A paneled bedroom


Today I would like to tell you something more about the design of a bedroom I am currently working on.

One of our clients asked us for help to design and to decorate their master bedroom. They definitely wanted to see their bedroom paneled. As our company Lefèvre Interiors is known for creating paneling, custom made, according to tradition, I was very pleased to start designing this bedroom.

After having browsed a huge file of bedroom images, this image of a bedroom designed by William Heffner, was definitely the kind of bedroom my client wanted us to realize !

1Interior design by William Heffner


I had to take into account that our client absolutely wanted to see a fireplace in the bedroom.

2Image source Home Bunch


After having discussed our sketches, we started to make the final plans of the bedroom.

Paneled bedroom Lefèvre Interiors www.lefevre.bePlan for paneled bedroom  -  Lefèvre Interiors


The montage of the paneled room is finished.

Below you can see pictures of the paneled room finished with a base coat.

Paneled bedroom with base coatPaneled bedroom with a white painted base coat - Lefèvre Interiors


In the meantime, I prepared a proposal of the color palette to use in this bedroom.

3Images : source unknown


As the master bedroom looks out over the beautiful garden, I suggested to bring in a shade of green into the room.

The niches on both sides of the fireplace are of French oak, which I wanted to be limepainted in a shade of green.

5I made a selection of Farrow & Ball paint colors for the room,

together with a selection of fabrics and furniture finishes.

Belgian linen will be used for the window treatment.

Color palette

We finally have chosen for F&B Clunch to finish the paneling and F&B Breakfast Room Green to limepaint the display niches.

Farrow & Ball paint colors

I do know that what you see here on this picture below doesn’t look as the chosen colors, but you have to know that it is almost impossible to reproduce the exact colors. Taking these pictures, the niche LED lights arranged in lighting strips were turned on. And using a lime paint finish on oak wood has a totally different look than using an eggshell paint finish.

Paneled bedroom finishedFinished room paneling - Lefèvre Interiors


The previous days I was thinking about the decoration of the bedroom and I would love to see some beautiful decorative items displayed in the niches on both sides of the mantelpiece.

Decoration open cabinetryImages source clockwise : Lefèvre Interiors; Mary McDonald; Atelier AM via Veranda; Home Interiors


Our client still has to make a lot of choices before the bedroom is totally finished. Furniture, bedding, nightstands, lighting fixtures, bedlinen,…

Vaughan sconcesSconces Vaughan


I would love to see the nightstands with a cream or celadon finish.

FurnitureBedding Styldecor; Nightstand cream Moissonnier; Nightstand celadon De Bournais


This pair of beauties will definitely be seen in the bedroom.

I found the chairs at Garnier Antiques.

Chairs Garnier

I hope you enjoyed my post of today and I do hope to show you the finished bedroom within a few weeks !


Talk to you soon !



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

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Lefèvre Interiors & Natalie Haegeman Interiors featured in Belgian magazine


I am pleased and honored to announce that our work is featured in the latest issue of one of the leading Belgian interior design & lifestyle magazines : TIJDLOOS wonen !

About a year ago the Belgian interior designer Natalie Haegeman asked our company Lefèvre Interiors for help to realize a library project she designed for one of her clients. Both, Natalie and I, were enthusiastic about this project and now we are proud to show you the result of our teamwork.

The library is made of French oak, not treated, which will give the cabinetry a used, natural patina.

This is a picture of the finished library, decorated by Natalie ! This is one of the featured pictures in the latest issue of the magazine TIJDLOOS wonen.

2Image source : Belgian Interior Design & Lifestyle Magazine TIJDLOOS wonen Nov-Dec-Jan 2013-2014 - Photography Claude Smekens




I would love to thank the entire team of the magazine TIJDLOOS wonen for this featuring. A special thank you to our renown Belgian photographer Claude Smekens for the gorgeous photos !

2013-10-26_113742Cover Belgian magazine TIJDLOOS wonen Nov-Dec-Jan 2013-2014

This latest issue counts a lot of interesting articles with beautiful inspiring pictures as the featuring about the Christmas decorated home of our Belgian designer Walda Pairon.

