Kamis, 28 November 2013

Famous Belgian kitchen


The Copenhagen-based restaurant Noma, one of the world’s best restaurants, renovated its kitchen by the Belgian company, Maes Inox.

Maes Inox was already asked to build a kitchen for some Belgian top restaurants and earlier this year the company was commissioned to build a new and high-end kitchen for the Danish restaurant Noma.

Noma was chosen as the world's best restaurant several times over the past years, and the chef René Redzepi has built a solid reputation for his innovative approach.

Noma is the hardest restaurant in the world to get into, with some 20,000 daily reservation requests !

Noma first opened in November 2003 and after 10 years of being up and running, the restaurant has gotten a complete kitchen makeover.

6Noma 3D kitchen  Image source http://www.maesinox.be

Inside the kitchen you notice empty space in order to create plenty of room to maneuver. All of the equipment has been hidden away. Stainless-steel countertops have been replaced by dark granite with compartments for tools built right in.

3Noma’s new kitchen  Image source here

4Noma’s new kitchen  Image source here

As a Belgian, I am very proud that our Belgian company Maes Inox was commissioned to build the kitchen for this renowned restaurant.

For more information about MAES INOX, please visit their website



As an interior designer I also would love to share with you a few images of the Noma restaurant’s interior that was renovated last year (2012) by the Danish studio Space Copenhagen.

2Entrance of the restaurant Noma  Image source here

The designers have replaced the brown hues of the original interior with muted black and grey tones.

They used organic materials such as wood, stone, leather, brass and linen, that age beautifully over time and that create an honest and earthy feel.

5Restaurant Noma - Interior design by Space Copenhagen  Image source here

Fur cloaks hanging over the chairs.

7Restaurant Noma - Interior design by Space Copenhagen  Image source here

The renovation gave the restaurant a more cosy Nordic feel.


For more information :

NOMA http://noma.dk




Senin, 25 November 2013

Blurred Art

Thom Filicia Lake House via House Beautiful
Ever since seeing this image of Thom Filicia's lake house in the photo above, I've been a bit obsessed with the blurred piece hanging above the credenza. The hazy ambiguity provides just enough narrative (mother, child, beach) while still feeling abstract and arty. Initially I thought it was a photograph but after staring at it for so long I'm not so sure (I couldn't find a source). Either way, I'm tempted to throw a gaussian blur on all my photos and have the printed out and hung all over my room. Crazy, yes? I smell a summer project.

The fascination eventually led me to discover the amazing work of Philip Barlow. I just love his paintings in which he captures this same blurred quality. To me, the genius in Barlow's work is truly his ability to understand and recreate light.
Sea of Glass by Philip Barlow
Glow 2 by Philip Barlow
Slipping by on 34th Street by Philip Barlow
Light Space by Philip Barlow
Pretty spectacular in my opinion. I'm feeling inspired. Have a wonderful Monday my friends!

Jumat, 22 November 2013

For the love of wood


I might think that everyone of you agrees that bringing in wood, gives the home a warm and cosy feeling.

Even in contemporary and more modern designed interiors, the use of wood seems to be crucial to create the cosiness of a room.

Today I wanted to share some examples of non-traditional wall paneling and wall covering that really look gorgeous to me.

WoodImage source : Pinterest


For your viewing pleasure !

1Image source : Pinterest


6Interior design by Kerry Phelan Design Office


I absolutely love the sandblasted oak wall covering of one of my favorite designers Pierre Yovanovitch.

2Interior design by Pierre Yovanovitch


13Interior design by Pierre Yovanovitch


8Interior design by Todhunter Earle Interiors


5Interior design by Todhunter Earle Interiors


10Interior design by Guilherme Torres  Image source : here


9 Bedroom in the London Edition Hotel by Yabu Pushelberg & Ian Schrager  Image source : Pinterest


Again walls covered with sandblasted oak in this bedroom designed by Pierre Yovanovitch.

3Interior design by Pierre Yovanovitch



And I absolutely wanted to share some remakable store wall coverings I discovered recently.


Modern store design at clothes store in Miami 100% Capri

Wooden screens covering the walls.

7Giachi Architettura e Design   Image source : here

15Giachi Architettura e Design   Image source : here


At the Aesop hair and skin care shop on Newbury street in Boston, William O’Brien.Jr. covered the shop’s walls in wooden cornices and created even a functional shelving.

12Design by William O’Brien  Image source : here

4Design by William O’Brien  Image source : here


What do you think about these examples of non-traditonal wall covering ?

Do you love it or do you feel more for the traditional way of paneling?

Let’s talk!




Kamis, 21 November 2013

A Golden Typewriter

I'm sure by now you've all seen Lauren Conrad's new office set up over at Domaine. What did you think? I'm a little bit obsessed. But the thing that really caught my eye during the entire tour was her golden typewriter. I can't get it off my mind.
 I have always been drawn to vintage typewriters. I've considered purchasing one several times at antique shops and flea markets, but have never pulled the trigger. Not only are they charming to look at - For me, they represent my love for old literature and the written word. I have a degree in Honours English, and have always loved to read and write.
They also symbolize a sort of meticulous, careful execution. There is no backspacing on a typewriter - it's all about taking your time, really thinking about the words you are going to type, what you want to say. No chance for editing (unless you want to retype the whole thing).
You get one shot - and there is something golden about that, my friends.
If anyone knows where I can get my hands on a golden typewriter (slash add it to my list of fancy things I will buy one day when I can afford fancy things), don't keep it a secret! My guess is that it's a well preserved vintage. In the meantime I will keep myself contented with this golden stapler  from Shop by Monika. Have to start somewhere guys.
All images via Domaine. See the rest of the tour here.

