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Carl Hansen & Son limited edition CH23

Carl Hansen & Son limited edition CH23 available

I’m back from a girls weekend in Marrakech (which was so good on so many levels!) and I have to admit that after spending days in the souk surrounded by beautiful woven baskets and shades, hand carved wooden home accessories & furniture, the natural look is really high up in my mind to revamp our home in France. So when I received the press release from Carl Hansen & Son in my inbox, their re-edition of the CH23 chair caught my eye…

Stylish and contemporary sofas by Camerich

Camerich contemporary sofa collection

I first discovered Camerich sofas when I stumbled across their beautiful shop with brick walls in Islington on St John street (north London) a few years ago, shortly after we had purchased our Ghost sofa for our home in London and since then, I have kept an eye on them.

5 minimalist, stylish dining tables. Read on >> www.karinecandicekong.com

5 minimalist, stylish dining tables

I love having friends around for diner but as I also work regularly from home, I love a large dining table that can double-up as a nice, minimalist desk when I need to spread myself. In our home in London, we have the slice table which is made of oak and gives our lounge a beautiful Scandinavian vibe. I was convinced I had shared with you pictures of our new lounge with the resin floor after the renovations but I haven’t so I will post some photos later on this week. When it comes to the soft industrial look, I’ve always had a soft spot for the Vipp table which has a tabletop made of untreated, recycled planks making each table unique. The only downside is that this beauty will set you back £2899. Way more affordable and very similar in style is the Form table (sample available at 20% OFF here).

beautiful stools & bar stools from & Tradition.More inspiration at www.karinecandicekong.com

& Tradition stools & bar stools

I have yet to find similar bar stools to these gold ones featured here but I wanted to show you these beautiful NA3 stool and NA4 bar stool from & Tradition. I initially considered  them for our new kitchen but it was tricky to match the wood of the stools with… 

black kitchen with Philippe Starck Masters chairs

Black dining chairs…

For our dining room, I’m looking at two chairs for now….The Knot chair (tried, tested & loved) which has been one of my top favourite chairs for a long time. I took the black one home recently to see how it would look in our new lounge and it looks fab. Second option is the Masters chair designed by Philippe Starck for Kartell. Starck designed the Masters chair to pay tribute to three iconic chairs: the “Series 7” by Arne Jacobsen, the “Tulip Armchair” by Eero Saarinen and the “Eiffel Chair” by Charles Eames. It’s very comfy and has a special finish on the chair, which makes it feel sensual and velvety to the touch but mostly I love the look of it. What do you think? SHOP THE LOOK Photography: 1. Weronika Trojanowska

3 Looks to Create an Inviting Dining Area in Your Home

Now that our resin floor has been laid in our lounge and kitchen (yeah!!!), it’s time for me to shop for a new dining table since I sold our radius table from Habitat before we started the renovations.Here are three looks I love with a preference for the first two, which one is your favourite? GET THE LOOK >>  1. Dining table | 2. Desk lamp | 3. upholstered chair | 4. pink sofa | 5. floorboards I’m so stealing the idea of the moodboard against the wall and this pink sofa from is to die for!

K Desk by Rafa-Kids

As our loft conversion is nearly finished (I think our beautiful floorboards are being laid and the walls painted next week ), I’m really excited to start thinking how I’m going to decorate Mila‘s room. Once thing that I’m really looking forward to add to her new room, is this gorgeous K Desk by Rafa-Kids. I think it will look stunning on the black floorboards.It’s a beautiful, simple design, the way I like things and I know she will love using masking tapes to create hew own little moodboard.The minx is growing fast. This afternoon alone, she organised her own playdate with her friend and got Linda, our au-pair (who I took to Bikram yoga yesterday at 6.30am and almost died on the spot ;-) to call us to let us know. A part of me is proud of the independent person she is. At the end of the day, that’s what the kiwi and I tried to instill in her these past few years, yet I can’t help wondering if she does this at 9, what on …

The AA Butterfly chair (aka BKF chair)

One of my favourite piece of design, is the iconic and legendary AA Butterfly chair (aka the BFK chair). It is beautifully designed, simple, minimal but also very comfortable. Sadly there is a lot of copies available and at the end of the day, it is a matter of personal choice and budget. I’m not passing judgment :-) but personally, when it comes to design, I’d rather wait until I can afford the real deal or source a vintage one. This one is a re-edition in full respect of the spirit and quality of the original 1938 model. The AA Butterfly chair was originally designed in 1938 by Jorge Ferrari-Hardoy, Antonio Bonet and Juan  Kurchan. Three young Designers who worked with the pioneer of modern architecture: Le Corbusier, in the thirties. After they went back to Buenos Aires, they formed the “Grupo Austral” and in 1938, created the now famous 197 model that became broadly known as the Butterfly or BFK chair and has been part of the permanent collection at the MoMa Museum in New-York since …