Monday, November 26, 2012

Christmas at the Home of Belgian designer Walda Pairon


I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!
Yesterday we visited the beautiful home of one of my favorite Belgian designers Walda Pairon.
I already posted about Walda here.
Two times a year, in winter and in summer time, Walda organizes open house weekends.
At this moment Walda’s private home is decorated for the Christmas season! We so enjoyed walking around and admired Walda’s gorgeous creations! She is a real artist!! Like no other she knows how to combine colors and creates the most cozy rooms with her carefully chosen and exquisite pieces of antiques.
Walda’s style is authentic and radiates a perfect harmony. Her work is widely known. She works with passion and love. Her special good taste is her secret. Color is favorite in her decor. Walda is inspired by Italy, especially by Tuscany.
Every time I visit Walda, I am inspired to redecorate my home!

Let’s go inside to make a home tour.
DSC_0095Entrance of the garden house.

Entering this part of Walda’s property, you already feel the warmth and cosy atmosphere. The house is filled with candlesticks, candleholders and hurricane globes.
DSC_0075
One of Walda’s favorite decorative items are spheres. You can see them throughout her house.
2012-11-26_134108
Georgeous settings all over the house.Beautiful antique pieces and decorative accessories to discover!
DSC_0072
Walda has a preference for bringing in all shades of purple, orange and green as you will notice in the following pictures.
2012-11-26_134035

DSC_0070
Walda is born with the skill of making vignettes. Her ability to group accessories, stack books, and arrange flowers is amazing.
2012-11-26_135802

2012-11-26_133954

And here is the first Christmas tree we discovered!
DSC_0048
DSC_0039
And the festive tablescape with a purple silk taffeta tablecloth !
DSC_0041
And again some of Walda’s vignette creations.
DSC_0043

DSC_0046

Entering the conservatory of greenhouse we noticed the second Christmas tree. Decorated in white and silver.
DSC_0053
Notice the wood storage cabinet ! And that beautiul wooden chair !
DSC_0049
I was totally smitten by this chair with fur seat cushion.
DSC_0055

Touches of green, orange, purple…
2012-11-26_133842

A group of terracotta jars on a table with a greyed and weathered tabletop.
DSC_0057

DSC_0058

2012-11-26_133934

Decorative table setting at the greenhouse.
DSC_0059

Kitchen of the greenhouse where Walda’s husband Roger Souvereyns - who is a renown Belgian cook - prepares the most delicious meals for his guests.
DSC_0061
Christmas decoration even in the kitchen.
DSC_0065

We enter the main building of the property and arrive at the dining room.
2012-11-26_134321
Notice the antique Venetian doge chair with authentic leather upholstery.
2012-11-26_134413

2012-11-26_134531

Kitchen of the house.
DSC_0092

The cake looked delicious!
2012-11-26_141510

DSC_0093

And we discovered a third Christmas tree in the living room.
DSC_0086
DSC_0082Every light bulb in the tree Walda wrapped in silk paper to create this special glow !!! Gorgeous ! Can you imagine how much time this took?

2012-11-26_134238I could sit here for hours enjoying the cosy atmosphere in Walda’s living room.

2012-11-26_135022Jan and me in conversation with Walda.

If you live nearby or in case you visit Belgium the coming days, you still have the chance to admire Walda’s work next weekend (November 30 – December 1 & 2).
You shouldn’t miss it !
For more information :
WALDA PAIRON
Kapellensteenweg 544
B-2920 Kalmthout
Tel. 00.32.36667417
If you want to see more of Walda’s work, I would recommend you her latest book ‘Interiors With A Soul’.
walda-pairon-interiors-with-a-soul-ivo-pauwels-250pixw
 
What are your thoughts about the work of Walda Pairon? Are you inspired by her work to decorate your home for this Christmas season?
xx
 Greet

All pictures by me and Jan







44 comments:

  1. Wat bijzonder dat zij haar huis heeft opengesteld, ik weet nu ook hoe dat voelt na afgelopen vrijdag toen ook wij de kans kregen om prachtige huizen te bezoeken! Het huis van Walda ziet er al zo mooi in kerstsfeer uit, ze heeft flink uitgepakt waardoor mijn kerstkriebels alleen maar verder aangewakkerd worden ;)!

