Jumat, 30 Agustus 2013

Kitchens on the Brain - High Gloss White

Hi loves! I've got a mean case of kitchens on the brain. I'm guessing it's partly due to my brother's current kitchen renovation....but MOSTLY due to my new kitchen designer position which I will be starting in two weeks! I'm looking forward to giving clients their dream kitchens.

In preparation for my new job, I've been thinking about styles of kitchens that differ from my own go-to preferred style of classic white shaker cabinetry. Today, I'm getting inspired by a more modern take on kitchen cabinets: high gloss white.
via Style at Home
 ^ I love Style at Home editor Erin McLaughlin's high gloss kitchen because it is the perfect balance of contemporary and traditional.
via Vogue
Toronto Condo via Comfree.com
via Apartment Therapy
I'm sort of loving the simplicity of these cabinets and the way they reflect the light. I bet they'd be easy to wipe down too!

Are you guys fans of high gloss cabinets!?
Have a great long weekend!!

Kamis, 29 Agustus 2013

Look For Less - Lucite Clutch

Honestly, I haven't been this excited about a fashion find in a long time. I've been covetting a lucite clutch for many months now, but the price tag of the ones I've seen made me think it was never going to happen. I even considered DIYing my own, a la Stripes and Sequins, but never got around to it.

But loves, Forever 21 has come through again with the ultimate save:
forever 21 / charlotte olympia
Now that's what I call a deal! (Am I the only one who things it's crazy to spend a grand on a small plastic box?...no matter how gorgeous it may be?). 
And now, some lucite clutch inspiration - because I can't get enough!
via NY Mag
via trendy taste
via flyover fashion
via New York fashion hunter
via Stripes and Sequins
 You're welcome :)

Rabu, 28 Agustus 2013

Our living room-update


Previous weeks I got a lot of emails from readers who were interested in our living room redo and who asked me when I would be able to post some ‘after’ pictures.

The very first post about our living redo dates from January 30th this year (see it here) ! Almost 7 months ago !

We are currently finalizing the decoration of the room. The passed days Jan took care of adding the picture lighting fixtures while I was thinking about the furniture and decorative accessories to bring in.

I have to admit that I am not finished yet with all the decoration of the room. That is why I only have posted a few pictures of the redo so far. More to come within a few days.


2I absolutely wanted to have placed again, the French painted commode, earlier seen in the living room.

This chest is made and finished after an antique piece, in the workshop of our company Lefèvre Interiors.

The patina of the commode looks wonderful with the gray finish we have given the wooden floor. To read more about the floor finish, read my post about it here.


1The decorated French commode against the custom made, bespoke paneling by Lefèvre Interiors. To read more about the paneling, please read my posts here, here, here and here.


3The painting above the commode is of the artist Jean-Marc Louis.


4Decorative accesssories


8  Gateleg table Bie Baert. Antique Italian sconces Garnier Antiques. All seating furniture Lefèvre Interiors.


5Antique French régence walnut chimney piece Cheminées Anciennes Jean Zunino.


7  Seat upholstered with Libeco linen. Balloon shade fabric C&C Milano. To read more about the window treatment, please read my post about it here.


9Antique Italian sconces Garnier Antiques. Window treatment by Patrick Ponseele.


11As you can see here in this picture, the room isn’t finished yet. I am thinking about which fabric to choose for the upholstery of these 2 French 19th century walnut armchairs I found in Isle-sur-la-Sorgue (France), a few years ago.


I hope you enjoyed this living room redo update post ! More pictures later!




If you would like us to help designing and manufacturing your paneling, feel free to contact us at info@lefevre.be

For more Lefèvre Interiors realisations visit our website at www.lefevre.be

Watercolor Wednesday: My Coffee Table

This week, I was inspired by my very own space! I think it's because I can't get enough of my new zebra. He is too perfect. Enjoy xo

Selasa, 27 Agustus 2013

Black, White and Gold Prints

Lately I've been craving black, white and gold. A quick and easy way to incorporate this chic and glamorous look into your space is with art prints, so I've rounded up some great options for you to check out!
Chanel print via i see noise / wishbone via gilded mint / Non & Oui via Made by Girl
Non, je ne rerette rien via Sarah and Bendrix / Leopards via the aestate / Let Love guide your Life via SS Print Shop
 Imagine a gallery wall done entirely in this scheme? Amazing.

