Vive La France!

Last week's posts were loosely themed around America's independence celebrations. For the next five days, I'll be paying a transatlantic tribute to France, in anticipation of Bastille Day.

It's not just combining a variety of old woods that creates a nouveau look in this kitchen. By supporting the upper cabinets on a continuous, cantilevered surface [it's really much more than a shelf], Parisian designers Gilles et Boisssier redefine the room in a wholly original fashion.