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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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“Elodie and I have always felt inspired by the beauty and very monochromatic landscape of the Atlantic coast,” says Karine. “We grew up here, running around on the hot, sandy beaches and discovering little paths winding through the pine trees, learning how to swim at Club Mickey and eating Nutella tartine afterwards at our grandmother’s house.” 

The desire to recreate such a childhood for Mila Sienna was what inspired Karine and Steve to find and renovate this house. One summer, while staying with Karine and Elodie’s parents who had retired to the area, they walked into an estate agents’ office on the spur of the moment and bought a Seventies maison de plaisance – built in a late baroque-rococo country house style that dates back to the 18th century – and set about doing it up.

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