A Minimal, Modern Home With Custom Shelf Solutions
Name: Leti, Julian and Helenita Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina Size: 1,184 square feet Years lived in: 2 years, owned When it came to starting the project of renovating their apartment for their new family, Leti and Julian were all in. They worked with an architect to help with the layout of the space, but the couple was very hands on: “We chose every material in this apartment.
Apr 30, 2019
A Cozy Minimal London Remodel with Clever Clutter Concealing Ideas
Name: Zane and Aldo Location: London, UK Size: 860 square feet Years lived in: 1 year, owned We lived together in Australia before moving to London in 2014 on a work transfer. We were only going to be here for two years, but we fell in love with the city and decided to stay. Aldo works as a Senior Designer in a prominent architectural firm, and Zane became COO of the tech consultancy 101 Ways. We were already living in Borough and knew we wanted to stay here.
Apr 30, 2019
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.
Apr 30, 2019
Mend Founder Elle Huerta’s Sun-Filled Venice Bungalow
Name: Elle Huerta Location: Venice — Los Angeles, California Size: 900 square feet Years Lived In: 3 years, renting Elle Huerta is the founder and CEO of Mend, a self-care app launched just last year that helps you through a breakup and is a community for those going through heartbreak. Her cozy home is located along one of Venice’s “Walk Streets;” pedestrian-only walkways where homes are tucked behind verdant trees.
Apr 30, 2019
A Minimal Brooklyn Studio Is Small-Space Living Done Well
Name: Emily Kellerman Location: Ditmas Park — Brooklyn, NY Size: 450 square feet| Years Lived In: 3 years, renting Prop stylist Emily Kellerman’s small studio apartment is proof you don’t need a ton of space—or separate rooms—to live beautifully and well. We first saw a sneak peek of her small 450-square-foot Brooklyn rental apartment in a house call, but I wanted to see more.
Apr 30, 2019
A Minimal Montreal Apartment Has Dreamy Parisian Vibes
Name: Lauren MacLean Location: Montreal, QC, Canada Size: 700 square ft Years lived in: 1 year, rent Born and raised in Ontario, a few years ago Lauren was ready for a change and looked to Montreal for a new adventure. Knowing little about the city, she was nonetheless drawn towards its culture and beauty. “I found a listing online for a tiny vacant studio, so I checked it out and loved it right away. It was one small room with zero closets,” she says.
Apr 29, 2019
A Professional Chef’s Brooklyn Home Is Airy and Minimal
Name: George Mendes and Siamese cats, Roscoe and Daisy Location: Downtown Brooklyn, New York, New York Size: 950 square feet Years lived in: 1.5 years George Mendes knows good food. He’s the chef behind Aldea, the Michelin-starred New York restaurant whose offerings reflect the cuisine of his parents’ native Portugal. He’s also the inhabitant of a beautiful Brooklyn apartment that seems an embodiment of the mantra “less is more.
Apr 29, 2019
A 400-Square-Foot, Sunny San Francisco Studio Filled with Plants
Name: Maya Goldfine Location: San Francisco, California Size: 400 square feet Years Lived In: 6 months, renting Call it fate or luck, but something aligned the day I found this studio. By chance I had come across the listing on Craigslist the evening prior—at 5:45 p.m. it was posted that an open house was happening at 7:30 a.m. the next day.
Apr 29, 2019
A Solar-Powered Austin House for Two Creatives
This home aims for sustainability in small but impactful ways.
Apr 23, 2019
A Modern, Ever-Evolving Chicago Bungalow
Diana and Jesse didn't let the fact that this house had just been renovated get in the way of adding their own personality to the space.
Apr 16, 2019
A Minimal & Modern Atlanta Studio Apartment
Name: Sean Michael Davis + Dog, Charlie Location: Ponce City Market in Old Fourth Ward — Atlanta, Georgia Size: 575 square foot studio Years lived in: 1 year With great natural light, clean lines, and a touch of creativity, this space is the envy of bachelor pads everywhere. Local Atlanta graphic designer, Sean Michael Davis, welcomes us into his home. Coming in at a whopping 575 square feet, this studio space is on the smaller side of the spectrum.
