Two Musicians Make Their Rental Sing with Green Walls and a Lavender Fireplace
Musician Emma Frank and her husband work from home in this bright rental apartment in Park Slope. "It’s a really nice space to be creative in."
Nov 4, 2021
A Fiber Artist and Ceramicist Share a 200-Square-Foot Airstream and Studio
Erica and Kristen purchased this airstream for only $500, then gutted it, cleaned it, and re-built the interiors to fit exactly what they need.
Nov 3, 2021
A Knitwear Designer's Albuquerque Home Is a Mix of Scandinavian and Navajo Style
Navajo/Diné knitwear designer Jennifer Berg founded Native Knitter, and she designs and sells knitting patterns from her beautiful house in Albuquerque, New Mexico, which she shares with her husband, two kids, two dogs, and a tortoise.
Nov 2, 2021
These Retirees Redesigned This Florida Home to Fit Their Simple Lifestyle
Robyn Pope and her husband's house was flooded in a hurricane, and after they redesigned it, incorporating both local Florida artists along with many vintage finds from all over the US.
Oct 27, 2021
This California Home Is Calming & Classic While Still Being Visually Interesting
Alyssa Fetini works in HR but has a passion for interior design that she was able to express when she and her partner renovated this large house in Oakland's Lake Merritt neighborhood.
Oct 20, 2021
A 400-Square-Foot 'In-Law' Unit Is Small But Cozy, Modern, and Minimal
Lisa Swatt and her 13-year-old daughter live in a small in-law unit to have low overhead and be able to travel and enjoy life the way they want to.
Oct 19, 2021
B&A: This Dated Chicago Condo Now Has the Coolest Built-In Ideas We've Ever Seen
When Annabell Ren and Steven Karvelius moved in to this unit in a 120-year-old historic four-flat in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood, the interior was dated and there was very limited storage space. But it had potential.
Oct 18, 2021
This Gorgeous Norwegian Apartment Is Soothing Scandinavian Style Embodied
Originally from Taiwan, Kathy Hao-Hsuan Chang, moved to Norway 3.5 years ago, and fell in love with Scandinavian style design. "It is minimalistic, but still with very beautiful things to look at."
Oct 12, 2021
A Compact San Francisco Condo Shows How to Optimize Space Beautifully
Laura is a pro at designing and optimizing small spaces, and lives in this condo located in a 1909 Victorian building. And a clever dog crate camouflaging idea is just ONE of the great ideas you'll find in her home.
Sep 29, 2021
A Minimal Milwaukee Home Has Chic DIY Projects and the Coolest Rugs
TOURS
Full of DIY projects, Marcel and Ben's house also features a very rad DIY accent wall/headboard idea.
Sep 17, 2021
This Small/Cool Winning 280-Square-Foot ADU Is Full of Smart Small Space Ideas
Denise Bayron's tiny home is like a secret oasis... a personal paradise that's both a home and a creative workspace.
Sep 14, 2021
B&A: A 450-Square-Foot Studio's Closet Was Converted into a Clever Bed Alcove
Franco Cheng renovated this small Toronto studio apartment, completely upgrading the kitchen and bathroom, and creating a neat bed alcove where a built-in mirrored closet used to be.
Sep 13, 2021
B&A: A Designer's '70s Era Australia Beach House Got a Modern & Inspiring Update
Interior designer Catherine Armstrong lives in Byron Bay and recently completed an inspiring full renovation of the home she shares with her family.
Sep 10, 2021
A Bristol Home Features a Limewash Wall, Cool Coffee Spot, & Glass Conservatory
Graphic designer Claire Latchem and her music director partner, Dan Broadley, bought their home in early 2020, have worked to transform it into a home that inspires creativity.
Sep 2, 2021
This Rental's Home to 3 Kids & an Impressive Array of Minimal & Modern Furniture
If you imagine that being a furniture designer means you get to be surrounded by your own gorgeous modern work, you'd be right.
Aug 26, 2021
A 350-Square-Foot NYC Studio Uses Every Smart Trick for Maximizing Small Spaces
Geneve Lau may only live in 350 square feet, but it feels much larger and is very organized and comfortable.
Aug 9, 2021
Self-Described Minimalists Share the 8 Organization Rules They Live By
These minimalist principles can help you enhance the life you’re already living (yes, even if you want to own more than 10 pairs of shoes... for each season)
Jul 27, 2021
A Small Rental Is a Mashup of Primary Colors, Cool DIYs, & Fab Furniture
Erin Kerr's style can best be described as: "Like if a Danish Grandpa and Primary School Teacher Grandma had a grandkid who loved Memphis Milano."
