This NYC Rental Is Jam-Packed with Smart Small-Space Storage IdeasTours
Interior designer Mariellas Urrutia worked with organizer (and fellow small-space dweller) Rachael Harvey to pack stylish storage into every inch of this home.
May 1, 2024
This New Yorker’s Been Renting a Tiny Studio Apartment for 10 Years Tours
Amanda Phillips pays $2389 a month for her 425-square-foot studio apartment in Manhattan’s Rose Hill.
Apr 26, 2024
See Inside a Small Scandi-Style NYC Studio That Rents for $3,172 a MonthTours
There's a brilliant cat litter box solution in this small Upper West Side studio apartment too!
Apr 23, 2024
This Former “Basic White Box” Now Has Moody, English Countryside VibesTours
Honestly you'll forget you're even in New York City thanks to this apartment's chic floral pattern mixing.
Mar 27, 2024
A Renter's Trick for Hiding the Tub in a 240-Square-Foot Studio Works Like MagicTours
It’s super small and has a bizarre layout and a tub in the middle of the space, but Austin’s filled it with color, patterns, storage solutions, DIYs, and unique decor.
Mar 11, 2024
This New York City Apartment Is So Good That It Was Rented Sight UnseenTours
And it's packed with chic but renter-friendly ideas to make any space look stylish.
Jan 10, 2024
This Small NYC Co-op Cleverly Solves the "Home Office Issue"Tours
This couple was able to fit a dining area, coffee bar, TV and gaming zone, conversation area, bar, office, and music space all in their home’s living room.
Jan 9, 2024
Abby Silverman’s NYC Loft Has the Coolest Chrome FireplaceTours
See inside Cosmopolitan’s Digital Creative Director’s incredibly cool, chic, and contemporary NYC loft.
Nov 3, 2023
This NYC Rental in a 100-Year-Old Building Has Tons of Old World CharmTours
Jake Poser is an interior designer and visual artist, and the apartment he shares with partner, August, is transitional, classic, inviting, elegant, and quirky.
Nov 1, 2023
A 450-Square-Foot Upper West Side Studio Is Small but Welcoming Tours
See how this renter made his Upper West Side studio apartment feel playful and comfortable despite the small size.
Oct 27, 2023
A 500-Square-Foot NYC Apartment Has Terrific Terracotta Tile FloorsTours
Megan Krieman, a photo stylist, has called this small Manhattan apartment (and stunning terrace) home for 20 years.
Sep 25, 2023
How Beryl Shereshewsky's Murray Hill Gut Reno Kept Its 'Old' NYC CharmTours
See inside food influencer Beryl Shereshewsky’s Murray Hill apartment that she fully renovated.
Sep 12, 2023
This Floral Designer's 550-Square-Foot NYC Rental Is Spread Across Three Floors
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This $5500-a-month West Village rental apartment of herbalist and floral designer Emily Swarts is only 550 square feet, but feels a lot larger, thanks to it being spread across three floors.
Aug 25, 2023
This Family of Five Lives Large in a 650-Square-Foot One-Bedroom Rental Tours
Jenny Davis and her husband, Cory, have rented this one-bedroom, 650-square-foot apartment for 15 years. They share the home with their three kids, their cat Leo, and their bearded dragon, Rexy.
Aug 9, 2023
These 4 Ingenious Hacks Make This Small NYC Rental Feel Bigger Than It IsTours
Kirsten takes design inspiration from interior decorating books. Living in New York, space and layouts are often an issue. But Kirsten decided to prioritize fashion over practicality when she put her dresser in her kitchen.
Aug 9, 2023
Coastal Grandmother Meets Eclectic Farmhouse in This 200-Square-Foot ApartmentTours
Ashley Watson’s beautiful and cozy apartment is the ultimate retreat from the chaos of New York City.
Jun 30, 2023
A 475-Square-Foot NYC Apartment’s Reno Took It from Beige to Barbie-InspiredTours
This homeowner’s style muse is Keely Jones from “Ted Lasso” and Barbie.
Jun 29, 2023
A New York City Apartment Is a Blank Canvas for This "Heirloom Hunter"Tours
Layered wall art and limewash walls make this 700-square-foot rental apartment pop.
Jun 22, 2023
See How a New York City Apartment’s Renovation Adds Parisian Flair
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The top floor is bright and airy, while the downstairs is perfect for a good night’s rest.
Jun 5, 2023
A 237-Square-Foot NYC Studio Stuns with Smart Storage and Renter-Friendly Style Tours
"Everything I changed in the apartment is renter-friendly and can be un-done," explains Zoe Wetherall, an architectural and landscape photographer. "The biggest challenge was working with such a small space — making sure I could fit everything in and have enough storage."
