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
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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 StudioTours
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
A Compact, Narrow NYC Apartment Feels Much Larger Than 650 Square FeetTours
Thanks to great layout planning and smart storage ideas, this couple's small apartment feels much bigger. And there's an adorable terrace, too!
Jun 29, 2022
See How This Family of Five Is Able to Live Stylishly in Just 600 Square FeetTours
Heather and Michael share a very organized, extremely stylish 600 square feet with their three daughters, Lennon (4 years), Georgie (2.5 years), and James (15 months). The home's style is "cozy, thoughtful, not fussy, and somewhere between minimal and collected."
Jun 28, 2022
This Is the Loveliest, Most Organized 200-Square-Foot Studio We've Ever SeenTours
With the help of crafty family members, Skylar Pittmon was able to totally customize her teeny home with DIY furniture and storage that's as stylish as it is functional.
Jun 22, 2022
Two College Students Maximize Space in This 450 Square Foot StudioTours
Gaby Neira and Chris Yera moved into their Upper West Side apartment almost a year ago. "Living in New York is expensive, especially for college students. We had to design the space with a small budget, limited stock availability across the city, and a two-week moving time constraint."
Jun 15, 2022
B&A: A 300-Square-Foot Brooklyn Studio's Versatile Despite Being One Small Room Tours
It was small, the kitchen was basically nonexistent, and the bathroom wasn't exactly pretty, but Irene Shamas saw the potential in this studio unit. She worked with Luki Anderson of Studio Officina and EDR Construction to transform this small one-room apartment into a functional and cozy home.
Jun 13, 2022
An Illustrator's NYC Rental Sports Lots of Smart Small Space Storage IdeasTours
Illustrator Gica Tam shares this 760-square-foot rental apartment with a roommate, but thanks to smart storage ideas and lots of light, the space doesn't feel too cramped or cluttered at all.
May 18, 2022
This 250-Square-Foot NYC Studio Is Exactly What Apartment Therapy Is All AboutTours
Melissa Chang's thoughtful (and smart!) furniture layout, her approach to collecting, and her experiences living even smaller in Tokyo have all contributed to a gorgeous, cozy, functional home, despite being a one-room studio apartment only 250 square feet large.
May 2, 2022
B&A: Thanks to a DIY Loft, a 330-Square-Foot Studio Is an Organized Home for TwoTours
Josie says that limitations breed creativity, and that certainly applies in the home she shares with her partner, Alec. "I have never gotten more ideas for a space than for this tiny apartment."
Apr 13, 2022
This Artist's Cozy NYC Apartment Is a 'Mid-Century Maximalist' Dream SpaceTours
Artist and art teacher Laina Weiss is the creative director of L’or de Seraphine, an artisanal candle brand, and calls home this cozy and colorful East Village apartment, sharing it with her cat, Abby.
Mar 17, 2022
B&A: A 500-Square-Foot Studio Looks Fully New Thanks to a Mantel, Molding & MoreTours
Interior designer Nicole Arruda's whole rental studio apartment is proof of how much architectural interest and beauty you can add to a space with just a few details.
Mar 16, 2022
A 230-Square-Foot NYC Studio Doesn't Feel Too Small at All
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Thanks to light colors, smart storage ideas, and intentional dividing of "zones," Kristy Marhin has done an amazing job of creating a cozy home in just 230 square feet.
Mar 14, 2022
A 500-Square-Foot Rental Studio's Filled With Small-Space Maximizing IdeasTours
Though just 500 square feet, Jacqueline Clair's studio apartment is a bright corner unit with tons of windows, and features lots of ideas for maximizing a small space.
Mar 10, 2022
Before and After: A 'Blank Canvas' 350-Square-Foot Studio Is Now Dark and MoodyTours
This apartment was a white-walled, blank canvas before Robb Wexler moved in. "This gave me the chance to completely transform the space into something very personal, which tells my story."
Feb 24, 2022
A Pro Organizer's Home Has Smart Tips for Drawers, Doors & Other Storage SpotsTours
Bleached herringbone oak wood floors, white-washed wood detailing, high ceilings, and impeccably organized spaces all contribute to the serene atmosphere of this professional organizer's home.
Jan 12, 2022
The Forecast is Always Cloudy in This 450-Square-Foot NYC StudioTours
Tynan wanted this small studio to feel like a "1950s honeymoon suite, a cocktail lounge, a powder room, the Playboy Mansion, a 1960s TSA terminal, and a little gay space station in the clouds."
Jan 11, 2022
B&A: A 300-Square-Foot Studio Has Tons of Smart Storage & Renter-Friendly IdeasTours
The only thing that came in Julie Gordon's rental studio apartment was a small stove, fridge, and three cabinets. But after some major TLC, a few great peel and stick finds, and lots of patience, she's turned this shoebox-sized into a cozy, beautiful, and organized home.
