Small spaces no doubt present endless design challenges, but unusually large spaces can be just as tricky. For Paris firm Agnès et Agnès, their challenge was to turn a 3,444-square-foot former carpentry shop into a homey dwelling for a family of seven. Their solution? Putting all the common areas—living room, dining room, kitchen—on the ground floor, right under the soaring skylights, and creating a series of lofted, box-like bedrooms that surround the whole space. The striking perforated steel handrail, a statement piece of sorts, wraps around the upper level, where each bedroom has been painted a distinct color on the interior to convey different personalities.
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