Today’s portrait session was in the new home of an Interior Designer. The house is not finished yet so we had to move a few boxes around to carve ourselves a little corner for the photoshoot but it was good fun. I will share some pictures with you once it’s finished. I loved the wooden ceiling, the concrete floor and this perfect little corner filled with natural light had two of my favourite chairs: the Panton chair by Vitra and the Eero Saarinen Tulip chair by Knoll. If you haven’t seen them yet, I have created a Facebook page for my Portrait Photography (click here to follow it) and a new Instagram account: Karine Kong Photography. If anyone is interested in doing a portrait session with me, I will be in London the first week of April so leave a comment or send me a message xoxo.
Last week, I featured two shots from this Dutch home photographed by Sonja Velda, first in my post about these four beautiful white kitchens with concrete floor and then this amazing sliding door in my DETAILS series. I thought the house was so beautiful that it was worth showing you the rest of it. I have also found out since then, that the vintage patchwork on the sliding door was a wallpaper by Studio Onszelf which made my day as this will be a lot easier to use! So without further ado, let me show the rest of this fabulous, family home.
What is your favourite room in a home and your favourite style? For me, it’s the kitchen without a doubt and preferably white kitchens with a concrete floor. I spend very little time in our bedroom besides sleeping at night and being more a shower person, I’m in and out of the bathroom in no time. However, the kitchen is where I like to hang out not that I’m doing any intensive cooking but it’s where I like pottering around. Having an open-plan dining/kitchen in our home in France which, is often filled with natural light, means that these days, I prefer working from our dining table, facing our white kitchen. Following my last post on plywood kitchens, today I wanted to show you a few examples of white, contemporary kitchens with a concrete floor which I find really beautiful and soothing. All of them have interesting details we can bookmark for future references and are spaces I would be quite happy to work from… The first one (above and below) is the home of Jeweller Victoria Wearne and her partner …
Concrete floor, being used in a bedroom, bathroom or kitchen (here too) is one of my favourite floorings. Each time I come across this bedroom picture on Pinterest, which was taken in the apartment of Designer Barbara Hill, I can’t help thinking how peaceful it feels and I imagine myself living in it. Maybe in a place like New-York overlooking the Hudson River… How about you? Where do you see yourself living in this bedroom? The bed is the Ligne Roset’s Peter Maly bed. Talking of which, if you’re looking for a vintage Togo sofa by Ligne Roset similar to the one featured in this fab, feel-good family home in Biarritz, check out Pamono in the UK. They have plenty of Togo sofas and armchairs in their collection. Photography by Dean Kaufman