All posts tagged: industrial

Design bloggers united dinner | Amsterdam

Last Friday I attended a dinner in Amsterdam, organised by friends who are behind Design Bloggers United and it was just perfection. From the choice of the venue at Pistache to the catering by Lady Grey catering and the styling of our table with blue tableware from French company Pillyvuyt, everything was just perfect and I had a really great time. I absolutely loved the venue! My first reaction when I was walked in was the same when I first spotted the glass panel in our new kitchen…WOW…so cool and airy, the kind of place you wish you could move into. The overall feel of the room was amazing but the organisation was just ace. They had planned everything to the perfection. We had drinks from V2C Gin, a Dutch company that makes 100% organic gin and I tried the oaked gin which was very nice. I wish now, I had brought back a bottle for Steve. I absolutely loved the soft, industrial feel of the venue and look at this fab open-plan kitchen… One of the best …

5 inspiring white workspaces

Our renovations are still going smoothly… What used to be a terrace on the 2nd floor that nobody used, has now been converted into a light, airy contemporary home office and like the loft conversion, I think it’s going to be an amazing room filled with natural light. The room is being plastered today except this small brick wall which I managed to save and we are putting floorboards to be painted in white. Considering the scale of the project, I’m still amazed by how everything is running smoothly… Major credits to the kiwi who, not only does an amazing job, project managing the whole thing (check hashtag bodieandfourenovations on Instagram) but also to the amazing builders we have on site. I will happily share their details at the end of the project. I feel very lucky and grateful. It’s our third renovation work and we worked with “cowboys” in the past which made the whole thing a lot more stressful! So yes the house is a major building site, out of 3 floors, only one room is habitable but …

10 things you need to create an inspiring workspace

Creating inspiring workspaces is one of my favourite things… I simply can’t function properly in a working space that doesn’t inspire me, it’s just simple as that! We are very lucky now that our offices are actually based in a beautiful, industrial space where I could easily move in and turn it into a loft (if that was ever an option) but it wasn’t always the case. The first years of running the business, we had some pretty shitty workspaces with no heat etc. and the only way I found myself coping with my surrounding environments was to create a little, inspiring corner to focus on. So here are a few of my tips which you could put into practice this weekend or next week. 1/ Find yourself a wall And use it as your blank canvas to create a moodboard, a backdrop that will inspire you. Facing a wall may be seen as not very social (but who cares!?), it’s about creating your own little corner of inspiration so when you turn around to …

3 ways to style your clothes rail at home

Am I the only one to fall in love with in-store displays?  When I go shopping, I can’t help drawing inspiration from fashion stores and how they display clothes… It always look so stylish and attractive (not to mention tidy!) so here are three of my favourite looks to style your clothes rail in the corner of your home…

A bathroom with a polished concrete floor

A bathroom with a polished concrete floor

I’ve dreamt about this bathroom since this post on three bathrooms using concrete and I’m very grateful to Elisabeth for answering all my questions. I always feel that it is great to see inspiring bathrooms on Pinterest but sometimes, it is even better to really know how the Homeowners did their renovation projects, what material they used and what challenges they encountered. Given that I love this bathroom, I had a lot of questions to ask… BODIE and FOU: Was your bathroom a renovation project or built from scratch as part of a new building? Elisabeth Heier: It was a renovation project. We bought the house a year ago and when planning the bathroom, I realised it was far too small for a family with young children so we increased the space by taking a little bit from the rooms next to the bathroom. I changed the layout completely and designed a modern bathroom that now suits us perfectly. To bring in more light we installed the skylights over the bathtub. What is the surface …

BODIE and FOU House Tour: A stunning white & concrete loft, industrial lighting. Read more on www.karinecandice.com

A stunning white & concrete loft in Eindhoven

In the recent years, European lofts have been given New-York lofts quite a run for their money. The last family loft featured here was hugely inspiring, packed with beautiful details and an amazing chandelier from Anthropologie. Today, I’m taking you to Eindhoven to visit Jason’s beautiful loft. An amazing 87 sqm loft space with 4.60 m high walls which proved to be a bit challenging to paint.

Market Lane Coffee | Sydney

Sharing my life with a kiwi who rates his coffee very highly (I don’t drink coffee), we often brunch around London in nice coffee places like Artisan or The Grind. Both make great coffee and have very interesting interior design details (my life would be complete if they had both more gluten-free and green juices options). Market Lane, in Melbourne combines great coffee, great interior design & styling and cool branding… ✔️ Brick walls painted white or black like in the Vipp flagship store in Copenhagen always look great. ✔️ To make a blackboard for your kitchen, get a piece of medium cut from DIY places like B&Q (but check first if they have any left overs. I got a pretty large piece from left-overs for only £3) and get a pot of blackboard paint or even better this magnetic blackboard paint. ✔️ You can get Tolix industrial stools from John Lewis or this industrial metal stool from BODIE and FOU ✔️ Made of Sundays, a company in Helsinki has some cool wall stickers ✔️ The Shoreditch pendant light (currently 25% off) is very similar to the one above & below Market Lane is now located in …

A beautiful warehouse in Amsterdam

It’s always a very nice feeling when two people who never met, appreciate each other’s work and aesthetics and they finally meet.That’s what happened between Emily Gray and I when we met last year at Playtime in Paris and it was wonderful.I’m a big fan of the style and aesthetics of Gray Label, the minimalist Kids fashion label she created and I’m totally in love with the gorgeous family home she shared with her husband Marius Haverkamp, an interior designer running Flow and their two children.Keeping the beautiful red brick wall* – one of the original features of the building – they’ve added warmth and textures using wood, fabrics and nature. The polished concrete floor contrasts beautifully with the roughness of the wall and the glass and metal structure built around a patio, makes their family home, private and welcoming….the perfect happy space for family time at weekends.I’m still trying to find a material similar to polished concrete floor for our kitchen and I will let you know when I get anywhere…✔️ In the UK, …