Saturday, June 18, 2011

Renovations

Wow, time has been flying fast, especially while we were busy with the renovation of our living room, the kitchen en the construction of an outbuilding in the garden.
Since many years, I had been dreaming of an oak built-in cabinet in the sitting area. My number one company on my list of favourites was Lefèvre Interiors from Wielsbeke. So, we contacted them last year in November and they understood from the start what we were aiming for. In february this year we received the first sketches and bit by bit, during long conversations with the very patient Jan, the project came alive. We also found a very good wooden floorer, Ardeco from Vichte, who installed a perfect hungarian point. The center of the cabinet is a fireplace from Cosyflame, installed by SFIRE.

Before

Sketch

The cabinet in the workshop at Lefèvre

D-day! This truck contains my dream-cabinet

Result after the first day. You can also see the wooden underfloor and the finished hungarian point in the dining area.

The cabinet, the wooden floor and the fireplace are installed.

The radiator coverings

After painting the walls with green limepaint. The art on the wall is made by my mother.

Once again, the cabinet.


I'm so happy with the result but also glad that finally peace and calm has returned in our home after months of noise, dust and having people in the house.
Thanks to all of you who made this happen!

Have a look at the website of Lefèvre interiors here and the lovely blog of Greet Lefèvre, who owns, together with her husband Jan, the company.
Website of Ardeco, where soon a company movie will be published that shows the installation of our floor.
Website of the installer of the fireplace, SFIRE
Website of the manufacturer of the fireplace Cosyflame, owned by Karl, a real magician when it comes down to create the illusion that the glas fronted gas fire is a real old-fashioned open fireplace.
This was our painter, mr. Opsomer.

Next time I'll show you the kitchen story.
Have a nice weekend!

20 comments:

Greet said...

Saskia!!!! Prachtig!!!! Dank! Oh we zijn echt verrast!
Het is zo mooi geworden!!!
Ik ga naar jouw blog en naar deze post verwijzen één van de komende dagen!!
Duizendmaal dank!!

Greet en Jan

Jolanda said...

wow,wat mooi!!geniet ervan!
Fijn weekend!

friendandfaux said...

Beautiful room - you are so fortunate to have Jan and Greet nearby to work with. Love your end result! Thank you for sharing.

Deb

vanCollier said...

Beautiful. Want french oak paneling!

vanCollier said...

Beautiful. Want french oak!

eclecticrevisited said...

what a lovely transformation with the wood flooring and the fine oak cabinets from Greet and Jan's company...you have an amazing aesthetic...beautiful rooms..
best,
maureen

BRASWELL said...

Greetings from LA, CA. Came to your blog because of Greet! loved your pictures. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

Champagne Macarons said...

Absolutely beautiful! Congratulations on your lovely renovation.
xoxo, B

5 said...

SO BEAUTIFUL! i cannot believe the transformation to such a grand level, then again you have the good taste to go to the best.
also adore the curve of the brick inside the fireplace.

oh how i would love to see a lefevre truck pull up to my home! thank you for sharing your lovely space!
debra

Kifus said...

Hi Saskia. I came over from Greet's blog. What a transformation. Your room looks stunning! Well worth all the dust and people coming and going.

Congrats!

Lost in Provence said...

What a gorgeous renovation! You must be so thrilled. I know that I would be--wow. It is absolutely perfect. Congratulations et bon weekend!

cnjhooker said...

Very beautiful! You are luck to have Greet close by!
Love your green walls, too.

under spanish moss said...

Saskia, your cabinet turned our beautifully! Congratulations on finishing the project. Enjoy!!
Angela and Renee

Cindy said...

The company Lefèvre, did a beautiful job of your built-in cabinet! It is stunning!!! I love it so much. Your floor is gorgeous, too. You must be so happy with your fabulous looking home now!
I came over from Greet's blog.
Hugs, Cindy

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

Wow!!!!! You have to be thrilled. It is absolutely beautiful. Everything they do is absolutely first rate. You will enjoy this forever. Mona

Home-World of Interiors said...

Saskia, ik kom net van de blog van Greet waar ze heel, heel lief vraagt een kijkje te nemen op jouw blog voor het eindresultaat....dus hier ben ik! Het mag gezegd zijn: het ziet er prachtig uit !Veel succes nog !
Sabine

The Paper Mulberry said...

I've come over from Greet's to have a look! Oh my how absolutely divine!!!!! You wouldn't need anything else in the room at all!!! So gorgeous!

the occasional pat said...

Just popped over from Belgian Pearls. Love the oak, love the floor and love the green colour.

Velvet and Linen said...

Just popped over from Greet's blog. What a fabulous transformation. I have known Greet through our blogs for a couple of years and am looking forward to finally meeting her and Jan in person on Saturday. They are such wonderful and talented people.
Congratulations on your new beautiful room.

xo
Brooke

seawatch888 said...

Beautiful transformation. The work of Greet and Jan is of the quality one would expect if you have been following her blog. Absolutely stunning..