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Bodie and Fou founders's French family retreat

A gorgeous family home in France is an idyllic retreat for sisters Karine and Elodie Kong, the founders of Bodie and Fou


Posted: 1 September 2011
by Junior


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“Whitewashing is a sort of tradition in our family,” says Karine. “My father swears by it, and he’s developed his own recipe to get the right feel to the mix, which includes water, milk and limestone powder. For me, white is to interior design what the little black dress is to fashion. It’s simple, practical and chic, yet relaxing.”

Using her superb stylist’s eye to great effect, Karine has teamed beautiful designer items that are on offer at Bodie and Fou with inexpensive but well-designed buys from the likes of Ikea. She has also scoured flea markets and junk shops to add to the eclectic mélange so there’s an antique gold chandelier here, a luxurious armoire there, a vintage Tulip chair by Eero Saarinen (a present from her mother), as well as a Thirties christening robe picked up for next to nothing at a car boot fair.

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