Summer vibes

June 29, 2016

Summer vibesThese past few days have been feeling like Summer holidays.
I’m not on holidays yet but as a friend of a friend said when he moved from Paris to Brittany “I live on holidays”.

I didn’t think I could. I didn’t think I wanted to be here. I didn’t want to live London and after losing my grandmother, my aunt and dad…I wasn’t sure the Bay was the place I wanted to be, too many memories but time heals…

Spending these past months in our holiday home in France where the weather has been pretty glorious, re-inventing & creating a new life less stressful, taking surfing lessons, having breakfast outside on the deck, friends around, picnics at the beach in the evening like last night, felt exactly like this…I live on holidays.

Photo from our Airbnb holiday home in France (more on Instagram here)

4 beautiful white kitchens with concrete floor

June 21, 2016

4 beautiful white kitchens with concrete floorWhat is your favourite room in your home?
For me, it’s the kitchen…I spend very little time in the bedroom beside sleeping in it at night and being more a shower person, I’m in and out of the bathroom in no time.

The kitchen however, is where I like to hang out.
Having an open-plan dining/kitchen in our home in France and no home office yet, these days I work a lot from our dining table, staring at our white kitchen and incidentally, making plans on how I could improve it.

Following my last post on plywood kitchens, today I wanted to show you a few examples of white, contemporary kitchens with concrete floor which I find really beautiful and soothing.
All of them have interesting details we can bookmark for future references and are spaces I would be quite happy to work from…

How to create a stunning plywood kitchen

March 9, 2016

How to create a stunning kitchen with plywoodBesides its eco-friendly properties, plywood or wood from sustainable forests are a great alternative to re-design your kitchen on a budget. Personally, I’m a huge fan of this material which we used at home in Steve’s tree house.
I love the warmth and the Scandinavian vibes, wood adds to the room and if you’re not convinced, let me show you 12 examples of modern kitchens re-designed with plywood. READ ON…


A beautiful Swedish flat with white floorboards

October 5, 2015

a beautiful Swedish flat with white wooden floors. Read on www.karinecandicekong.comI’m not sure if it was the kitchen units which reminds me of my Ladurée scented candle (it’s so rare to see pale green kitchen units isn’t it?) or the white floorboards but I found this beautiful Swedish flat very soothing and calming, don’t you? READ MORE...