When it comes to the French, we all want to know how to inject some of their je ne sais quoi into our own lives. From fashion to interior design, their inimitable style is enviable. Even their cuisine is highly coveted; Julia Child's global success proved that. We'll never stop trying to emulate their effortless style. From creating rustic, provincial farmhouses to elegant and downright luxurious culinary spaces, the French have a knack for creating eye-catching looks that will never go out of style—every French girl swears by these decorating secrets.
Well, thanks to One Fine Stay you can live and cook like a French girl in a French country kitchen. We trawled through all of the Paris rentals on its website to find the chicest French kitchens, including the insanely chic interiors too. So get booking those flights and start planning your trip to the city of love. Scroll down to see our selection of truly beautiful French kitchens you'll want to steal for your own home.
Where: Rue Saint-Honoré
This gorgeous rustic yet refined kitchen is located in the popular Rue Saint-Honoré. It has all the romantic charm of the French countryside without compromising the creature comforts of a modern kitchen. We love the homely vibe and modern look fused with cutting-edge appliances because every new-age cook deserves a decent oven and cooktop. How else would we make those Julia Child–inspired meals?
Where: Rue de Montfaucon
This über-chic kitchen is the stuff dreams are made of—sleek, cute, and cool with a modern touch and a heady dose of artistic license thanks to its blue countertops. We can see why this kitchen is "the heart of the apartment." Despite its teeny size, you'll spend your time cooking and talking while sipping wine and eating local cheese.
Where: Rue de Chazelles
When it comes to that classic French style, this interior is your go-to. The blue and white tiles along the backsplash and the floor are the epitome of quaint. This kitchen has all the French laid-back cool you'd expect, and we can't wait to cook here.
Where: Rue Bonaparte II
This modern showcase proves the diversity of French style. This black is truly spectacular, and somehow its modern style fuses effortlessly with the rustic flair of the living room. It's a hip and bright contemporary classic balanced with the warmth and homely feel of the exposed timber beams.
Where: Rue d'Aumale
Despite their classic taste, the French aren't afraid to take risks either, which is why it's so hard to re-create their look at home. This seriously cool French kitchen injected a dash of quirk into the quintessential style with retro patterned tiles and unique marble table, complemented by a pop of blue and pink. The monochromatic color palette brings it all together seamlessly.
Where: Rue Pavée
This kitchen injects the same whimsy and fun renowned French interior designer Sarah Lavoine puts into her interior designs. She loves to play with color, and this pop of blue is giving us life. Color aside, the most striking element of this contemporary kitchen is the small table and chair set near the window. Can someone transport us there now, please?
Where: Rue Albéric Magnard
The super-stylish black kitchen is the chicest example of concealed storage we've ever seen. We love that tiled backsplash too. Who wouldn't be inspired to cook here?
Where: Rue de Varenne III
This open kitchen truly evokes everything we've come to love about French style. Classic, simple, refined, elegant and luxurious yet totally livable, it's a balance they always get right. The black accent wall doesn't overwhelm the kitchen, thanks to the white ceiling and cabinetry and those beautiful timber floors.
Where: Rue de Charonne IV
There's nothing traditional about this unlikely kitchen, and we are completely smitten. The color mix of the black and white with pops of bright hues are all offset by that wide skylight, and it's blowing our minds.
This post was originally published on March 21, 2016, and has since been updated.