A cosy white flat with an amazing kitchen

November 7, 2016

An industrial flat in Barcelona with an amazing kitchenThis white apartment in Barcelona, is quite different from this small but so nicely styled 20sqm2 flat or this white flat I showed you a few weeks ago but it has a lot of inspiration to offer…

Starting with the kitchen which was the room that first caught my eye.
The kitchen manages to combine several styles I like at once: Scandinavian, industrial, contemporary and vintage with a bit of urban jungle and yet everything is beautifully done with a great aesthetic and strong personality.


A former workshop converted in a studio

January 12, 2016

A former mechanical workshop converted in a studio. Read on...I’m very excited to start the first of my house tours 2016 with this gorgeous studio that was originally a mechanical workshop. Industrial spaces are a favourite of mine.
This white and concrete loft in Eindhoven was simply stunning and so was this beautiful family warehouse in Amsterdam so I hope you’ll enjoy this one too.

I would also be grateful if you could let me know what kind of house tours you would like to see on the blog this year: white interiors, vintage, industrial, small spaces, kids rooms…what would you find useful and inspiring? Let me know! In the meantime, let’s start this house tour >>

My perfectly imperfect wall | OUR RENOVATIONS

October 14, 2014

This used to be a terrace on the second floor of our home, that nobody really used so we converted it into this…

fab new room, which Steve designed.
It has cedar cladding outside (like the whole back of our house now), a large window facing trees (neighbours are quite far out) and two auto-cleaning sky windows, slightly angled to catch the sun at different times of the day (see below). The floorboard is pine wood painted white.
If you are interested, you can view the whole renovations album on Facebook here and I posted all the renovation updates on Instagram under hashtag #bodieandfourenovations.

I was keen to keep the wall (photo 1) very rough to contrast against the clean, modern lines of the room and pristine white walls but my super perfectionist Painter tried to cover as much as he could to make it as white as possible and by the time I got home from work, the only ‘rough’ industrial area I could salvage, was the bottom part. It would have been nice to have the whole wall in its original state but I like it like this too.
What do you think?

// Photography: François Köng, styling: Karine Köng, All Rights Reserved | NEW-YORK print from here

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October 7, 2014

Check out this fab Design Bloggers dinner in Amsterdam
Last Friday I attended a dinner in Amsterdam, organised by friends who are behind Design Bloggers United and it was just perfection. From the choice of the venue at Pistache to the catering by Lady Grey catering and the styling of our table with blue tableware from French company Pillyvuyt, everything was just perfect and I had a really great time.
I absolutely loved the venue! My first reaction when I was walked in was the same when I first spotted the glass panel in our new kitchen…WOW…so cool and airy, the kind of place you wish you could move into.
Check out this amazing space and tell me who will run & jump across the room singing What A Feeling with me!??

BODIE and Style Blog industrial, raw, kitchen, concrete , metro tiles >>

The overall feel of the room was amazing but the organisation was just ace. They had planned everything to the perfection. We had drinks from V2C Gin, a Dutch company that makes 100% organic gin and I tried the oaked gin which was very nice. I wish now, I had brought back a bottle for Steve.

BODIE and Style Blog industrial, raw, concrete , brick wall >>
BODIE and Style Blog industrial, raw, concrete , brick wall >>
I absolutely loved the soft, industrial feel of the venue and look at this fab open-plan kitchen… 
BODIE and Style Blog industrial, raw, kitchen, concrete , metro tiles >>
One of the best thing about blogging is the friends you make. 
I absolutely hate networking the way it happens in the corporate world. I can’t walk a room with my business cards and introduce myself to people I’ve never met. It bores me to death and to be honest, I’m too shy but through blogging I have met a lot of great people, I have now been friends with for years, and it was great to catch up with many of them who I had last seen in Copenhagen or Paris
If you are off to Amsterdam soon, you can still check out Pistache and have a pizza there.
This fab dinner was sponsored by: 

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