Small house w two suites. Consider adding coat closet on wall outside bathrooms, rolling bookshelves or other temporary dividers btwn living + dining areas. Make a window seat banquette for built-in dining to save space.
The color palette of a French country kitchen tends to be soft and subdued. Because cabinetry tends to take up the most visual space in a kitchen, using warm surfaces and muted tones on the cabinets is a must for an authentic French country feel.