Month: August 2012

Styling from Amsterdam Part 2

This is a picture I styled and shot last June in Amsterdam when I stayed with my good friend Desiree from Vosges Paris. We attended Meet The Blogger on Saturday but I spent Friday and Sunday shooting a few images for the BODIE and FOU AW/12 catalogue (you can request a copy here). I love her home very much so it was a real pleasure to imagine a workspace a la BODIE and FOU with some of my favourite things like the Feathers print, and our clip on light which is now back in stock. Owl vase | Decorative MT masking tapes | wire letter trays http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

Sneak peek of the BODIE and FOU AW/12 catalogue

I ‘m very excited to share this sneak-peek of our AW BODIE and FOU catalogue* with you today and I really really hope you will love it as much as I do because I can’t tell you the amount of work that goes into it!! Inspired by the success of our Spring/Summer collection, we’ve added this gorgeous linen duvet cover in mustard which will be just perfect for cosy, winter nights in and also lots of industrial lights including the pipe light which is now available with a matt iron finish and a mini collection of copper lights** which is just sublime. To make your Xmas shopping shopping easier (I know crazy to even think about Xmas now), we’ve sourced lots of stylish, unusual and beautiful gifts for all budgets starting with this gorgeous star garland** (as seen on the wall below) and this pretty set of votive candles** which is only £10. We will also have lots of new things for children such as this exclusive graphic monkey print** which I l know, would sit nicely in our mood board …

What a beautiful wedding…

I‘m sorry…the first part of my post may not be what you were expected from the title but it’s the only thing I have been thinking about since last night…I found a cyste in my breast last night when I went to bed. It is probably nothing but I have an appointment at the GP on Thursday just to check it out. I have to admit that I’m freaking out a little bit but will see. Let’s keep focusing on positive things…On a more light-hearted note, I’m in love with this beautiful video shot by Geoff Boothby for the James & Aubrey’s wedding. The song is Blood by The Middle East and I have been listening to it all day.James, the bride is the blogger behind Bluebird where you can see more of these gorgeous photos but what a cool name!! If I have another girl I will call her James or Joe like Charlotte Have a great day! xoxo Via Un Beau Jour J‘ai senti comme un kyste hier soir dans mon sein, ce n’est probablement rien mais au cas …

Happy to see you…

Penelope has been designing beautiful handmade dolls for a while.She even dresses them up with gorgeous clothes using Liberty fabric and patterns from Citronille which by the way, I highly recommend if you want to sew gorgeous French outfits for your kids.And now Penelope has opened her first workshop/boutique and like everything she does, it is simply beautiful so if you are in France near Les Sables d’Olonne, make sure you pay her a visit 109 route du Chateau d’Olonne, 85100 Les Sables d’Olonne Horaires d’été : du mardi au samedi de 10h à 12h et de 14h à 19h. Et sur rendez-vous au 06 86 45 93 68.  Welcome sticker from here | Linen scarves from there Cela fait quelques années déja que Pénélope crée de jolies poupées.Elle leur fait meme de tres jolis habits en tissu Liberty et utilisant les patrons de Citronille – une marque que je recommende chaudement si vous souhaitez coudre de beaux habits pour vos enfants. Et maintenant Pénélope a ouvert son premier atelier/boutique et comme tout ce qu’elle fait, c’est simplement magnifique. Si vous passez dans la …

Bedroom masterplan. Photography: François Köng, Stying: Karine Köng, All Rights Reserved. For more inspiration read www.karinecandicekong.com

Bedroom masterplan

Since I’ve been styling our stonewashed linen collection in our guest room (above) for our SS/2012 catalogue, I have been dying to re-decorate our own bedroom. When we moved in, a couple of years ago, my first call of action was to paint the magnolia walls and wardrobe in white except the wall behind our bed which I painted in light grey (Pavilion Gray from Farrow & Ball). 

Gorgeous wall stickers to spread happiness around the home

I’ve always been a fan of Shanna Murray wallstickers and used one of hers in Mila’s bedroom along with the beautiful handmade cotton garland from Pigmée so she can see each time she goes to bed and wake up how much I love her.Murray’s calligraphy is feminine, inviting and each of wall stickers are little pieces of art to spread happiness around the home.I’ve been looking for ways and places to add more of these gorgeous stickers around our home either in London or our holidays home in France and today I came across this image of the I love you beyond measure sticker on the nursery door of an adorable little girl named Lucca Valentine and it just opened my mind to a whole world of creative little projects…* I could put one on each of the four bedrooms in our home in France with a feel good message or an inspiring photo…* I could paint the back of our kitchen door with blackboard paint, adding B&W photos and let our friends and guest leaving lovely message…* I could put …