Apr 14, 2019
This Small But Bright Garage Apartment Is a Photographer’s Dream Rental
Tami was going for warm, trendy, hipster cafe vibes in her small rental garage apartment.
Apr 9, 2019
Get the Look: A Happy, Cozy & Inviting Home in Melbourne
Dawn and Darren keep it simple in their inner-city Melbourne home. The decorations are minimal and they only invest in pieces that are bold, bright and certain to make anyone smile. You can shop some of the items in their home using the sources below!
Apr 6, 2019
A Modern Bohemian KonMari-ed Her Way Into a Dream Home
Name: Jina Javier, her husband Jeff, Lucy, and Leo Location: La Mesa, California Size: 1,285 square feet Years Lived In: 2 years, owned When Jina and Jeff were preparing to move into their La Mesa home in San Diego two years ago, Jina was reading Marie Kondo’s megahit “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.” Jina and Jeff were downsizing, moving from a large (but characterless) 2,800 square foot house, into an older home with lots of charm but far less square footage.
Mar 21, 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™.
Mar 21, 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 21, 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 21, 2019
7 Ways to Add Warmth to a Mostly Minimalist Space
What is it about minimalism that always makes us a little weak in the knees? It doesn’t matter if it’s one of Philip Johnson’s iconic glass houses or a set from our favorite movie, there’s something about those clean lines, pared-down details and neutral color palette that makes us feel like we’re in a stylish sanctuary.
Mar 5, 2019
A Dreamy 400-Square-Foot Fort Greene Studio Apartment
Name: Emily Schildt, Co-Founder of Thing of Wonder Location: Fort Greene — Brooklyn, New York Size: 400 square feet Years lived in: 1 year Emily’s apartment is all the proof you need that living in a small space doesn’t have to mean going short on style, and that with a little ingenuity a smaller space can live just as well as a much larger one.
Mar 1, 2019
A Simple & Bright Beach House on the Mediterranean Coast
Name: Alicia Peiró Location: Sagunto — Valencia, Spain, Size: 645 square feet Years lived in: Owned 11 years I don’t know if was the amazing and bright light, the warm materials or the sensation of being next to the Mediterranean sea, but this place completely stole my heart. Alicia, is an amazing photographer and her work is full of light, amazing stories and beautiful color. Her love for design is palpable in all the places of her home.
Mar 1, 2019
A Calm, Minimal Warehouse Conversion in London
Name: Sarah and Mike Location: Stoke Newington, London Size: 500 square feet Years lived in: Rented for a year Tucked behind the indie shops, vintage boutiques and artisan delis in Stoke Newington in London, is Sarah and Mike’s modern minimal home. The converted warehouse apartment has kept its original exposed brick wall, but is softened by lots of beautiful artwork and interesting objects, like vintage bows, handmade ceramic vases and hand-painted woodblocks.
Mar 1, 2019
Get the Look: Minimal & Airy Arizona Adobe Style
Krysta and Joel’s modern adobe in Tucson started its life as a moccasin workshop a century ago and now serves as a guest home and a location for photo/video shoots. The spare furnishings allow the adobe walls, concrete floors, and gorgeous wood ceilings to shine—and now you can shop the style!
Mar 1, 2019
Eric’s White & Technicolor Baltimore Loft
Name: Eric Location: Butcher’s Hill; Baltimore, Maryland Size: 702 square feet Years lived in: 6 months, rented Eric’s home became an instant favorite when we shared his House Call submission with readers. Viewers swooned over the whimsical pops of color, the high tin ceilings and the overall quality of the historically preserved elements of the home.
Feb 20, 2019
Gabriel & Grant’s Warm Minimalism in Chicago
Name: Gabriel Fontes de Faria & Grant Gochnauer Location: Wicker Park; Chicago, IL Size: 4,000 square feet Years lived in: 4 years; owned If I had to summarize Gabriel and Grant’s home in two words, I would pick “beauty” and “restraint.” The couple’s townhouse is elegant and pared down, and each element seems considered and loved.
