Sunday, December 27, 2009

It's A SMALL Blog-World: Belgian Pearls

Image courtesy of Belgian Pearls
Please meet Greet Lefevre of the fabulous blog, Belgian Pearls.  I have been reading Greet's blog since she started it in July of this year.  Her phenomenal taste and beautiful images have inspired me from day one.  Greet, along with her brother pictured here, run a fourth generation cabinetmaking business, Lefevre Interiors.  Their work is top-notch, has beautiful detail and classic style.  I feel very lucky to call Greet a friend and only look forward to many other great posts from Belgian Pearls.  I'm sure it will be a must read for you once you have been properly introduced, so it is my honor:  Greet Lefevre of Belgian Pearls.

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Question 1.  Where did you grow up and where do you live now?

I grew up in Wielsbeke, a little town in Belgium (Flemish-speaking part of Belgium) and now I live in a town, called Brakel, situated in a wonderful Belgian region, called the Flemish Ardennes.

Image courtesy of Belgian Pearls

Question 2.  What is your profession?
I am an interior designer.

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Question 3.  Why did you start your blog?
The first reason to start a blog was the fact that I wanted to share my passion for interior design and all things beautiful and to express my design ideas from time to time. I love to hear what other people think about it. You can learn a lot of other people's ideas when blogging.
I discovered that a lot of people, mostly American people, were very interested in Belgian Design! So this was the second reason to start my own Belgian blog.

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Question 4.  What do you like most about blogging?
I love to meet and to interact with people from all over the world. You can learn a lot of the cultural background from people from all these different countries!

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Question 5.  What is the most valuable thing you've gained from blogging?

In general, blogging, is a wonderful medium to meet people and to make a lot of new friends and, for me in particular, I have gained so much new information about designers, manufacturers, products from all over the world.

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Question 6.  How long have you been blogging?
I started my blog, Belgian Pearls, in July this year after reading other blogs for about a year.

Image courtesy of Belgian Pearls
Question 7.  How many new friends do you have because of your blog?
Oh my goodness, I have a lot of new friends!  With some of them I feel there is a real bond of friendship growing.  It feels like I've known them for a long time.  Can you imagine?!

Yes, Greet, I can imagine.  I feel the same way.  My best gift of learning about this new world of blog is all my talented and wonderful friends.  I feel like I've come home to a long lost family.

We'll talk soon.



  1. Dear Gwenn,
    I feel so honoured you wrote about Belgian Pearls on your blog!
    I am so thankful to you!
    I love the pictures you have chosen on my blog!

  2. I'm always happy to see mention of Greet and her fantastic blog Belgian Pearls. Greet and her blog were influential in starting my blog, and she continually inspires with here subjects and images. Thank you, Gwen, for featuring her here!

  3. Ooooh. What a great interview with a GREAT blog and talented designer! Loved it!

    To a wonderful 2010!

  4. It is amazing to me that Greet has been blogging for such a short amount of time. Belgian Pearls immediately became one of my favorite blogs. Not only is Belgian Pearls well written and filled with beautiful images of Greet's amazing work, but it also reflects Greet's love for design and her generous heart.
    Thank you for spreading the word!

  5. I loved learning more about the wonderful Greet! Her blogs is one of my favorite. I am glad to have discovered yours today too!

  6. I so adore Greet!
    She is such a wonderful person, I have been so lucky to have gotten to know her over this past year.
    Thanks for posting this interview with her!

  7. Gwen-
    Thanks for your warm and well wishes!
    Greet is gorgeous and I am so thrilled she decided to become a blogger.
    Her interior designs are so stunning!
    happy 2010-


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