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Sparkling Kitchen and Smart Dividers Revamp Tiny French Apartment

Small spaces are tricky to work with. In urban environments, you often have to deal with much more than just the arrangement of décor and overall utilization of space in tiny apartments. What you need is a balance between aesthetics and ergonomics with natural light finding its way into every room. This small contemporary apartment designed by IF Architects in France is one such modest home created for a family of 5 where the small living area and dining room are creatively delineated from the tiny kitchen next to it. A half-wall coupled with smart partition creates the separation between both the areas while ensuring light freely flows between the two.

Smart custom partition delineates the kitchen from the small living and dining area while establishing visual contact

The kitchen features a U-shaped counter on three sides with cylindrical black pendants illuminating the counter area. Lovely dark wooden counters in the kitchen are coupled with sparkling custom mosaic-style backsplash that brings silver, copper and other charming metallic hues. On one side of the kitchen counters is a small breakfast bar with a couple of lovely bar stools while the appliances are set on the opposite side. An indoor plant adds greenery and freshness to this little, functional space.

Entrance bench of the small French apartment with wooden seat and Hick’s Hexagon wallpaper in the backdrop
Corner breakfast bar and snack area perfect for two
Creating a breakfast station inside the small kitchen with a view of the living and dining area
Custom kitchen with three cylindrical pendant lights and a fabulous mosaic backsplash

In the living area one finds a sleek entertainment unit in white that blends in with the neutral backdrop while the dark dining table with a couple of chairs offers visual contrast. A small bookshelf adds something different to the backdrop while the entry with its custom wooden bench and Hick’s hexagon wallpaper feels far more vibrant and even a touch midcentury modern. A clever and crafty little French home! [Photography: Olivier Hallot Photographe]

Greenery added to the fabulous partition makes it the focal point of the new interior
Low wall coupled with L-shaped glass partition for the kitchen and dining area
Taking a closer look at the custom mosaic backsplash in the small apartment kitchen
Floor plan of the small French apartment before its makeover
Revamped floor plan of the apartment with kitchen and dining area

Sherry Nothingam

Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, décor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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