Project name: EIGHTEENTH CENTURY VILLA
Interior design by: COLECCION ALEXANDRA
Photo by: LopezVivas
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Cozy French. The warmth from buttery yellow walls is the perfect backdrop to complementary blue accents. The checkerboard tile detail, the faux-painted blue ceiling beams, the French blue-and-white curtain along with the stunning porcelain clock all contribute to this cozy European kitchen. For a similar yellow paint, try Dayroom Yellow by Farrow & Ball.
Paris bistro kitchens. If you long for a sugar-laced café au lait on Rue Monmartre, why not bring a little Parisian style into your house? Intimate kitchen lighting, pretty cookware on display, tile floors and a striped awning ought to do it.Guide: 9 Ways to Conjure a Parisian Bistro in Your Kitchen
1. Intimate lighting. The best bistros feel snug and inviting — especially in the evening, when soft, low light floods the space with warmth. Glaring lights or bulbs with a harsh cast kill the cozy mood. Layer in low-hung chandeliers, sconces, pendants and floor or table lamps to create a diffused glow.