The House on Kilrenney Avenue

Built in the Cheviot Hills of Los Angeles, California, the House on Kilrenney Avenue is a result of the collaborative efforts of IKONIKO and Becker General Contractors. Constructed using an existing one storey house built in 1960, the residence preserved the existing building’s exterior walls, floor slab and foundations, adding another storey and using contemporary materials to extend the house to suit the resident’s wishes and needs. The front part of the house received a modern appearance, while the backyard was properly extended to offer a space of relaxation. The initial structure of the house served as a base for the design of the residence. 12 feet frameless glass walls surround the living room from three sides, creating a panoramic platform offering views of the surrounding lush vegetation. A wooden platform on the kitchen ceiling hides the ventilation system. The next level of the home shelters the bedrooms and the master bedroom has its own terrace that opens in the backyard, offering the inhabitants a luxurious stress-free retreat.

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The Kwok Hoi Chan Boxer Chair

Kwok Hoi Chan Boxer Chair stands as proof for great design. This re-edition of the classic 1971 Kwok Hoi Chan Boxer Chair begins to tell the story of a practical, comfortable and aesthetically pleasant piece of furniture in a contemporary way. Brought into light by French furniture company Steiner Paris, the chair still amazes with its design: a chrome support system that leaves no room for mistakes and the radiant plush upholstered cushions. An innovative elastic suspension holds the comfortable nest-like seating area together, while elegant buttons offer the classic design an exquisite feeling of eternal design. Available in leather or plastic upholstery, the Kwok Hoi Chan Boxer Chair would make a great addition to any home.

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DNA-Shaped Light Sculpture: The PirOLED from OSRAM

OSRAM created a contemporary, unique light sculpture that incorporates the newest OLED- and LED technology available. With its undulating, creative shape, the PirOLED resembles a DNA structure that merges perfectly with a modern environment. According to the designers, “OLEDs offer a wide spectrum of design possibilities which the PirOLED system translates into outstanding versatility: each of the 5 OLED light panels can be differently adjusted and provides optimal, atmospheric lighting. No matter what the environment, the glare-free light panels have an effect similar to candlelight, while the outstanding design is complemented by its valuable materials. With their innovative technology and their shape inspired by a pirouette movement, they create a new definition of light, showing what is possible in the future – today.

Created with a special technology, the PirOLED creates a relaxing atmosphere that will guide your reading or working schedule while shining a candle flame resembling light on any chosen surface. The innovative design and intelligent combination of OLEDs and LEDs make the PirOLED from OSRAM a necessary, contemporary addition to your home or working space. A warm white light complements the brushed aluminium frame and a set of thin discs can be individually adjusted to create the perfect mood.

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It is all about craftsmanship


One of our clients contacted us with a rather unusual question. A few years ago he had bought a beautiful 19th century gothic styled architectural element for its beauty and the craftsmanship this piece radiated.

So this client asked my company LEFEVRE INTERIORS not only to restore this damaged wooden element but even to design a bookcase in which this element could be integrated! Not that simple!

First of all we had to restore the damaged woodcarving of the existing element and second we had to find the suitable gothic design details in order to start the design of the bookcase. I browsed into all the books I could possibly find about gothic ornaments and here is what we made of it.

Finally our client was most pleased with the result!



This is the bookcase brought in at our client’s home.

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2It all started with this existing gothic element we used as the upper part of the bookcase.

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3 This is the new gothic paneling of the lower part of the bookcase.

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4 I can’t find a before picture of the existing element anymore, but you should notice that the wood was mostly uncolored. Our client wanted to have a ‘tobacco’ finish of the wood.

The bookcase now is ready to be filled with books!

(picture by me)

I do love working with antique elements and thinking about a way to integrate them in an interior design project.

As this French walnut 18th century double door I bought in France some years ago. I couldn’t resist its beauty!

7 The door is awaiting its final destination into a client’s home, or maybe brought in at my own home one day!

Can you imagine this door used in a design project as in these French styled paneled rooms :

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Isn’t the detailling of the hand woodcarving stunning?

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8 One of our craftsmen at work.

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Whether you like these shown antique elements or not, it is all about the craftmanship, don’t you agree?!




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The decorative art of a painter-artist


Earlier this week I was contacted by Christophe Biret-Jacques, a decorative painter from France, who recently installed his company in Belgium.

He wanted to introduce me to his beautiful decorative art : trompe l’oeil, murals, painted ceilings, marble and wood imitations.

I couldn’t withdraw you from the beautiful images he emailed me. So I asked Christophe permission to post them on my blog!

Christophe Biret-Jacques is an autodidact and is very passionate about his “métier”.

The artist’s references are multiple and international, in public or private sector.

Christophe’s recently started company DECORATIVE-EFFECT proposes diverse services, from interior design to decorative art, its notoriety.

‘Decorative-effect’ guarantees the most competent decorative art for all of your national or international design projects.


WWW.DECORATIVE-EFFECT.COM, an address to file.


Enjoy !







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The website of Christophe Biret-Jacques is under construction.

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