Small Cool 2010: Laurent's Parisian Light

International Division #12


Who Lives Here: Laurent + daughter
Location: Ivry-sur-Seine — Paris, France
Size: 700 square feet

What is your favorite element of your Small & Cool home? The natural light and the view: we're on the last level of a small building of 4, no bad or near opposite, 180°ree; views, one on 19th century buildings (my daughter's room and kitchen, West), the other on 20th century historic buildings by Jean Renaudie (living room and my bed room, East). Sunrise and sunset in downtown : beautiful cityscapes !

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What was one of the biggest challenges you faced in furnishing your Small Cool home? Create a desk in my room, all in length and with only one possible place to bed. Wood, screws, paint … the result is functional and I like it. Then modify the chimney, too rustic and smoky. Wood, etc… Finally, create a dining area in the kitchen, under the window, in a very narrow space but with a beautiful light (sunset): a tabletop from IKEA under which I fixed not 4 feet but 3.

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