What’s new in our living room this week ?


I am finalizing the decoration of our living room.

This week framed intaglios and reupholstered armchairs were brought in.


5 - kopieFramed intaglios on paneled wall in our living room.  Paneling by Lefèvre Interiors


7 The intaglios with custom made frame, I ordered at Empel Collections.


In my previous living room update post, I told you about the pair of French 19th century walnut armchairs we had to reupholster. The upholstery was finished this week.

3French armchair with hand carved frame.



I chose for the La Seyne Check pattern by Brunschwig & Fils.

1Upholstery fabric Brunschwig & Fils - La Seyne Check


What do you think about this week’s new items? Do you love them?



Enjoy the weekend !




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

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

You have read this article Lefèvre Interiors / My home with the title September 2013. You can bookmark this page URL http://carteirodopoente.blogspot.com/2013/09/whats-new-in-our-living-room-this-week.html. Thanks!

A nip of fall


Pretty colors of fall …


3Image source : Home Bunch

12Image source : Content In A Cottage


2Image source unknown

16Image source : Immo Dochy


5Image source : Marcus Design

11Image source : Haute Design


1Image source unknown

18Image source : Natalie Haegeman Interiors


19Image source : Costersveld

15Image source : Natalie Haegeman Interiors


9Image source : Content In A Cottage

17Image source : De Puydt


6Image source unknown

14Image source unknown


4Image source : Pinterest

10Image source : Pinterest


8Image source unknown

13Image source : Libeco


7Image source unknown

22Picture by me (our home)


I Love Autumn , don’t you ?


Talk to you soon !




You have read this article Fall with the title September 2013. You can bookmark this page URL http://carteirodopoente.blogspot.com/2013/09/a-nip-of-fall.html. Thanks!

For the love of Linen – Belgian Libeco Linen Rugs


I can’t hide I do have a preference for linen !  I love to use linen in clients projects, as in this living room I nearly finished.

I might think that our renowned Belgian decorator & antiques dealer Axel Vervoordt has influenced a lot of us, designers, to bring in linen fabrics in our projects. He introduced us, in particularly, to the world of the slipcovered seats. And I have to admit, I wasn’t immune to this gorgeous new look !

For my client’s living room here, I have chosen linen fabrics for the window treatment as well as for the seat upholstery. Linen provides a full range of colors. You can be sure to find that subtle shade you are looking for. As to notice here in this living room, I was looking for a particular color shade for the bergère upholstery to have a match with the old rose marble color of the antique chimney piece. And I found this lilac shade of Belgian linen in the collection of our Belgian company LF-Trading.


I am currently looking for a linen rug to bring in here.

1Interior design Greet Lefèvre for Lefèvre Interiors - Paneling & seating furniture Lefèvre Interiors - Window treatment Natalie Haegeman Interiors - Linen fabric for curtains and blinds C&C Milano - Belgian linen for seat upholstery Lf-Trading  (Photo by me)


Today, I would love to introduce you to the beautiful 100% Belgian linen rugs by the Belgian linen company LIBECO.

This Libeco linen carpet, has a more rustic look, combining old green with chalk, old red and blue.

This Penny Lane rug could work in this room up here !

12aLibeco Penny Lane rug 100% Belgian linen



15Belgian architect Frederique Glorieux

This Libeco Big Wave rug could be an alternative to bring into the room above. The design of this rug is inspired by vintage surf boards.

16aLibeco Big Wave rug 100% Belgian linen



6Living room in a Belgian country house.  Source Homes & Gardens Magazine FB Page - Photo credit Mark Luscombe-Whyte

Linen rugs in neutral colors work beautifully in nearly every room in the house. My personal choice of rug for this living room up here : Libeco Portobello Road carpet, in flax or gray.

18bLibeco Portobello Road rug 100% linen



19Interior design Greet Lefèvre for Lefèvre Interiors - Seating furniture Lefèvre Interiors - Belgian linen for seat upholstery Lf-Trading -  Belgian Libeco linen for curtains - Kelim cushions Natalie Haegeman Interiors  (Photo credit Montse Garriga)

This fall I would love to see the Libeco Cambridge rug on the floor of our orangery. One of the Cambridge rug’s colors will certainly match the linen upholstery and Kelim cushions.

11aLibeco Cambridge rug 100% linen


For more information about all LIBECO rugs, please visit the LIBECO website HERE.

