Melanie Rieders

Having lived in California, Florida, and Massachusetts, Melanie now calls New York her home.
This Small Paris Apartment Is Full of Charm, Vintage Pieces, and Funky Art
Kelly and Nick's apartment in Pigalle, Paris reflects their love for vintage clothing, flea market hunting, and music.
Oct 20, 2022
A Mid-Century Furniture Dealer's Paris Apartment Is Full of Fabulous Finds
Fabien Eleb is a mid-century furniture dealer who runs the store, à demain, and shares this Paris rental apartment with his family.
Aug 12, 2022
Two Architects Designed a Modern and Functional Paris Apartment
Claire Arnaud and Julien Pasteau live in a high-rise building in Paris’ 20th arrondissement in a meticulously designed and decorated apartment.
Aug 11, 2022
This Classic Parisian Apartment Has Crown Molding, Custom Furniture, & Charm
Alice Gras and Anaïs Seguin share this charming rental apartment in Paris' 17th Arrondissement with their cat, Billie. They are the founders of the creative studio Girlzpop and of the media company, MOYO.
Aug 9, 2022
I Skipped the One Piece of Living Room Furniture You’d Never Think to Live Without
As a photographer/filmmaker/enthusiastic home cook/tea-loving, infrared sauna-owning, pole-dancing bicyclist, I have to be mindful about making my space functional while trying to avoid clutter — and still ensuring that it feels and looks nice.
Dec 8, 2021
Every Room Is a Different Color in This 480-Square-Foot Brooklyn Apartment
Artist Lani Kennefick made this small apartment her own by painting all of the walls—and most of the floors.
Jul 4, 2020
Cool Art & Cute DIYs Make This 475-Square-Foot NYC Apartment Elegant & Eccentric
Each space has its own cool energy.
Feb 6, 2020
A Minimal Indian Home Is Inspired by Simplicity and Nature
And the plant-filled outdoor spaces are DREAMY.
Oct 31, 2019
Get a Peek of This Incredible Architecturally Unique House in India
The white house is situated on a corner lot with circular motifs sprinkled throughout. The windows are round, the gate has a round door and windows—even the front door has a rounded top surrounded by a circular stained glass window.
Oct 30, 2019
A Small and Stylish LA Loft Features Smart Space Maximizing Tips
Utilizing empty wall spaces. Investing in a few quality pieces to tie your room together. Esthetician Monique Aquino makes the most of her 600-square-foot rental apartment.
Oct 18, 2019
This Brooklyn Apartment Is a Perfect Take on Mid-Century Scandinavian
Bybabba founder Babba Rivera's Brooklyn apartment has a walk-in closet to die for.
Oct 15, 2019
See Inside This Beautiful India Home Surrounded by Serene Gardens
The front door of this stunning home in India is often left open to let the beauty of the surrounding nature in.
Aug 13, 2019
This Minimal, Plant-Filled Rental Supports a Healthier Mindset
Name: Shiloh Enoki Location: Echo Park — Los Angeles, California Size: 800 square feet Years lived in: 1 year, renting Shiloh has lived in Los Angeles for nearly five years in several configurations: She lived in the spare room of a model’s Hollywood Hills house, she rented the bottom floor of a first-time homeowner’s Silver Lake home, and now she lives in this one-bedroom apartment by herself.
Mar 18, 2019
A Glorified Studio’s Glorious Minimal Makeover Lets the Light In
Name: Paige Hansen Location: Union Square — New York, NY Size: 500 square feet Years lived in: 3 years, owned “My apartment is more than just a place I live; it has become a source of happiness, comfort, and connectedness to this city, my friends, and myself.
Mar 12, 2019
A Certified KonMari Consultant Has a Seriously Enviable Closet
Jessica Yatrofsky is an artist, photographer, minimalist, and a certified tidying consultant specializing in the KonMari Method™.
Feb 22, 2019
HuffPost’s Senior Women’s Reporter Emma Gray Shows Off Her Cozy, Stylish Home
Name: Emma Gray Location: Prospect Heights — Brooklyn, New York Size: 430 square feet including the entryway Years lived in: Owned! I’m a brand new homeowner (eek!). Just 2 months, but it feels like much longer! After living in her last apartment with a roommate for about six years, Emma decided she was ready to purchase her first home. “I kind of thought I’d rent forever,” she says.
