding, not to mention everything else about the gorgeous home, were over-the-top beautiful!
    Have a nice weekend.

  11. Anonymous Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 4:21 PM - Reply

    Lovely! But they are missing a few shutters though 🙂

  12. French-Kissed Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 4:49 PM - Reply

    You are forgiven my dear…seems we are all so busy right now and hopefully that is a very good thing. You more than redeem yourself with the wonderful double treat you served up for us here. I would be sheer delight to settle into any one of these gorgeous orangeries. The perfect interlude between the in and out of doors. And oh the video! while I don't speak Dutch, these beautiful and amazing images are understood and appreciated in any language. Hope you are enjoying a wonderful Autumn weekend.


  13. Miss Baptista Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 5:27 PM - Reply

    Super !
    Hij heeft overschot van gelijk
    gras en bomen
    meer moet dat niet zijn !
    Ook de soberheid laat zijn huis stralen.

  14. Sue Murphy@ life as a house Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 6:11 PM - Reply

    Thank you ! Thank you! These images are wonderful and the video made my week.

  15. HOUND HILL DESIGN Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 6:35 PM - Reply

    Hello Greet!
    Thank you for this feast for my eyes…so much beauty. I loved watching the video and was hoping that after spending four years in a boarding school in Holland in my youth I would still be able to understand Dutch. Unfortunately, that was not the case! I was so upset that I could not understand what Mr. Vermuelen was saying about about the use of white in his home! As I look at these beautiful homes in Belgium I always wonder what you all think about Restoration Hardware catalogue version of it. I actually see very little resemblance between RH version and these elegant interiors. Thank you Greet for always giving us a peek at what is happening in Europe – it is very, very inspiring.

  16. Beadboard UpCountry Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 6:56 PM - Reply

    If this is what you do after not posting for a week, then take more blog time off!!!!!!! This was fabulous! We watched the video at the shop when we had a minute….. We loved all of this!!!!He has a beautiful home and your pictures of the outdoor Fall rooms were fabulous….I loved every one…….We got some ideas for ours……….Thanks! xo MA & Robes

  17. Ika Wael Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 7:05 PM - Reply

    Dear Greet,

    It is always wonderful to have a look at your blog! Thank you so much and have a nice weekend.


  18. Linda in AZ * Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 7:17 PM - Reply

    *** I am SAVING this to visit again n' again… later today, tomorrow and "whenever" I need a shot in the arm again of the magnifience, sheer beauty and patina truly ONLY found in beautiful Europe, Greet!!!

    In our 18 years of living in Europe & visiting so many countries, cherished olde beauty like this is my FAVORITE thing to think of and remember!!! (Okay, and the FOOD a*n*d the SKIING were SIMPLY INCREDIBLE, too, I must admit!!!)…

    Some of these photos almost, LITERALLY, TOOK MY BREATH AWAY… THANK YOU, Greet!!!

    Warmest wishes,
    Linda in AZ *

  19. swedecollection Sunday, October 3, 2010 at 1:21 AM - Reply

    I could not get the video to work. Is anyone else having that problem? His house is one of my all time favorites and I really want to see the video.

  20. Chookie Sunday, October 3, 2010 at 10:54 AM - Reply

    I enjoyed both your pictures and the video (I wonder, does Edouard Vermeulen speak Dutch with a Belgian accent?). His house is lovely, though I confess I was wondering where his radio, TV, telephone, microwave, and fridge were! What meterial is the staircase made of?

  21. Princesa Nadie Sunday, October 3, 2010 at 1:34 PM - Reply

    Meeting you has been a great pleasure
    Visiting you I have dreamt living in that beautiful and lovely house,Thanks for let me do it

  22. CÉLINE CHOLLET Sunday, October 3, 2010 at 2:26 PM - Reply

    Bonjour Greet !
    Toujours de superbes intérieurs…
    Ces vérandas ouvertes sur les jardins doivent être très agréables à vivre !
    Merci pour ces ambiances d'automne ! C'est aussi ma saison préférée.
    À bientôt,

  23. Picture Of Elegance Sunday, October 3, 2010 at 8:22 PM - Reply

    Thank you for sharing the amazing photos. Truly romantic!

  24. SPLENDEROSA Monday, October 4, 2010 at 2:20 AM - Reply

    Greet, I've been missing all my favorite bloggers as I've been ill for a few weeks, nothing serious & now I am fine. To return to find this astoundingly beautiful post is simply splendid. You are one of the most beautiful & talented women I've ever known. Thank you for all the work that goes into your beautiful blog.
    Sending love…Marsha

  25. Splendid Willow Monday, October 4, 2010 at 4:49 AM - Reply

    Now these are areas for some serious entertaining! I can just envison guests floating (you don't want to sit in case you miss something!) between the indoors and outdoors. Amazing rooms.

    I am off to watch the video.

    Happy new week to you dear!

  26. The Zhush Monday, October 4, 2010 at 12:29 PM - Reply

    Loving these gorgeous photos, the autumn light and all the windows! Amazing estate as well!

  27. Heather at Satisfying Spaces Monday, October 4, 2010 at 2:38 PM - Reply

    I want one! What beautiful spaces. Thanks for sharing them with us. 🙂

    Have a great week!

  28. Acanthus and Acorn Monday, October 4, 2010 at 8:38 PM - Reply

    All fantastic images and beautiful apaces. I would want to live in these "outbuildings". In the states we call them conservatories…do you know this name too? Anyway, I loved them all thanks so much!

  29. Design Elements Monday, October 4, 2010 at 11:26 PM - Reply

    love these gorgeous pics! thanks for sharing!

  30. Cindy Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 4:35 PM - Reply

    Hello my friend,
    Wow, a look into the lives of the rich and famous. I love the outdoor rooms, they are truly gorgeous.
    The video was very interesting, what a lovely mansion that designer has.
    Thanks for the chance to see it.
    Hugs, Cindy

  31. Deborah Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 10:41 PM - Reply

    Elegant – everything in the video – including Mr. Vermuelen.. as are your beautiful posts. Many thanks.

  32. Laura C. Bielecki (Luxury Interiors) Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 11:11 PM - Reply

    Gorgeous photos with beautiful light quality and a very regal yet homely feel. I wish I could sit in an addition like that for coffee in the morning! Thanks for sharing!

  33. Dovecote Decor Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 2:02 PM - Reply

    I did not mind one bit, visiting those beautiful outbuildings one more time! I can only manage a post a week, at best. I'll be back soon.

  34. 100 Applegate Friday, October 8, 2010 at 3:25 AM - Reply

    Absolutely Beautiful!! Best, Connie

  35. VICTORIA BELLOW Friday, October 8, 2010 at 6:08 AM - Reply

    Outstanding images!very delightful post yet so chic and looks elegant spaces…decorated so well!Everything about the space is perfectly arranged and Gorgeous!

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  37. Things That Inspire Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at 10:47 AM - Reply

    Greet, I am so thrilled to see more of this beautiful home in the video. I wish I could find the book on the architect who helped to renovate it – Homage Raymond Rombouts – I can't seem to find it anywhere.

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