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A beautiful family home in Biarritz, France

A feel-good, family home in Biarritz, France

I’m slowly getting over the jet lag from my recent trip to San-Francisco and start feeling like a functioning human being again so today, let me show you this beautiful French family home in Biarritz which is a dream! Renovated by Constance and Dorian, this home of 150m2 is a dream space, filled with natural light and vintage treasures happily blending with designer pieces like the comfy Togo sofa by Ligne Roset which, by the way, celebrated its 40th year anniversary two years ago. There are so many lovely details I love in this home…the pastel colours, the door painted in black paint (an old decorating trick I know but it still looks good!), the strip of tiles on the kitchen floor and the fab wall-mounted dishwasher rack by Tsé-Tsé (now discontinued).I’ve always had a soft spot for interiors with a holiday vibe and this lovely home definitively ticks a few boxes. In my own home, I aim to create this effortless atmosphere vibes by using natural fabrics, textures, shades of white or injecting summery colours like the front door …

5 stylish, French style bedrooms with headboards. For more inspiration, go to www.karinecandicekong.com

5 chic, French-style bedrooms with headboards

The other day, I was flicking through a decoration magazine with a friend from Australia and she asked me if I ever had a bedroom with a headboard when I was growing up in France. I thought about it for a while and told her it was actually the opposite…I always had a headboard in my parents’ home… Bless my mum for her irreproachable sense of style, but at some point, I even had a four poster bed and pink Toile de Jouy wallpaper in my bedroom. It looked so French, it was a dream comes true for my American penpal. I moved towards modern, Scandinavian design when I went to University, discovered the Swedish giant and then, the Scandinavian design legacy with designs from Arne Jacobsen, Hans Wegner, Verner Panton to name a few. Since then, I think my style has naturally evolved between the stylish French style I grew up with, the modern Scandinavian style I embraced and the relaxed New-Zealander style I married into. True to be told, while I consider myself a modernist, I still love headboards and …

5 THINGS I WANT RIGHT NOW! 13/02/2015

5 things I want right now!

Channelling Charlotte Gainsbourg‘s style (my second French style icon after Emmanuelle Alt), this week 5 THINGS I WANT RIGHT NOW! is very much about walking around the streets of Paris and going on a road trip to the Brittany coast…so let’s go