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Beautiful white teepee from www.bodieandfou.com

BODIE and FOU Kids Lookbook

I have truly enjoyed styling this new kids collection…so many pretty things. What’s your favourite thing? 1. White teepee | 2. ABC print  | 3. Large Pigmée (under teepee) | 4. Rabbit lamp | 5. grey tutu | 6. Pigmée | 7. Polar bear

Mila's bedroom. © Photography: François Köng, Styling: Karine Köng | http://www.karinecandicekong.com| All rights reserved

Create a pretty French kids’ bedroom on a budget

I recently updated Mila’s bedroom which you can now see in our catalogue (on issuu here), and made a few changes to show you how to create a French style kids bedroom for very little money I think. Stylish French homes love grays and the ones I mostly use at home, are from Farrow & Ball. When we moved in three years ago, the first thing I did, was to paint all the floorboards and the walls in white (except the one behind her bed which I painted in Down Pipe). To soften the whole look, I then painted her wardrobe in light gray. I can’t remember whether I used Pavilion Gray or Lamp room Gray because I used gray in our bedroom at the same time but it doesn’t really matter as you should always get a a few samples first to try different grays on your walls and see how they look in your room at different times of the day. Then I created little vignettes in each corner of her room. Needless to say that her choice of toys (bright pink and …

Mila’s bedroom | Get the look

I’m often asked what colour I used in Mila’s bedroom and now that the handmade Pigmée collection is back in stock, I thought I would share again these details as some of you may have missed my previous posts.{GET THE LOOK}– I painted only one wall in Down Pipe by Farrow & Ball and painted the other three bright white to keep the room light.– It took me ages to find a contemporary, affordable bed for Mila and in the end, I got hers from Ikea but since then, I discovered COSATTO.– The light grey linen duvet cover is from here and exists in double size too.– I also used the lovely Pigmée garland to soften the look of the wall. – The “You are Loved” sticker used to be on BODIE and FOU but is now sold out. However, if you wish to achieve a similar look with any of these wall stickers and add one of your family photo. Voila! If you have any questions, just leave a comment…well even if you don’t have any question ;-) ————————————————————————————————————————————————// (C) Photography: Francois Kong | Styling: Karine …

Pigmée | handmade dolls

I first wrote how special the Pigmée collection was to me almost a year ago here and while it was too late for us to include it in our last Xmas catalogue, this year you will find Pigmée a bit everywhere…lounging on our stonewashed linen collection…in Mila’s bedroom here and there as we have two at home now…in the white Christmas moodboard from our Autumn/Winter catalogue and below.Pigmée is a beautiful, handmade collection designed by Florence Bories, a young designer who just gave birth to a little boy named Oscar so things are getting a bit busy for Florence right now and the delivery we received will be the last one we received before Christmas so don’t wait for too long if you wish to offer one of these beautiful dolls as a gift. The good news is that we managed to get more of this beautiful garland, the bad news is that Florence is stopping them to introduce new designs and keep her collection fresh – which is a shame because I really like how beautiful it looks in Mila’s bedroom but …

Mila's bedroom. © Photography: François Köng, Styling: Karine Köng | http://www.karinecandicekong.com| All rights reserved

Mila’s little bedroom revamp…

A few weeks, Mila asked for more pink in her bedroom so I decided to add soft touches to her room by painting her old white desk and chair.

Gorgeous wall stickers to spread happiness around the home

I’ve always been a fan of Shanna Murray wallstickers and used one of hers in Mila’s bedroom along with the beautiful handmade cotton garland from Pigmée so she can see each time she goes to bed and wake up how much I love her.Murray’s calligraphy is feminine, inviting and each of wall stickers are little pieces of art to spread happiness around the home.I’ve been looking for ways and places to add more of these gorgeous stickers around our home either in London or our holidays home in France and today I came across this image of the I love you beyond measure sticker on the nursery door of an adorable little girl named Lucca Valentine and it just opened my mind to a whole world of creative little projects…* I could put one on each of the four bedrooms in our home in France with a feel good message or an inspiring photo…* I could paint the back of our kitchen door with blackboard paint, adding B&W photos and let our friends and guest leaving lovely message…* I could put …

Soft pinks at home

I’m not a huge fan of the way toys companies or interiors companies produce and market all their products in pink for girls and blue for boys, especially the ones with Barbie, Bob The Builder themed etc…I think given the chance, kids have far more to offer than a life through pink and blue glasses just because of their gender.Saying that, as a mother I can’t deny that a lot of little girls are going through a “pink if not Princess’ phase at some point in their lives. Mila did and believe me it was not something I encouraged!!A couple of years ago I posted two articles “Pink, pink you stink”  and Pink for grown-ups here) that gave advices on how to decorate a little girl bedroom with soft, touches of pink. I think the best way to do this, is to stay clear from the bright Barbie pink and go for vintage pink – a softer colour which goes very well with soft, light grey. So here are three of my favourite pink home accessories …

Mima Le Chat

Sometimes, you just get very very good days where everything is just working together and today was one of those for us at B&F.  Sophie and our creative team are putting together an amazing mail order catalogue and I can’t wait to show you the end result. I really hope this is going to be a success because if it’s not, I’m not sure we will be in a position to produce another one as it is incredibly expensive to produce but we will cross that bridge when we come to it…. We also received the Mima Le Chat print (featured below in the minx’s bedroom with her new shooooees bought by her papa), the Bat print and Le Chat print and I frankly love them all! I got samples last month to shoot them for our catalogue and framed them all in Ikea’s white RIBBA frame. Next to each other they look stunning.  In the end, Mila selected Mima for her bedroom and I put Le Chat above our family mood board in the …