Sunday, June 20, 2010

Her Personal Space . . . at Home with Greet (Belgian Pearls)

Meet Greet, an interior decorator living in Belgium who along with her brother operates a fourth-generation cabinet-making shop. When she wants to break from work or take pause from writing her fabulous blog -- Belgian Pearls -- she heads to their orangerie to relax:

In addition to solo escapes, she says, "We love to gather here in the evening after a busy day to enjoy an apero!! 

"And after dinner, we love to sit here to watch TV or enjoy a good movie."

"Our library. There, I just soooo love to sit and read a good book!" And she enjoys the added pleasure of listening to  some soft background music. Greet adds that it's her favorite spot in the winter, especially, when she can light a cozy fire. 

She and her husband just finished constructing what she dubs their "outbuilding." (As we know in the states, outbuildings don't always exude such a comfortable setting . . . . Hers, however, gives different meaning!!) While the weather there in Belgium "hasn't been that fantastic during the pass few weeks," Greet says they are counting the days until they "can barbecue with our friends!!!!"

Thank you for sharing, Greet! 

I hope you'll visit next weekend -- to see who invites us into their own personal and/or favorite place -- at home. Sometime this next week, I promise to list on the sidelines a schedule of who's scheduled when.

19 Responses to “Her Personal Space . . . at Home with Greet (Belgian Pearls)”

Ahhhhhh. Simply beautiful! What gorgeous gorgeous places to just Be.

The spaces are as lovely as Greet! This gal has is going on... thanks for sharing.

Janine Marshall said...

Hi Susan,

The spaces that you have shown here are just beautiful. I follow Belgian Pearls and enjoy reading her posts, but it's always nice to see more photo's. I think room service above has hit the nail on the head and Greet's loveliness comes out in her interiors. Thanks for both of you for sharing.
Take care
Tasmania, Australia

Greet said...

Oh Susan,
I so love to read these wonderful comments! Thank you so much for this post!!

Looks like such a lovely cozy space..., and I'm loving the table in the "outbuilding"!!

I love the "outbuilding". What a lovely space, especially if the weather is cooler than Texas! The library is cozy and beautifully furnished from what I can see! Thanks for sharing, Greet.

chanteusevca said...

Greet's rooms are as lovely as she is. They exude a quiet sophistication that I adore. I would also love to sit in her library and read in that comfy chair by the fire. And the wonderufl ambiance in the outbuilding is simply icing on a delicious cake! Thank you for sharing all this beauty. If only I could have some beauty in my own home, I would be most fortunate.


Hello Greet !
L'orangerie a l'air d'une pièce très agréable à vivre !
Bonne fin de semaine,

Greet's home is just as beautiful as she is. Everything about her is lovely. And in my dreams, I have a library just like hers. Isn't it beyond gorgeous? Lidy

Greet said...

Dear readers of Susan,
Thank you so much for these nice words! I so appreciate it! It is so nice to hear off you!
Again, THANK YOU!!

Greet's house is gorgeous and welcoming. She, her house and her words are all lovely.

Kifus said...

I second all the comments for Greet. I admire her very much and she has one of the most beautiful blogs out there! And her home is a dream!
Thanks Susan for this lovely post.

Betsy said...

I love the warmth and depth of the spaces you create. I have just discovered the Belgian Cleyburgh collection at an outstanding local florist in Boston, MA. I have purchases a number of glass pieces and some wooden pieces from the Sempre line. I love the natural warmth of these pieces. I bought Axel Vervoordt Timeless Interiors to read up on him after seeing some of his interiors in a design magazine. i am really enjoying getting to know more about Belgian design and have only just stuck my toe in. Great to meet you through Brooke's Velvet & Linen blog today. I would love a couple of ideas about other Belgian design products that are available in the US. I look forward o following your blog. Many thanks, and, again, very nice to meet you today. Betsy

Housewife Bliss said...

I just love the outbuilding, stunning.

This was so enjoyable...both the interview and the images!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for taking the time to discuss this, I feel strongly about it and love learning more on this topic. If possible, as you gain expertise, would you mind updating your blog with more information? It is extremely helpful for me.

Greet's home is just as beautiful as she is. Everything about her is lovely. And in my dreams, I have a library just like hers.

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