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Styling from the weekend: Paulistano chair love

I have the chance to have two of these beauties at home, the Whisky Paulistano with the stainless-steel frame and the White Paulistano with the black iron frame. It’s by far my favourite piece of design. I can’t tell you how much I love the lines of this chair…. The frame is made of a continuous 17-foot single bended steel bar (shaped under 200 lbs of hydraulic pressure over 24 hours) and then welded in a single spot and it looks simple and beautiful and for something that was designed in 1957 for The Athletic Club of São Paulo, it has not aged at all.Last week, Francois and I shot several Paulistano chairs including this shot below which was taken in  a beautiful family home in West London but could have well be taken in a home in Paris… don’t you think it has a gorgeous French vibe?The new UP poster by Fine Little Day on the wall is available from here and the Milk lamp from here. Photography: François Kong | Styling: Karine Kong

{White Styling} from the weekend….

On Sunday, our photographer Francois and I shot the BODIE and FOU White Christmas collection* in a gorgeous family home in West London (big thanks to Greg & Amanda for their wonderful welcome).Steve went for a bike ride with his friend so I took Mila with us on the shoot and well, now that she is 7, she no longer can be bothered to model for me so all I get now is her feet…but here is a sneak-peek of what’s coming…I’m so in love with everything…The tealight holders are made of bone china with a matte finish and come with a STAR or HEART design. They are gorgeous and very stylish (£13 each).I use stars a lot to decorate our home so I’m a huge fan of this beautiful decorative star (only £15) and this little polar bear family (£28 for a set of Papa Bear and Baby bear) is just a-do-rable and will look perfect in a nursery or kids bedroom.The paper Christmas decorations come in set of 3 and you get a …

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 …

Sneak-peek of our AW 2012 catalogue

Can you believe we are already working on our AW 2012 catalogue!? Here is a sneak-peek on VT Wonen when we shot in Amsterdam chez Vosges Paris ♥You can still request a copy of our Summer catalogue here or flick through the digital version on issuu here Products featured below Feathers printBat printClip on lightMasking tapesWire letter tray

Styling from Amsterdam…

After chatting until 1 am with Desiree and drinking wine, I got up this morning feeling a tiny bit tired but it was so great to catch up with Desiree and talked endlessly about interior design, styling and other creative things. This morning, I styled a few things I had brought with me from our collection. Desiree has really a gorgeous place that she styled beautifully. Wherever you look, there is an inspiring corner, little mood boards made with masking tapes. Her sense of style is very strong and she has created an amazing space with beautiful volumes and lots of natural light. Don’t you love this gorgeous clothes rail that she designed and got made by a local tradesman? I think it is beautiful! I have more photos to take this afternoon but here is a sneak-peek of the shots I did for the Do What You Think Is Right print and a gorgeous leather bag that goes nicely with my new white jacket from Zara…very Bianca Jagger in the 70s, don’t you think? Have a great weekend

Awesome WE read + a little creative project

Hello! I realised this morning that with everything going on, I totally forgot to tell you that our gorgeous, inspiring, awesome Spring Summer 2012 catalogue was now available on issuu. The print version will be mailed to BODIE and FOU customers and those who requested a copy next Friday. Voila! job done and I hope you like it !I also wanted to share with you these FREE downlodable vintage paper placemats from the Pretty Blog (I love the cutlery one).Have a lovely Sunday.I’m off to make a cake for Mila to take to school for her birthday (I’m one week behind) and I have to start planning her Birthday party. This year she doesn’t want any theme, so no moustache party like we did for her 6th birthday, and no lovely decoration like we did for her 5th birthday. I cant work out if I’m relieved (because let’s face it I’m exhausted..things have been a little bit crazy since the beginning of the year) or a bit disappointed…

Sneak-peek of our SS/2012 catalogue

Here is a sneak-peek of our Spring/Summer catalogue which I think looks even better than our first one (and that one got an Award!). This time we take you on a summery journey between London and the French Atlantic coast to indulge in beautiful soft bed linens from France, stylish Clare Vivier clutches to go to a party in town or for an evening walk by the beach and as usual inspiring, creative ideas to make your home a happy place. I really hope you will love it as much as I do and I take this opportunity to thank everyone at CHS Creative and Sophie and Francois that have done an amazing job! Have a wonderful weekend! xoxo

Life with Mila…at breakfast

Yesterday morning, Steve got up at 6am to take Lucas for a walk. When Mila and I joined him an hour later for breakfast, he told us that Linda, our au-pair, came home at 6am. This is unusual as Linda often comes home around midnight after working in a pub nearby but last night, she was out partying. Mila’s reaction made me laugh…. Mila: “Oh WOW, she worked ALL Night!!”Aren’t kids just great to look at the world with a positive attitude and think the best of everything and everyone… :-)This is what François and I worked on last weekend.The second picture which shows the beautiful Rob Ryan plates better is likely to be on the back cover of our catalogue…{We have entered the fabulous MyDeco Independent Home Shop Award} Nominate BODIE and FOU as your favourite ever independent Home Shop and you could win £1000* to spend in our concept store on anything you like!  CLICK HERE to enter the competition. Photo: François Kong | Styling: Karine Kong