Jul 14, 2021
This 248-Square-Foot Studio Is Gorgeous and a Small/Cool Winner
Video House Tour
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
A 500-Square-Foot NYC Apartment Shows How to Wow With Wallpaper in a Small Space
Logan West says he's a maximalist who values minimalism.
Jun 25, 2021
A Studio Combines Clever Storage Ideas & Smart Space Planning
Creative director Willow Rothbart's style in her small Los Angeles studio apartment's style is a mix of industrial, minimalist, and a touch of transitional.
Jun 21, 2021
This Photographer's Los Angeles Rental Will Inspire With Scandi Vibes
When it came to decorating this 800-square-foot rental apartment, photographer Nesrin Danan chose a mix of mid-century modern meets Scandinavian vibes to create a soothing sanctuary.
Jun 17, 2021
A Teeny & Chic NYC Studio Apartment Has an Amazing DIY Backyard
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
A 480-Square-Foot Dutch Apartment Was Furnished Beautifully on a Budget
The decoration of Van Anh Langelaan's apartment is tremendously budget-friendly, with vintage furniture, DIY-wall decor, and even an old dresser she refurbished and painted herself.
Jun 14, 2021
A Designer Remodeled Her Childhood House into a Warm, Modern Home
Estefania's home in Lima, Peru features tons of different textures, like exposed concrete, bricks, adobe, mosaics, wood, laminates, and lots of rugs, a bold mix that gives every room a strong identity.
Jun 10, 2021
This 513-Square-Foot D.C. Condo Is the Very Definition of Lush Minimalism
Sarai Reed, April Lawrence, and their dog, Lambo Reed-Lawrence, share this small one-bedroom condo. Their style is equal parts mid-century modern-inspired, uncluttered, and full of plants, which translates very nicely into a style you could call Lush Minimalism.
Jun 7, 2021
This Minimal and Modern Apartment Has the Cutest Checkered Vinyl Kitchen Floor
Anyone who's been captivated by the current checkerboard trend will fall head over heels for this Toronto rental apartment's original black and white checkered kitchen floor.
May 20, 2021
A 400-Square-Foot Studio's Smart Layout & Storage Make It Feel Larger
Even though this Denver studio apartment is small, it feels like it has distinct rooms like a bedroom, dining, office, and living thanks to a good layout and the use of open and closed storage.
Apr 28, 2021
A 678-Square-Foot Paris Apartment Is Cozy, Accessible, and Stylish
To create her wheelchair accessible home, Marina had three key words in mind: "autonomy, safety, and practicality so that I could live in the most serene way."
Apr 23, 2021
A Bright Apartment Sports Brick Walls and a Closet-Turned-Music Studio
Podcast host Latoya Coleman and violinist Jordan Waré love their LA rental. "Overall this apartment has a very New York City feel, in LA, which is perfect for us two native New Yorkers escaping winter in search of sunshine."
Apr 20, 2021
This Hidden Decor Section of Amazon Is a Minimalist’s Dream (Yes, There’s Rattan!)
Shopping
Because sometimes less is more.
Apr 13, 2021
This House Built Out of Straw Bale Is a Lovely Sustainable Home
Green House Tour
It was important to Julia and John to build a house in a way that was respectful of the environment and that would be sustainable to live in long-term. It took three years from when they started building to before they were able to move in, but it's because they did nearly all the work themselves while working full-time jobs.
Apr 13, 2021
Schoolhouse's Director of Product's Lovely Home Is Full of Great Lamps
Schoolhouse's Director of Product, Katie Elliott, lives in a Lovely Portland Home, and Yes There Are A Lot of Great Lamps
Apr 8, 2021
B&A: A 1920s Bungalow Gets a Groovy, Earthy Update Fit for a Family of 3
Musicians Jacki and Jacob Warren-Bullard, of the band Major Murphy, helped refresh this 1920s rental bungalow in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It's full of renter-friendly ideas and inspiration.
Apr 7, 2021
This Hidden Section of AllModern Is Filled with Small-Space Furniture Solutions — and Many Are on Sale!
Shopping
Score sofas, coffee tables, and more small-space furniture finds in mid-century modern, Scandi, and minimalist styles.
