Kitchen Spotlight: Véronique's Vintage Modern

Paris

Véronique lives with her husband and three boys in a converted 1980s house in the 15th arrondissement that is a stylish combination of old and new -- fully functional but with just the right amount of vintage appeal to keep it feeling homey...

Her modern and streamlined kitchen has a collection of vintage blue-and-white china plates high above eye level that add a country touch. A a crystal chandelier hanging in the middle of the space lights up the dining area and offsets the utilitarian lights of the kitchen...

Just outside the cooking area is a long vintage dining table that doubles as an extra workspace, where her husband could be found on a Sunday morning making an apple tart...

- Kristin Hohenadel blogging from rue Vieille du Temple, Paris, France. If you have an idea for a European kitchen tour, please write kristin @ apartmenttherapy . com