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TODAY I LOVE....A wonderful curated collection of inspiring images to bring you happiness. Read on www.karinecandicekong.com

Today I love…

This wonderful shot snapped by Sofia. It just feels like a happy room… I don’t know if it was the natural light flooding the room or the quintessential collection of art displayed on the walls or maybe this inviting table setting but I was in love as soon as I saw it and I felt it lifted up my heart. What do you think? //Photography: Sofia at Mokkasin | Home of Linn Benediktson SHOP THE POST

Black on black styling by Karine Candice Kong, Founder of online concept store BODIE and FOU

Today I love…

This Black on Black styling from my archives with the Bat print upside down and our NEW-YORK print. Once the summer is over, I will tackle the re-decoration of our blue house* (called blue by the girls because of its blue shutters) and add a fresh coat of paint to this bedroom**. Have a great Sunday! I’m waiting for my sis’ to wake up and then we will do yoga. PS*: House is available for rental during school holidays PS**: The Batgirl print featured on the wall is back in stock SHOP THE POST

DFS photoshoot at The Battery, Seasalter, Styling: Karine Kong, Photographer: Francois Kong www.karinecandicekong.com

The Battery shooting location (DFS behind-the-scenes photoshoot)

Last week, I flew back to London with François to style a Summer shot for DFS in Seasalter, Kent. The shooting location was a beach house called The Battery, located on the coast of North Kent and it was just such an amazing space. The Battery was built in 1874 for the Royal Naval Reserve as a base for target practice with gunners firing out to sea and it was used later on as a holiday camp for children. Marilyn, the owner, told me that she still get pensioners who spent their childhood in this place, coming to visit and apparently it hasn’t changed. I certainly believe that.The Battery was like a time capsule and had an amazing, happy vibe to it. I really love the place and I would have been quite happy to hang out there a weekend watching the sea. Sadly, Marilyn doesn’t do B&B but she runs occasional workshops to teach painting to beginners and most recently beads. She is soon off to Africa to teach Masai how to look after their beads so …

Today I love...this inspiring black & indigo styling. Read on www.karinecandicekong.com

Today I love…

This is one of my all-time favourites styling by Cleo Scheulderman who regularly styles for Dutch magazine VT Wonen. I love the display of rustic chopping boards (these are 25% OFF in the sale), the raw concrete floor and vintage furniture against a deep, indigo background and of course this beautiful papier maché lampshade by French designer Myriam Balay. While white is definitively my colour of predilection at home, comes Summer and I crave for blue grey linen, blue shutters like the ones in our home in France (more details here) and indigo cushions and accessories. Talking of which, we will soon add a gorgeous collection of handmade, indigo throws to the shop. And if anyone knows a UK ceramist that makes gorgeous cups like these, please let me know as I need a few for a styling job next week in the UK. What do you think? Which feature (s) do you love the most? // Styling: Cleo Scheulderman, Photography by Jeroen Van Der Spek SHOP THE POST  

DESIGNERBOX

Brand: Designerbox | A unique membership-based online sales concept for never-before-released designer objects. Each month, subscribers receive a unique collector’s object designed by established Designers such as Piero Lissoni, Sebastian Bergne and Arik Levy. Project: Styling & Photography Brief: Style and photograph the TSERETNIP designed by FX Balléry showing two different ways of using the product. Date: November 2014 Country: worldwide