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.


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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.

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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



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


I am curious about your thoughts!



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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!


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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!

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 : 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!


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 .


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



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.

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Contemporary University Design: Ravensbourne College Building in London

Here is a campus building project located in London. The project was completed by the Office of foreign architects, in order to meet the demands of development era to -21 century for learners.  Here is more from the project developers: “The architecture of the building has been designed to express the culture of contemporary production, by using a non-periodic tiling system which symbolises a more diverse and contemporary approach to technology. Gothic rose windows and flower patterns have also been a rich field of inspiration for the project, but in this building they will not be produced as an imitation of nature but as an abstract construction. To achieve this we have resorted to the use of a non-periodic tiling pattern on the façade, which allowed us to build seven different types of windows out of only three different tiles.” home-4us readers, what is your choice-  traditional or contemporary university building designs?

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Family Retreat With Surrounded by Technology and Contemporary Design

If you and your family have a super busy activity and makes you tired and stressed, your family may need a moment amid the fatigue isitrahat daily routine. We suggest that you can make a family holiday in a place of comfort and calm. If  you have a house like the designs below, it would be a cheap and enjoyable vacation spot for your family. The design of this house has a beautiful scenery, surrounded by technology and contemporary design. Growing up in a place like this next home can be surprisingly helpful in learning about clean design lines and uncluttered space. Judy Goodger has this beautiful residence for sale and describes it as a perfectly positioned family retreat: “Spread over two levels, this first-class floor plan offers space for the entire family. The first level features an open plan dining and living area that merges effortlessly without compromising the definition of each space. Neutral tones accentuated by polished timber flooring create a warm and inviting atmosphere that gives way to a generously sized deck and pool area. With views of the tranquil surrounds, it is the perfect outdoor space to kick back and watch the kids enjoy the extensive child-friendly grounds.” With a modern kitchen allowing allows easy service to the dining area and four bedrooms, the residence at the end of a cul-de-sac in Chapel Hill has a total land surface of 577 sqm. Do you think that you would need more space for raising a family?

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