Colette and Pierre live on the top two floors of a centuries-old building in Saint Germain where Colette has lived for more than 50 years. She put a glass roof on a former terrace to create a comfortable kitchen with tons of charm...
But one thing she didn't count on was how hot the kitchen got when the sun poured through the glass roof. So she tented the ceiling with a light, billowy swath of fabric that gives it a cozy feel, but still allows the light to come in and a view from the table by the window, where she was perched on a vintage stool prepping green beans for that night's dinner when I stopped by to snap some photos.
Colette loves fine art, and every wall in the house is hung with paintings -- including the kitchen wall next to her handsome black stove.
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- Kristin Hohenadel blogging from rue Vieille du Temple, Paris, France. She can be reached at kristin @ apartmenttherapy . com