We redecorated our Kir apartment last month and I stayed there to finish it. We also like to ‘test drive’ the apartment to make sure everything works well! We changed the dining room table to a charming French oak table. Added new dining chairs, arm chair, sofa cover, curtains and cushions to give it a French Country/Provencal feel.
Kir is a compact studio apartment in the center of of a great neighborhood in Paris, cute and comfortable. What we fell in love with were the large windows and gorgeous views over Paris rooftops. It’s located on the top floor of the building and benefits from sunlight and that feeling of ‘Ahhhhh, Paris!’ when you gaze out the large French windows.
Always practical, we designed a wall of closets beyond the oak dining table. for storage. We eve used the crawl space above the kitchen to install air conditioning.
The building opposite only reaches the 4th floor, so there are unobstructed views of tree-lined streets and the Champs de Mars gardens, a rarity in Paris. On the far right, you even get a peek of the Eiffel Tower.
The sofa is antiqued white with long seat that converts to a single bed by removing the cover. We like the fact that you can stretch out and nap on it during the day, and pull out the trundle bed underneath for a second single bed at night.
Pretty white armchair with fluffly cushion faces it. An antique dresser sits between the two windows for storage.
Step into the apartment and the kitchen isimmediately on your left, with bathroom beyond. Living area is straight ahead. Some people say small spaces should have light cabinets, but we chose rich dark colors for the kitchen. The pink and brown granite countertops sparkle from the under cupboard lighting.
For fun, thought you’d enjoy seeing some pictures of how it looked when we purchased it! It looked like a cyclone had hit it, but it was only a French student who loved ‘la vie Parsienne’ but didn’t have the word ‘organise’ et propre’ were not part of their vocabulary.
If you’re looking for an apartment to buy anywhere in the world, make sure the bones are right — views, feeling of space, sunlight and location!
The compar Kir studio is a popular apartment for couples, with full air conditioning and rare Paris views!