Feb 18, 2019
A Cozy Rented Amsterdam Houseboat
Name: Charlotte Rozenberg and Marvin Fockens Location: Center — Amsterdam, The Netherlands Size: 750 square feet Years lived in: Less than 1 year, renting Originally from a small town in the north of the Netherlands, Charlotte and her boyfriend Marvin moved onto this small but cozy houseboat in Amsterdam last spring. Charlotte works at a local bar and is considering a career as a sex therapist, while Marvin is a musician.
Jan 16, 2019
This Apartment Was Designed On the Cheap in Just One Week
Name: Desiré van den Berg and her sister Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands Size: 775 square feet Years lived in: 1 year, renting Desiré has a talent for decorating her space on a budget. “My whole living room, I’d say—under 1000 euro.” This includes seating, a coffee table, dining table set, and framed art. Not only does the space feel cohesive, but she threw it all together within a week of moving in.
Dec 26, 2018
Oeuf Founders’ Terrifically Eclectic Brooklyn Home
Name: Sophie Demenge and Michael Ryan Location: Park Slope — Brooklyn, New York Size: 3,240 square feet Years lived in: 8 years, owned Sophie lives in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn with her husband Michael, two kids Mae and Marius, and three cats. The neighborhood is best known for rows of brownstone homes, one of the nation’s first food co-ops, and access to Prospect Park (what I like to call the Central Park of Brooklyn).
Dec 7, 2018
A Designer’s Minimal NYC Home Is Inspired by Donald Judd’s
Name: Bliss Lau Location: Lower East Side —New York, NY Size: 1,000 square feet Years lived in: Less than a year, owned Jewelry designer Bliss Lau’s wearable creations are minimal—simple forms that are elegant and architectural—but they aren’t plain. Her necklaces, bracelets, body chains, and rings feature luxurious details. It’s a style combination seen in the minimal and modern home she shares with her husband Evan and their new baby Soa.
Nov 22, 2018
An Architect’s Airy Brooklyn Loft Features Enviable Accessories
Name: Arielle Assouline-Lichten Location: Greenpoint — Brooklyn, NY Size: 1,000 square feet Years lived in: 4 years, renting Architect and designer Arielle Assouline-Lichten has a badass, burgeoning design career. After studying at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, she founded the multidisciplinary design firm Slash Projects in 2013, which specializes in both physical and digital spaces.
Nov 15, 2018
Chillhouse Founder Cyndi Ramirez’s Fresh West Village Rental
Name: Cyndi Ramirez-Fulton and Adam Fulton and dog Rocky Location: West Village — New York, NY Size: 600 square feet Years lived in: 2 years, renting Cyndi Ramirez-Fulton knows about self-care and spaces where you can relax. She’s the founder and CEO of Chillhouse, a nail salon/spa/cafe that’s “a destination for modern self-care” on the Lower East Side.
Nov 13, 2018
Artist Molly Crabapple’s Politically Charged NYC Home
The lower Manhattan studio she's inhabited for a decade with her partner Fred exudes freedom and fearlessness.
Oct 30, 2018
Soapwalla Founder’s Calming Brooklyn Apartment
Name: Rachel Winard, and Stacey Flannery and their cat Location: Carroll Gardens — Brooklyn, NY Size: 500 square feet Years lived in: 5 years, owned When Rachel and her partner Stacey bought their Brooklyn apartment five years ago, they put in lots of work to create a clean and comfortable space that supports a healthy lifestyle.
Oct 23, 2018
The New Editor-in-Chief of Out Magazine’s Cool Brooklyn Apartment
Name: Phillip Picardi and Dr. Darien Sutton-Ramsey Location: Downtown Brooklyn — New York Years lived in: 1.5 years, renting Phillip and his partner Darien live in a luxury high rise apartment building in Downtown Brooklyn. “I hate to admit this, but we could never go back,” Darien laughed when talking about the perks of living in this space. The airy apartment features high ceilings, modern finishes, and amazing views of Brooklyn and Manhattan.
Oct 9, 2018
The Brooklyn Loft of Aelfie’s Founder Is as Audacious and Badass as You’d Think
Name: Aelfie Oudghiri, her husband, their daughter, and Shah the cat Location: Brooklyn, NY Size: 1,800 square feet Years lived in: 1 year, owned Fans of textile, furniture, and accessories company Aelfie are familiar with the brand’s stylish offerings—quirky graphics, loud colors, patterns that complement (and sometimes even clash, in a good way).
