Thursday, June 30, 2011

Love for Belgian Linen

Last week I had an appointment with the representative of LIBECO, our world-known company for Belgian linen. It was a few months ago since he visited and I really needed some information about new linens, especially about the Libeco Home Collection, table and bed linen.

I am always surprised about all these beautiful, different textures and range of colors ! I just love the natural touch of our Belgian linen.

Since Axel Vervoordt introduced us to the linen slipcovers for seats and chairs, a lot of designers started to work with linen.

In Belgian interiors you will see linen used for draperies and blinds, for seating upholstery, table, bed and bath linen.

I am not aiming to tell you about the history of linen today, I want you to give some ideas how to use linen in your interior.

But if you want to know more about the flax’ history you will find a lot to read at the LIBECO website HERE.

Diane Dorrans Seaks of the Style Saloniste blog wrote a very interesting blogpost about Belgian linen HERE ! It is a most interesting article to read!

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Click on LIBECO logo to visit the website.


Growing up in the Belgian area, known for the linen industry, will definitely explain my love for linen.


Our orangery where I used linen for the draperies and the slipcovered seats.


Our living room with linen upholstered seats.


I really love the combination of natural materials as here in our library, a combination of an oak woodpaneling and a linen upholstered seat.

There is a wide range of colors and textures available in linen fabrics.

And did you know that from the moment you order a certain number of meters, the LIBECO company will dye the linen in your particular chosen color!!!

So, linen can be used for all your window treatment.

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Just love the color of the draperies matching the oak parquetry floor. Beautiful!

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Linen blinds.

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Seat and chair upholstery.


Window treatment with linen and velvet chair upholstery and table cloth. A perfect combination at this living room.

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Table linen.

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Here you see a sample card of the Libeco Napoli Vintage linen. Beautiful texture and colors for your table linen.

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One of my favorite colors is celadon. Libeco offers a lot of shades of celadon linen. The Garnier’s sofa with a celadon slipcover.

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We all know by now that Axel Vervoordt introduced us to the linen slipcovered seating. Some of the images below show you different styles of seating, all with a linen slipcover.

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Linen slipcovers for chairs.

I love the mix of these kitchen chairs at the castle of Axel Vervoordt.

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Again a sample card of beautiful ‘ready made’ Libeco table linen

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A linen skirt for this desk.


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This is the sample card of the bedlinen of the picture here above.

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Linen wear

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Libeco linen wear sample card.

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And maybe you will find your perfect Christmas present, as this embroidered napkin, browsing through the LIBECO HOME catalogue.

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To browse through the LIBECO Home Catalogue, click on cover.


And finally I want to introduce you to a very beautiful blog about linen, ‘LINENS by didriks, where you will find a lot of interesting information about Belgian linen!

I hope you enjoyed my post of today!