I've been a fan of Haleigh's lovely, compact Paris kitchen since we posted it on the Kitchn three years ago, so I was beyond excited to discover a tour of her entire apartment. And it did not disappoint — the whole thing is a gem, with soft colors, romantic touches, and some really clever small space solutions.
Owing to the difficulty of getting a couch inside her apartment's very narrow door, Haleigh opted instead for a daybed, which could be taken apart and re-assembled once inside the apartment. Another advantage of the daybed is that it can function as both a couch and a sleeping spot for overnight guests. Living in Paris means that a lot of people want to visit, and, by Haleigh's estimate: "I have a friend in town at least 50% of the time."
The living room also includes a built-in desk, especially convenient for Haleigh, who often works from home. The desk chair can also function as an occasional chair when the need arises. And how great is that pink sheepskin? The coloring in this apartment tends towards soft pinks and blues — a nice counterpart to its rustic architecture, and also a sort of prophetic anticipation of 2016's two Pantone colors.
In a small apartment, Haleigh has learned to make use of space in a smart way. Next to the entrance she's hung shelves for her shoes, and hooks to hold bags and jackets. Putting the nicest of these things on display makes this little corner both functional and beautiful.