Parisian designer Marianne Evennou has a way with small spaces—and with color. In her renovation projects, Evennou implements creative solutions from interior windows and partitions to thoughtful storage alongside an unexpected but uniquely Parisian palette. In the recent reorganization and renovation of a 968-square-foot apartment, Evennous’s solution for the small kitchen space is complete with with Moroccan tiles, French rattan, retro-inspired appliances, and more. Here we dissect the key elements to recreate the look.Above: The small apartment kitchen is anchored with waxed concrete floors, blue painted cabinets, and black accents from countertop granite to custom ironwork. Photograph by Gregory Timsit from Kitchen of the Week: An Efficient Cook Space in a Quiet Corner of Paris. Above: An eclectic pairing of vintage chairs complement the antique tabletop and modern steel table legs. Photograph by Gregory Timsit from Kitchen of the Week: An Efficient Cook Space in a Quiet Corner of Paris. Above: An interior window designed by Evennou and Moroccan Zellige tiles sit behind the the stainless sink and faucet. Photograph by Gregory Timsit from Kitchen of the Week: An Efficient Cook Space in a Quiet Corner of Paris.
MaterialsAbove: Cabinets are painted in Ressource Paints RD4 Cumuls Lourd; $70 per gallon. Above: Countertops are made of Zimbabwe Black Granite; photograph from Levantina. Above: The backsplash is made of handmade Zellige tiles in a milk white color. The Zellige Tile in Smoke White shown is from Davinci Marble.
Fixtures & AppliancesAbove: The Franke Bern Semi-Pro Kitchen Faucet features a 360-degree swivel spout; $252.45 on Amazon. For more options see our post 10 Easy Pieces: Commercial-Style Kitchen Faucets. Above: The sink is the Franke Sink Stainless Steel 15 Inch Sink; $383.55 at Amazon. Above: The Smeg Mini Electric Kettle in cream is $149.95 at Crate & Barrel. Above: The Smeg Cream 50s Retro Style Series Refrigerator (FAB32URCR3) is $3,699 at Appliances Connection.
Lighting & FurnitureAbove: The trio of pendant lamps over the sink are from Atelier Vime. The Solo Pendant Light is $340 directly from Atelier Vime. Above: The dining tabletop is from Atmosphère d’Ailleurs. Shown here is the Raw Elm Table Top which was originally an antique Chinese door. Above: Dining table legs are from French line Tiptoe. The Table and Desk Leg in Mineral Blue are $75.45 each at Finnish Design Shop. Above: The Arne Jacobsen Series 7 Side Chair, shown in walnut wood veneer, is $615.40 at Hive. Above: The wall-mounted plate rack is custom designed into the kitchen. For something similar, the Triple Shelf Wood Plate Rack is $229.99 from Holliwat on Etsy.
AccessoriesAbove: From Thomas Hoof, the Bakelite Duroplast Switch Series in black features switches and outlets in the style. For more information, see THPG. Above: For a similar area rug, the Classic Home Artemis Ivory and Black Area Rug (3006) is $451 at Rug Studio. Above: From Schoolhouse, the Brunswick Cup Pull in True Black is similar to the cabinet hardware featured in the kitchen; $24 each. Above: The Muuto Wall Dots come in black wood as seen in the hallway leading into the kitchen; $126.65 at Design Within Reach.
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