Thursday, March 31, 2011

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.

Enjoy!

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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

 

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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!

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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

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I am curious about your thoughts!

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Kitchens with that little bit more

 

Do you know that feeling when you see a picture of a dining room or a living room or a kitchen of which you can’t keep your eyes of? Well that happened with me looking at these kitchen images. They all have that little bit more…! Definitely to me!

Enjoy!

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Wouldn’t you love to be invited to have dinner in this kitchen? I certainly would !!!

 

Last week I discovered a beautiful blog of 2 lovely ladies, Renee and Angela. The blog UNDER SPANISH MOSS . My dear friends, I really want to advice you to visit this gorgeous blog! Although Renee and Angela started their blog not so long ago, it looks very promising. You will find the most beautiful images of architecture and interior design.

Browsing through this blog, I came across these beautiful kitchen pictures that Angela and Renee posted, talking about the architect Kevin Harris  HERE. I might think that you will all love this blog!

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I couldn’t resist to show you 2 of the pictures of this Tuscan inspired kitchen by Kevin Harris.

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To die for, isn’t it?

 

 

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Coming home after work to relax in this kitchen?! No doubt!

 

 

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Soft and creamy.

 

 

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Notice the way that cabinet is integrated in that kitchen wall.

 

 

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I have always loved the entire tiled kitchen walls with “Hollandse witjes”. Don’t you?

 

 

16 Kitchen of Guesthouse Bonifacius Bruges

This is a picture of the kitchen of the guesthouse Bonifacius in Bruges! A wonderful place to stay if you ever visit Bruges! Take a look at the website : http://www.bonifacius.be/. You will not regret it!

 

 

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French inspired! Always charming.

 

 

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Gorgeous built-in cabinet with antique doors.

 

 

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I love the wall finish here.

 

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I do love everything about this kitchen!

 

 

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Isn’t that a wonderful blue-gray color? Notice the plank floor and that stunning wall light here.

 

 

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Beautiful combination of the white cabinets with the stained table and lovely kitchen chairs!

 

 

Since I have discovered the kitchen of Susan, the author of the blog TWO MAISONS ,  I filed the pictures because I just looovvveee this kitchen! No clutter and so airy.

 

23The old cheese planks that Susan used for the kitchen cabinet doors and drawers are fabulous!

20 Notice the wooden beam!

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22 And that beautiful 18th century French pantry door of which Susan scraped off the paint inch by inch!

To read the before and after post of Susan’s beautiful kitchen, click here .

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Talk to you soon! In my next post I will show you the pictures of our finished orangery redo!

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Sorry for the unknown image sources. If anyone can tell me the source, please let me know. I will be pleased to adjust it on this post.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Orangery redo – Part III & Gardening Belgian Style at Providence Ltd.

 

 

First of all a huge thank to my friend Mona of the beautiful blog PROVIDENCE LTD. for posting an interview with me about the Belgian style of gardening! Mona has put a lot of work in this post! Thank you so much Mona for asking me to talk about this subject! I really feel honoured!

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If you are interested in this interview, please click on the Providence Ltd. logo.  header_new8

Our garden Our garden (picture of last year).

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ORANGERY REDO - PART III

Today a quick post about the process of our orangery redo. For those who haven’t read Part I & II and want to know more about it, please click here (Part I) and here (Part II).

Part II ended with the plaster coat.

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The painters started to paint the plaster coat a first time, as you can see here.

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And the day after it looked as this.

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After our painter R. had made us some samples to be able to choose the right finishing patina…

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…he moved on with the finishing and of course the most important part!!

The application of the final and definitive patina!!!

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Our lovely painter, B. was giving the lightswitches and plates the suitable paint color.

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A final check up with the chosen upholstery fabrics.

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And here you can see the result! Jan and me are really excited about it!

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We are really happy with the patina that matches, in an excellent way, the stone of our chimney piece.

 

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A huge thank to the painters R. and B. for their incredible effort to finish our orangery room according our wishes! 

Thank you guys, you are the best! You can be very proud of your job!

 

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The orangery is awaiting to be furnished!

TO BE CONTINUED…

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