Dec 15, 2021
This 350-Square-Foot Brooklyn Studio DIYed on a Budget Feels So Much Bigger Tours
Thanks to collaborating and facetiming with her bestfriend everyday, Christine was able to DIY furniture, create an enviable bed loft/home office setup, give an ugly kitchen a renter-friendly facelift, and create a stunning home that feels much bigger and more expensive than it actually is.
Nov 16, 2021
This Recipe Developer's Rental Has a Unique Layout & Lamp Grown From MushroomsTours
Brooklyn resident Lidey Heuck is a recipe developer, food writer, blogger, and the former assistant of Ina Garten — so it only makes sense that she designed the apartment she shares with her fiancé and their dog to reflect her love of cooking and entertaining. 
Nov 11, 2021
This Harlem Apartment Wows With Style AND Renter-Friendly Small Space SolutionsTours
Celia runs a YouTube channel and founded the decor shop Sticki Icki, and shares this 760-square-foot apartment with her partner, Sean, and their baby son, Cassius.
Oct 19, 2021
This Actor's NYC Apartment Is Dripping With Drama, Dark Colors & Other DelightsTours
Actor Charles Busch believes a home is a visual autobiography. And his NYC apartment's style is best summed up as: 19th century Parisian bordello mixed with the Golden Age Hollywood.
Oct 7, 2021
A Small NYC Apartment's Dated Kitchen and Bathroom Got Renter-Friendly RefreshesTours
Nicole, also known as "The Cuban Carrie" on Instagram, transformed her entire 600-square-foot rental apartment, including turning a tiny loft into a very chic dressing room, home office, and yoga area.
Oct 6, 2021
AT's Home Director Lives in One of the Chicest 600-Square-Foot Rentals EverTours
The period charm in Danielle's Upper East Side apartment is a dream: original hardwood floors, exposed white brick, a painted tile backsplash in the kitchen, and a wood burning fireplace.
Aug 30, 2021
This Family of 5 Shares Less than 700 Square Feet & It's Incredibly InspiringTours
Jenny and Cory have rented this small one-bedroom apartment in New York's Upper East Side for 14 years... and it's had to change and adapt with the addition of a 4-year son and 1-year-old twins. 
Aug 24, 2021
A 219-Square-Foot NYC Studio Is Remarkably Functional and CozyTours
Sure, the shower is in the kitchen, but there's also a sink on top of the toilet, a bed loft with walk-in closet below, and plenty of other smart small space ideas to steal from this ultra cozy and comfy tiny studio apartment.
Aug 18, 2021
B&A: A Small Harlem Rental Transformed a Surprising Spot into a Home OfficeTours
Adam worked with Kim White to design this 715-square-foot rental apartment that came with a unique element: a small platform bed area that instead got transformed into a perfect home office.
Aug 16, 2021
A 350-Square-Foot NYC Studio Uses Every Smart Trick for Maximizing Small SpacesTours
Geneve Lau may only live in 350 square feet, but it feels much larger and is very organized and comfortable.
Aug 9, 2021
A NYC Rental Apartment Living Room Features Blue, Green, Orange and MoreTours
It was important for Kaitlyn that her apartment be "dually comfortable and creative." She describes her style as "refined maximalism."
Jul 16, 2021
A 300-Square-Foot NYC Studio Is the Perfect Small Space to Live & Work from HomeTours
Gina works in the arts and loves color and camp, so wanted something cozy but fun for her small studio.
Jul 11, 2021
This 248-Square-Foot Studio Is Gorgeous and a Small/Cool Winner
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Courtney and Jules rent this 248-square-foot studio apartment in New York's West Village... and they've done an amazing job creating a functional AND beautiful home.
Jul 2, 2021
170-Square-Foot Manhattan Studio Is Tiny But IntentionalTours
Because Barbara has no couch and only her bed, she uses rolled-up blankets and a million pillows to transform her bed into a couch each day.
Jun 30, 2021
A 500-Square-Foot NYC Apartment Shows How to Wow With Wallpaper in a Small SpaceTours
Logan West says he's a maximalist who values minimalism.
Jun 25, 2021
A Teeny & Chic NYC Studio Apartment Has an Amazing DIY BackyardTours
When Carley first moved into this small studio apartment, the "backyard" only had a picnic table and a chain link fence. After a trip to Lowe's and a few hundred bucks' worth of lumber, she built a fence and crafted the perfect outdoor living space.