    Een fijne avond, Greet! Lieve groet, Ingrid

    ReplyDelete
  2. The dramatic use of light throughout the whole house is really impressive. Pools of golden light, jumping out from the darker shadows. That comes through so well in your images. I imagine it was quite extraordinary in real life. Love the coloured silk tree best - really beautiful and most unusual.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Wow..gorgeous both inside and out! She sure has an eye for holiday decor. That kitchen looks amazing! Hope you hvae a great week! - Tonya

    ReplyDelete
  4. Everything is very open with a really clear description of the
    issues. It was truly informative. Your site is useful.

    Thank you for sharing!
    Here is my webpage clean my pc

    ReplyDelete
  5. WOW!!!!! This was such a huge treat. What a talented lady! I love the mix of high glamour and rustic elegance and all the pops of color...simply magnificent! Thanks for sharing, Greet!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Greet !
    Quelles belles couleurs !
    J'aime beaucoup la salle à manger : l'intérieur du buffet peint en violet...
    Merci !
    Céline.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Greet-
    You always share the most beautiful homes, and this one doesn't disappoint! Ah the purples.
    Thank you for this post.
    Teresa
    xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  8. Dear Greet ~
    You'll have to tell Walda Pairon her BIGGEST fan in the world lives in DC: c'est moi!!! I have many of her books. My favorite W.P. book was published by Lannoo, photography by Hans Fonk. That was when I first discovered Belgian style.....through her!

    Thanks for the tour. Her style is inimitable and divine!
    Cheers,
    Loi

    ReplyDelete
  9. As a Belgian living abroad for many years I am so glad I stumbled on your blog to discover this fresh new look of Belgian Home Decorating! A perfect blend of the new and old! Marvelous!
    By the by, loved your post on the saddle stones! Ex-RAF hubby says 'smashing'! Never even knew it existed!
    A warm hello from the Pacific NW coast,

    ReplyDelete
  10. Dear Greet,
    Walda's talent and fabulous use of color, light and shadow is stunning. Every image I looked and saw another wonder! Thank you for sharing!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

    ReplyDelete
  11. Love Walda Peiron's home set for the holidays, the purples and oranges she uses are gorgeous. I love the silk wrapped lights on the tree. Your pretty photos prove a room cannot have too much candlelight, makes it magical.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Incredible Greet! How wonderful to share. I love, love the way she uses bright colour so sparingly but perfectly, really the best of both worlds in a colour sense isn't it. Now..............I need to see a close-up of those silk wrapped bulbs so could you go back for me? What an idea and what an effect. Also, give her a hug, really she is quite incredible and deserves one. You too. xxoo

    ReplyDelete
  13. oh yum, what a delicious home, so cozy and glowing. every image displayed walda's use of lighting which is ingenious. the silk paper wrapped tree lights is phenomenal!
    debra

    ReplyDelete
  14. Ok….I'm turning my laptop off after this post! There truly couldn't be anything better! I would give ANYTHING if I could visit her home before Christmas! What a joy to find someone of this talent that I've never heard of and that brings so much joy to so many people! Greet, your blog is always incredible…but this just takes the cake! LOVE IT!!!! So glad to see that Loi is a big fan as well! I will definitely be putting Walda's books on my Christmas wish list!!! LOVED THIS!!!

    ReplyDelete
  15. There is so much to look at - and I have to admit that I read the post and admired the images several times. Stunning - truly stunning.


    ReplyDelete
  16. Hello Greet!

    I love and now the work of Walda Pairon and find a lot of inspiration.
    Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures.

    Greetings
    XX
    Jérôme

    ReplyDelete
  17. This is beautiful + adore seeing her home. Happy Tuesday from S CA. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

    ReplyDelete
  18. Forget Waldo! The real question should be, Where in the World is Walda? Thanks to you, we now know she's managing Santa's hidden luxury retreat - ha!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Martha in MendocinoNovember 27, 2012 at 6:18 PM

    Stunnning . . . my heart is racing! Thank you, Dear Greet, for introducing us to more beauty in & from Belgium. My life has been so enriched by your posts. Walda's use of colors is breathless.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Thank you for this beautiful holiday post! It's wonderful to experience a glimpse at what you love!
    xo
    danielle

    ReplyDelete
  21. Heya i'm for the first time here. I found this board and I find It really useful & it helped me out much. I hope to give something back and aid others like you helped me.
    Also visit my web-site ... how to make an app

    ReplyDelete
  22. I love the non traditional color scheme! The trees are stunning! So much inspiration!