Sep 13, 2018
An Executive Vice President at Refinery29 Lives in a Whimsical NYC Carriage House
Name: Ashley Miles and Sam Miles and their two daughters Location: West Village, New York Size: 1,300 square feet Years lived in: 4 years, renting Ashley’s 1800s carriage house in the West Village is as steeped in history as it is style; photographer Diane Arbus and her two daughters were once residents. Now, Ashley—the Executive Vice President of Sales & Brand Partnerships at Refinery29—and her husband Sam (college sweethearts from Ole Miss!
Jul 16, 2018
A Brooklyn Townhouse Is Organized and Incredibly Cute
Name: Sunny Shokrae, Ryan Eugene Kelley and Leo Arya Kelley Location: Bedford-Stuyvesant — Brooklyn, NY Size: 1,183 square feet Years lived in: Less than 1 year, owned Sunny and her husband Ryan became homeowners just shy of a year ago. The longtime Williamsburg, Brooklyn, residents needed a change in anticipation of birth of their son Leo. And moving a few miles south to Bedford Stuyvesant offered the growing family more space and freedom in how they style their home.
Jul 6, 2018
Man Repeller’s Visual Manager Knows How to Hack a Rental
Name: Emily Zirimis and Jesus Antoshka Location: Bushwick — Brooklyn, New York Size: Honestly unsure! Years lived in: Almost 2 years, renting Emily and her boyfriend Jesus must have felt like they won the lottery when they landed their Bushwick apartment. Their place has a lot going for it: It’s in an increasingly hip area, features original architectural details, and boasts a dressing room for Emily and a pottery room for Jesus. Oh, and the rent is reasonable.
May 29, 2018
A Brooklyn-Based Artist’s Home Is Awesomely Honest and Humorous
Name: Adam J. Kurtz and Mitchell Kuga Location: South Williamsburg — Brooklyn, NY Size: Literally not sure I think around 650 square feet ????
Apr 9, 2018
An Art-Obsessed Dad & Toddler Share This Stylish NYC Apartment
Name: William Watson (and Lola!) Location: Bowery — New York, New York Size: Approximately 1,500 square feet Years lived in: 1 year, renting Will was involved in the art world for several years before starting his own creative agency, Watson and Company. And he moved into his Soho apartment nearly a year ago. He uses his space not only as a place to live, but to paint and spend time with his adorable baby girl Lola when she stays with him.
Mar 7, 2018
Stylish Storage Solutions Help a Closet-Less Brooklyn Home Stay Clutter Free
Name: Rachel Tepper Paley and her husband, Jon Paley Location: Prospect Heights — Brooklyn, NY Size: 1,050 square feet Years lived in: 1 year, owned Rachel and Jon moved into their Prospect Heights, Brooklyn condo after years of renting in NYC. During their search, they were able to find a lovely and spacious 1,050-square-foot place with one tiny catch: It had NO closets. Like none.
Feb 21, 2018
A Modern Loft in a Former Textile Factory
Name: Sandy and Mike Location: Downtown — Los Angeles, California Size: 970 square feet Years lived in: 2 years, renting The Santee Building in downtown Los Angeles was granted historic landmark status in 2001. The former textile factory-turned-modern loft building is now home to Sandy and her fiancé Mike; they’ve lived here for about two years with their friendly labsky (labrador husky mix) Bowie.
Feb 16, 2018
A Playful, Rainbow-Hued LA Studio Apartment Is Tiny But Well Designed
550 square feet of peppy colors, fiber art, and smart furniture arrangements in Cindy Tung's rental apartment.
Feb 1, 2018
An Industrial Designer’s Tiny, “Techie” NYC Studio
It's a teeny, voice-controlled tech lover's dream.
Jan 29, 2018
An Artist’s “Natural History Museum” Style NYC Studio
Name: Sara Blake Location: Greenwich Village — New York City, New York Size: 450 square feet Years lived in: 5 years, owned Sara’s Greenwich Village apartment exudes cool — prints by her friends and artists she admires fill her space. The illustrator, designer, and creative director moved in about five years ago, and her renovations (plus investing in custom furnishings) have created a beautiful, functioning home in only one room.
Jan 22, 2018