A 38m² Apartment in Paris

A 38m² Apartment in Paris

This cool little flat is in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, clocking in at only 38 square metres. If you’re not impressed, a quick search on Google will give you an idea of what this size of floorplan usually looks like – check out this flat in Bordeaux and this one in Poland. They’re absolutely tiny!

The interior designer, appropriately named Pierre Petit, cut down on the ‘technical’ areas of the house – such as the kitchen and bathroom – to maximise space in the living room and bedroom. He’s left a lot of unused floor space in the middle of the living room, but rather than being wasteful this actually helps open up the flat and give it a bit of breathing room. The kitchen is undeniably tiny, as is the dining table, but looking at it I can’t really see that either of them are crying out for additional space. The use of glass in the kitchen is really helpful, allowing you to see out across the flat or down into the street below while you cook rather than staring at a brick wall.

A 38m² Apartment in Paris

A 38m² Apartment in Paris

A 38m² Apartment in Paris

The floor-to-ceiling storage in the mini hallway would be a godsend – the last thing you need here is to cram in additional pieces of furniture. The ledges are a thoughtful touch too – it’s important to have somewhere to dump your keys/wallet/phone as you walk through the door. The only thing I’d be tempted to change is to put hinges on the glass screen to make it retractable, so that I could open up the space a bit more when throwing a party. Then again, you’d probably have to use quite lightweight materials and it might end up looking like a shower door…!

A 38m² Apartment in Paris

A 38m² Apartment in Paris

Subway tiles in the kitchen, solid wood counter tops and a herringbone floor finish everything off really nicely. Oh, and the counter fronts are from IKEA! So if you don’t fancy moving to Paris, it wouldn’t be hellishly expensive to recreate this at home.

A 38m² Apartment in Paris

A 38m² Apartment in Paris

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A 38m² Apartment in Paris

All images courtesy of Côté Maison.

Lucy Meek
Lucy Meek

Lucy started writing Decorenvy as a scrapbook to record ideas when she began decorating her own place in 2013. Her frustration at the lack of alternatives to high street brands and catalogue decorating has since seen it evolve into a sourcebook for unusual and interesting design, complete with tours of beautiful homes and the occasional ill-advised DIY project.

5 Comments
    1. Hey Jeni, I can’t be much help with sourcing these I’m afraid. However HAY have some pretty similar chairs to those – Google ‘About a Chair’ and see what you think 🙂

    1. It looks pretty small to me! You could probably only fit two people cooking in there, and even then you’d keep bumping into each other. I’ve lived in some cosy flats (still do) and this is smaller than all of them. But don’t get me wrong… I’d love to live there 🙂

      1. You should see my sister’s house! Now that’s tiny! Her kitchen is under the stairs! She would love to live in that “tiny” flat!!!

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