Decorating ideas, our home in London, typography, urban jungle
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An alternative to the traditional planter

le paper bag, New-York print, typography, urban jungle

le paper bag, New-York print, typography, urban jungle

Since I came back from Amsterdam last October, I have been keen to add large plants in our home to use them as design pieces. I got the one above from Ikea over 6 weeks ago and I’m glad to say it is still alive and looking very well. I was so excited over the weekend that I even started talking to her/it. This one (can’t remember the name but I can find out if you want to know) is great because it has a really tropical feel to it and with all our white walls, some mornings when the sun filters through the glass roof of the kitchen, I feel I’m in L.A. rather than in London in December.

I brought back home a few of these paper bags with the intent to cut them in half and use them as placemats for our Christmas party but in the end, I went for something more soothing and natural so over the weekend, I moved things around in our new lounge and ended up using one as a planter. I quite like the look of it and I think I’m gonna use the big brown one for our Christmas tree.

Talking of placemats, my friend Catherine has just opened her new webshop Polly Papier and she is THE Queen of papers and has the most fantastic placemats. You should have a look…

// Photography: François Köng, Styling: Karine Köng | All Rights Reserved | New-York print here


  1. I might be The queen of papers but you’re definitely The best Fou ever! Merci tellement pour ce billet qui me touche! J’aurais adoré découvrir tes “paper bags” sets de table! J’ai quelques uns de ces sacs dans mon bureau, je ne vais désormais plus les voir de la même manière, ;-)Merci Karine. Je t’embrasse

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