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There is not an inch of wasted space in François and Raphaëlle's compact Paris kitchen, which they designed as tightly as a ship to be a clutter-free, highly functional space, with cozy touches like vintage lamps and inexpensive framed reproduction artwork...
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They didn't spend a lot of money or sacrifice on necessities, instead utilizing every inch of space, with vertical cabinets going up to the ceiling and room for a stacking washer and dryer.
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The advantage to having a small space is that everything is just within reach.
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Artwork and soft lighting augment the overhead lighting and natural light from the window, to give the room a homey glow.
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They're even installed a narrow counter with stools for quick breakfasts and coffee breaks.

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Kristin Hohenadel blogging from rue Vieille du Temple, Paris, France. She can be reached at kristin @ apartmenttherapy . com