Or browse the latest LIBECO CATALOGUE HERE.


Libeco catalogueLIBECO catalogue



LEFEVRE INTERIORS for more information, contact info@lefevre.be

NATALIE HAEGEMAN INTERIORS for more information, contact info@nataliehaegeman-interiors.be 

LF-TRADING for more information, contact info@lftrading.be

LIBECO for more information, consumer contact here ; wholesale contact here





You have read this article Belgian linen / Lefèvre Interiors / Libeco linen / Linen / Natalie Haegeman / Rugs / Window treatment with the title September 2013. You can bookmark this page URL http://carteirodopoente.blogspot.com/2013/09/for-love-of-linen-belgian-libeco-linen.html. Thanks!

Cozy corner


No matter the size of your home, everyone should have a cozy corner, a cozy place to curl up with a book, to listen to your favorite music, to have a cup of tea, to enjoy the warmth of the fire place or whatever you love to do in this favorite room !


This week I finished decorating the cozy corner in my sister’s house.

Ready for Fall !







(All pictures by me)


Happy Weekend !



You have read this article Family rooms / Lefèvre Interiors / Libraries / Study rooms with the title September 2013. You can bookmark this page URL http://carteirodopoente.blogspot.com/2013/09/cozy-corner.html. Thanks!

MILIEU’s “World of Change”


I am thrilled to announce that the brand new interior design & lifestyle magazine MILIEU has arrived !!!


This new home décor magazine, that finds its way to the newsstands this month, is founded by the renowned Houston based interior designer Pamela Pierce.

In this luxurious quarterly print magazine, Pam wants to show us beautiful international houses and gardens on thick, glossy paper. And it has to be said, that indeed, all pages of the featured houses look fabulous!

What also makes MILIEU different to other interior design magazines, is, that Pamela wanted to search for designers who haven’t been published that much.


An interesting article about Pam and her new magazine MILIEU appeared in the Home & Garden section of The New Your Times, last month.

NY TimesPam Pierce, photographed by Fran Brennan for the article in The New York Times Published: August 28, 2013

To read this article, click HERE.


Designers featured in this first September issue of MILIEU.Milieu Fall 2013 Designers' ProfilesScanned page 16 - MILIEU Fall 2013


Most of you do know that I am officially assisting Pam and her team in scouting European locations and designers. See my blogpost about my contribution to MILIEU here.

Can you imagine how proud I am with the featuring of the house of our Belgian designer Walda Pairon in the first issue of this brand new American interior design magazine?!

The photoshoot was taken by my favorite Belgian photographer Claude Smekens, introduced to Pam on her first visit to Belgium in June this year.

I am sure you all will love the featuring of Walda’s beautiful countryhouse near Antwerp.


Walda Pairon (2)Interior design by Walda Pairon     Image MILIEU – Photo credit : Claude Smekens


Walda Pairon (1)Interior design by Walda Pairon     Image MILIEU – Photo credit : Claude Smekens


Pam invited a lot of other designers to tell their story in this first issue of MILIEU as Tom Boland, Aaron Rambo, Ernie Sulpizio and many more.


A house that designer Tom Boland is completing for a family in Beverly Hills.Tom BolandInterior design by Tom Boland     Image MILIEU – Photo credit : Peter Vitale


A Houston loft designed by Aaron Rambo.Aaron RamboInterior design by Aaron Rambo     Image MILIEU – Photo credit : Peter Vitale


There are a lot of interesting articles published on the editorial pages of this MILIEU issue. I really enjoyed the article about designer Marie Warren sharing her nine secrets for success!

Marie WarrenMarie Warren     Image MILIEU – Photo credit : David Schilling


Not to forget to mention that each issue of MILIEU will feature a favorite blog! Do you have a favorite blog, please share it with MILIEU. Email editor@milieu-mag.com

The first blog featured in this September issue of MILIEU is COTE DE TEXAS by Joni Webb.

Congratulations Joni!

Joni has also written a nice article about MILIEU. To read it, click HERE.


And finally I want to thank Pam for mentioning me and the photographer Claude Smekens here at this page!  Wonderful to see us, Belgians, between mostly American people, contributing to this magazine.Milieu Fall 2013Scanned page - MILIEU Fall 2013


I am currently searching for more European locations to be featured in future MILIEU issues.  Watch out, we recently found a gorgeous Belgian home to be featured in one of the next issues!

