Thursday, May 31, 2012

Before & After of a Classroom



I have received many comments and emails lately, asking me for more Before & Afters posts.

And since today is Friday, which means getting to know another fabulous blogger, I thought

I might combine both a guest blogger and your request in one post!

Because, my lovely readers, your wish is my command!

So, here we go...

BEFORE:




This is a classroom. I imagine you can tell that, but what you my not know is that the teacher

is absolutely responsible for its transformation! And when I'm talking transformation, I

mean great and big and gorgeous remodeling. You won't believe your eyes when you

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Warm Patina...

Here is a kitchen that is more on the traditional side, but still has that hint of warm patina.
Samantha Lyman designed this charming California kitchen, adding a white glass sheet backsplash coupled with delicate jeweled hardware.  My favorite are the lights fixtures, they were taken from an old Dutch ship.
... don't you love old conversation pieces?!







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I'm typically more into open shelving, but I'm loving the clean, white, floor to ceiling cabinets.  They don't shout out as much but provide tons of storage!

I hope you're enjoying your week!




Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Wordless Thursday: Bliss is...



Bliss!




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Open doors at Natalie Haegeman Interiors & Belgian houses for sale

 

Dear readers and friends, first of all I want to thank everyone of you who commented on my latest post ‘Horse Crazy’. I was so pleased to read all your kind words about Mango and me! I appreciate that you have taken the time to write me a sweet comment! Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

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My friend Natalie from Natalie Haegeman Interiors invites us to her Open Doors. You can still visit her charming cottage in Brasschaat (near Antwerp) this coming weekend (June 1,2 & 3).

 

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A few snapshots of Natalie’s home, decorated for the Summer Open Doors.

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NATALIE HAEGEMAN INTERIORS

Leopoldslei 75
2930 Brasschaat
Belgium

http://www.nataliehaegeman-interiors.be

info@nataliehaegeman-interiors.be

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As from time to time some of you, my dear readers, ask me to post about Belgian houses for sale, the past days I took some time to browse into a few real estate brokers websites, and picked out a few houses and castles I love and which are currently for sale.

I do hope you will love them too. Enjoy!

 

House 1

A quietly located restored charm home.

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For more information about this house, please click HERE.

 

 

House 2

Uniquely located newly built country house near Bruges.

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For more information about this house, please click HERE.

 

 

House 3

Top located unique French manor (near Antwerp).

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For more information about this house, please click HERE.

 

 

House 4

Impressive house with a stately aura in the center of Bruges and with beautiful historic building elements.

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For more information about this house, please click HERE.

 

 

House 5

Centrally located house in a green environment. Bruges

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For more information about this house, please click HERE

 

 

Castle 1

Quietly situated castle-domain in the countryside of Ghent.

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For more information about this house, please click HERE.

 

 

Castle 2

Stately castle-country house situated between Waregem and Ghent.

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For more information about this house, please click HERE.

 

 

Castle 3

Very luxuriously decorated castle-country house between Kortrijk and Ghent.

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For more information about this house, please click HERE.

 

 

Castle 4

The magnificent Castle of Wanneghem is a rare and unique maison de plaisance in Louis XVI style. The castle was built in 1758 in the park of an older estate. The architecture of the castle is in full symmetry and harmony. The castle is recent perfectly restored (copper roofs, golden interior elements, etc.) The entire castle has all the luxuries and comforts (elevator, walk-in dressing room, indoor pool, Hamann, 2 luxury stylish kitchen, home automation, etc. .) Castle of Wanneghem can be seen as a really smaill palace which is extremely suitable as private residence. (text here)

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For more information about this house, please click HERE and HERE.

 

Interested anyone?

xx

Greet

 

Image sources of the houses :

http://www.dochy.be

http://www.cumlaude.be

http://www.immovastgoedcolpaertknokke.be

  http://kasteelforsale.com/wordpress/en

http://immo.trovit.be