Jun 14, 2021
100+ Plants Fill a Beautiful, Brick-Walled 600-Square-Foot NYC Rental ApartmentTours
Paul — better known as @plantmepaul on Instagram — shares this small rental apartment with a roommate, beautiful brick walls, natural light, and tons of plants!
Jun 1, 2021
You Have to See Inside This Teeny Tiny NYC Rooftop StudioTours
This tiny 350-square-foot studio loft with laid-back vibes and tons of windows sits on the top of a tall building, glistening in the sky.
Apr 1, 2021
This Artist Has Maximized Every Inch of Her 350-Square-Foot NYC StudioTours
And it's positively PACKED with clever budget decorating DIY ideas!
Mar 25, 2021
A Bright 260-Square-Foot NYC Studio Apartment Feels Much Larger Tours
The biggest challenge was mastering the layout of a studio apartment and figuring out my storage situation. Using underbed storage for cameras, photo supplies, and out-of-season clothing saved the day!
Mar 17, 2021
A Former Small/Cool Winner's Small Home Now Includes a WFH Spot & GymTours
Former Small/Cool Contest winner Pamela Kaupinen's tiny apartment has had to turn into many different things during quarantine, including a home office and gym! See how she fit more functions in her small space with this updated look at her NYC rental apartment.
Mar 12, 2021
B&A: A Rental's Transformation Included Uncovering Original DetailsTours
Hattie Kolp has transformed her childhood home — this stunning prewar brownstone apartment she's lived in since she was 10 years old — by revealing gorgeous original architectural details, like several pocket doors that were covered by sheetrock and shelving.
Mar 11, 2021
Julie Klausner's Home Has Rainbow Stripes and Her Cat's Name in NeonTours
Actress, podcaster, and writer Julie Klausner's NYC rental apartment features a neon sign, stripes, and fake cakes and flowers in the entryway, wild paint colors in the living room, dessert-themed wallpaper in the kitchen, and more.
Mar 1, 2021
A 630-Square-Foot Rental Was Found & Furnished on a Budget During QuarantineTours
Architect Samantha Stein and her fiancé moved from a studio apartment to a slightly larger apartment in the middle of a pandemic (and while on a budget) but the result is quite dreamy despite the challenges.
Jan 28, 2021
This Pro Organizer's Colorful & Tidy Brooklyn Rental Is Full Storage Inspiration
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Pia Thompson is the founder of Sweet Digs, where she teaches clients how to get their homes in order. The Brooklyn rental home she shares with her young daughter is spacious, tidy, and yes, incredibly organized.
Jan 27, 2021
This Renter Used IKEA to Hack Her Home's Layout (and Create a Dream WFH Space)Tours
Fashion stylist and editor Audree Kate Lopez used storage furniture to turn a small one-bedroom apartment into a home with a living room, separate office, bedroom, and walk-in closet.
Jan 8, 2021
This Small/Cool Winner’s 280-Square-Foot Studio Feels So Much Larger Than It IsTours
KC Cibran's TINY 280-square-foot Manhattan studio apartment won the Tiny Bracket in 2020's Small/Cool competition, and really that's no surprise to anyone who's seen inside her "Tropical Boho and Cuban Abuela" style space.
Dec 30, 2020
A 300-Square-Foot Studio Goes from Work to Weekend Thanks to a Fold-Down DeskTours
Caitlin has been working from home during quarantine, and though she's only got 300 square feet to live and work in, she's come up with a creative way to transform her home when it's time to relax on the weekends.
Dec 18, 2020
A 600-Square-Foot New York City Apartment Has a Ton of Small Space Decor InspoTours
French expats have made this charming one-bedroom apartment in a pre-war building from 1900 into a lovely, cozy small home.
Nov 24, 2020
A Plethora of Plants (and Custom Murphy Bed) Makes This 280-Square-Foot NYC Studio Feel Refreshingly Big
This teeny studio apartment feels like a small indoor jungle where everything fits together well.
Nov 17, 2020
This Family of 5's Tidy 750-Square-Foot Rental Is Packed With Organizing Ideas
Tyler Moore blogs under the name "Tidy Dad," and tidy is just what you have to be when you're sharing a small NYC third floor walk-up, railroad-style rental apartment with a family.
Nov 11, 2020
A Cozy 350-Square-Foot Basement Rental Studio Was Furnished With Street Finds
A lot of what Sydney has in her home is from the streets of NYC. "There is this Instagram account called Stooping NYC, and I found a lot of amazing treasures on the street for free."
Oct 30, 2020
A 280-Square-Foot Studio Proves the Space-Maximizing Power of Vertical Storage
This tiny NYC studio has a piano instead of a couch, an expandable table that can seat up to six, and lots of vertical storage solutions for small spaces.