    ReplyDelete
  23. This is extraordinary decorating...three Christmas trees!! I have never seen that before..they are
    are so gorgeous....

    Love the many candles and the tuscany-inspired colors..
    I am studying these vignettes really close for ideas....it's all so dreamy. She must
    have a massive storage closet....Thank you for sharing this beautiful home with us.
    Brunie,
    Oceanside, NY

    ReplyDelete
  24. Extremely interesting house, colours and style. Very different from what we usually see from your part of the world. Thank you for the chance to see this!
    Hugs, Cindy

    ReplyDelete
  25. I love it whenever people get together and share views.
    Great website, continue the good work!
    Feel free to surf my homepage ... how to play piano

    ReplyDelete
  26. Greet,
    Helloooo!! I am so mesmerized and dazzled by Walda's talent. The entire home is a work of art and I love all the Christmas trees, including the one that welcomes you from outside.

    I am definitely tracking down her book...thank you so much for the introduction!

    Happy holidays!
    xoxo Elizabeth

    ReplyDelete
  27. Wat een speciaal huis! Mijn favorieten zijn de 'wood storage cabinet' en de houten stoel erbij. Heel mooi!

    Goedele

    ReplyDelete
  28. What an amazing home so warm and inviting. The wood storage and wooden chair image with the gorgeous tree...fabulous!!

    ReplyDelete
  29. Wow!!! What fun it would be to tour this amazing home. I love the holidays and really appreciate all the time and effort it has taken to decorate at this level. The tree with the tissue covered lights is amazing. Thanks so much for sharing and happy holidays to you. XO, Mona

    ReplyDelete
  30. Truly beautiful home and photographs. Lots of stuff in the house, yet calm and somehow uncluttered. How? Can only be very envious!

    ReplyDelete
  31. omg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so jealous greet!!! i love all the purple too. sooo beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  32. Thank you so much for this post Greet! I think this is one of my favorites, but I think that about a significant number of your posts!! SO inspiring. And beautiful. What a treat.

    ReplyDelete
  33. Wow! Those are nice design ideas for my home. Thanks a lot for sharing. This is a big for me since I am moving to a new house next month. :)

    By: Mae of Kenai Fishing

    ReplyDelete
  34. I have saved the image of her kitchen many times, it's nice to see the rest of the house....I am in love with the lighting, it is very soft and romantic..

    ReplyDelete
  35. greet.... this is simply AMAZING... she is so talented... i love the tree in the living room... the color is unreal... and that kitchen... yummie. xx

    ReplyDelete
  36. The size of an apartment or in square feet or meters. In the United States
    istanbul real estate, this includes the area of "living space", excluding the
    garage and non-istanbul real estate-living spaces. The "square meters"
    figure istanbul real estate of a house in Europe may report the
    total area of the wallsattached garage and non-living spaces,istanbul real estate
    which istanbul real estate makes it
    definition has been used istanbul real estate.

    It istanbul real estate can be described more of
    rooms istanbul real estate. A studio apartment has a no
    (istanbul real estate possibly a
    separate kitchen istanbul real estate). A one-bedroom or
    dining room separate istanbul real estate from the bedroom. Two bedroom,
    three bedroom, istanbul real estate and larger units are common.
    (apartment for sale in istanbulA bedroom is defined as a
    room with a apartment for sale in istanbul closet for clothes
    storage.)

    In recent years apartment for sale in istanbul, many
    recognized apartment for sale in istanbul that the
    real estate laws can be investment apartment for sale in istanbul
    in apartment for sale in istanbul many developing countries.
    In most apartment for sale in istanbul societies,
    rich apartment for sale in istanbul and poor,
    a apartment for sale in turkey significant
    the total apartment for sale in turkey wealth
    and buildings apartment for sale in turkey.

    ReplyDelete
  37. The size istanbul real estate of an apartment or in square
    istanbul real estate feet or meters. In the United States
    istanbul real estate, this includes the area of "living space", excluding the
    garage and non-istanbul real estate-living spaces. The "square meters"
    figure istanbul real estate of a house in Europe may report the
    total area of the wallsattached garage and non-living spaces,istanbul real estate
    which istanbul real estate makes it
    definition has been used istanbul real estate.

