I never got around to share with you the new pared-down and natural look of our London home after the renovations (you can see various stages of the renovations here).
We have since then, sold the house, moved to our holiday home in France where I started more renovations (see the rooms I’ve already tackled here)
Luckily, we managed to squeeze a photo shoot with Photographer Michael Paul who had already photographed the house for ELLE DECORATION before the renovations and the new house got featured in Grazia UK (yeah!!).
As many of you reside outside the UK, I have managed to get hold of the pdf to share the whole feature with you…
Downstairs, we gave the existing grotty kitchen a massive makeover (read all about it here), painted the brown beams in white and added a large floor-to-ceiling window overlooking the garden.
The latter is one design feature that I will do again.
Being able to watch the changes of the seasons was beautiful and very special (see what I mean here and here and more under this hashtag).
Handmade ceramics on display add warmth & textures to your home
The metal shelf in the bottom left corner came from a vintage store in Hammersmith.
After thinking for a split second to get rid of it, I used it to display my collection of handcrafted ceramics.
Some ceramics are from Zakkia Homewares, some are vintage and some are from H&M Home. like this stoneware milk jug & this gorgeous stoneware salad bowl which I love.
Inexpensive but so pretty!!
SHOP H&M HOME STONEWARE COLLECTION HERE
In the lounge, we opened up the wall between the front and back room and got rid of one chimney.
A very dusty job. However, one that contributed to creating the open-plan, minimalist room, filled with natural light we aimed to achieve.
Below, the black turning coffee table was from Amara and the Moroccan rug from Larusi, a company that specialises in genuine Berber rugs -pricey but incredibly soft and beautiful-
If you haven’t quite the budget, MADE has some great rugs here.
The large Koushi pendant light was from my shop. However, I will sell two of the small versions soon as I’m redecorating our lounge in France.
The two beautiful LCW chairs in natural ash by Vitra are from here
In our previously all-white bedroom, I introduced textures with soft furnishing, stonewashed linen and natural wood decorative objects.
You can see more pictures of our bedroom after its makeover in this article.
Our mattress, which you can not see is the Super King original mattress from EVE (spacious & super comfy).
The natural wooden side tables by our bed are currently in the sale here.
The long wooden necklace was made by my mum (beautiful isn’t it!?) and the stonewashed linens on my bed are from Cultiver.
CHECK THE NEW COLLECTION AT EVE
Our tadelakt bathroom is one of my favourite design projects.
It was a dream of mine to have a tadelakt finish. I thank Steve for giving me free rein on this project (he had free rein on his home office) #concessionsiskeytoahappymariage :-)
The grey bath towels are from The White Company.
All the pretty body care bottles are from Compagnie de Provence and I saw today that they are going to be stocked in END‘S first flagship store in London.
The Corian bathtub and basin are by Antonio Lupi and were flipping expensive!
Since then, I found a similar basin design but more affordable for our bathroom renovations in France. I will share details with you soon.
I think I have covered pretty much everything.
If you have any questions, please leave a comment. Or if you love what I did with the house, please leave a comment too :-)) I love reading them.
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Your home is so so beautiful! You
have the right feeling how a home
looks cosy and comfortabel. I really
love every picture from you. You are my
Thank you so much Ina. That’s really sweet of you and I really appreciate you take the time to comment. Have a lovely day
Beautiful, Karine! I love the earthy tones you use all the time, very different from my aesthetic but I still admire your taste so much. Great post, keep on posting :)
Thank you so much Susana, I’m glad you like them, I know you’re more into green & colours :-)
Keep on posting! I’d like your style and way of photographing! Loves, Debora
Thanks Deborah! I think it comes down to practice, when I look at my early work, it’s pretty awful hahaha
It’s so beautiful!!! I really like your style!!! Amazing Job!
Thank you so much Eva. So glad you like it and thanks again for stopping by!
Love it all! But especially the picture window and that amazing bathroom! Thank you for sharing!
Thank you for dropping by Sarah. Yes that large window is something that I will do again. It was wonderful to watch nature throughout the season.
Voilà ! je suis revenue exprès sur l’article ( apres l’avoir lu en entier hier) pr te laisser un commentaire :-) c’est vraiment très joli ! chanceux sont les nouveaux propriétaires !
Questions : instagram account/stories lapel/les oeufs :-)) j’ai l’impression que l’audience aujourd’hui se limite à de l’instagram scroll plutot que de lire l’info à la source ..
En tous les cas , continue à nous inspirer tu le fais si bien ! -) Merci Karine
Et je t’en remercie! Je sais bien et c’est pour cela que de temps en temps je fais une petite piqure de rappel parce que mine de rien cela me prend beaucoup de temps d’écrire les articles et de les traduire en français, alors que laisser un com’ ne prend même pas une minute :-))
Loving the whole blog article ! Was a bit rushed to read it yesterday. You are such an inspiration!
Thank you Aga, I’m glad you like it and thank you so much for coming back to leave a comment :-)
Ive bookmarked this! Oh Karine what a stunning place!
So inspiring, I’ve now added more things to my never ending wish list. It’s so nice to see your London home is greater detail. And I LOVE what you’re doing to your place in France. I really am enjoying watching you on your new journey. Thank you for being so inspiring and giving us such visual delights ❤️
Thank you so much Denise. It was a big place and we had a great time but after all I much prefer the weather in France and the lifestyle. Its much more relaxing
I’m so impressed that you can pour so much love and attention and care into making a beautiful home and then move on to the next one. Creators gotta create.
You’re right! I never thought about it like that but I’m such a homebody, making our home comfortable and welcoming is always my first call of action :-)
I Love your home, it’s so beautiful. Great job!!!!
Thank you so much Rema. I’m so glad you like it
your properties look so amazing and clutter free. I just can’t get rid of the stuff. Thank you for all your links too.
I go through stuff (paper, clothes, cupboards) on a regular basis and take bags to the local charity shop or sell them on Ebay. I grew up in a very cluttered home and my tolerance level for clutter is now very minimal hahaha
Canon ! Beau boulot !
merci Eve, grosses bises
I really love what you have done in your home. Thank you for sharing so much.
Hi Breda, thank you so much and thanks again for stopping by. I really appreciate.
Je me rappelle le tadelakt de la salle de bain. Je faisais les rénos chez moi ou à veille de les faire et j’ai fait de la recherche pour savoir ce que ça impliquait. J’étais frustrée parce que, à moins de vivre à Montréal, j’aurais pas trouvé quelqu’un pour le faire en région.
Oui je comprends très bien ta frustration. J’ai du faire de nombreux choix différents en France car je ne trouvais pas les Artisans qui pouvaient faire ce que je voulais…mais bon on a fait avec
Bravo Karine !!
Je te le redis ici ;)
Chaque jour je découvre un peu plus de ton grand talent 💛
Merci beaucoup Cécile, grosses bises
Oh Karine what a beautiful house! All the hearts eyes for the home accessories and details too. I look forward to seeing the results of your ‘next project’. Thanks so much for sharing.
Thank you so much Sara. I’m glad you like it. Thanks for stopping by, I really appreciate
Your blog is so inspiring. Keep it up 😘
One of the best house that I ever have seen.
Those designs are all wonderful and amazing. I will be back again soon to check more updates on your page. Thank you so much for sharing your article.
Easy to read and understand!! Thanks