Minnie and Lefevre join forces…

May 26, 2015

www.www.minniepeters.com/blog

www.lefevre.be - Photographer Claude Smekins

With every project I work on, I always strive to bring something a little different on board and push myself more each time. Panelling has been to the fore of my mind this month with ongoing design projects. One of the projects nearing completion is a beautiful Victorian Terraced townhouse with one of the rooms being fully furnished and panelled by Lefevre of Belgium.

www.minniepeters.com - Minnie and Lefevre join forces...
www.lefevre.be – Photographer Claude Smekins

This room needed something extra special to stand-out from all others. As you may know I am a big fan of all things Belgian and have admired Lefevres work for years, I knew their craftsmanship was what this room design needed. We set to work via emails and phonecalls with the owners of Lefevre- Greet and Jan, discussing styles, images, constantly sending sketches back and forth until the furniture and panelling designs were complete. From the outset, I based our room design on this stunning image above by Lefevre.

www.minniepeters.com - Minnie and Lefevre join forces...

www.minniepeters.com - Minnie and Lefevre join forces...

Greet and Jan flew over to visit the project with us and it was fantastic to finally meet them in person. Their passion, exuberance and love for what they do shone through, they are the perfect team. It is always a risk to step outside the box and work with companies that I have found and that push my boundaries. I cannot relax until everything is delivered and installed and our client is happy.

www.minniepeters.com - Minnie and Lefevre join forces...

www.minniepeters.com - Minnie and Lefevre join forces...

Throughout the course of working with Lefevre, it was fantastic to receive the constant emails with photographs which Greet took in the workshop to show us each stage of their manufacturing process.

www.minniepeters.com - Minnie and Lefevre join forces...

www.minniepeters.com - Minnie and Lefevre join forces...

www.minniepeters.com - Minnie and Lefevre join forces...

As you can see, these photos show the intricacy of the work they do, the pure skill and craftsmanship and the detailing they add to the panelling and furniture. The photos were extremely helpful especially in reassuring me of the final outcome!!

www.minniepeters.com - Minnie and Lefevre join forces...

Their specialist decoration team flew in from Belgium and transformed the wood with an antiqued hand-painted finish and coated the remaining walls with a limed paint to give a moody ambiance. I can’t wait to add all the fabrics and furnishings which will complete the room.

I have long admired Lefevres work so it was super to finally work with them. As a fan of Belgian design I follow Greets inspirational blog Belgian Pearls. I am planning another trip to Belgium soon so I look forward to meeting up with Jan and Greet and doing lots more blogging on all things Belgian.

It was great to finally go live with the blog, it was nerve-wracking, but it was a huge relief to finally press the button. So thank you for all your supportive comments and encouragement. I look forward to continuing to share with you my life of European Design!

Miriam (aka Minnie)

15 COMMENTS

  1. Monica says:

    Congrats, Minnie! The paneled room is stunning. Their Beautiful craftmanship leaps froM the page. I can’t wait to see the finished PROJECT

  2. arlette says:

    Hand Carved – Spectacular detailing. Unheard of in 2015! I hope you’ll share photo’s the finished project. 😉

  3. Carol estes says:

    Minnie,
    How exciting to see two of my Very favorite Designers colaborating!!! The end result can only be spectacular!! Cant wait to see the reVeal.
    Carol estes

  4. iche says:

    mERCI DE VOUS INTERESSER AU TRAVAIL LEFEVRE QUE J ADMIRE MOI AUSSI DEPUIS QUE JE SUIS ABONNE AU BLOG DE GREET QUE J adore et je suis tres heureuse de connaitre maintenant le votre

  5. Avril says:

    Beautiful and a great addition to the blogosphere!!

  6. Angela says:

    I love everything that Greet does, such a gracious lady. Wishing you both all the very best in your endeavours. x

  7. So wonderful to have such amazing talents work together.

  8. JENNIFER says:

    A stunning blog and visuals to complement your beautiful design aesthetic, MIRIAM. the craftsmanship IS ALSO IN A LEAGUE OF ITS OWN. j.

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