Apr 5, 2021
Before & After: A Previously Abandoned Airstream's Transformation Is Beautiful
This creative couple bought an abandoned Airstream on the side of the road for $600, eventually spending two and a half years and $20k to completely renovate it themselves!
Mar 25, 2021
A Bright 260-Square-Foot NYC Studio Apartment Feels Much Larger
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 250-Square-Foot Backyard Studio Apartment Is a Dreamy Plant-Filled Cottage
House Call
This little in-law studio is behind a house and it's perfect and right down the street from a cute little downtown area.
Mar 12, 2021
A Former Small/Cool Winner's Small Home Now Includes a WFH Spot & Gym
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
Here’s the Candle You Should Buy Based on Your Design Aesthetic
Shopping
From mid-century modern and boho to minimalist and maximalist, find a candle to suit your design style.
Mar 10, 2021
This Adorable Pair of Tiny Houses Makes Small Living Look Stylish
Tim Davidson owns and lives in 270-square-foot Tiffany the Tiny House, but also owns another tiny house on the property that he rents out on Airbnb that he calls Shellmate Island Octagon Tiny Home, which is 320 square feet large.
Mar 3, 2021
B&A: A Small Studio's Closet Becomes a Functional & Cute Kitchenette
Lily Fuentez transformed her standard sliding-door-closet into a kitchenette using a storage cabinet from Home Depot and some creative use of shelving that is usually meant for under sinks.
Mar 3, 2021
Actress Bitsie Tulloch's House Came Together with the Help of DIY Art
Actress Bitsie Tulloch had to start from scratch when it came to furnishing the new house she bought with her husband, actor David Giuntoli.
Feb 19, 2021
A Former 1940s Fishing Cabin Is Now a Gorgeous, Minimal Modern Home
Mindy King and her husband began an addition in 2020, doubling the size of their home, adding a mudroom/laundry, sunroom/reading nook, and bedroom and bathroom suite. "We designed it all ourselves and lived through the construction while working from home and sheltering in place."
Feb 14, 2021
A Holistic Interior Designer's 'Modern Farmhouse' Is an Inspiring High & Low Mix
"Dedicating time and attention to designing spaces that are happy, healthy, and supportive is the ultimate form of wellness and self-care we can give ourselves and our family. There is a lot of power in good, intentional design."
Feb 5, 2021
A Condo Shows How to Design & DIY a Gorgeous Home out of a 'Soulless White Box'
Mariana's condo is new construction and initially lacked architectural charm, but she brought life into the space by mixing her own paint colors, sourcing things secondhand, using what she already had, DIYing what she didn’t, and investing in a few things that could really make a difference.
Jan 26, 2021
This Stylist's Home Has Envy-Inducing Pantry, Closet, and Home Organization
Home Stylist and designer Rashmi Patel didn't want to deal with a renovation with two young kids, so she and her husband bought a new build. And they've slowly turned this house into a home!
Jan 25, 2021
This Professional Organizer Conquers Clutter with Minimalism and DIY Projects
Katrina, the owner of home organizing company Badass Homelife, is big believer in minimalism, sustainability, DIYing projects, and incorporating her design and organization philosophies in this home she shares with her husband and their two dogs.
Jan 13, 2021
4 Easy Ways to Declutter and Become a Minimalist, According to Netflix’s “Less Is Now”
NEWS
Check out these fundamental decluttering tips.
Jan 13, 2021
This Sushi Chef/Artist Turned His 660-Square-Foot Apartment into an Art Gallery
When COVID hit and ruined Mike Han's restaurant dream before it could open, he pivoted from sushi to art, transforming his small apartment into an art gallery.
Jan 12, 2021
A Design Expert's 750-Square-Foot Rental Is Full of Brilliant Hidden Storage
Professional Organizer House Tour
Through her business Maximizing Tiny, Shamika helps clients with practical and creative solutions—like what size furniture to purchase for a small home and how to maximize storage space. And she's also designed a smart, functional, and ultra stylish home in just 750 square feet for her and her family.
Jan 6, 2021
A 495-Square-Foot Studio Is Easily Rearranged Thanks to Smart Furniture Choices
Farida Talaat filled her studio with lightweight furniture so she can change the layout often, like Tetris.
Dec 9, 2020
This Architect's Australia House Has a Bright Courtyard with a Colorful Mural
Anna Castles' house is designed around an internal courtyard, which means they have natural light flooding their living area all day; they can look out at their beautiful mural and feel connected to outside.
