Senin, 31 Oktober 2011

Who WON????

We have a winner winner for the awesome  O'verlay  Giveaway... 



here ya go

Lucky number 49

Lauren Johnson

please contact me here to claim your prize!

Remember when I said I was using these in a project.....WELL

here is what I did with em

I can't show you the whole finished project yet because it may or may not be 

*wink wink*

in a certain online publication...hmm

Happy Halloweiner

Sabtu, 29 Oktober 2011

A sneak peek


Dear readers, I want to thank you for all of your sweet comments and received emails on my post about Mango! I was so surprised and deeply touched by your lovely and supporting words. Thank you so much!


A few weeks ago I posted about one of the latest LEFEVRE INTERIORS’ projects we were working on HERE.  The project is almost finished and yesterday we were very busy hanging draperies. We are not finished yet but I do hope that one of the next days I will be able to post a few ‘after’ pictures of the finished project on my blog.


Today I will give you yet a sneak peek into the room.


1Lefèvre Interiors    After (Photo by me)


5 Before (Photo by me)


I wish everyone of you a wonderful weekend! And thank you again for following my blog and being so interested in my posts! I so appreciate it!!



Kamis, 27 Oktober 2011

My new love

I might think that some of you do know that I started learning horse back riding a year ago.

As a child I dreamed about learning horseback riding and having a horse of my own. But my parents were very anxious about it and that is why I had not  the opportunity to start taking riding lessons in my childhood.

Since we moved to the countryside about 5 years ago, I noticed horses and horseriders all around because there are a lot of equestrian schools and horse breeding farms in our neighbourhood.

I told Jan that I was so sorry to not have had the opportunity to learn horseriding as a child and that I felt too ‘old’ to start now.

But Jan encouraged me and said that if I really wanted to start learning it, I had to take my chance, even at my age!

And so I did!!!

A year ago I pulled my boots on and took my chance! I took lessons dressage at a local manège and believe it or not, after a few falls and ups (literally!!!),

and many lessons later, I felt ready for my own horse!!! Can you believe it!


And here she is! My new love, Mango.


Mango is a 17 year old mare and is of German origine. Her mother is a Hanoverian and her father is an Oldenburg horse, both known for their gentle character.


I ride Mango since the month of May and she is so sweet, so adorable and understanding!! It is so important that as a beginner equestrian, you choose ‘a horse that is able to write and to read’ (a saying we often use here)! So Mango is a 17 years old mare and she is used to have beginners horse riding on her back.

In fact she learned me a lot these past months and she even loves to jump!! She won several jumping competitions.

I am definitely not aiming to start jumping!! Oh no! I will be very satisfied If I could make some progress in dressage in the near future. I will never become a professional equestrian but I don’t care!

My real aim is to enjoy being with her, to ride on her back a few times a week, to take care of her and to give her the opportunity to have a pleasant retirement. She deserves this!


5Jan and me and our new family-member.

Sorry for the blurry photos, all taken with my cell phone!



Me, very concentrated of course!




With this post I want to thank my husband Jan for encouraging and supporting me to make my child’s dream come true!!

Thank you dear!




Fab Fabs!

I love a good fabric....

I especially love a good deal on a fabric!

Spoonflower always carries such awesome prints. 

I spent a good hour looking around last night and I was in love with A LOT of goodies...

Are these not AMAZING!!!!




I could do some cool stuff with the above!

Don't forget to enter the GIVEAWAY

Also, make sure to follow me on twitter to see updates of whats going on in my current clients installation! 

Rabu, 26 Oktober 2011

when i say give you say AWAY





who wants to get an exclusive shot to win a brand spanking new... 

hot off the press...

fresh outta the oven...

you get the idea


My lovely and brilliant pal Danika from the awesome blog Gorgeous Shiny Things
got together with her pal Cheryle and started a pretty special company called O'verlays

They are decorative fretwork panels made to fit onto furniture to add a little Vavavoom.

Wanna know what the best part is...
they fit on everything from IKEA stuff, to vintage stuff, to whatever you want..they can custom as well!


so anyways,

Here is the brand new pattern called the Dee Dee...its a little take on the famed Dorothy Draper chest.

You like it..??
great, then


here is how

1. Go Follow Overlay's on Twitter here

2. Go like Overlay's on Facebook here

3. While your at it, go give Gorgeous Shiny Thing some love here

if you are not sick of me yet ....

4. Follow me on twitter here and retweet this special giveaway!

5.You can like me on Facebook here

Leave separate comments when you do this stuff so you get extra entries... 

I will announce the winner on Monday Oct.31st.

Please make sure to leave me a way to contact you!


Selasa, 25 Oktober 2011

Things in the land of blog

First things First 
Yours truly is being featured on the "Style at Home" section of the go to style source Glitter Guide today!!

Please go show me some love and go like glitter guide on Facebook and follow them on twitter and spread the word...

G.G creator Taylor contacted me a while back and I jumped on the chance of being featured in such an inspiring daily read....wouldn't you?


The pics of my pad are all kinds of pretty!!!

The lovely and talented Jessie webster took the photos. If you don't already follow her blog PLEASE go do so.


Bare with me this week.

I am wrapping up an installation of a house here in Sunny Santa Monica CA!

I can't wait for you lovers to scope it. I'll be tweeting progress and happenings so make sure to go follow me 

tomorrow I am doing a GIVEAWAY!!

so come on back here and get involved...

Senin, 24 Oktober 2011

Autumn-time = Fireplace gathering


I hope you all have enjoyed the Autumn weekend!

I enjoyed gathering around the fireplace with my family!

Autumn-time means fireplace gathering.


FP12 source 1st dibs  Photo credit Melanie Acevedo


FP7House of Porters


FP14 source


FP8Schouwen Standaert


FP5 source unknown


FP6 Kordekor


FP3source here


FP4 source unknown


FP2 source here


FP11source unknown


Chalet 49 (Isabel Lopez Quesada)Isabel López Quesada


FP9Vicki Archer   Photo credit Carla Coulson


FP13Peter Pennoyer Architects


FP15 My library Lefèvre Interiors  Photo credit Fotografie Claude Smekens


FP1 source unknown


I wish you a wonderful start of this new week!



Jumat, 21 Oktober 2011

Friday Obsessions

Leather & Lucite

I never get sick of seeing you???

in other news

I will be partaking in a plethora of festivities involving my brothers WEDDING!!! 

My little brother is getting married on Sunday which is emotional and exciting and I couldn't be happier for him...


Next week I will be having an AMAZING giveaway, so check back round here

Kamis, 20 Oktober 2011


Sorry for my absence yesterday!!! 

It's one of those crazy weeks AGAIN..

My bro is getting married on Sunday, so it's been a week filled with tons of work then tons of events and wedding happenings.

I did manage to get the AOK from Client Awesome, for her little man's playroom.

ain't this cute

cutey tooty