A 400-Square-Foot Studio Manages Distinct Areas (Including a Very Cute Mini Corner Office)

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It's a small space but I still have clear separate areas.

Renter Name: Natasha Satisfield
Designer: Albie Knows
Location: Brooklyn — New York City, New York
Type of home: Apartment
Size: 400 square feet
Years lived in: 3 years, renting

The apartment's built-in architecture have added to both the style and function.

Tell us a little (or a lot) about your home and the people who live there: My studio apartment is bite-sized just like me, but also big on function and style… just like me. Situated in the middle of Brooklyn, it has become my window to swag and culture—there’s no place like Brooklyn!—but also my escape from the often crazy world.

Simple additions for a functional entryway...even without a traditional entryway.

Describe your home’s style in 5 words or less: Chic and cozy sophistication.

This nook has been a perfect dedicated spot for focusing and getting work done.

What is your favorite room and why? Well, I don’t have “rooms” but after having it redone, I love that I now have a corner “office” where I can sit down and work, pay bills, or just journal. I love that even though it’s a studio apartment, I can still have a dedicated workspace.

Intentional organizing had made a huge difference in optimizing my small storage.

What’s the last thing you bought (or found!) for your home? Truthfully, more storage for my shoes! I picked up some shoe boxes from The Container Store.

The bedroom is the star of the apartment, especially when the morning sun hits.

Any advice for creating a home you love? Get help! I honestly only got to this place of feeling like I have an “adult apartment” because I was able to step away and admit I needed help.

This submission’s responses were edited for length and clarity.