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...
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.
The advantage to having a small space is that everything is just within reach.
Artwork and soft lighting augment the overhead lighting and natural light from the window, to give the room a homey glow.
They're even installed a narrow counter with stools for quick breakfasts and coffee breaks.