Erin Derby


Brooklyn, ny

Originally from California, but turned New Yorker since 2000, I've been shooting my entire life and am still inspired and excited about it. Lately I have been putting my energies into my Fine Art, which can be seen on my website and on Saatchi Art. Being infatuated with interior design doesn't hurt either, which mixes well with my love of photographing interiors.
This Brooklyn Home’s Sunroom Sports "Floridian Mid-Century Modern" Style
Justine Requa and Alex Moy’s Brooklyn apartment has a ton of windows, a gorgeous sunroom, lots of plants, and actually used to be a daycare.
Sep 26, 2023
A 500-Square-Foot NYC Apartment Has Terrific Terracotta Tile Floors
Megan Krieman, a photo stylist, has called this small Manhattan apartment (and stunning terrace) home for 20 years.
Sep 25, 2023
This Brooklyn Rental Is Home to an Art-Collecting Couple and Over 100 Shrimp
This small Fort Greene apartment fits a couple, their huge art collection, a fossilized dinosaur femur, and a tank full of shrimp. (Yes, shrimp.)
Sep 20, 2023
Professional Stager Jason Saft Transformed His 475-Square-Foot Studio
See how professional stager Jason Saft reimagined his 475-square-foot studio apartment without fully renovating it.
Sep 18, 2023
How Beryl Shereshewsky's Murray Hill Gut Reno Kept Its 'Old' NYC Charm
See inside food influencer Beryl Shereshewsky’s Murray Hill apartment that she fully renovated.
Sep 12, 2023
A Small One-Bedroom’s Clever Reno Makes This Family of 3 Fit Perfectly
This family of three’s Brooklyn apartment has been totally transformed with smart small-space solutions, including an incredibly cool lofted home office and nursery.
Sep 5, 2023
The Bathroom Sold This Renter on Her 415-Square-Foot Queens Studio
“I know it might sound silly to pick an apartment because of its bathroom, but finding an apartment with a decent bathroom is really difficult in NY,” writes Jhenene.
Aug 14, 2023
This Couple Lives in a $2,300-a-Month, 300-Square-Foot Brooklyn Rental
See inside this rental shared by a soon-to-be family of three that’s stylish and functional despite the teeny size.
Jun 26, 2023
Every Room in This Quirky Queens Rental Is a Beautiful, Bold Color
There's an orange-yellow living room, a light blue kitchen, a bold blue bedroom, a pink dressing room, and more in this interior decorator's beautiful Queens rental apartment.
Jun 13, 2023
This Fun, Colorful Home Is Completely Unique, Thanks to Clever DIYs
Tour Charlotte's large house she shares with her five kids, which feels completely colorful and one-of-a-kind, thanks to incredible DIY projects.
May 23, 2023
This Singer-Songwriter's Brooklyn Rental Is Bold on a Secondhand Budget
"My personal home style inspiration has a wide range, from traditional maximalist to English cottage home to Scandinavian clean lines to farmhouse to Rajasthani folk with its warm colors and block-prints, even a bit of New York loft-style with art-filled walls and plants," begins singer/songwriter Abhilasha Sinha.
May 12, 2023
This 425-Square-Foot Brooklyn Studio Apartment Feels Much Larger
Thanks to the studio apartment's high ceilings and huge windows, as well as Leecy's brilliant small-space styling and organizing skills, her home feels much larger than it actually is.
May 9, 2023
A Clever IKEA Hack Helps with This NYC Rental's Odd Living Room Layout
Fashion consultant and merchandiser Jasmine Hart worked with interior designer and set decorator Kendra Cusic to decorate this Brooklyn rental apartment.
May 8, 2023
A Renter Added Storage and Style to This 275-Square-Foot NYC Studio
Rachael Harvey, Assistant Membership Director for a synagogue in Manhattan, moved to this 275-square-foot, $1,800-per-month Upper East Side studio apartment eight months ago.
May 2, 2023
A Small-Space Pro Transformed Her Rental into Laid-Back Luxe with Brilliant DIYs
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Designer Kim White has transformed her cozy Brooklyn rental apartment with smart DIY projects, like using banquette seating to build a custom sectional sofa, using mirrors to make the space feel larger, and more.
Apr 13, 2023
A Chic 320-Square-Foot NYC Studio Features an Incredibly Smart Shelf Staircase
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Since this is Mindy’s first time owning a home, she was as involved as possible in the renovation, like knocking out the old kitchen and taking off the bathroom tiles, all to build the minimal and modern small home of her dreams.
Apr 10, 2023
Etsy’s Head of Product Design's NYC Condo Has Custom Storage Solutions All Over
Christina Goldschmidt, Head of Product Design at Etsy, lives in an 859-square-foot condo in New York’s Battery Park City.
Mar 30, 2023
A Prop Stylist’s Rental Has the Secrets to Decorating Affordably AND Beautifully
Caity Birmingham, a production designer for movies and TV and a prop stylist for commercials and photoshoots, loves color and fits a TON of it into her 680-square-foot Brooklyn rental apartment.
Mar 20, 2023
This TikToker Spent $20k on a Rent-Stabilized Apartment, and Says It's Worth It
Brigette Muller, known as @hummusbirrd on IG and TikTok, may only rent her 560-square-foot NYC apartment, but she’s invested in her own happiness by designing and renovating it to fit her style.
