Kamis, 31 Maret 2011


So because of this......

we had to build this.........

Let's rewind shall we?
So the cute pooch is just that....an amazingly cute pooch named "Chrissy" although we will probably re-name her because I am not vibing on Chrissy.....I think Frankie suits her more. Anyways back to the fence...the adoption agency will not let us have her until we secure our perimeter....and rightly so. We have coyotes in these parts and she has to be safe.  

Please email me if you want the real "how to version". We were toally inspired by the brick house and there sweet fence building skills!

 We started by purchasing some really expensive clear A redwood...only to realize we wasted money on this fancy brand of wood and that the Home Depot version of their redwood dog ear planks would work just peachy! All we did was lop off the lame dog ear and flip the planks to be horizontal. First we had to rip all of the previous owners crappy landscaping out

before carnage

after carnage

Then after various stages of watching my sweaty husband work away as I sipped NyQuil in the corner shit started to come together!

Whilst he was heaving and ho-ing away, I managed to make my way to Home goods to infect all I came in contact with.....and buy some pots.

Quick DIY
White one ....on sale...painted it black...end of...12 bucks

 I planted some succulents that I purchased at Home Depot. We put some pea gravel to cover the dirt.... This crap is only 5 bones a bag so...it worked

Finished Fence.......Now we just have one more 25 foot side to go and the Puppy will be OURS!!!

Orangery redo – Final version


I am pleased to share with you today the pictures of the finishing part of our orangery-redo. The pictures are taken by me with a cybershot Sony camera, so forgive me for my unprofessional photographie.


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Coffee table executed by our company Lefèvre Interiors.


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The existing sofa is slipcovered with the identical linen as the upholstery of the new large sofa opposite.

BeforeBefore2Photo credit : Fotografie Claude Smekens

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The color of the lime paint is much warmer than the flat cool grey painted walls before.

BeforeBefore3 Photo credit : Fotografie Claude Smekens



At the upper part of the chimney mantelpiece we hung a group of antlers.


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To obtain a more straight and clean look, I have chosen for a fixed upholstered large sofa.


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This will be my new reading corner!

BeforeIMG_6738Photo credit : Efi De Grande

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I just love the color of my antique vase I placed on the chimney piece.


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The orangery is much warmer, lighter, much airier and more peaceful than before. Aren’t you agree?

For my readers who have missed the orangery-redo in progress and who are interested in reading about it, click here, here and here.


Custom made furniture;  seating & decoration : Lefèvre Interiors

Linen fabrics : Libeco

Painting : Dankers Decor


I am curious about your thoughts!



Rabu, 30 Maret 2011

Blaming the Dayquil

I am so hyped up on NyQuil that I forgot to post my newest DIY this morning!
I went to World Market last week and found these two napkins that were 25% off of 2.99... and fell in love with the pattern. At 2 bucks each they were basically free so I had to snag them up. I busted out the old sewing machine and made these suckers into a throw pillow... How cute!
I only made one but I think I will go back once I am done dying in my bed and buy some more. When pillows can be made for that cheap you almost HAVE to make them!


Block Party

Because I have a lethal combination of the plague ,black lung, bronchitis and possibly a bit of scurvy, my brain is to sick to think straight. Here is a lot of pictures of things I am diggin on right now. I am really vibing on theses block printed fabrics, especially the iconic Marigold Block design which has been popping up all over the place .
It's ethnic but classic. 

some of the best Block Fabric Makers out there include...but are not limited to


Contact me if your interested in pricing of any of these fabrics...xoxoxo