Feb 20, 2019
A Neutral & Natural 400-Square-Foot LA Studio
Name: Logan Sommers Location: Los Feliz — Los Angeles, CA Size: 400 square feet With an eye for detail, visual display artist and former New Yorker Logan Sommers has outfitted his cozy studio apartment with panache. He currently resides in Los Feliz, one of the few quaint and walkable communities situated in the heart of the sprawling expanse that is Los Angeles.
Feb 20, 2019
A Cool, Calm Scandinavian Style Home in Norway
Name: Anette, husband Barrett, and baby boy Elliot Location: Oslo, Norway Size: 950 square feet Years lived in: 3 years; owned Welcome to Scandi Week—Apartment Therapy’s seven-day focus on all-things Scandinavia (often defined as the countries of Sweden, Denmark, and Norway). Sometimes it seems like the whole world is obsessed with trying to copy this corner of the globe, from its timeless style aesthetic to its now-famous coziness rituals.
Feb 20, 2019
Brett & Betsy’s West Village Ingenuity
Name: Brett & Betsy Leonhardt (and Suze and Lola the bulldogs) Location: West Village; New York, New York Size: 515 square feet Years lived in: 2 We’re continually impressed by the ingenuity of apartment dwellers who manage to fit a huge variety of functions into a very small space. Case in point: Brett and Betsy’s West Village apartment, whose main room multitasks as a living room, dining room, workspace, and kitchen, all without sacrificing style.
Feb 20, 2019
Theo’s Small, Streamlined Two-Bedroom in Hell’s Kitchen
Name: Theodore Venable Location: Hell’s Kitchen — New York, NY Size: 380 square feet Years lived in: 1 year; Rented Theo recently relocated to New York City from Chicago with all of his belongings, and like any transplant coming to NYC, he was faced with the difficult task of downsizing. Theo had to make the adjustment from a 680-square-foot one-bedroom apartment to a 380-square-foot two-bedroom apartment!
Feb 20, 2019
Cat and Alex’s Chic Downtown LA Lair
Name: Cat and Alex Location: Downtown; Los Angeles, California Size: 800 square feet Years lived in: 2 years; Rented Cat Li is in the business of fashion, and she doesn’t leave her keen sense of style at the office. Her open and airy fifth floor loft is situated in the center of the bustling city and feels effortlessly cool. Minimal yet striking decor in a cohesive palette of blacks, whites, and metals makes bold pieces feel sophisticated yet casual.
Feb 20, 2019
Anja’s Simple Studio Apartment in Berlin
Name: Anja Szmania and her dog, Mici Location: Wedding; Berlin, Germany Size: 45 square meters (484 square feet) Years lived in: 6 months; Rented Anja, a yoga teacher, has created an ideal home in a Berlin studio apartment. She was looking for the perfect home for her new life and needed a cozy space where she could regenerate herself, host dinner parties for friends, and feel at peace in between road trips.
Feb 20, 2019
Tyler & Kelsey’s Laid-Back, Family-Friendly California Vibe
Name: Tyler Parker (a photographer) and Kelsey Harper (a custom floral designer) and their 2-year-old, Harrison Harper Location: Eagle Rock — Los Angeles, California Size: 1,600 square feet Years lived in: 1 years; Rented Tyler and Kelsey have been thoroughly enjoying their East Los Angeles home. Making room for a baby on the way while raising a 2-year-old, they’ve somehow managed to create a home that is not only beautiful but incredibly functional as well.
Feb 20, 2019
Katy & Devin’s Minimalism Meets Modern in a D.C. Apartment
Name: Katy Mason and Devin Hampton and their dog, Ace Location: Washington, D.C. Size: 800 square feet Years lived in: 1 year; Rented With its loft-like essence, exposed brick, and beautifully industrial structural elements, this apartment has felt like home for Katy and Devin since day one. Having lived in D.C. for six years, Devin moved from one side of the wall (the apartment next door) to the other when Katy moved from NYC to D.C. last year.