    It istanbul real estate can be described more of
    rooms istanbul real estate. A studio apartment has a no
    (istanbul real estate possibly a
    separate kitchen istanbul real estate). A one-bedroom or
    dining room separate istanbul real estate from the bedroom. Two bedroom,
    three bedroom, istanbul real estate and larger units are common.
    (apartment for sale in istanbulA bedroom is defined as a
    room with a apartment for sale in istanbul closet for clothes
    storage.apartment for sale in istanbul)

    In recent years apartment for sale in istanbul, many
    recognized apartment for sale in istanbul that the
    real estate laws can be investment apartment for sale in istanbul
    in apartment for sale in istanbul many developing countries.
    In most apartment for sale in istanbul societies,
    rich apartment for sale in istanbul and poor,
    a apartment for sale in turkey significant
    the total apartment for sale in turkey wealth
    and buildings apartment for sale in turkey.

    ReplyDelete

  38. In most istanbul property advanced economies,
    used by small companies istanbul property to purchase
    and buildings istanbul property is mortgage
    (istanbul property or other instruments)
    istanbul property. These are loans property itself.
    Banks are willing to make such istanbul property loans at favorable
    in large part because istanbul property, if the borrower does
    not make payments istanbul property, the lender can foreclose by
    filing a istanbul propertycourt action which allows them to take
    back the property istanbul property and sell it to get their money
    back istanbul property. For investors, profitability
    by using istanbul property an off plan
    to purchase at a lower price which is istanbul property often the
    case istanbul property in the pre-construction phase of
    development istanbul property.

    The istanbul property legal arrangement for the right to occupy a dwelling in
    some housing tenure apartment for sale istanbul.
    Types apartment for sale istanbul of housing tenure
    include apartment for sale istanbul istanbul
    (apartment for sale istanbul individually
    in a single building apartment for sale istanbul),
    squatting, and cohousing apartment for sale istanbul.
    The occupants of aconstitute a apartment for sale istanbul household.
    Residences can be classified by apartment for sale istanbul, if,
    they are apartment for sale istanbul and
    land. Different types flat for sale in turkey of for
    the same physical type. For example, might flat for sale in turkey

    ReplyDelete

  39. The size istanbul properties of an apartment or house can be
    described in square feet or meters istanbul properties. In the United States,
    this istanbul properties includes the area of "living space",
    excluding the garage and other non-living spaces istanbul properties.
    The "square istanbul properties meters" figure of a house
    in Europe may report the total area of the walls enclosing the home istanbul properties,
    thus istanbul properties including any attached garage and non-living spaces,
    which istanbul properties makes it important to inquire what kind of
    surface definition has istanbul properties been used.

    Apartment istanbul properties - An individual unit in a multi-unit
    building istanbul properties. The boundaries of the apartment are
    generally defined by a perimeter of locked or lockable doors istanbul properties.
    Often seen in multi-istanbul properties-story apartment buildings.

    In istanbul properties most advanced economies, the main source
    of capital istanbul properties used by individuals and small
    companies to purchase and improve land and buildings is mortgage istanbul properties loans
    (istanbul propertiesor
    flat for sale in istanbulother instruments)
    flat for sale in istanbul. These are loans for which the real
    property itself constitutes collateral flat for sale in istanbul. Banks
    are flat for sale in istanbul willing to make such
    loans at favorable rates in large part because flat for sale in istanbul, if
    the borrower does not make payments flat for sale in istanbul, the
    lender can foreclose by court action which allows flat for sale in istanbul
    them to take back the property and flat for sale in istanbul sell it to get their
    money back.

    ReplyDelete
  40. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  41. Liked the light color shades used on the Christmas tree... Looks great.

    CFL track lighting

    ReplyDelete
  42. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  43. Condor MP952EP PCIE 1 slot parallel OXFORD - GB4
    Shuttle Type: PCI Show
    Chipset NO .: Oxford oxpcie952
    Volume of Plug-ins: 1
    Fittings: DB25 Parallel
    Exchange Pace: 1. 5 Mbps
    Measurements (mm): 60(W) x 80(L)
    Surroundings Managing Temperature: -10C for you to 80C
    Hard drive Temperature: -20C for you to 100C

    For more detail : http://www.dueltek.com.au

    ReplyDelete
  44. Thanks for your great information, the contents are quiet interesting.I will be waiting for your next post.
    Property for sale in Marsa Alam

    ReplyDelete