Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Ready for Fall with MILIEU


Today I snapped my husband reading MILIEU’S brand new FALL ISSUE. This was absolutely not staged!

Who said interior design magazines are mostly read by women???!!!


I have to admit that it is a wonderful issue! Not only the cover looks gorgeous, even inside this Fall Issue there are so many features of beautiful homes to discover.

The cover of this brand new MILIEU’S FALL ISSUE is featuring the home of designer Darryl Carter.

Cover Milieu Fall 2015MILIEU's Fall 2015 issue coming to newsstands mid September.


VeniceStoryFrench art gallerist Elizabeth Royer invited MILIEU into her Venice home in a centuries-old palazzo. Eye candy here!


DarrylStoryOne of the many pictures of Darryl Carter’s gorgeous Washington D.C. home.


EddyStoryI am very proud to see that MILIEU featured our renowned Belgian artisan painter, Eddy Dankers. Not so long ago I wrote a blogpost about Eddy Dankers’ work here.


Ready for fall with MILIEU MAGAZINE.

MILIEU Fall 2015 - My Home Copy of MILIEU's Fall Issue 2015 on my coffee table !


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As European contributing editor for Milieu Magazine, I can’t wait to hear your thoughts about this gorgeous new Fall issue !

If you are one of my European readers and you are interested in advertising with MILIEU, I would be pleased to help you with all your inquiries.

Please contact me at greet.lefevre@lefevre.be.


Enjoy this new MILIEU Fall Issue !



Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Need to inspire you


There are still so many things I would love to blog about, I do have so many items in mind to write about, but some times I do feel the need to inspire you and to share the beautiful and inspiring interior design related images I recently came across and of which I am sure you will love them too !


My eyes were drawn to the glow on these plates, when I came across this image ! Love to see a collection of pewter plates in a kitchen. This image reminds me of Fall season coming our way ! Good idea for a Fall decor vignette.

7Source Pinterest


I couldn’t get my eyes off this picture of a room designed by Juan Pablo Molyneaux. I love all of it here : paneling, decorative painted ceiling, flooring, the old painting and the flower branches lighting up this room. Awesome !

10Source Habitually Chic


And what about this bedroom ??  Isn’t it gorgeous ???  The decorative wall paper (Zuber, de Gournay ???), the antique bed and lovely bed linen ! Unfortunately I couldn’t find anything about the designer of this room ! If anyone of you can tell me more about this bedroom, please let me know, I would appreciate !

3Source here


Paneling ! Yes, I am always looking for inspiring images of paneling. Thousands of pictures in my ‘paneling file’ by now !

I dare to bring in a black painted element in a natural wood paneled room, as Paolo Moschino for Nicholas Haslam did here with the door and door frame.

9Source Nicolas Haslam website


Absolutely my style here. Love the combination of a traditional chimney and a more contemporary paneled wall. I am currently designing this kind of paneling for a client’s project. I am already curious about our client’s thoughts !!!

5Source here


Beautiful colors in this room at the holiday home of French fashion designer Manon Martin, that is located in Tunisia. Here is chosen for a neutral color palette with hints of green, pink, orange and brown. Love it !

2Source here


Just love this kitchen sink and mural shelving.

6Source here


One of the beautiful and traditional Belgian style decorated bedrooms at the Belgian B&B Rolleken 24. Lime painted walls and faded colors of Belgian bed linen. Notice the green painted door !

Claude Smekens (1) Photo credit Claude Smekens


Love the placards, made of antique French doors, in a kitchen designed by French interior designer Dominique Sollier.

1Source here


Next time I have to design a pantry for a cabin, I definitely will opt for this idea here !

8Source here


I’d love to hear your thoughts about these images. Do they inspire you too ?


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Friday, August 21, 2015

Perfect country getaway


If you would love to spend some time in the country side, then I found the perfect getaway for you !

‘FIREFLY’ is an authentic woodcutter’s cabin near Mawgan Porth, Cornwall, UK, offering a unique, rustic, self-catering experience ‘into the wild’. It is the perfect escape for those who would love to take a break in the countryside.

The real luxury here is the organic, natural beauty of the simple life.


The charming cabin has a warm and rustic interior.

Who wouldn’t love to cosy up by this real open fire ?50585-highresImages © Unique Home Stays www.uniquehomestays.com +44 (0) 1637 881183


Ideal place for travellers with a four-legged friend !50570-highresImages © Unique Home Stays www.uniquehomestays.com +44 (0) 1637 881183


Timber-clad shack with a warm, weathered finish.50573-highresImages © Unique Home Stays www.uniquehomestays.com +44 (0) 1637 881183


Fully equipped open-plan kitchen including Aga. 50653-highresImages © Unique Home Stays www.uniquehomestays.com +44 (0) 1637 881183


Rough luxe self-catering.50654-highresImages © Unique Home Stays www.uniquehomestays.com +44 (0) 1637 881183


Charming bedroom with kingsize bed dressed in crumpled French linen.50655-highresImages © Unique Home Stays www.uniquehomestays.com +44 (0) 1637 881183


En suite bathroom with custom-built concrete bath and sink.50580-highresImages © Unique Home Stays www.uniquehomestays.com +44 (0) 1637 881183


The rustic charm cabin with outside fire and BBQ. The natural swimming pond will be a naturalists dream, best observed by moonlight from the rocking chairs on the veranda.50576-highresImages © Unique Home Stays www.uniquehomestays.com +44 (0) 1637 881183

Imagine your wintertime stay in this cabin, curling up with a book fireside, having a glass of wine, while snowflakes fall around… The perfect hideaway for a romantic getaway.


Some of the best surf beaches in Cornwall close by.51305-highresImages © Unique Home Stays www.uniquehomestays.com +44 (0) 1637 881183


Or enjoy your morning coastal walk in Cornwall.50670-highresImages © Unique Home Stays www.uniquehomestays.com +44 (0) 1637 881183

 Already packed ??!!


For more details and enquiries about FIREFLY cabin, please visit the Unique Home Stays website page here or call +44 (0) 1637 881183.

Please visit UNIQUE HOME STAYS to discover your prefered getaway location.



Enjoy the weekend !



All images with permission of Unique Home Stays.