Feb 20, 2019
Meg & Justin’s Art, Plants & Friendly Vibes-Filled Apartment
Name: Justin and Meg Location: Toronto, Ontario Size: 1,000 square feet Years lived in: 2 years; Rented When Justin and Meg walked into this house—after visiting about 60 houses and doing six months of research—they knew immediately it was the one. A lot of people wanted this place, and they had to basically beg the landlord daily until he finally gave in and let them have it.
Feb 20, 2019
Nick & Julia’s Modern Family Home
Name: Nick and Julia and their three children Location: Toronto, Ontario Size: 1,500 square feet Years lived in: 8 years Modern, colorful and striking, this renovated home is full of great architectural features, elegant design and clean lines. Nick and Julia love the family- and party-friendly home they were able to create with the help of Solares Architecture, a firm that renovates and builds environmentally integrated homes.
Feb 20, 2019
Mikola’s “Trying to Be as Minimal as Possible” Portland Home
Name: Mikola Accuardi and her almost 3 year old son, Valentino Location: Portland, Oregon Size: 1700 square feet Years lived in: 1 1/2 years; owned You may remember Mikola Accuardi and her adorable son, Valentino from their previous house tour with us. Since we last spoke with them over two years ago, they have purchased a gorgeous Tudor home in the shire-like Goose Hollow neighborhood of Portland.
Feb 19, 2019
Anna’s Light-Filled Lakeview Studio
Name: Anna Curtis Location: Chicago, Illinois Size: 350 square feet Years lived in: 7 months; rented Small space living isn’t for everyone, but when Anna returned from a trip to Berlin, she was ready to come back to a familiar well-loved Chicago neighborhood. She jumped on this tiny 350 square foot studio. Immediately after setting foot inside, Anna agreed to take on the previous renter’s lease along with all of his much-too-large-for-a-studio furniture.
Feb 19, 2019
How a Musical Couple Fits a Minimal Wardrobe in a Cozy Rental
It’s no secret Katy Goodman and Todd Wisenbaker of the band La Sera have style. Just like their guitar-filled Silver Lake home, their fashion choices are fueled by carefree living and an insatiable love of music. They share one small bedroom closet and a modest-sized dresser, and while neither storage device is bursting at the seams, the couple’s daily fashion choices are anything but lackluster.
Feb 19, 2019
Shannon & Mike’s Soothing, Sustainable California Home
Name: Shannon and Mike Parry, Asha (5) and Bodan (1) Location: Mar Vista — Los Angeles, California Size: 990 square feet Years lived in: Owned 5 years Walking into Shannon and Mike’s Mar Vista home is a unique experience of high design coupled with sustainable functionality; a rare combo that Shannon pulls off effortlessly. Shannon runs the Sustainable City Program for the city of Santa Monica and Mike is a cinematographer/filmmaker.
Feb 19, 2019
A “Polished Bohemian” San Francisco Studio
Name: Amanda Holstein and dog Auggie Location: San Francisco, California Size: 550 square feet Years lived in: 1 year Amanda is the voice behind the blog Advice from a 20 Something. And seeing what a smart job she did designing her San Francisco studio apartment, it would seem she’s got great advice to give! The small space she shares with her dog Auggie is full of interesting furnishings, yet feels bright and airy.
Feb 19, 2019
Simple, Modern & Minimal in Montreal
Ivana likes simple things. She loves the sensation of an empty space. And her condo reflects that; the style is simple, modern and minimalist.
Feb 19, 2019
Artistic, Colorful Modernism in Panama
Name: Cisco Merel and Barbara Cartier Location: Panama City, Panama Size: 3013 square feet Years lived in: Owned 1 year Cisco Merel and Barbara Cartier are two young artists living in Panama City. They met years ago in Germany when both were working there, and they love travels, adventures and learning from other cultures and countries. They decided to settle in Panama, where Cisco has roots.