Mar 13, 2023
This Rental's Got Gorgeous Glam Details, Including an Affordable Cabinet Hack
Interior designer Alvin Wayne has lived in this gorgeous 800-square-foot rental apartment for three years.
Mar 8, 2023
Brooklyn Roommates Took a 530-Square-Foot Rental From Bland to Beautiful
This two-bedroom Brooklyn apartment is a perfect example of how you can turn a bland and "renter-grade" space into a personalized home with some creative DIY projects and hacks.
Mar 6, 2023
This NYC Apartment Has the Dreamiest Design Solution for a Plain Mirrored Wall
Monica Johnson is a psychologist and the host of the podcast, Savvy Psychologist, and has infused this apartment with color and different elements that inform their identity and interests as a person.
Feb 16, 2023
A 300-Square-Foot NYC Studio Is Packed With Smart Small-Space Living Hacks
Tiffany and her cat, Jinju, have turned their small New York studio into a gorgeous home by mixing styles and creating a layout that gives her space for all of life's necessities.
Feb 15, 2023
A 528-Square-Foot NYC Studio Uses Art & Wallpaper to Create Distinct Zones
Because Jung Hi Han's rental is just a large rectangle, she had to figure out how to arrange the furniture to make different areas. "I used an IKEA bookcase to separate my 'bedroom' from the entry, along with wallpaper to visually create a bedroom. I used the gallery wall in my 'living room' to separate that space, and the two Tara McPherson prints to section off my 'dining room,'" Jung Hi explains.
Feb 7, 2023
A Small, Tropical-Chic Upper East Side Apartment Pays Homage to Jamaican Roots
When Jennelle moved into her place for the first time, she realized buying everything at once would be expensive. So instead, she slowly collected things from the curb, Facebook Marketplace, and places within her budget to create a beautiful New York apartment that nods to her parents who immigrated from Jamaica.
Feb 1, 2023
This 375-Square-Foot Brooklyn Studio Packs in So Much Color and Function
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Kayla works in HR at Apartment Therapy and has turned her home into her sanctuary. Working with a small space and budget, she used the color palette of her neighborhood to bring to life her gorgeous bohemian home.
Jan 3, 2023
This New Yorker Brought Her Vision to Life With Clever and Affordable DIYs
Meher immigrated to America ten years ago and never believed she'd be living on her own in New York. When she was finally ready to take the leap, she created a vision board of everything she wanted in her apartment. Just as she was about to settle, she found the perfect spot that she's decorated with items and color palettes from all over the world.
Dec 13, 2022
A Couple's 450-Square-Foot NYC Rental Boasts Budget Book Storage Solutions
Brendan and Kiersten got married in July and have been living together for six years. They moved into their current apartment two years ago with their Corgi, Lottie. Being lovers of books, they transformed their second bedroom into a library and office space that would make any bookworm jealous.
Dec 6, 2022
A Couple Created a Custom, Functional, and Stunning Home With A Lot of Plywood
Journalist Jessica Bennett and her partner Sam did a gut renovation on this Brooklyn loft, updating the kitchen, bathrooms, and building custom furniture for many of the rooms.
Nov 14, 2022
A Broadway Performer Transforms Trash to Treasure in a Sophisticated NYC Rental
By shopping secondhand and grabbing items off the street, Bronwyn Tarboton, a musical theater performer who runs the brilliant Instagram and TikTok accounts, @nyctrashtotreasures, was able to make her dream home an affordable reality.
Nov 10, 2022
Two People Share This Unbelievably Chic 300-Square-Foot NYC Studio
Michal Kolaczkowski and Trevor Kuhn have been renting this 300-square-foot studio apartment on New York City's Upper West Side for about seven months.
Nov 3, 2022
A 520-Square-Foot NYC Studio's Secret Is Flexible Furniture & Drop-Dead Details
The entire home is full of historic architectural details, from original herringbone wood floors, original dog-bone tiles in the bathroom, mirrored cabinet in the kitchen, gorgeous crown moldings on the walls, and the high ceilings, which Jessica says make the studio feel spacious.
Nov 1, 2022
A 450-Square-Foot Harlem Home Marries Function and Beauty
Katie has turned her Harlem apartment into a home by adding in her Alaskan roots and finding beauty in small spaces.
Sep 6, 2022
This Cozy 200-Square-Foot NYC Apartment Is Inspired by English Country Decor
When Bailey moved into an Upper West Side studio, she had to make purposeful purchases and decor decisions to fit all her favorite items in this very small space.
Sep 5, 2022
An Artist's 'Rainbow Eclectic' Rental Is a Physical Manifestation of Happiness
As an artist, Jessica has transformed her apartment into a colorful paradise. She fills the walls with her own art and works by other artists to make her home into a bright, DIYed space.
Jul 18, 2022
Color Is the Biggest Inspiration in This Cheery 450-Square-Foot Studio
Maitri Mody (@honeyidressedthepug on Instagram) grew up in Mumbai surrounded by colors and says she can't live in a minimal white box. "I moved into this apartment after separating from a 10-year marriage and starting off on my own. So, I wanted it to be happy, cheerful, and positive," she writes.
Jul 11, 2022