The cover of this issue of TIJDLOOS wonen shows the Christmas decorated living room in Walda’s house.

2013-10-26_114216Image source : Magazine TIJDLOOS wonen Nov-Dec-Jan 2013-2014 - Photography Claude Smekens.


This latest issue of the magazine TIJDLOOS wonen is now on the Belgian magazine stands !

I wish you all a wonderful fall weekend !



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

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

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Library - study rooms where I would like to work


Aren’t you agree with me that it must be wonderful to work in one of these library-studyrooms , especially at this time of the year when days become shorter and it is getting colder outside. I love to be surrounded by wood, that definitely makes a study room warm and cozy.


4Interior design Christine Bekaert


7Image source Thorsen Construction


10Interior design Decoration Empire


6Home office of antiques dealer Lee Stanton  Source Lee Stanton blog


3Interior design Antiek Amber


9Interior design Natalie Haegeman – realization Lefèvre Interiors


8Interior design Beatrix Kleuver


2Interior design Grant Larkin


1Image source Immo Dochy


5  Thompson Custom Homes  Image source Houzz


Work with joy!




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Beamed ceilings


Don’t you love beamed ceilings?

Beamed ceilings are of all ages, the Romans loved to use wooden beams to decorate the ceilings of their villas.

Palladio (1508-1580) tried to recapture the splendour of antiquity in the villas he built. This is the ceiling of one of the rooms of Villa Saraceno, Vicenza – Italy, built by Palladio around 1550.

9Image source here


Nowadays architects and designers do love to work with wooden ceilings in their new-built or restored houses. A beamed ceiling adds an important architectural element to any room design.

1Image source Decostruct


14Image source Antiek Anresto


6Axel Vervoordt  ‘Living with Light’  Photo credit Laziz Hamani  Image source The Visual Vamp


8Image source Rik Storms


To update your room, you can add a new coat of paint to the wooden ceiling beams.

12Image source Axel Vervoordt


4Image source Garnier Antiques  Photograpy Claude Smekens


2Image source Sextantio Hotel


10Image source Lefèvre Interiors  Photography Montse Garriga


3Image source Joris Van Apers


Beautiful ceiling in the Venetian Palazzo of Axel Vervoordt.

13Image source Axel Vervoordt


Notice this gorgeous beamed ceiling. Interior design by Ann Holden.

11Image source Holden & Dupuy


Addresses in Belgium where to find reclaimed wooden beams :

RIK STORMS http://www.rikstorms.com

JORIS VAN APERS http://www.vanapers.be

ANTIEK ANRESTO http://www.antiek-anresto.be





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Belgian Design to inspire you



Dear friends,

Thank you so much for all your words of comfort about the loss of our beloved Ralph! I received so many comments and emails that I really wasn’t able to reply all of them! But please, do know, that I absolutely appreciate every comment or email of each and everyone of you and that I do feel so grateful that you all have taken the time to write me, expressing your condolences. I never had expected so many of you to comment or to email. I now realize that sharing my grief with you, was the best thing to do, helping me to get over this loss.

A sincere THANK YOU to all of you for your heartwarming words !



Today I would love to inspire you with Belgian designed interiors. I posted some pictures of the work of some Belgian designers you might love.



1Interior design Severine Jaspar


2Interior design Natascha Persoone


7Interior design Lefèvre Interiors   Photography Claude Smekens


6Architectural design & interior Frederique Glorieux


9Architecture & Interior design Vincent Van Duysen Architects   Source here


5Architecture, historic renovation & property design François-Xavier Van Damme


3Interior design Brigitte Garnier   Source B&B The Little Monastery   Photography Claude Smekens


4Interior design Eveline Moreels


12Interior design Axel Vervoordt   Source here


8Interior design Natascha Persoone


11Interior design Lefèvre Interiors   Photography Claude Smekens


10Interior design Walda Pairon


13Interior design Natascha Persoone


And for those who love the work of Axel Vervoordt, his new publication ‘LIVING WITH LIGHT’ is out!

To see a preview of the book, please visit the online magazine Architectural Digest here.


Cover  New Book Axel Vervoordt

To purchase the book, click here or here.


Talk to you soon !



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