Feb 19, 2019
A Simple & Historic Scandinavian-Inspired Home in Maine
Name: Danny and Lyndsay Gugger Location: Portland, Maine Size: 950 square feet Years lived in: Renting 2 months Danny writes: “My wife and I live on the historic Deering Street in Portland, Maine. The building was built in the mid-1800s and our unit is around 950 square feet. We have 10 foot ceilings and black marble fireplaces in both the living room and bedroom. We recently moved from Wisconsin, where we lived in another mid-1800s home.
Feb 19, 2019
Get the Look: Sweet & Charming Minimalism
Morgan’s sweet Asheville home is decorated with “a curated mix of functional, simple wares—vintage, found and new pieces.” Her particular mix is personal and eclectic—and now you can shop the style! Chair — Similar: Overstock.com Planter — Similar: Amazon Curtains — Similar: IKEA Mirror — Similar: Overstock.
Feb 19, 2019
2 Musicians Share a Vintage, Minimal Upstairs Apartment in Valencia
Name: Laura and Roberto Location: Ciutat Vella — Valencia, Spain Size: 904 square feet Years lived in: Rented 2 years. Laura and Roberto are a couple who likes it simple. For them, “less is more” is not just a phrase, it’s the way they built their home together. They are musicians with Uke, a band that plays soft and sweet music made with heart.
Feb 19, 2019
A Professional Stylist’s Modern Organic Portland Apartment
Name: Jorie Garcia and Trevor Bennett Location: Southeast Portland, Oregon Size: 640 square feet Years lived in: Renting 4 years For those of you who have had the pleasure of laying eyes on Schoolhouse Electric’s gorgeously styled catalogs, today’s house tour will provide you with a bit of a fan girl or boy moment. If you’ve seen those perfectly imperfect gallery walls, and effortlessly fluffed pillows, then you’re familiar with Jorie Garcia’s work.
Feb 19, 2019
Tropical Vibes in a Sunny Barcelona Apartment
Name: Olga de la iglesia Location: Barcelona, Spain Size: 750 square feet Years lived in: Rented, 1 year This is the home of a multi-talented creative woman living and working in Barcelona. Olga is an art director and photographer who heads up Refresco Caribe. She lives in both Spain and the Dominican Republic, which helps to explain the beautiful Caribbean atmosphere in her home.
Feb 19, 2019
Black & White Mix in an Airy West Village Apartment
Name: Stephanie Michaan Location: West Village NYC Size: 1,495 square feet Years lived in: Owned 6 years Though Stephanie has owned this apartment in New York’s West Village for six years, she says it feels brand new thanks to a recent redesign she gave the home. White walls maximize the beautiful bright natural light that pours in from big windows. Sparse furnishings are kept interesting by choosing good designs in rich materials.
Feb 19, 2019
Black, White & Beach-Inspired in a Modern House in Bridgehampton
Name: Stephanie Michaan Location: Bridgehampton, New York Size: 2,000 square feet Years lived in: Owned 2 years Stephanie gave a peek at some of the details of her current modern house in a house call not too long ago, but we wanted an extended look. Striking just the right balance of minimal and modern, it’s a simple and sparse space, but still exudes a lot of warmth.
Feb 19, 2019
This “Spaceship” House’s Style Is Out of This World
Name: Angelina Rennell Location: La Selva Beach, California Size: 700 square feet Years lived in: part-time 1 1/2 years The “Spaceship” house is owned by designer Angelina Rennell’s mother, Cynthia. She helped her mom both restore and decorate the space, and it’s 700 square feet of groovy, modern, space age style. Angelina lives in the home part of the year, and she also uses it as a backdrop for photos of her products that she designs with her brand, Beklina.
Feb 19, 2019
Get the Look: Mixing Minimal & Moody
Artist Ana Elena Garuz’s Panama City home is minimally decorated—carefully chosen furnishings are of a high quality. Her home exudes a lot of drama and moodiness, though, thanks to some dark colors and her own art. Get a similar minimal, moody look with this list of shopping resources.
