Chloe Berk

A Ceramicist's Victorian House in Brooklyn Is Full of Art, Books, & Decor Inspo
Molly Prentiss, a novelist, and Forrest Lewinger, a ceramicist for Workaday Handmade, live in and work from this airy, modernized Victorian house in Brooklyn.
Mar 30, 2020
A 600-Square-Foot Railroad Apartment in Alphabet City
Name: Maggie and Lucas Vocos Location: Alphabet City, Manhattan Size: 600 square feet Years lived in: 4 months, renting Maggie and Lucas Vocos met and fell in love in Chicago, moved to Los Angeles for work, and then moved to Brooklyn for work again. After living in relatively peaceful neighborhoods in the aforementioned cities, they decided it was time to try out the hustle and bustle of Manhattan.
Apr 30, 2019
A Cozy 1920s Studio Apartment in Philly
Name: Jen Nolan Location: Rittenhouse Square — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Size: Roughly 500 square feet Years lived in: 1.5 years, renting When Jen moved to Philadelphia from Washington, D.C., she didn’t have any connections in the real estate world. Like many young professionals, she turned to Craigslist. Thankfully, she stumbled across an ad for a beautiful studio apartment in the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood of Philadelphia.
Apr 30, 2019
Designer Caroline Z Hurley’s Textile-Filled Studio Apartment
Name: Caroline Z Hurley Location: West Village, NYC Size: 420 square feet Years lived in: 13 years Caroline Z Hurley has lived in her apartment for 13 years, but has known the space even longer. Both of her sisters each lived in the apartment before her, and at one point, Caroline shared the 420-square-foot studio with one of them! Originally, the apartment was just an open studio with a half-wall separating the bedroom area.
Apr 30, 2019
“A Place for Everything” in an Upper West Side Pre-War Apartment
Name: Emily DeRosa and Matthew Pugliese Location: Upper West Side, NYC Size: 800 square feet Years lived in: 2.5 years Emily and Matt’s pre-war apartment building (built in 1925) is located on a quiet block on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. The couple has resided in their 800-square-foot apartment for two-and-a-half years, and during this time, have filled it with treasures from their travels and art made by dear friends. Emily works in an art gallery and Matt is a physical therapist.
Apr 30, 2019
Amelie Mancini’s Colorful, Antique-Filled Home
Name: Amelie Mancini, Rami Metal, and their daughter Babette Location: Crown Heights — Brooklyn, NY Size: 1,000 square feet Years lived in: Rented, 2 years Before getting pregnant with their daughter, artist and designer Amelie Mancini and her husband Rami Metal called Greenpoint, Brooklyn home. They loved where they lived, but knew that their tiny apartment (less than 400 square feet total) wouldn’t accommodate a growing family.
Apr 30, 2019
Suzanne and Oliver Jeffers’ Custom, Beautiful Brooklyn Home
Name: Suzanne and Oliver Jeffers, and their son Harland Location: Park Slope — Brooklyn, NY Size: 1,600 square feet Years lived in: 2 years, renting Originally from Northern Ireland, Suzanne and Oliver Jeffers have called Brooklyn home for ten years. Before moving to their current rental, they were living in a tiny, one-bedroom apartment in Brooklyn Heights. The apartment fit their needs just fine…until they found out their family would be expanding.
Apr 30, 2019
Adriana’s Earthy City Escape
Name: Adriana Neumann Location: Italian Market; Philadelphia, PA Size: 500 square feet Years lived in: 1 year; Rented We all strive to create a home that is highly personal, and Adriana’s small one-bedroom apartment is exactly that. Filled with hand-me-down furniture from family members, collected items from her travels across the country, and unique pieces that Adriana has made herself, this home is packed with memories and meaning.
Feb 20, 2019
Shannon & Alex’s Artistic Apartment in an Old Victorian
Name: Shannon Retseck and Alex Boatman and their two cats Location: West Philadelphia Size: 950 square feet Years lived in: 1 year; Rented Like many apartments in West Philadelphia, Shannon Retseck and Alex Boatman’s is located in an old Victorian home. When Shannon first moved in a year ago, the apartment needed a lot of updating—the counters were outdated and the walls needed a fresh coat of paint.
Feb 20, 2019
Larissa & Jack’s Dark & Eclectic Philadelphia Home
Name: Larissa Gaul, boyfriend Jack, roommate Matt, dog Gustav, and cat Mishka Location: Fairmount — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Size: 1,800 square feet Years lived in: 2.5 years; Rented Larissa Gaul’s apartment does not have an abundance of natural light. Located on the first floor of a row house, it has two windows in the front and two in the back but zero anywhere else. Most people might find the lack of light gloomy, but Larissa doesn’t mind.
Feb 20, 2019
A Filmmaker’s Teeny Tiny Greenwich Village Studio
Name: Alee Ruggieri Location: Greenwich Village — New York City Size: Roughly 200 square feet Years lived in: Rented 1.5 years Alee Ruggieri is a film director, editor, writer and photographer living in New York City’s bustling Greenwich Village. The neighborhood is filled with things to see and do; coffee shops, restaurants, vintage clothing stores and more.
Feb 19, 2019
A Foodie Fills a Tiny Studio with Hidden Treasures
Name: Sarah Steinberg Location: East Village, NYC Size: 425 square feet Years lived in: 2 years, rented After living in tiny apartments with more roommates than bedrooms, Sarah decided it was time to have a place of her own. It may not be big, but a studio apartment with a separate kitchen and space for her bed were successes in Sarah’s book.
Feb 19, 2019
A Brooklyn Apartment That’s Home to Art-Loving LA Transplants
Name: Abigail Hibbs and Henri Broyard Location: Crown Heights, Brooklyn Size: 800 square feet Years lived in: Rented 1.5 years Walking into Abigail and Henri‘s Crown Heights apartment, it’s apparent they’ve got great style. Abbie is a gallery manager in Manhattan and Henri is a painter — their creative abilities have influenced a design aesthetic that’s a mix of mid-century furniture and Henri’s contemporary art.
Feb 19, 2019
A West Village Apartment with Wall-to-Wall Windows
Name: Katie O’Connor Location: West Village, New York City Size: 800 square feet Years lived in: 2 years Katie and her husband have lived in their West Village one-bedroom for the past two years. With an enviable corner unit, the living room is wall-to-wall windows, giving them incredible views of the city and sunsets. Situated right next to the southern entrance to the High Line, they also have a great people-watching spot.
Feb 19, 2019