Month: November 2015

Calvin Klein beddings

Winter bedroom update

It’s that time of the year where I start “hibernating”…it’s getting cold and dark far too early for my liking (how do you guys manage in Norway!?) and as a result I do whatever I can to make our home cosy and comfy. So when Calvin Klein Home asked me to try their beautiful Acacia bedding collection, to commemorate the brand’s 20th birthday, I jumped at the chance of making our bedroom a little bit more gorgeous and cosier.

weekend#

WEEKEND#

What are you up to this weekend? We were planning to go to Bordeaux for the day and then realised it was black Friday weekend in France too so instead we are going to go for a long walk by the beach. I made my mum’s soup for lunch and if you’re after something healthy, easy and tasty to make, I highly recommend it…

BODIE and FOU Black Friday Cyber Monday offer. Get up to 30% OFF the whole collection including sale items

BODIE and FOU Black Friday weekend

The busiest weekend online pre-Christmas is on. This year you can get 20% OFF the whole collection, 25% OFF on min. order of £500 (including items already discounted by 60%) and 30% OFF on min. order of £1000, which often goes nicely towards a Paulistano chair! Enjoy!  

Today I love…

This gorgeous workspace photographed by Sara Svenningrud, which is very warm, inviting and filled with natural light. Lovely mix of paintings and family photos and I love the contrast of the plexiglas chairs against the wooden worktop. You can get the paper bag from here. I’ve used them as placemats in the past but this Christmas, some of my customers are using them as Christmas stockings. As mentioned on Instagram, I’m currently re-arranging a few things on the blog in preparation of 2016 and I came across this oldie. Quite a gem actually! Beside Steve and Mila, I can safely say that I have pretty much changed, sold, given away, throw away, painted pretty much everything featured in our home in 2010 including my dodgy haircut :-)) What do you think? Do you like this space? 

The most gorgeous tutus. Read on www.karinecandicekong.com

LIFE WITH MILA | THE TUTU

Last night, Mila was hanging out in her tutu wearing hardly anything while I was all wrapped up in my soft jumper. I asked her what was the occasion, her response cracked me up…

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

WEEKEND#

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

5 Things I want right now to rock the streets of Paris #jesuisparis

5 things I want right now!

Don’t you love it when your mum can teach your children something she taught you as a child? Mila started to learn how to sew with my mum and has been talking about it non stop and I know she is in good hands. Our great-grand mother Elodie was a modeliste and taught my grand-mother to sew and knit from an early age. She then passed on these skills to her four daughters and us, her grand-daughters, at least for sewing. I never managed to knit anything properly but Elodie is having another go… Last night, we watched “Couture, The New queens of Haute”, a very interesting documentary featuring 

KNOLL SAMPLE SALE. Read on www.karinecandicekong.com

Knoll sample sale

Thank you all for your very kind comments and positive energy here, Facebook and Instagram. Someone wrote here “La beauté est une réponse à l’horreur” (beauty is an answer to the horrific) which I thought was a beautiful thing to say and reminded me of The Flowers of Evil by Baudelaire… Yes let’s keep being inspired by beautiful interiors, let’s keep lusting about beautiful things that make our day-to-day just a little bit better. We all know that’s not everything but it does feel good to daydream or just to have dreams. Talking about beautiful things, I’m the proud owner of this gorgeous vintage Bertoia chair (above) and if I could, I would love to have five more to fit around our dining table so I’m really disappointed to miss out again on the Knoll sample sale in London.