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How to create a beautiful, romantic dining area

Whether you are planning to stay in for Valentine’s Day* or are looking for Spring-inspired table settings, here are two dining areas that I find really pretty and romantic and which are fairly easy to re-create in your home. Both rooms are really nice and calming but I have to say, although I’m usually an all white interiors person, I’m really drawn to the soft pink above. It is SO pretty, don’t you think? It feels romantic but not over the top and it has a lovely, fresh, Scandi meets Parisian feel to it.

The small but gorgeous flat of Agathe Perroy

The small but gorgeous flat of Agathe Perroy

I love discovering small spaces, cleverly designed and this small flat (42 m2) is a perfect example of what can be achieve in a small space. I first read about this flat in 2009 and while I have the memory of a gold fish for most mundane things, when it comes to interiors, my brain seems to file things in a funny way and remembers very old stuff. So when I started working on this new interior design project, somehow I kept thinking about the bathroom fitted by Agathe Perroy in her flat. When Agathe visited the building for the first time, it was split in two small flats, one on the ground floor and the other one on the top floor of a small nineteenth century house in very bad state but full of charm. Being an Interior Designer, Agathe worked out how to link these two spaces to create one inviting home. She first started to knock down a few partition walls and removed the false ceiling to gain more height. Luckily, this unrevealed perfectly preserved oak beams which she …

a beautiful Swedish flat with white wooden floors. Read on www.karinecandicekong.com

A beautiful Swedish flat with white floorboards

I’m not sure if it was the kitchen units which reminds me of my Ladurée scented candle (it’s so rare to see pale green kitchen units isn’t it?) or the white floorboards but I found this beautiful Swedish flat very soothing and calming, don’t you?

Our white bedroom update

Our white bedroom update

Since we finished our house renovations, I have been resisting hanging picture frames onto our walls. I love our white pristine walls so much that I don’t find enough incentive to change things and hang all the pictures we have. Hence, I have a nice collection of black & white prints on the floor in our lounge. Yet these pictures frames looked so good on the wall together that I’m planning to make a similar display in the top bedroom where we converted the loft. In our bedroom, I wanted to achieve a soothing look so I used stonewashed linen on our bed and just put a few photos on the wall fixed with masking tape. The Rock Flag print is left casually on the floor until I decide which one will end up in our bedroom for good. To add textures to the room, I added this beautiful basket. I love how it contrasts against the all-white scheme of the bedroom and adds a summery feel.. 

My home in London. Read on www.karinecandicekong.com

London calling

I’m heading back to London on Sunday for a styling job which I’m really excited about. Ideal Home magazine is also coming to photograph our kitchen and as my company BODIE and FOU is exhibiting our prints collection at Design Junction from 24th to 27th, I will be attending our stand there too (I hope to meet some of you there!) I was struggling to leave this place when the weather was nice but now that it’s pouring down rain, it’s getting a lot easier. Here is a random bunch of photos of our home I took with my iPhone 6 a few months ago (I have so many photos to go through, it’s insane!) but I’m looking forward to spend some time in this gorgeous space. I have missed that room. I’m so in love with the resin floor we added throughout the ground floor – still need to source some chairs though….I can’t wait to hang out in our beautiful tadelakt bathroom, potter around the kitchen, and finish decorating our bedroom too. It’s almost there but I have a …

White kitchen makeover

Our white kitchen makeover

After 10 months of renovations, our home in London is finally ready and today I’m really pleased to share with you photos of our white kitchen makeover. You can see photos of the kitchen before the renovations when it got featured in Bolig magazine,  VT Wonen and ELLE DECORATION. The kitchen counter is made of Corian. The kitchen units are by Ludlow of Holloway and they also fitted the long breakfast bar. All the appliances are from Miele.

How to create an effortless, stylish, natural look at home. More inspo at www.karinecandicekong.com

How to achieve an effortless, natural look at home

Last Friday, my friend Mandy and I had a good laugh because our respective businesses (hers is Hush Homewear and for those who don’t know this, mine is BODIE and FOU) were built on the back of great style, French chic, Australian laid-back style and relaxed vibes and our girls, being pre-teens, have sometimes, gone on the opposite side of spectrum with pink leggings and mismatched outfits. When she went to France for the school year, I let Mila decorate her bedroom in our home there but a snapshot of her bedroom with mismatched cushions, colours & patterns on her Instagram, freaked me out (don’t look for it, I have deleted the photo hahaha). The good news is that we are finally turning a corner and since she saw her cousin’s bedroom in Paris (which is almost a BODIE and FOU showroom), she has decided she wants the same look and hallelulia to that! So if you have kids who loves spreading Lego or a boisterous dog with long hair like ours, breathe… there is a light at the end of the tunnel and here are …

Design updates at A Merry Mishap with Bemz

Design updates chez Jennifer

I have been dreaming about a grey sofa for our home in France since 2013 (see blog post then) for our 8 years old Ikea sofa, which is surprisingly still very comfy so I’m getting a new cover done by Bemz. If you are not familiar with Bemz, I think it’s one of the smartest concept created in these last few years.