All posts filed under: Creative Projects

Personal handmade gifts for the people you love

Personal gifts for people you love

I really like the idea of giving handmade gifts to loved ones. The problem with handmade gifts is that first, you need to have the time to make them. Second, you need to be fairly creative or good at something to come up with something that will look really stylish and not looking as if it has been done by a five years old. I’ve made a few scented candles this month but they are more like little tokens of love rather than proper gifts. I didn’t have time to craft anything so I decided to offer my friend Perrine, one of the photos I took of her when we did this photoshoot. Now… I don’t have the presumption to assume that anyone receiving one of my photos is going to say “wow” out of excitement but last time I saw Perrine, she told me that the photoshoot really boosted her confidence and made her re-connect with the person she was a few years ago. This really strokes a chord with me. I have know Perrine since …

10 beautiful Christmas gift wrapping to inspire you

10 beautiful Xmas gift wrapping to inspire you

Since my last post on these 10 inspiring Christmas wreaths to make, sick days have taken over and it has been a daily struggle to stick to my December to-do list but I really wanted to show you these 10 beautiful Christmas gift wrapping which I’m sure you’ll find useful when you find yourself wrapping presents at the last minute. I have also included my favourite gift labels and wrapping paper free to download.

10 jolies, naturelles couronnes de Noël à faire

10 beautiful, inspiring Christmas wreaths to make

I’ve always loved Christmas wreaths and today is just about inspiring you to make your own Christmas wreaths. I know it may be a bit early for some, to start thinking about Christmas. However, as per my post from yesterday, I want to re-focus on things that provide us with a great deal of happiness and peace. I’m talking about doing things that are good for our body and for our soul. For some of you, me-time will be a warm bath and lounge around in your gorgeous Hush pyjamas. Personally, when I find the time, I find it very calming to make things while listening to the radio or baking a gluten-free banana cake for Mila or doing some DIY. Whatever I chose to do, usually provides me with a great sense of achievement. So, there are two things I really would like to make before the end of the year: 1) a beautiful wreath inspired by nature, 2) some scented candles… I love scented candles. Making some to give to the people I love, has been on my to-do list for a …

How to hang a gallery wall the perfect way

How to hang a gallery wall the perfect way

I have a massive crush on this gallery wall and generally speaking, I think when you mix family photos and posters, a gallery wall can look really striking and incredibly gorgeous in your home. However, if you feel intimated to put one together on your wall, let alone nailing or drilling a few nails correctly into a wall, here are some valuable tips to do it right.

Today I love...this inspiring styling which blends beautifully textures, B&W photography and industrial furniture. Read on www.karinecandicekong.com

Today I love…

  First of all, I’m loving this Bank Holiday Monday, don’t you!? We went for a bike ride early this morning to grab breakfast at Artisan, a really nice café in Stamford Brook that François and I shot a couple of years ago for The Simple Things magazine. I’m now sitting on my bed, admiring the view and working on my impeding interior design project in France while answering booking enquiries about this house (this one has only one week left available in August).

5 minimalist, stylish dining tables. Read on >> www.karinecandicekong.com

5 minimalist, stylish dining tables

I love having friends around for diner but as I also work regularly from home, I love a large dining table that can double-up as a nice, minimalist desk when I need to spread myself. In our home in London, we have the slice table which is made of oak and gives our lounge a beautiful Scandinavian vibe. I was convinced I had shared with you pictures of our new lounge with the resin floor after the renovations but I haven’t so I will post some photos later on this week. When it comes to the soft industrial look, I’ve always had a soft spot for the Vipp table which has a tabletop made of untreated, recycled planks making each table unique. The only downside is that this beauty will set you back £2899. Way more affordable and very similar in style is the Form table (sample available at 20% OFF here).

Party time! Honeycomb paper balls. For more inspiration, go to www.karinecandicekong.com

How to host a fab, stress-free, fun party at home

Isn’t this photo so incredibly uplifting?  The styling is a-ma-zing and just looking at it makes me feel happy. Honeycomb paper balls and pom poms, are such an inexpensive way to create a party with a WOW factor. If you are planning a party, a birthday or an anniversary at home, here is 15 tips to create a stress-free party.