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Stylish bedroom update with a new print

Our bedroom Spring update in France

As soon as I recovered from the low blood pressure that hit me recently and let me with very little energy for three weeks, I tackled all the things I wanted to do during Mila‘s school holidays. After spending quite a bit of time in bed resting, I wanted to give our bedroom a new, fresh look for Spring so I finally unpacked the new stonewashed linen in pure white I got during my last trip in London. You can’t beat white for a fresh look, can you!!?

White bedroom + white floorboards

White bedroom + white floorboards

If you are in need of new bed linens, you may find this post useful.

How to use black chalkboard paint in the bedroom

How to use chalkboard paint in the bedroom

We often see black chalkboard walls in kitchens, workspaces or even the kids bedrooms but how about using it in your own bedroom… Would you be open to the idea? I have used Farrow & Ball’s Down Pipe in our bedroom in France (more pics on Instagram) which creates a nice, design statement statement in a room that was fairly plain to begin with, besides the French windows, and I’ve pinned heaps of bedrooms painted with dark walls on Pinterest. However, chalkboard paint adds something that traditional paint doesn’t and that is…TEXTURES Love it or hate it, once you’ve written a few messages and then wipe them off to write new ones, chalk adds texture and character to a wall and a room like nothing else does. I say love or hate, because personally, I love the look and texture of chalk writing on a wall (+ it makes a really nice background to take portraits!) but I don’t like the feel of chalk on my fingers, which is a small detail and I’m adding it to “the list of things I need TO …

WEEKEND# gorgeous bedroom & soft, stonewashed linen www.karinecandicekong.com

WEEKEND#

I can’t tell you how much I love this bedroom. The matte black floorboards, the hues of dark and light grey stonewashed linen on the bed, the sheet of metal against the wall that becomes art…I could spend the whole weekend there. We’re off to Jarnac on Sunday to a commemorative rugby match the Club has organised in memory of my dad. A part of me is looking forward to hearing stories about him but I know this is going to be a difficult day for us all. Yesterday, the weather was so beautiful that almost forgot he was gone, for a split second, I thought it was a mistake, that he would soon come back from his daily walk and then it hit me that it wasn’t. My mum forwarded me this very well written article about the loss of a parent which you may find useful if you are going through the same thing. It’s in French but you can copy the link in Google translate to read it in English. Have a lovely, soothing weekend my dearest …

My home in London. Read on www.karinecandicekong.com

London calling

I’m heading back to London on Sunday for a styling job, Ideal Home magazine is also coming to shoot our kitchen and as BODIE and FOU is exhibiting our prints collection at Design Junction from 24th to 27th, I will be attending our stand there too (I hope to meet some of you there!) I was struggling to leave this place when the weather was nice but now that it’s pouring down rain, it’s getting a lot easier. 

Using dark hues in the bedroom. Read on www.karinecandicekong.com

Using dark hues in the bedroom

I keep being asked what shade of paint I used on the wall of our bedroom in France. I used Down Pipe by Farrow & Ball which is a deep dark grey. I initially used the estate emulsion which has a lovely chalky finish but it shows marks a lot more. So over the past few years, I’ve freshened up our walls with the modern emulsion which has a low sheen and most importantly is waterproof.