All posts tagged: industrial

Industrial stairs in Paris | BODIE and FOU

Industrial stairs in Paris

I had this image on my fridge in our London home for years so when French Interior Designer Valérie Mazérat posted it on Facebook, I DM her to have a bit more background info. It’s a space Valérie re-designed in 2008 in Paris. Her clients (a couple with children) who lived in a 150 sqm2 apartment, had recently purchased the flat above of the same surface and hired Valérie to re-configure the space and linked the two apartments together. The recently purchased flat was laid bare, indoor partition walls with large windows were raised to configure the space into three bedrooms, two bathrooms, an office and a play room while letting natural light filtering through. Valérie’s design included maintaining and restoring some original features mixed with raw materials like polished concrete, wood and iron to add industrial accents all around a palette of muted colours. I have been a long time admirer of Valérie’s design style and if you’re not too familiar with her work, she is the Interior Designer behind the inspiring space that MERCI …

How to create your own working nook

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This beautiful, creative space… It’s actually a DIY project from Dutch magazine VT Wonen and you can find the tutorial to create this little nook here. The instructions are in Dutch but if you are using Google Chrome, you can activate an add-on (Google Translate) in the tool bar to translate automatically pages written in a different language (very useful!). They’ve used Light Blue No 22 by Farrow & Ball, which I think, looks really pretty and summery. What do you think? It is a colour I wouldn’t usually think of using as I tend to go for hues of whites and greys (see our bedroom) but I really like how it softly contrasts with the rest of the room in white. It’s always nice to work from a space filled with natural light, isn’t it!? I had set up an office in one of the spare rooms in our home in France but most days I work from the dining table in our lounge, because the room is filled with natural light. Ideally, at some point, I would …

An industrial flat in Barcelona with an amazing kitchen

A cosy white flat with an amazing kitchen

This white apartment in Barcelona, is quite different from this small but so nicely styled 20sqm2 flat or this white flat I showed you a few weeks ago but it has a lot of inspiration to offer… Starting with the kitchen which was the room that first caught my eye. The kitchen manages to combine several styles I like at once: Scandinavian, industrial, contemporary and vintage with a bit of urban jungle and yet everything is beautifully done with a great aesthetic and strong personality.

Waxed Coffee shop in Hossegor

Waxed café in Hossegor

There were so many cool cafés, bars and restaurants to hang out in Hossegor and Seignosse this year that I will soon share with you a list of my fav. In the meantime, let me show you these photos of WAXED, I took with my iPhone.

A former mechanical workshop converted in a studio. Read on...

A former workshop converted in a studio

I’m very excited to start the first of my house tours 2016 with this gorgeous studio that was originally a mechanical workshop. Industrial spaces are a favourite of mine. This white and concrete loft in Eindhoven was simply stunning and so was this beautiful family warehouse in Amsterdam so I hope you’ll enjoy this one too. I would also be grateful if you could let me know what kind of house tours you would like to see on the blog this year: white interiors, vintage, industrial, small spaces, kids rooms…what would you find useful and inspiring? Let me know! In the meantime, let’s start this house tour >>

gorgeous bedroom with industrial windows. Read on www.karinecandicekong.com

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What do you think of this bedroom?? I’m planning to knock down the wall in Elodie’s new flat in Paris, between Lily‘s bedroom and the lounge to increase the sense of perspective and open up the space and I think this is a beautiful example of what can be achieved, don’t you think? I also love the mix of throws and rugs adding warmth and textures to the room. Will be quite happy to hang out there for the day, won’t you? This is the house of Danish Artist Gitte Svendsen via Hunch

Today I love...this inspiring styling which blends beautifully textures, B&W photography and industrial furniture. Read on www.karinecandicekong.com

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  First of all, I’m loving this Bank Holiday Monday, don’t you!? We went for a bike ride early this morning to grab breakfast at Artisan, a really nice café in Stamford Brook that François and I shot a couple of years ago for The Simple Things magazine. I’m now sitting on my bed, admiring the view and working on my impeding interior design project in France while answering booking enquiries about this house (this one has only one week left available in August).

My perfectly imperfect wall

This used to be a terrace on the second floor of our home, that nobody really used so we converted it into this… fab new room, which Steve designed.It has cedar cladding outside (like the whole back of our house now), a large window facing trees (neighbours are quite far out) and two auto-cleaning sky windows, slightly angled to catch the sun at different times of the day (see below). The floorboard is pine wood painted white.If you are interested, you can view the whole renovations album on Facebook here and I posted all the renovation updates on Instagram under hashtag #bodieandfourenovations. I was keen to keep the wall (photo 1) very rough to contrast against the clean, modern lines of the room and pristine white walls but my super perfectionist Painter tried to cover as much as he could to make it as white as possible and by the time I got home from work, the only ‘rough’ industrial area I could salvage, was the bottom part. It would have been nice to have the whole wall in its original state but …