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Natural bedroom styling in France. Read on www.karinecandicekong.com

Natural bedroom styling in France

A few weeks ago, I updated the styling of one of the bedrooms in this holidays home which you can rent via Airbnb. Bearing in mind that the house is for sale and I can’t give it too much of a strong identity so everyone visiting it, can project their own style, I have decided to leave the walls white and add small styling touches to create a happy vibe. This was an inexpensive styling job (only about 15 euros for the stretched canvas), a few tear sheets, my BE HAPPY print, some family photos and quotes found on Pinterest.

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

HOUSE IN FRANCE | LOUNGE RENOVATIONS

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.

French house renovations. Read on www.karinecandicekong.com

House in France | Renovations

We are currently renovating and re-decorating this home in France (also listed on airbnb here) and have only two weeks left to complete the project. The house is 72sqm, fits 6/7 people and has a lovely 165sqm private garden (great for alfresco dining).

Adorable holiday rentals in The Bay of Arcachon, France. Home from home...read on www.karinecandicekong.com

Holiday rentals in the Bay of Arcachon

We always spent our holidays in France in this home which is now fully booked the whole Summer except the week from 22nd August but we also have this pretty house for 6 people near the Bay of Arcachon where I stayed for three months after giving birth to Mila.

Tea party in our tree house | Our holiday home in France www.karinecandicekong.com

Tea party in our tree house

These are behind-the-scene shots I took when Côté Ouest magazine came to shoot our home last June, which I never shared with you. We moved a lot of things around in the house for the sake of the photoshoot to create new images but I’m especially fond of these photos in our tree house which was built by Steve and was a really work of love. Sadly Mila no longer fit in this fabulous denim jumpsuit which we got from Gap but you can probably find similar ones on Elias and Grace or Smallable. I’ll sell some of Mila’s clothes on Instagram soon.

My latest DIY project with the Scrapwood wallpaper

I have wallpapered twice in my whole life.  Mostly, because the task has always seemed more daunting and difficult that it really is and I tend to paint walls in my home in white or Farrow & Ball grey paint anyway.  However, since we added the Scrapwood wallpaper collection by Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek to BODIE and FOU, I have been dying to do a feature wall with either the PHE-2 design or the PHE-3 in our holiday home in France. So last month, after spending a week on the boat doing nothing, I started a bit of DIY the second week. The last time, I wallpapered our bedroom, it was with this lovely wallpaper (which we no longer carry) and while I managed to do a fairly good job for a first time, I was hugely disappointed that the glue stained the wallpaper. There was no chance, this would happen with the Scrapwood wallpaper because the quality was way better and there are really two things that did for me: First, you don’t need a pasting table …

Holidays snaps from the Bay of Arcachon

We had a lovely time in our holidays home in France near the Bay of Arcachon. We went to the beach… Had some ice-creams and new strippy t-shirts… Stayed on the boat for a week… Climbed trees… Picked up trees… Climbed walls…and then admired the sunset… Had a laugh…and more ice-creams…. Played in tree house….and painted the walls inside in white…. And I even managed to do some DIY here (more of this later), caught up with some friends and made some new ones who stayed in this house http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

Glamping at Eweleaze Farm

Last Wednesday, armed with our gumboots, our new Bell tent* from Boutique Camping*,our mugs and plates, off we went to spend 5 wonderful days at Eweleaze Farm in Dorset. We…was 4 couples (Swedish/English, American/English, Italian/New-Zealander and French/New-Zealander), 9 kids under 6 and 2 dogs…Needless to say that despite the weather, it was amazing… Eweleaze Farm is an organic farm that opens its surrounding fields to the public in August only. As much as I hate traditional camping where everyone has a specific slot allocated which means that your tent is 1 meter away from the next (at least it’s like this in France), there you’re free to put your tent wherever you want. It’s also incredibly well organized! At the farm, you can buy pretty much everything from burgers, milk, organic sausages & burgers, stuff for the tent your forgot to bring, bags of wood, hay bells, etc. They also have stone oven baked pizzas in the evening (although quite pricey £4.50 for the size of the pizza…we passed) but the burgers & sausages were …