May 30, 2023
A Small NYC Rental Stylishly Divides an Open Plan LayoutTours
Photographer and interior designer Natalie Bird shares this 1000-square-foot, open-plan rental apartment in New York City's TriBeCa neighborhood with her husband.
May 4, 2023
A Renter Added Storage and Style to This 275-Square-Foot NYC Studio Tours
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
This Art Collector's 800-Square-Foot West Village Rental Maximizes Every InchTours
Alex Bass is more than just an art collector, she's the founder of Salon 21, an art advisory and design firm. And the small home she shares with her boyfriend not only shows off her art curating skills, but also plenty of renter-friendly ideas.
Apr 28, 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
This Renter Made a 1930s NYC Rental Look Like a Stunning, High-End Parisian HomeTours
Shelby Vanhoy of Pretty in the Pines and her husband made their small Manhattan rental apartment a peaceful family haven by bringing in nature-inspired colors and timeless prints and patterns while highlighting 1930s architectural details.
Apr 3, 2023
Etsy’s Head of Product Design's NYC Condo Has Custom Storage Solutions All Over Tours
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 Beachy 400-Square-Foot NYC Rental Apartment Is Full of Rent-Friendly DIY HacksTours
"From DIY to beach finds, there are so many budget-friendly ways to make your space somewhere you're excited to be," explains Kelsey. Some of her favorite budget hacks in her rental apartment include: framing matchbooks for art, hacked IKEA console, custom desk, and more.
Mar 27, 2023
A 'Tongue-in-Cheek' Studio Mixes Lowbrow and Highbrow in Only 220 Square FeetTours
"Living in a studio means that I see everything all the time, so I really need to like everything that's there," explains Upper East Side studio apartment dweller Jamie Mandel.
Mar 22, 2023
A Renter Needed It Bright & Airy in This $2,400 a Month, 350-Square-Foot StudioTours
Erik works from home, and needed a bright, airy space that "inspired me while keeping me in a good mood (happy colors) but relaxed."
Mar 16, 2023
This 250-Square-Foot Studio's Solution for Dividing Space Is Easy and EffectiveTours
Ana shares this tiny studio apartment with her boyfriend, and while there's technically only one actual room for the entire home, her simple but successful room-dividing solution helps make the space much more usable.
Mar 7, 2023
Everything Fits Perfectly in This 250-Square-Foot New York City Studio Tours
Even though Laura Mullaney’s rental apartment is small, she knew the layout had a ton of potential when she first moved in. “I was also super impressed with the amount of storage for such a small space.”
Mar 3, 2023
Despite Being Under 500 Square Feet, This NYC Studio Is Charming, Warm, and ChicTours
Aaron's favorite "room" is the entire apartment, "because it is a studio that has been designed with intention to give each area a specific use and vibe. Although it is one open space, each section serves a different purpose."
Mar 3, 2023
This ‘Quintessential New York’ Apartment’s Black & White Marble Tiles Are Dreamy
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Designed by Rosario Candela in the 1930s, Isabel’s apartment building has a rooftop terrace with 360 views of midtown and the East River. But that’s not what sold her on the apartment. “I fell in love with the classic black and white foyer tile marble the instant I walked in the apartment,” she writes.
Feb 24, 2023
A 300-Square-Foot NYC Studio Is Packed With Smart Small-Space Living HacksTours
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 500-Square-Foot West Village Rental's Style Is Beach Meets BohoTours
Caroline Danehy, Chief Brand Officer and co-founder of sustainable clothing and lifestyle brand, Fair Harbor, accomplished a dream when she found this 500-square-foot, one-bedroom walk-up apartment in an old building with history and charm.
Feb 14, 2023
A 528-Square-Foot NYC Studio Uses Art & Wallpaper to Create Distinct ZonesTours
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
This New Yorker Turned a Small, Narrow Apartment into a Quirky, Colorful HomeTours
Zubaida is originally from Bangladesh and is currently completing her MBA at NYU. She and her cat, Mushu, live in a one-bedroom apartment in Hell's Kitchen, which is carefully curated with cute, unique objects in every corner.
Feb 7, 2023
A New Yorker's 400-Square-Foot Apartment Is Crisp and Clean in a Neutral PaletteTours
After going through a breakup and having to move out, Hayley committed to making her next life chapter about celebrating herself, starting with living alone for the first time. She found her home on the Upper East Side and began curating a collection of clean neutrals that keep her home looking pristine.
