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French house renovations, new floor & sofa. Read on www.karinecandicekong.com

Lounge renovations in our home in France

Here are some photos of the lounge we recently renovated in this house in France and managed to finish before our first guests from Sweden arrived! I absolutely love how it looks.

DFS photoshoot at The Battery, Seasalter, Styling: Karine Kong, Photographer: Francois Kong www.karinecandicekong.com

The Battery shooting location (DFS behind-the-scenes photoshoot)

Last week, I flew back to London with François to style a Summer shot for DFS in Seasalter, Kent. The shooting location was a beach house called The Battery, located on the coast of North Kent and it was just such an amazing space. The Battery was built in 1874 for the Royal Naval Reserve as a base for target practice with gunners firing out to sea and it was used later on as a holiday camp for children. Marilyn, the owner, told me that she still get pensioners who spent their childhood in this place, coming to visit and apparently it hasn’t changed. I certainly believe that.The Battery was like a time capsule and had an amazing, happy vibe to it. I really love the place and I would have been quite happy to hang out there a weekend watching the sea. Sadly, Marilyn doesn’t do B&B but she runs occasional workshops to teach painting to beginners and most recently beads. She is soon off to Africa to teach Masai how to look after their beads so …