Design-savvy women are creating a new wave of websites crammed with original interiors ideas, says Barbara Chandler.
Meet today's web entrepreneurs. Savvy and self-confident, they are the brains behind a host of design-led sites. Between them, they have accumulated treasures not available elsewhere. Their sophisticated virtual shops are great for present-hunting and original home interiors ideas throughout the year.
Bodie and Fou is run by a pair of French sisters, Elodie & Karine Kong, who have given the business their family nicknames. A blog on their site gives free design tip-offs. "Please, just float through our chic boutique" urges Karine. To their range of French luxury lines they have added upmarket design goodies from all over Europe, from zany gifts (duck-shaped sugar boxed, £5) to serious design (Finn Stone's beautiful ball chairs, £140). Significantly they wish customers a glam Christmas (www.bodieandfou.com)