How to style your dining table for Easter

04.01.2017

How to style your dining table for EasterI’ve never really decorated a table for Easter before but then I saw these eggs in a vase on Pinterest and it inspired me to make my own ‘pastel’ version with left-over paint I had and use my beautiful tableware designed by Sophie Conran for Portmeirion.

It was really easy to do and turned out to be very pretty too so I’m really pleased with the whole look of our Easter table. I also put together a super easy family menu which you will have no problem replicating. Continue Reading

7 minimalist kitchens with grey units

03.16.2017

10 minimalist kitchens with grey unitsNow that we’ve sold our holiday home in the Bay of Arcachon to my best friend (which is the cherry on the cake since I get to see more of her), we are starting to plan our #bodieandfourenovations to modernise our other home in France.

One thing we are looking at revamping is our Ikea kitchen which I have to admit has not aged.
Ten years on and the units are still looking very white and have not faded despite the huge amount of natural light filling the room.
However, what has changed is our cooking habits (well mine mostly…). I started cooking which made me realise that there is actually not enough workspace to prepare the food when the two of us are in the kitchen + Steve finds it very antisocial to have his back turned to our guests when he is cooking.
Added to the obvious lack of storage, there is quite a few things we could make right the second time around.

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Two of the most iconic chairs in one photo

03.07.2017

Two of the most iconic chairs in one photoToday’s portrait session was in the new home of an Interior Designer.

The house is not finished yet so we had to move a few boxes around to carve ourselves a little corner for the photoshoot but it was good fun. I will share some pictures with you once it’s finished. Until then, you can view some on Instagram stories if you’re quick enough ;-)

I loved the wooden ceiling, the concrete floor and this perfect little corner filled with natural light had two of my favourite chairs: the Panton chair by Vitra and the Eero Saarinen Tulip chair by Knoll.

If you haven’t seen them yet, I have created a Facebook page for my Portrait Photography (click here to follow it) and a new Instagram account: Karine Kong Photography.

If anyone is interested in doing a portrait session with me, I will be in London the first week of April so leave a comment or send me a message xoxo.



Yes to great adventures, leather jackets & road trip

02.19.2017

Yes to great adventures, leather jackets & road tripThat was exactly what I thought six weeks ago…I was racking my brain to come up with meaningful new resolutions and started thinking about the things that made me really happy in 2016, which was quite a tough year.
One thing that stood out, was our family trip to Grândola in Portugal last February when I picked up my camera again and never put it back ever since. Continue Reading

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