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Simple, soothing lighting for your home

Simple lighting for your home

I just finished a long interview for As You Like magazine (out in Feb 2017) which is dedicated to Digital Influencers and Bloggers and one of the questions about my home was why it was so white…. White interiors and simple, beautiful white objects calm me down… As an Aries, I’ve often been told that red is my colour but frankly, I couldn’t think of a least appropriated colour for me. I thrive on white minimalist, uncluttered, simple interiors and as it’s busy enough in my head, I really don’t need more stimulation :-) Anyone else feeling like this!!?? This Suspence nomad lamp designed by GamFratesi has the same calming effect and would look perfectly at home in our dining room, should I be in the market for a new light but maybe you are…. GamFratesi is a design duo formed in 2006, and consists of the Danish architect Stine Gam and the Italian architect Enrico Fratesi. Both thrive on Scandinavian functionalism and draw their inspiration from both classic Danish design and the tradition of craftsmanship, and the classic Italian intellectual and conceptual …

10 beautiful & inspiring Christmas wreaths to make

10 beautiful & inspiring Christmas wreaths to make

I know it may be a bit early for some, to start thinking about Christmas but as you figured it out from my post yesterday, I want to re-focus on things that provide us with a great deal of happiness and peace and I’m talking about doing things that are good for our body and for our soul.

DETAILS: WHITE WOODEN BENCH

DETAILS: WHITE WOODEN BENCH

As a white interiors lover, I had this image saved in my Pinterest for ever and recently realised that the bench was from Morocco where I have been for the past 10 days and was perfect for my DETAILS series. Last Summer, I bought a similar stool from the market in France and have been pondering since then if I should leave it raw or paint it white like above. The jury is still out but I do love the contrast of white wood against the concrete floor while I think raw wood would look great and more beachy on the deck of our holiday home in France (July is almost booked up). If you are wondering if you should come to Marrakech, my answer to you is yes. Marrakech has been an incredible inspiring place from an interior design point of view and I’m in awe each time I see an Artisan making beautiful wooden furniture or creating something out of copper, iron, leather or rubber. In fact, it has been such a positive experience that I’ve already booked …

Black dining tables: 10 of the best

Black dining tables: 10 of the best

In between work and photoshoots, I’m still trying to redecorate our home in France and it’s slowly coming together. I have recently sold our dining table and while I was searching for a new one, I came across some beautiful black dining tables for family living. In the end, our new table will be white to maintain the holidays vibes of our home but I thought I would share my findings with you. Let me know which one you love the most! 1/ Round black dining table in stained ash | This simple round wooden dining table by Gubi is the perfect antidote for your entertaining space. Classic with a rounded table top, this decadent designer dining table takes style cues from the Mid Century design era with a sleek contemporary twist. Designed by Komplot Design – a partnership between Poul Christiansen & Boris Berlin – it is available in a choice of stained and veneer finishes. 2/Tom Dixon Slab black Dining table | This elegant black slab dining table is made of black solid oak with a lacquered finish. Generously in size, the …

How to get the look: a minimalist plywood kitchen

A minimalist plywood kitchen

Plywood kitchens are a favourite of mine after white kitchens and the kitchen I’m featuring today, has the added value of having a few styling tips you may want to bookmark for future references. Most the plywood furniture here, is custom-made. I really love the discreet kitchen hood and the stand-alone kitchen which somehow, reminds me of Atelier September in Copenhagen. Add a few bistro chairs, a nice table in a light, natural wood to match the colour of the plywood, white walls to bounce back the light and you end up with a very soothing and peaceful space.

Nudeite Parfum (C) Photography & styling: Karine Candice Köng www.karinecandicekong.com

NUdeite Parfum: perfumes & ceramics to treasure

When I was in San-Francisco, I came across a lot of beautiful ceramics in Valencia, which I wish I could have packed in my suitcase. Luckily, the British craft scene is flourishing with young and established talents. Personally, I’m a huge fan of Jono Smart and Kathleen Hills (her beautiful cluster & pendant lights are all over my home in France). I was recently introduced to Nudeite Parfum, a new British company that creates beautiful, natural perfume in the most gorgeous ceramic vessels so I’ve asked Elaine, the Founder, to share her inspirations and her favourite Ceramists with us. If you love ceramic, you are in for a treat…

5 stylish, French style bedrooms with headboards. For more inspiration, go to www.karinecandicekong.com

5 chic, French-style bedrooms with headboards

The other day, I was flicking through a decoration magazine with a friend from Australia and she asked me if I ever had a bedroom with a headboard when I was growing up in France. I thought about it for a while and told her it was actually the opposite…I always had a headboard in my parents’ home…

How to hang a gallery wall the perfect way

How to hang a gallery wall the perfect way

I have a massive crush on this gallery wall and generally speaking, I think when you mix family photos and posters, a gallery wall can look really striking and incredibly gorgeous in your home. However, if you feel intimated to put one together on your wall, let alone nailing or drilling a few nails correctly into a wall, here are some valuable tips to do it right.