Rabu, 31 Juli 2013


Just popping in today to share a glimpse into my daily life via my instagram feed.
Are you all on Instagram? I was pretty late to the game but it has quickly become my favourite form of social media. It's so fun to see what you are all up to each day.
If you don't have Instagram...well, it's time loves, it's time. But in the meantime you can catch up here.
 ^My new prints came from The Aestate, including the original watercolor of the Yves St. Laurent leopard loafers. Couldn't be more excited! The gallery wall is coming along..
^Some additional art I've been gathering. Loving the little oil landscape I scored at the flea market recently. See more info on my butterfly taxidermy here.
^Got a huge bag of my favourite candy! What is your favourite?
 ^ Working on rendering leather in class this term
^One of my fave dresses from BCBG
^My best Olsen twin impression, wearing my mom's vintage sunnies circa 1970s
^Spent the day at the Blue Jay game with my brother and his gf on Sunday. A perfect day in my perfect city <3
 ^Couldn't be more pleased with my sandals from Marsha's Closet (or the wonderful customer service...thanks again for shipping to Canada guys!).

So come on now! Let's be instafriends so I can snoop your life too!

Belgian Pearls 4th Anniversary



Dear friends and readers,  today I ceIebrate the 4th anniversary of Belgian Pearls. I can’t believe that I am blogging for 4 years now !

Four years ago today I started this new adventure and I had no idea that this virtual world would bring me so much joy, inspiration and so many friends from around the world! The past 4 years I have had a great time in sharing with you the things I love and that inspire me and the things I wanted you to know about Belgium.

With every post I write, I do hope to bring you something new, something that inspires you and that makes your day!

I would love to thank all of you for reading and commenting my posts, for being there, following Belgian Pearls from behind your screen.

I do receive so many emails with questions about interior design issues, about antiques dealers and places to visit in Belgium…Please forgive me I can’t find time to reply them all (wish I could) !!! I do hope you will understand.

A huge thank you to all my blogcolleagues who were so sweet to support me in several blogging issues the past 4 years!

And thank you to all my friends who invited me to come over for a visit to meet each other in person. I hope I will be able to visit some of you in one of the next years!



I really do hope to keep on inspiring you with my future blogposts.


Thank you


Selasa, 30 Juli 2013

Dress Form Decor

I love the idea of using fashion or jewelry as decor, and what better way to display (and have the option to change it up) than with a dress form? They even look good unadorned...totally sculptural and reminiscent of a PG nude bust, no?
The Things That Matter by Nate Berkus via The Glamorai
Kat Tanita via Glitter Guide
The Things that Matter by Nate Berkus via The Glamourai
Mark and Sally Bailey via Apartment Therapy
via Rue Mag
A whole lot of gorgeous, in my opinion! Do any of you have one?

Jumat, 26 Juli 2013

Slowing down….


Hello my friends and readers! I do hope you all enjoy these Summer Days as much as I do!

I am not that much behind my pc these days! Forgive me! I need to slow down a bit.

Enjoying Summertime …


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Enjoy these Summer Days!

Talk to you soon!



Selasa, 23 Juli 2013

Flea Market Find: Staffordshire Dogs

A few weeks ago I hit up the Aberfoyle antique market with my best friend Laura.
This flea market is the shit y'all- the oldest and biggest in Canada and home to amazing finds such as the bar cart I got last summer that I am still working on styling....shhhhhh.
Ever since Lindsay posted about Staffordshire Dogs here, I've been what one might call obsessed.
So when I happened upon this beautiful pair for $25 freakin dollars at the flea, well let's just say I was happier than a camel on hump day.
 I'm still hunting for the perfect spot to put them, but for now they are enjoying creeping out my friends lounging on my side table....I also need a new side table.

Here is some more Staffordshire goodness so you, too, can become obsessed:
^Christine Dovey via Style at Home
^Naomi Stein via Design Manifest

^ via Lonny Mag
^via Little Green Notebook
^Anna Spiro via Gracefully Searching

I'm especially smitten with my girl Hannah's adorable salt and pepper shaker version:
^via Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget
Still on the hunt for my turquoise foo dogs though, the regret continues to haunt me. Can you believe I'm really more of a cat person?

Senin, 22 Juli 2013

Office Nook

 Happy Monday loves! Did you all have a fabulous weekend?

I've made some changes to my office nook lately. Part of it has to do with needing a spot for my gold perfume prints, and part of it has to do with the fact that I couldn't bear to be apart from my bamboo chairs any longer. I hauled one out of storage (aka Mom and Dad's basement) and it looks so perfect here. The gold prints (from I See Noise) will move soon, but they are looking pretty glam in their temporary home.
Maybe I will actually start blogging from my desk rather than my bed if it looks this good!

Belgium welcomes new King Philippe



Yesterday, on July 21, National Day, Belgium celebrated the inauguration of the new King Philippe.

Philippe has become the seventh King of the Belgians, following the abdication of his father King Albert II after 20 years on the throne.

King Philippe

King Philippe of Belgium and Queen Mathilde on the balcony of the Royal Palace in Brussels.

Picture source here




Sabtu, 20 Juli 2013

Living room update


The last weeks before our annual holidays we were occupied finalizing clients’ projects. I hadn’t found time to complete the decoration of our living room!  I do hope to furnish the room in one of the following weeks.

I am very happy to tell that one of the previous days, we finally were able to hang the curtains, which completely changed the look of our living room.


If you missed my earlier posts about our living room redo, please click HERE and HERE.



One of the employees of manufacturer of custom-made window treatments Patrick Ponseele Raamdecoratie at work.



My choice of fabrics.

C&C MilCPaneling & home made patina Lefèvre Interiors

Curtain fabric C&C Milano – Lining fabric Vano



And here is a sneak peek of the living room as it looks today.




French bouillonné


Next time I hope to show you chosen furniture, decorative accessories and lighting fixtures.


For more information, please contact Lefèvre Interiors at http://www.lefevre.be/

or Patrick Ponseele Window Treatment at http://www.patrickponseele.be


To be continued…


Enjoy this July weekend !



Kamis, 18 Juli 2013

Thrifted Thursdays: Love on Sunday

Is it Thursday already? Time is flying my loves.
Today is a fun day because I'm over at Love on Sunday sharing my favourite thrifted find. You better believe that playing favourites with my treasures is no easy task...can you guess what I chose?

Amy is awesome. She is a fellow Toronto blogger (holla!) and design enthusiast. She is even in design school too! Pretty much twins, you know? Take a look at her fabulous city home:
Her styling is too good, right? That second image is so very Kelly Wearstler and has my heart. 
I'm now more convinced than ever that I need a nude... are you blushing?

So head on over and see if you're right about my fave thrifted item and to fall in love with Amy's blog! And don't forget to enter yesterday's giveaway if you know anyone with a baby in their lives...