I do hope MILIEU will make its appearance on the Belgian newsstands as soon as possible. I am sure that the Belgian design enthusiasts will love the magazine!


Subscribe MILIEUTo subscribe, please click HERE




You have read this article Milieu Magazine / Pam Pierce with the title September 2013. You can bookmark this page URL http://carteirodopoente.blogspot.com/2013/09/milieus-world-of-change.html. Thanks!

Suzanne Tucker, Wilson Kelsey Design & Sophia Home


Dearest friends, I do have to share with you a few things that you might be interested in !



Did you know that our famous San Franciso-based designer Suzanne Tucker is publishing her newest book this fall ?

We all agree that her first monograph “Rooms to Remember”, was a success ! 

Her new book Interiors,The Romance of Design looks very promising indeed!

Richly photographed and visually stunning, Suzanne takes us through ravishing rooms layered with art and
antiques transitioning between classic and contemporary, casual and formal. Her new book is an utterly
inspiring glimpse into her clients’ homes and her creative world.’
, is to read in the press release on the new book.

To see a preview of this book, please click HERE.

STucker_TheRomanceofDesign_LRCover “Interiors,The Romance of Design”  by Suzanne Tucker

I posted some ‘teaser’ images from the book!

S_Tucker_book_2_Edward_Addeo“Interiors, The Romance of Design”  by Suzanne Tucker – Photo credit Edward Addeo


S_Tucker_book_1_Matthew_Millman“Interiors, The Romance of Design”  by Suzanne Tucker – Photo credit Matthew Millman


S_Tucker_book_3_Lisa_Romerein (1)“Interiors, The Romance of Design”  by Suzanne Tucker – Photo credit Lisa Romerein

A huge thank you to Vera Vandenbosch, director of marketing at Tucker & Marks/Suzanne Tucker Home, for giving me the permission to post these beautiful images of the book!

To order the book online, click HERE.

I can’t wait to receive my copy!




My friends Sally & John of Boston-based Wilson Kelsey Design and who write the beautiful interior design blog Wilson Kelsey Design, made it to the cover of the September/October issue of Design New England, with one of their projects.

The magazine features a 1670 farmhouse on the north shore of Boston — one of the oldest homes ever to appear in Design New England. The story tells about restoring the house of which Sally & John designed the interior.

1305Cover_blog-thumb-600x725-112213Cover September/October issue of Design New England.

2013-09-06_141153Image source Design New England Photo credit Michael Lee


2013-09-06_141317Image source Design New England Photo credit Michael Lee

To read and see the featuring online, click HERE.

Congratulations Sally & John!  Well deserved!


And if you want to know how to design your small condo to maximize the space, well then, Sally will tell you all about it, as she did at Boston Design Center Style Watch!

Click image below to watch the video.2013-09-06_143035Sally Wilson at Boston Design Center




I would love to introduce you to the lovely Sophia, a blogger colleague and interior designer, based in the beautiful Weald of Kent, England (UK). Sophia runs her own interior design and project management company,  Sophia Wadsworth Interiors.

Sophia has a beautiful blog, Sophia Home, where she loves to write about interior design in general and about her beautiful house that she and her husband designed and built four years ago. Their home and the landscaping of the garden is Sophia’s ongoing passion along with her family, travel, nature, art and design, gardening, food and cooking.


Today, I posted a few pictures of her blog to stir up your curiosity.


Gorgeous tablescape by Sophia!

DSCN3649Image source Sophia Home

Notice the artichokes gone to flower.

And here you can see Sophia’s beautiful dining room with the beamed ceiling.

2013-09-06_142521Image source Sophia Home


DSCN3376A snapshot of Sophia’s garden. Image source Sophia Home


DSCN3367Sophia picking leafy vegetables from her garden to create a salad. Image source Sophia Home

I do know you will all love Sophia and you will enjoy her blogposts!

To read Sophia’s blog Sophia Home, click HERE.


I wish you all a great weekend !



You have read this article Beautiful blogs / Books / Sophia Home / Suzanne Tucker / Wilson Kelsey Design with the title September 2013. You can bookmark this page URL http://carteirodopoente.blogspot.com/2013/09/suzanne-tucker-wilson-kelsey-design.html. Thanks!