6 Tiny Paris Kitchens That Prove Less Is More

6 Tiny Paris Kitchens That Prove Less Is More

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Imagine browsing the market stalls in Marché Bastille — overflowing with local cheeses, colorful veggies, and piles of crispy baguettes — then heading home to your snug pied-à-terre to cook up a fancy French feast. No fair, right? Then imagine that said pied-à-terre was one of these places. Even less fair!

At least you can try to bottle some of these kitchen's je ne sais quoi for your own home.

1. Modern, White, and Bright

This kitchen does California-esque design even better than California. Probably because it's French. Renovated by architect Pierre Petit, the entire space is just 409 square-feet and sits in a historic building. The kitchen features light wood countertops, which pair gorgeously with basic white subway tiles and a glass-and-metal half wall, while floor-to-ceiling cabinets max-out storage space.

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2. Sleek and Tiled

A backdrop of clean white countertops, unadorned cabinetry, and a rich marbled waterfall peninsula island make way for a stunning statement floor in this Paris home designed by Anna Piwonska of Atelier Anna Piwonska. The graphic black and white tiles let the small, sunny space sing — it's the perfect place to snack on a post-work cheese board, non?

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3. Rustic and Moody

A wood-centric rustic palette might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you imagine typical Paris style, but when paired with black accents, it takes on that timeless Parisian edge we've all come to love. Paired with space-saving appliances (like a drop-in cooktop), the clean space is minimal and stylish.

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4. Cute and Colorful

How sweet is this little spot? Ex-Pat Haleigh, from the blog By Haleigh, calls this Parisian pastel gem home and we absolutely love how she mixed the bright white backdrop with hits of baby blue, pink, and a few other soft colors. She makes the tiny space work with the addition of shelving around her range's hood and by hanging pots above the sink.

See the whole apartment: A Tiny Gem Of An Apartment in Paris on Apartment Therapy

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5. Neutral and Minimal

Sure, this space is small (the entire apartment is just 193 square feet!), but it grants just enough space to cook up a few meals for one — or maybe two. A painted charcoal-colored wall makes the kitchen area feel like its own "room," while light wood countertops and white cabinetry keep things bright.

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6. Bold and Blue

You know the saying, "Good things come in small packages"? Well, that definitely rings true for this 125-square-foot Paris studio (yes, you read that right!) designed by Marianna Evennou. Tucked neatly under a staircase, which leads up to a loft sleep space, is a teeny-tiny kitchen that seems to be inspired by a library (love those card catalog-looking cabinets!). Add in a rich blue hue and some gorgeous marble? Très chic!

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