Dec 7, 2020
B&A: A Dated '90s Houseboat Is Now a Modern, Bright Floating Tiny House
Interior stylist Joyce Wang and her partner Sean took on the renovation of this 200-square-foot 1992 Holiday Mansion houseboat during quarantine.
Dec 4, 2020
An Architect's Austin House Has Splendid Built-Ins (& an Amazing Walk-In Closet)
Everything is always changing and moving around in Melanie Raines' remodeled house, it's why she lovingly calls it “the laboratory.”
Nov 30, 2020
A Modern, Otherwise Monochrome Home Has an Utterly Precious Pink Guest Washroom
This newly built townhome is a minimal, modern, monochromatic dream house.
Nov 24, 2020
B&A: This 323-Square-Foot Studio Was Transformed into a Cozy One-Bedroom
There was dated '70s decor, a mothball smell, and lots of clutter in this teeny studio apartment, but Michelle and her husband were able to transform it into a cozy and clean one-bedroom!
Nov 27, 2020
A Small Condo Has Clever Renter's Solutions and a Gorgeous Mini Patio
Nayana used white marble contact paper on the counters and removable white subway tile backsplash in her dark rental kitchen to brighten up the space.
Nov 24, 2020
The Co-Author of 'Plantopedia' Has a Soothing, Plant-Filled Australia Home
Sophia Kaplan wrote the book on houseplants. No, really. She and Lauren Camilleri, her business partner at their Sydney-based indoor plant and pot delivery service Leaf Supply, are the authors behind "Plantopedia."
Nov 12, 2020
B&A: This 450-Square-Foot Apartment's Renovation Reveals an Open and Airy Home
These renters were given permission to renovate the interior of this apartment AND create a stunning outdoor terrace.
Nov 5, 2020
This 20-Foot Long Van's Packed with Smart Small-Space Ideas (& Has a Projector!)
It's not only gorgeous aesthetically, but it's loaded with little luxuries that make it one of the most comfortable vans I've seen. It's definitely a van for homebodies, which we've all (had to) become in 2020.
Nov 4, 2020
5 Mindful Habits that Lead to a Minimalist Home
Whether you're a seasoned minimalist or just want to dip your toes into the minimalism movement, these easy habits will keep your home looking its best.
Nov 1, 2020
An Adorable New Orleans Rental Is Full of So Many Envy-Inducing Design Details
This cozy shotgun apartment has no shortage of architectural delights that date back to 1896.
Nov 2, 2020
A Light-Filled New Orleans Apartment Features Rental-Friendly Decor Ideas
Laura and Ashley love the open layout, wood floors, natural light, fireplace, and mint green bathroom tiles of their Uptown New Orleans rental apartment.
Oct 29, 2020
B&A: A Beautiful 600-Square-Foot Studio Was Furnished on a Small Budget
Photographer and stylist Erin Miles shares this 600-square-foot, lofted studio apartment with her boyfriend and designed an elegant, beautiful small home... all on a very low budget.
Oct 23, 2020
10 Minimalist Boho Rugs That Will Bring Serene Vibes to Any Space
Boho does not always equal maximalist.
Oct 22, 2020
A Small, Chic Icelandic Apartment Is an Absolutely Dreamy Minimal, Modern Home
Dream Week
In a year where I'm not sure when I'll ever be able to travel again—let alone move to a foreign country—dreaming vicariously through Jewells Chambers' Iceland home is sustaining me.
Oct 22, 2020
A Minimal 248-Square-Foot Tiny House Is One of the Most Beautifully Designed
Video House Tour
Monique and Aswan designed and built a STUNNING tiny house... and they were crowned the Teeny Tiny bracket winner in Apartment Therapy's Small/Cool contest.
Oct 21, 2020
A 304-Square-Foot DIY Tiny House on 16 Acres Is a Dreamy Off-Grid Paradise
There are vegetable gardens, fruit trees, sprawling forests, solar energy rainwater collection systems, and a truly STUNNING greenhouse/bathroom made from upcycled wood-frame windows, just to name a few of the amazing structures on this 16-acre homestead.
Oct 21, 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
B&A: This Rental's Refresh Includes a Custom Walk-In Closet & Enviable Backyard
This past year, Robin went through a breakup, and as part of her healing process, she undertook a major redesign frenzy of her rental home.
Oct 15, 2020
This 296-Square-Foot Tiny House Has 14 Windows, a Hammock, and a Meditation Loft
This tiny house owner pays a THIRD of what he was paying to live in a small studio apartment in the city.
Oct 13, 2020