Oct 28, 2020
A Small NYC Rental Apartment Was Furnished for Around $500
Every section of my apartment has a different removable wallpaper to accent the room and divide the space.
Oct 23, 2020
This 320-Square-Foot NYC Studio Is Stuffed With Smart & Organized Storage Ideas
Every inch of this studio apartment has been intentionally designed and maximized with DIY ideas and clever storage hacks.
Oct 15, 2020
This Remodeled 650-Square-Foot NYC Apartment Beautifully Fits a Family of Four
It's pretty amazing how clean, modern, and lovely this small Manhattan apartment is, especially for two adults and two teenagers.
Oct 16, 2020
Before & After: A Tiny NYC Apartment Gets a Sophisticated DIY Budget Refresh
Bold black and white stripes once dominated the kitchen's decor, and the living room used to have a faux-wood wallpaper vibe. You have to see what it looks like today!
Oct 12, 2020
B&A: A 350-Square-Foot Studio’s Renter-Friendly Remodel Maximized Its Storage
This apartment started as a blank white box with no character to speak of. Lisa Lu not only added a ton of renter-friendly style, but she's also fit a TON of storage in this small home.
Oct 5, 2020
'Brownstone of Dreams' Is the Name 2 Thespians Gave Their Colorful NYC Apartment
These thespians made a cozy home in Harlem dedicated to a love of theatre.
Aug 25, 2020
A Warm Industrial NYC Loft Mixes Minimalism, Muted Colors, and Marvelous Rugs
Rana Argenio is the founder of direct-to-consumer linens brand 10 Grove and lives in this industrial Tribeca apartment with her husband.
Jun 24, 2020
B&A: A Dark, Dingy, & Dated Kitchen Got an Incredibly Cute Update for Only $500
This home's old kitchen was a sore thumb before its budget refresh: the backsplash was mismatched tile, the floors were dingy linoleum, and the entire space was dim.
Jun 15, 2020
A Small NYC Apartment Is Filled with Natural Light and Clever Book Displays
The apartment is just 600 square feet, but the 13-foot ceilings and white wooden floors make it appear much larger. And there are exposed beams, soaking tub, and working fireplace in this remodeled space.
Jun 9, 2020
An Artist's Colorful, Candy-Coated Home's Full of Items That'll Make You Smile
Robyn Blair Davidson's small NYC apartment has one of the cheeriest work-from-home spaces we've ever seen.
May 29, 2020
A Creative Layout Makes a Small 1-Bedroom Apartment Feel More Like a 2-Bedroom
Katy shares this apartment with her tween daughter; her daughter gets the bedroom and Katy turned the living room into her own studio apartment (and home office).
May 19, 2020
A Small NYC Apartment Shows How to Keep It Simple and Chic
See why this apartment was nicknamed the "The Lavender Palace."
May 19, 2020
A 500 Sq. Ft. NYC Studio Feels Larger Thanks to Its Furniture Layout
Even though this studio apartment is an open space, thanks to good space planning, it feels like it has different nooks.
May 19, 2020
A Small NYC Apartment Has a Cute Plant Shelf Solution for a Windowless Bathroom
Tons of light pour in to the bedroom and living room of this small NYC apartment, and the two owners have filled those rooms with plants. But the bathroom had no window and they had to get creative!
May 19, 2020
Thanks to Murphy Beds, a Small 1-Bedroom Apartment Acts More Like a 2-Bedroom
A neutral color palette, multi-purpose furniture, and prioritizing how the space NEEDS to function are the design tools self-help author Karen Salmansohn used to make her 650-square-foot apartment work for her and her young son.
May 6, 2020
B&A: A Small Studio's Custom Furniture & Storage Ideas Maximize Every Inch
It's only 330 square feet big, but this New York City studio apartment is INCREDIBLE.
May 5, 2020
This CEO's Chelsea Loft Is Chic, Clutter-Free, and Full of Good Organizing Ideas
Sarah Paiji Yoo is the co-founder and CEO of green cleaning supply company, Blueland. Her Chelsea loft Is chic, clutter-Free, and full of good organizing ideas.
Apr 23, 2020
A Small NYC Studio Has Clever Storage Solutions and Cute Plant Displays
From using the built-in hamper for bathroom storage to purchasing a storage sofa from IKEA, this studio dweller has found ways to be creative with her small home.
Mar 30, 2020
This NYC Apartment Has a Delightfully Bold Dining Banquette
The reflective qualities make a small space feel much brighter and larger!
Mar 30, 2020
An Organized 350-Square-Foot NYC Apartment Will Make You Re-Think Your Storage
Describing their style as "cozy pink pistachio desert oasis," Zach and Libby have used IKEA shoe storage in unconventional ways to help make their tiny rental apartment work.
Mar 24, 2020