7 space-saving studios under 30m²

Words: Alice Duriez Photos: Alice Duriez
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How can you make the most of every inch of a small space? This is an eternal question when living in Paris. Talented architects rise to the challenge, redesigning these 7 studios.

Rue Coëtlogon

Paris 6th – Sèvres Babylone

Floor area
Furnished 18m2 (190 sq.ft.) studio.
How much?
This apartment is rented for 1,300 euros a month.
What we love
The light fixture by Ingo Maurer Zettel and the mezzanine with its clever design.

Rue Mazarine

Paris 6th – Odéon

Floor area
Furnished 21m2 (226 sq.ft.) studio.
How much?
This apartment is rented for 1,400 euros a month.
What we love
Its welcoming, Scandinavian style that creates the feeling of a cosy, yet chic cocoon.

Rue Lentonnet

Paris 9th – Montmartre

Floor area
Furnished 19m2 (204 sq.ft.) studio.
Interior designer
Marianne Evennou
How much?
This apartment is rented for 1,050 euros a month.
What we love
A handsome entryway with a trompe-l’œil rug, small chef’s kitchen, authentic and elegant material. This studio has all the features of a large, Parisian apartment.

Rue Dauphine

Paris 6th – Saint-Germain-des-Prés

Floor area
Furnished 29m2 (312 sq.ft.) studio.
How much?
This apartment is rented for 1,450 euros a month.
What we love
The glass wall that separates the bedroom from the living area allows extra light in both areas.

Rue de L’Odéon

Paris 6th – Odéon

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Furnished apartment entirely renovated by an interior designer

Floor area
Furnished 30 m2 (323 sq.ft.) studio.
How much?
This apartment is rented for 1,650 euros a month.
What we love
The kitchen in the alcove behind a sliding door, allowing it to be fully hidden when not in use.

Rue d’Artois

Paris 8th – Champs Elysées

Floor area
Furnished 23 m2 (248 sq.ft.) studio.
Interior designer
Jean-François Landreau
How much?
This apartment is rented for 1,400 euros a month.
What we love
The blend of black, white and gold gives this studio a chic and cosy feel.

Rue du Temple

Paris 3rd – The Marais

Floor area
Furnished 29 m2 (312 sq.ft.) studio.
Interior designer
Laura García
How much?
This apartment is rented for 1,510 euros a month.
What we love
The raised wooden platform houses storage space.
We also like the vintage furniture and the colourful wallpaper from Cole & Son.