Senin, 26 Agustus 2013

Vintage Ginger Jar

I am completely smitten with ginger jars! Historically, ginger jars were used to hold provisions such as ginger, salt, and oil. Today, especially in the Western world, ginger jars are usually used as decorative accessories. They are an adorable little chinoiserie element that can be incorporated into almost any room. We all know the stately blue and white jars (which look especially good in multiples), but the other day when I was at the antique store I found this little yellow, mint and red beauty:
For only $13, this little treasure came home with me!
It's little items like these that truly make a space feel special.
Do you have any ginger jars? Can anybody tell me what the chinese character means?

Rabu, 21 Agustus 2013

Belgian Luxury B&B ‘Vaucelles - The Little Monastery’


Those who are following my blog since a few years, will have noticed that in September 2009 I wrote a blogpost about the opening of the new showroom of Belgian renowned antiques dealers Brigitte & Alain Garnier (click HERE to read this blogpost).

Years ago the Garnier family bought the old property ‘Vaucelleshof’, used to be an abbey with about 10 monks living there. The family restored the house with passion and with respect for its history.

‘Vaucelleshof’ is wonderfully situated in the green and open surroundings of the medieval village of Damme, only 10 minutes from Bruges. The property now consists out of buildings of the 17th, 18th and 19th century, all carefully restored.

‘Vaucelleshof’ Collage GarnierSources : Image 1 website Garnier; Image 2 photo by me; Image 3 Claude Smekens Fotografie; Image 4 Magazine Vivere Country 2011 Photo credit Claude Smekens Fotografie; Image 5 Photo by me; Image 6 Magazine Vivere Country 2011 Photo credit Claude Smekens Fotografie; Image 7 Magazine Veranda March 2011; Image 8 Claude Smekens Fotografie 

Who doesn’t remember the cover of Veranda Magazine March 2011, where the dining room of the Garnier family was shown. Or the orangerie of Vaucelleshof that made it on the cover of the gorgeous book Quiet Living.

Cover Veranda & Quiet Living

‘Vaucelleshof’ is not only the residence of the Garnier family, but also accomodates the showroom, full of antiques!

To discover the antiques collection, please visit their website http://www.garnier.be.

Opening Garnier Antiques Showroom Summer 2009Opening Showroom Garnier Antiques – Summer 2009 Photo by me

The property with its facilities is even rented out for several events as weddings, parties, photoshoots and seminars.

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Four years after the opening of their antiques showroom, the Garniers are pleased to announce the opening of their Luxury B&B ‘Vaucelles’ – The Little Monastery.

The small hotel currently counts 3 rooms. Two more rooms will be finished in 2014.

All rooms are decorated by Brigitte Garnier.

Let’s take a look inside the rooms.


The Landlord’s Room

A luxury mezzanine room with spa-haman & sauna and a large livingroom. Offering minibar, nespresso coffee & tea facilities, flat-screen TV, WIFI, custom made bedlinen, bathrobe.

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Marguerite’s Room

A second luxury mezzanine room with minibar, nespresso coffee & tea facilities, flat-screen TV, WIFI, custom made bedlinen, bathrobe.

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The Summer House Room

Romantic room above the orangerie, offering coffee & tea facilities, custom made bedlinen, bathrobe.

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For more information and reservation :



T + 32 50 313119

The new website of  B&B ‘Vaucelles’ will be online soon.


If you plan to visit Belgium and if you love to spend some time in the countryside, then B&B ‘Vaucelles – The Little Monastery’  is definitely your place to stay !




All images posted with permission of Brigitte Garnier.