Name: Katie and Matt with their cats, Fritz & Pepper
Location: Washington Heights, New York City
Size: 900 square feet
Years lived in: Katie 2.5 years, Matt 6 years; Rented
When Katie moved into her two bedroom home in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan, she had her work cut out for her. At the time it was occupied by her fiancé and two roommates—the living room doing double duty as common space and as a bedroom. Two and a half years later, it's difficult to imagine the space as a crash pad. Transformed by modern pieces mingling with vintage finds and charming details that allow for a touch of femininity (without being girly) give this home a feeling of grown-up elegance with a playful side.