Rabu, 20 November 2013

Bar Cart Art: Perfect Prints to Hang over your Bar

Holiday season is upon us - time to start planning for fabulous parties with lots of sequins and of course flowing drinks. Is your bar cart in order? If you are me, the answer is no...no it is not. But let's pretend it is styled with pretty champagne flutes (THESE are on my wishlist..please Santa?), striped straws, and a well stocked selection of liquor. All that's left is the blank wall space above. This calls for a round up of perfect prints for the party girl in all of us:
1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 /6
I think these are so sassy and fun. If the holiday bash isn't at your place this year, wouldn't one of these make the perfect hostess gift? Bonus: Each print is under $30.
My heart belongs to the black and white Chanel one, it would go perfectly in my place....Santa, are you still reading?
^ Mackenzie Horan via Glitter Guide
via Read Between the Lines
DIY art via Whatever is Lovelier
Now bust out your sparkliest dress and the rum and egg nog. It's time to celebrate!

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Sabtu, 16 November 2013

Our company featured in Belgian Newspaper DE TIJD


I am pleased and honoured to announce that the Belgian Newspaper DE TIJD / L’ECHO featured our company Lefèvre Interiors in the today’s edition of their weekend luxury lifestyle magazine SABATO.


The picture is taken in our living room we recently panelled.NLText Thijs Demeulemeester / Photography Thomas De Bruyne

Article in SABATO (16/11/2013), the weekend luxury lifestyle magazine of the Belgian newspaper



Cover SABATO – DE TIJD/L’ECHO 16/11/2013CoverSabato De Tijd/L’Echo

To discover the article on line, please click here (Dutch) or here (French).


A special thank you goes out to this newspaper’s team !


The paneling in our living room is made by the craftsmen in the workshop of Lefèvre Interiors.

Lefèvre Interiors workshop

Paneling Lefèvre Interiors



I wish you all a wonderful and relaxing weekend !



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

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

Selasa, 12 November 2013

My Three Muses Pillow

Awhile ago, the lovely Erika of Small Shop Studio teamed up with Michelle Dwight Designs to giveaway a custom 'Three Muses' pillow to one lucky reader. Imagine my glee when I found out that I had won! It's here and it's good - in fact, I couldn't be happier with it! It's just so much fun and a great conversation piece.
When deciding on my muses, I tried to choose three women who represent different points of inspiration for me.

The first is Carrie Bradshaw. Although fictional, Carrie is a strong, independent women, a successful writer, and one hell of a dresser. She is my fashion muse, reminding me to always dress for myself - not a man, not the trends, just me. And to always, always, be a good friend.
 "The most exciting, challenging, and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. And if you can find someone to love the you YOU love, well, that's just fabulous" - Carrie Bradshaw
'They say nothing lasts forever; dreams change, trends come and go, but friendships never go out of style.'
Read more at http://www.marieclaire.co.uk/blogs/suzannah-ramsdale/542963/sex-and-the-city-the-best-carrie-bradshaw-quotes.html#DTCshEAvioidhSrA.99
'They say nothing lasts forever; dreams change, trends come and go, but friendships never go out of style.'
Read more at http://www.marieclaire.co.uk/blogs/suzannah-ramsdale/542963/sex-and-the-city-the-best-carrie-bradshaw-quotes.html#DTCshEAvioidhSrA.99
 Kelly Wearstler is an obvious choice - my design muse. She is a visionary whose interior spaces read as stunning works of art. I always look to her work when I feel I am playing it too safe, when I need that extra push to be bold and fearless with my creativity.
"...there is genius in boldness. Fortunately...it is not a genius that is out of reach. All it requires is a willingness to make mistakes and to experiment, with a few considerations for the laws of attraction" -Kelly Wearstler

Last but not least, Audrey Hepburn, who I have always upheld as this sort of  standard of grace and class that I try to hold myself to each day. She was a Unicef ambassador and had such a positive outlook on life. She is also my eyebrow muse...if there is such a thing.
"I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles" - Audrey Hepburn

So now it's your turn! Comment below and let me know who your 3 muses would be.

Senin, 11 November 2013

Remembrance Day: My Pinboard Wears a Poppy All Year

Today is November 11th, Remembrance Day.
Each November, we start to see poppies on everyone's jackets. It's a touching and simple way to salute the soldiers who have died in the line of duty, for all those who fought and continue to fight for our rights and freedoms - a tradition beginning after WWI and the famous poem "In Flanders Field" by John McCrae.
Every time I pin a poppy to my own jacket, however, I seem to lose it (how is it that we have 3D TV and not a better poppy pinning system?!). Instead, I keep a poppy on my inspiration pinboard all year long as a quiet reminder to myself to never forget.
 To some, this stark symbol might seem out of place amidst images of fashionistas and pretty wallpapers, but for me, there are no rules or limitations on inspiration, on the things that motivate me. Yesterday I was organizing my board (I will share the entire thing another day), and as I repinned my poppy into place, it occurred to me just how inspiring it is.
Each time I look at it, my dziadzia comes to my mind. (Dziadzia is Polish for Grandpa, pronounced Jah-Jah).
 My grandfather, who fought in WWII and saw horrors I cannot even imagine.
My grandfather, who was discharged after shrapnel from a bomb burned into his arm, a blessing in disguise - He was one of the lucky ones.
My Jah-Jah, who taught me to play checkers,  who passed away when I was eight years old.
I miss you. I hope I am making you proud.
Today is for the people who fought along side my grandfather, who fought in wars before him and wars after him. I thank you and I pray for the day the world is at peace.
Lest we forget. 
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