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How to use black chalkboard paint in the bedroom

How to use black chalkboard paint in the bedroom

We often see black chalkboard walls in kitchens, workspaces or even the kids bedrooms but how about using it in your own bedroom… Would you be open to the idea? I have used Farrow & Ball’s Down Pipe in our bedroom in France (you can see more photos on Instagram) which creates a nice, design statement statement in a room that was fairly plain to begin with, with the exception of the French windows leading onto the garden and which are a nice feature. If you’re not ready to make the jump to a black chalkboard wall, I have compiled a lot of beautiful bedrooms painted with dark walls on Pinterest. However, chalkboard paint adds something that traditional paint doesn’t and that is…TEXTURES Love it or hate it, once you’ve written a few messages and then wipe them off to write new ones, chalk adds texture and character to a wall and a room like nothing else does. I say love or hate, because personally, I love the look and texture of chalk writing on a wall and it makes a really nice …

5 stylish, French style bedrooms with headboards. For more inspiration, go to www.karinecandicekong.com

5 chic, French-style bedrooms with headboards

The other day, I was flicking through a decoration magazine with a friend from Australia and she asked me if I ever had a bedroom with a headboard when I was growing up in France. I thought about it for a while and told her it was actually the opposite…I always had a headboard in my parents’ home…

How to get the effortless look in the bedroom

Real life bedroom

Real life bedroom or How to achieve the effortless look in the bedroom after a certain someone came for a cuddle and used our bed as a practice for her gymnastic competition next week…Yet I wouldn’t change a thing because one day, she will think it’s totally uncool to come and give us a cuddle. Have a great weekend SHOP THE STORY: [show_shopthepost_widget id=”1479476″]

3 beautiful dark on dark bedrooms to inspire you

3 beautiful dark grey bedrooms

I did some housecleaning on Sunday and changed our linen bedlinen for a dark grey. Looking at our bedroom (first pic/and here), I have to admit that while I love white interiors, I really love the dark grey wall of our bedroom in France. Dark grey feels stylish and modern yet very intimate and welcoming. Once we have sold this house, I’m planning to move one of the Ikea Malm bedframes back to the bigger house and paint it in dark grey like the back wall of our bedroom. Has anyone done this before on Ikea’s Malm? Until then, here are three beautiful dark bedrooms which I find very inspiring. The first one was photographed by Wendy for Nu Interieur, a Dutch company I love a lot and which designed the leather handles I used in our bedroom in London. I love the Flos 265 Wall Lamp in the second bedroom (sorry couldn’t find the author & credit accordingly). I also think the bedframe in the third picture which looks like a large painted canvas, look fabulous and should be fairly easy to do with a …

Uncluttered and peaceful, dreamy bedroom. Read on www.karinecandicekong.com

WEEKEND#

Thank you for your wonderful comments on Instagram, the blog here and via email….really beautiful. I read them all and thought maybe, this BODIE and FOU Interiors book I have postponed writing for the past three years due to lack of time, would be a nice project for next year…will see.

Bedroom with a view

Bedroom with a view

I had a real coup de coeur for this bedroom with a view, filled with natural light. The separation wall was knocked down and replaced by these large windows. The result has increased the sense of space and make everything flow nicely. This is the home of Danish Artist Gitte Svendsen. On one side, there is the kitchen and artist’s studio and on the other side, the bedroom and a dining table by the window. I’m planning to do something similar in Elodie’s new flat in Paris, between Lily‘s bedroom and the lounge to open up space and bring more natural light into her flat. I think this is a beautiful example of what can be achieved, don’t you think? I also love the mix of throws, rugs and wooden vintage furniture that add warmth and textures to the room. I would be quite happy to hang out there for the day, wouldn’t you? You can see more pictures here

WEEKEND# gorgeous bedroom & soft, stonewashed linen www.karinecandicekong.com

WEEKEND#

I can’t tell you how much I love this bedroom. The matte black floorboards, the hues of dark and light grey stonewashed linen on the bed, the sheet of metal against the wall that becomes art…I could spend the whole weekend there. We’re off to Jarnac on Sunday to a commemorative rugby match the Club has organised in memory of my dad. A part of me is looking forward to hearing stories about him but I know this is going to be a difficult day for us all. Yesterday, the weather was so beautiful that almost forgot he was gone, for a split second, I thought it was a mistake, that he would soon come back from his daily walk and then it hit me that it wasn’t. My mum forwarded me this very well written article about the loss of a parent which you may find useful if you are going through the same thing. It’s in French but you can copy the link in Google translate to read it in English. Have a lovely, soothing weekend my dearest …