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Greatest Hits: 16 Fantastique French Kitchens from Our Archives

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Greatest Hits: 16 Fantastique French Kitchens from Our Archives

February 20, 2017

The French cook with effortless panache and, by extension, their kitchens have an appealing nonchalance. Here’s a roundup of 16 of our favorites.

In her pied-à-terre in Paris, Ochre designer Solenne de la Fouchardiére dresses up her kitchen with marble counters and backsplash, and Ochre&#8
Above: In her pied-à-terre in Paris, Ochre designer Solenne de la Fouchardiére dresses up her kitchen with marble counters and backsplash, and Ochre’s Light Drizzle Chandelier. See the rest in A Flat in Montmartre, Echoes of Chanel.
Niche storage in a tiled wall by Marianne Evennou, one of our favorite French designers.
Above: Niche storage in a tiled wall by Marianne Evennou, one of our favorite French designers.
The kitchen at Chateau de la Resle in Burgundy; see the whole project at A Burgundy Chateau, Hotel Edition.
Above: The kitchen at Chateau de la Resle in Burgundy; see the whole project at A Burgundy Chateau, Hotel Edition.
The sunny kitchen of stylist/blogger Lucille Gauthier-Braud has a country feel, despite being located in Paris&#8
Above: The sunny kitchen of stylist/blogger Lucille Gauthier-Braud has a country feel, despite being located in Paris’s trendy Marais neighborhood.
A pleasantly-cluttered kitchen in a French apartment, available for rent; see Cultural Exchange: An Artfully Appointed Parisian Flat.
Above: A pleasantly-cluttered kitchen in a French apartment, available for rent; see Cultural Exchange: An Artfully Appointed Parisian Flat.
 Above L: Stylist and designer Clarisse Demory&#8
Above L: Stylist and designer Clarisse Demory’s small, traditional Paris kitchen has a cement floor patterned with broken tiles. Above R: An easy Ikea hack: Demory removed the doors of her Ikea cupboards and replaced them with tea towels. See more in Done/Undone with Clarisse Demory in Paris.
A two-toned kitchen with a wood counter by Paris designer and architect Philippe Harden.
Above: A two-toned kitchen with a wood counter by Paris designer and architect Philippe Harden.
A Best Kitchen Finalist in the Remodelista  Considered Design Awards, this modern kitchen in a renovated farmhouse in southwest France was designed by David Rose Interior Architecture and Design.
Above: A Best Kitchen Finalist in the Remodelista 2013 Considered Design Awards, this modern kitchen in a renovated farmhouse in southwest France was designed by David Rose Interior Architecture and Design.
A black and white kitchen in Lyon, designed by Stephane Garotin and Pierre Emmanuel Martin of Maison Hand, has glossy black tiles and bitter chocolate walls; from Hilary Robertson&#8
Above: A black and white kitchen in Lyon, designed by Stephane Garotin and Pierre Emmanuel Martin of Maison Hand, has glossy black tiles and bitter chocolate walls; from Hilary Robertson’s Monochrome Home.
We love the rustic eat-in kitchen at La Maison du Figuier, an AirBnB on France&#8
Above: We love the rustic eat-in kitchen at La Maison du Figuier, an AirBnB on France’s remote Île de Ré. For a look at the living room, see Steal This Look: Living Room at La Maison du Figuier in France.
At The Cook&#8
Above: At The Cook’s Atelier, a cooking school and market housed in an 18th-century building in Beaune, visitors can channel Julia Child; in the teaching kitchen, vintage copper pans hang from S-hooks above a Lacanche Sully range.
LA-based Commune takes on a compact kitchen in a Paris pied-à-terre, complete with Moroccan tiles, built-in millwork, and brass hardware. See Kitchen of the Week: Commune Designs a Culinary Space in Paris.
Above: LA-based Commune takes on a compact kitchen in a Paris pied-à-terre, complete with Moroccan tiles, built-in millwork, and brass hardware. See Kitchen of the Week: Commune Designs a Culinary Space in Paris.
In furniture designer Gesa Hansen&#8
Above: In furniture designer Gesa Hansen’s République apartment, a black slate backsplash continues onto the kitchen floor. See A Scandi Furniture Designer at Home in Paris.
In Céret, a small village in the Pyrénées, the subtle kitchen of Japanese-born artist Masami Akatsuka, complete with a terracotta wine rack.
Above: In Céret, a small village in the Pyrénées, the subtle kitchen of Japanese-born artist Masami Akatsuka, complete with a terracotta wine rack.

Extend French style into your garden with 10 Garden Ideas to Steal from France on Gardenista.

Finally, get more ideas on how to evaluate and choose your kitchen sink and faucet in our Remodeling 101 Guide: Kitchen Sinks & Faucets.

N.B. This post is an update; the original story ran September 24, 2014.

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