Feb 19, 2019
A Designer’s “Scandinavian Meets Mediterranean” Barcelona Home
Name: Marina Senabre Location: Gracia — Barcelona, Spain Size: 536 square feet Years lived in: Renting 5 years Marina is an interior and graphic designer at La buhardi. She lives in the big city but her heart is in the island of Minorca, where she spends lots of time during the year. That’s why her home in the middle of Barcelona has a neutral, cozy Mediterranean look.
Feb 19, 2019
A Modern, Minimalist Studio Apartment in Amsterdam (With an Amazing View!)
Name: Edwin Nikkels Location: Amsterdam – The Netherlands Size: 645 square feet Years lived in: Renting 1 year Edwin played it smart when it came to furnishing his small space; he kept the design minimal, the colors neutral and found a unique way to carve out a bedroom (despite there not being an actual bedroom). He also invested in high-quality pieces of furniture and decor. The result is an airy, “feels bigger than its size” space.
Feb 19, 2019
A Colorful, Patterned Home in Barcelona
Name: Anna Hervera and her husband Location: L’eixample — Barcelona, Spain Size: 807 square feet Years lived in: Owned 3 years This simple but colorful home in the middle of Barcelona is sweet and genuine, like its owner. She loves uncomplicated things, but things that also feature a special detail. That’s why the entire house is calm and bright but each room has a je ne sais quoi element. Anna loves art, design and interiors, and you can feel that around the entire apartment.
Feb 19, 2019
A 450 Square Foot “Little City Shoebox” Feels Much Bigger Than It Is
Name: Natasha Location: Griffintown — Montréal, Canada Size: 450 square feet Years lived in: Owned one year Filled with an abundance of natural light that reflects beautifully on her brightly decorated space, Natasha’s 450 square foot condo feels like anything but the “little city shoebox” she describes it as. Her choice of white walls and light-toned furniture contrast the dark wood floors and cabinets, giving the space a crisp, classic appeal.
Feb 19, 2019
Organic Minimal Meets the Mediterranean Way of Life in Barcelona
Name: Noemi, Cristian and her dog Mel Location: Barcelona, Spain Size: 539 square feet Years lived in: Renting 1 year A few years ago Noemi and Christian moved to Belgium for a new life. But they missed the pace and the light of Barcelona, so they came back. Though they started with nothing when they moved into this small rental apartment, sometimes new beginnings inspire you to create beautiful things. Christian is a lawyer and Noemi has her own business as a graphic designer.
Feb 19, 2019
Get the Look: Airy & Artsy in Spain
Marta and Jules’ Barcelona home has a variety of fascinating nooks, which they’ve decorated with a combination of handmade and heirloom treasures and clean, modern IKEA pieces. The juxtaposition works well, and now you can shop the style—incredible tiled floors not included.
Feb 19, 2019
Warm Scandi-Inspired Minimalist Perfection in an All-White Toronto Home
Name: Robyn and Sam, plus their two Dachshunds Carl and Prune Location: The Junction — Toronto, Canada Size: 1,400 square feet Years lived in: Owned 3 years There is much debate when it comes to minimal design and living. It seems to be a lifestyle that draws polarizing views — you either love it or you really don’t!
Feb 19, 2019
A Colorfully Modern Whimsical Home in Rome
Name: Danny and Zac Location: Rome, Italy Size: 900 square feet Years lived in: Owned. Lived in since April, but it’s been in the family for over 60 years! Danny writes: “This apartment used to belong to my grandparents, and then my parents took over the rent, and now my husband and I are living in it with our mini dachshund. Three generations (and counting)! It’s a two bedroom, one bathroom apartment on the third floor of a residential building in the center of Rome.
Feb 19, 2019
A Compact & Chic Classic Railroad Apartment in NYC
Name: Monica Dyer Location: West Village, New York Size: 600 square feet Years lived in: 3 years, rented Monica and her husband have lived in this apartment in New York for about three years and have transformed it into a perfect compact and chic city home. It’s light-filled and lovely, designed with a fresh outlook and plenty of savvy.