Feb 6, 2023
A Small, Tropical-Chic Upper East Side Apartment Pays Homage to Jamaican RootsTours
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 Couple Effectively Fit Their 'Big' Furniture in a Small NYC Studio
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Chandler and Lucy were living in California when they decided to move to NYC for the first time. Though they initially were looking for one-bedrooms, when their friend saw a great studio on the Upper West Side, they submitted their application and trusted that it would work!
Jan 25, 2023
This 290-Square-Foot NYC Studio Uses Every Small Space Storage Trick in the BookTours
Lucy was about to sign the lease on a Brooklyn apartment when she found her dream home in Manhattan. She switched gears and moved into this small studio during the pandemic, getting a big discount. She has thrifted and stooped many of her apartment treasures to create a stunning New York City home.
Jan 2, 2023
This New Yorker Brought Her Vision to Life With Clever and Affordable DIYs Tours
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
Fanciful Trompe-l'œil Murals Make This 500-Square-Foot NYC Studio One-of-a-Kind Tours
When Calvin moved into his Manhattan apartment, he recruited the help of his friend Colton Ackerman to bring his home to life. Calvin's home now is covered in fun murals that make every inch of the place a work of art.
Dec 12, 2022
A Couple's 450-Square-Foot NYC Rental Boasts Budget Book Storage SolutionsTours
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 249-Square-Foot NYC Studio Embraces Queer Abundance With Collage WallsTours
The walls of Marty's Lower East Side Apartment are covered in photos and notes from friends throughout the years.
Nov 11, 2022
A Broadway Performer Transforms Trash to Treasure in a Sophisticated NYC RentalTours
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
A NYC Rental's Gorgeous Reversible Upgrades Include Peel & Stick Paper and More Tours
When Katelyn Sailor and her husband, Kyle, decided to try living in New York City a year ago, they arrived with only their clothes, a bed, kitchen items, and some basic decor. 
Nov 7, 2022
Two People Share This Unbelievably Chic 300-Square-Foot NYC Studio Tours
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 DetailsTours
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
This Cozy Manhattan Studio for Sale on Carrie Bradshaw's Street Is Oh-So-ChicReal Estate
Massive designer wardrobe not included.
Oct 28, 2022
This New York City Loft Was Impressively Furnished from Scratch Tours
Home decor TikToker Michelle Pham and her partner, Akshay Kumar, moved into this large full-floor rental loft in New York City sight unseen -- and without any furniture. Thanks to DIY skills, discounted buys, and Facebook Marketplace, the couple has created an eclectic, maximalist, colorful, worldly, and bohemian home... and all during a supply chain crisis!
Oct 10, 2022
NYC Fashion Designer's Studio Apartment Is A Mix of Modern and DIYTours
As a fashion accessory designer, Courtney is used to taking on creative projects and making art. With her studio apartment in Manhattan, she uses thrifted furniture and brings it back to life with a fresh coat of paint to add a finishing touch to her home.
Sep 28, 2022
This Couple Lives on a Small NYC Island in a Dreamy Green ApartmentTours
Sarah Jackson, her husband Greg, and their dog Rex live in a well-curated apartment on Roosevelt Island, best-known for the tram that connects it to Manhattan over the East River.
Sep 26, 2022
A 550-Square-Foot Harlem Brownstone Was Transformed Into an Urban JungleTours
When Victoria was subletting in New York for the summer, her cab home drove past a brownstone in Harlem with a "For Rent" sign in the window. She had her driver let her out early in front of the building that would become her new home.
Sep 23, 2022
This Cozy Upper West Side Apartment Offers Color and Community
After living in New York City for 10 years, Maria has found a place where she feels at home with great neighbors. Through the help of second-hands furniture and paint, she has created a gorgeous studio apartment.
Sep 20, 2022
This Renter Wasn't Impressed by His NYC Loft — Until He Saw It on ATTours
During the pandemic, Brian left his apartment with a rotating cast of roommates and gave himself time to find his perfect home. When this loft in the West Village went up, he knew he had to have it. He has since converted the small space into a plant filled oasis.
Sep 19, 2022
These Lower East Side Designers Built Their Tiny Home Out Of Things They LoveTours
Pratika and Mareya are roommates with an eye for design. They've made their small NYC apartment feel bigger with the use of natural light. They focus on surrounding themselves with things they love to complete the space.
Sep 15, 2022
A 450-Square-Foot Harlem Home Marries Function and BeautyTours
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 DecorTours
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
This Eclectic East Village Apartment Embraces Sunshine and Exposed BrickReal Estate
Antique floors, 10-foot ceilings, and garden access abound.
Aug 26, 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