All posts tagged: renovations

Room update: Our new dining chairs

Room update: Our new dining chairs

I have been looking for new dining chairs for our home to replace the very eclectic mix we had around our dining table for some time, since the house renovations… We had a couple of vintage office Eames, a vintage Harry Bertoia chair bought on Ebay, a new stainless-steel Bertoia from the Knoll sample sale, a couple of cardboard stools from Story Deli and some very bright green garden chairs from Ikea, which added a cheerful pop of colour but wasn’t exactly what I had in mind for this room which has now, very soothing hues of pale grey and white.

Hallway renovations BEFORE/AFTER

Last June, we updated the look of the hallway in this holiday home in the Bay of Arcachon. So today I would like to show you the BEFORE and AFTER photos so you can see how easily you could transform your home with a bit of paint and elbow grease. READ ON…

The small but gorgeous flat of Agathe Perroy

The small but gorgeous flat of Agathe Perroy

I love discovering small spaces, cleverly designed and this small flat (42 m2) is a perfect example of what can be achieve in a small space. I first read about this flat in 2009 and while I have the memory of a gold fish for most mundane things, when it comes to interiors, my brain seems to file things in a funny way and remembers very old stuff. So when I started working on this new interior design project, somehow I kept thinking about the bathroom fitted by Agathe Perroy in her flat. When Agathe visited the building for the first time, it was split in two small flats, one on the ground floor and the other one on the top floor of a small nineteenth century house in very bad state but full of charm. Being an Interior Designer, Agathe worked out how to link these two spaces to create one inviting home. She first started to knock down a few partition walls and removed the false ceiling to gain more height. Luckily, this unrevealed perfectly preserved oak beams which she …

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. 

A small family flat renovated with plywood in Melbourne. Read on www.karinecandicekong.com

A small, beautiful flat re-designed with plywood

Since we stayed in a lovely loft apartment renovated with eco-friendly material in Cap-Breton, plywood is fast becoming one of my favourite material. It has the benefit of being affordable while adding warmth and textures to an interior. As we are currently tackling two renovation projects and will re-design a flat in Paris next year, I thought it would be good to show you how to make the most of plywood.

Karine Candice Köng, Creative Director & Founder interviewed in Sofa.com, May 2015 http://www.sofa.com/inspiration-corner/interviews/home-bodie-fous-karine-kong?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=May_Newsletter_2

Interview in Sofa.com’s Inspiration corner

There is a little interview of me in Sofa.com‘s blog and latest E-news…Read on, there is a little something for you too. I’m off to France tomorrow to prepare Mila‘s birthday party at the last minute. Have a great weekend

A beautiful white home in London

After showing you Paul Massey‘s soothing, modern country house in Primrose Hill, I contacted him to get hold of photos of the other house he had renovated. The second one located in Crouch End has always been one of my inspirations, mostly because the layout of our London home is very similar (and I suspect similar to yours if you live in the UK) and I absolutely love what he has done with the two front rooms, which are very often small and dark when a house has not been renovated or modernised. We looked into doing this a few years ago and I think the costs to knock down the walls, add a beam across the room and a pillar to support the walls was something around £20K. Quite expensive but then you can really see the end result in his house and how this has completely opened up the space.