|My paneled Living Room (by our company Lefèvre Interiors)|
Living Beautifully to me is being content with my life and being thankful
for good health, happiness, strong family ties ... giving love and being loved in return
making life beautiful.
My son Anthony & myself
|Paneled Living Room|
Listening to other people while having respect for others opinions and
thoughts ... helping others without expecting anything in return ... receiving
lovely comments on my blog, Belgium Pearls, from my readers ...
As an interior designer I can't deny I love to be surrounded by all things beautiful. This is
"living beautifully" in the more literal sense, surrounding ourselves with beautiful things,
not to possess, but enjoying the beauty of the object.
|Dining Room with view towards the Kitchen|
I am very thankful for the beautiful carved chest my late father made me, which I appreciate
more and more everyday. Remembering that he made this beautiful chest just for me has a
strong emotional value to me that the other items in my home do not. His memory and his
gift to me make my life beautiful.
HIS GIFT TO ME: A hand carved chest by my father
Since I love every Flower I find in nature ... it is important to me that my home is never
without flowers. As I grow older it's important to me to "live" outside which always picks me
up whenever I feel down. Respecting one's self and one's natural environment makes one's
This week's bouquet of flowers
Living beautifully is not possible, to me, without being surrounded by pets and animals.
They give us all the perfect example of how to live a beautiful life.
My horse Mango
|Our Orangery with Venetian plaster technique|
There are so many meanings of "living beautifully" and so many ways to "live a beautiful
life", but for me, "living beautifully" means living thankfully.
- Greet Lefèvre
Greet Lefèvre - Belgium
Greet is an interior designer who, along with her husband, helps run a fourth-generation family-owned cabinetmaking business: Lefèvre Interiors. All the beautiful wood paneling in the first two pictures and cabinetry in her home were designed by Lefèvre Interiors. She also authors the blog Belgian Pearls.
Many thanks to the lovely and talented Greet for sharing with us
LIVING BEAUTIFULLY through her eyes, and for the pictures of her gorgeous home.
Photos: Greet Lefèvre
Text: Greet Lefèvre, Edited & Arranged by Portobello Design