Feb 19, 2019
San Francisco Small Space: A Pared-Down Pad for a Stylish Pair
Name: Kyle and Alex Location: Tenderloin — San Francisco, California Size: 450 square feet Years lived in: 4 years rented After 20+ apartment viewings, Kyle and Alex settled on this 1920s apartment in the Tenderloin neighborhood in San Francisco. They had some basic criteria for their would-be apartment.
Feb 19, 2019
Get the Look: Minimal MCM Meets Flea Market Chic
Marni and Laine’s Los Angeles rental is sure to inspire. They’ve mastered the art of mash-up — one a collector with a love of flea market finds and a boho vibe, the other leans toward minimal, negative-space style. If you’re trying to reconcile these two styles, look no further than Marni and Laine’s resource lists!
Feb 19, 2019
An Architect & Graphic Designer’s Minimal Spanish Flat
Name: Sonia Rayos and Ibán Ramón and their four kids Location: Ensanche, Valencia Size: 2238 square feet Years lived in: Owned 3 years Sonia and Ibán’s home illustrates a perfect harmony between two design disciplines. He is an award-winning graphic designer, and she’s an award-winning architect. They complement each other, and their family flat is full of functionality and great design.
Feb 19, 2019
Get the Look: Clean Lines & Breathable Spaces
Clara and Allen’s Austin house is enviably airy, inviting, “modern-ish,” and cozy. As a bonus, the majority of the pieces featured in their home are still available from the original retailers, making it exceedingly easy to shop the style.
Feb 19, 2019
A Simple, Minimal & Surprisingly Airy Basement Studio Apartment
Name: Arden Bull Location: Port Colborne, Ontario Size: 400 square feet Years lived in: 1 year, owned This bright and airy studio is so open and full of light it’s hard to believe it’s in a basement! Although it’s a small space by square footage standards, the apartment feels huge thanks to a light wall color, open windows and tall ceilings. Arden’s smart design sensibilities have kept furnishings to a minimum, creating a comfortable home that functions perfectly for her.
Feb 19, 2019
A Writer’s Perfect, Peaceful Tiny Brooklyn Studio
Name: Alexandra Sifferlin Location: Park Slope — Brooklyn, New York Size: 350 square feet Years lived in: Renting 9 months Having lived in New York neighborhoods like Hell’s Kitchen and Crown Heights, Alexandra Sifferlin recently settled into her first studio apartment, this time in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Her small space is above an acupuncturist, and is close to Prospect Park. “It seems like every time I move, I’m in a calmer location,” Alexandra reflects.
Feb 19, 2019
A “Joyfully Minimal” Chicago Apartment
Name: Mark Dye and Jeffrey Spivock Location: River North — Chicago, Illinois Size: 1,000 square feet Years lived in: 6 months, renting Jeffrey and Mark have lived all over the world. Jeffrey is from Montreal, Mark is from London, and the two met while they were both living in Toronto. They then moved to Japan where they lived for two years, and most recently they relocated to Chicago.
Feb 19, 2019
Two Nature Lovers Bring the Outside In
Name: Laleh and Matt Lewis Location: Medford, Massachusetts Size: 1,200 square feet Years lived in: Rented, 2.5 years Matt and Laleh’s home is full of collected items, inspiration from nature, and positive mantras to remember daily. With backgrounds in early childhood education and environmental science, the two are active members in their community.
Feb 19, 2019
A Modern Balance of Clean Lines & Character in a Toronto Loft
Name: Tucker Schreiber Location: Little Italy — Toronto, Ontario Size: 800 square feet Years lived in: 1.5 years, rented Tucker, a product manager for Shopify, lives in this bright and open loft apartment in downtown Toronto, filled with a balance of passed down family heirlooms and IKEA essentials. The loft is found in a central location that’s within walking distance to all necessary amenities including his office, the subway, grocery stores, and of course, Starbucks.
Feb 19, 2019
A Small DC Rental Row House Shared by 4 Roommates
Name: Ricardo Guisse and three roommates Location: Washington, DC Size: 850 square feet Years lived in: Renting 3 years Architectural charm fills this renovated row house, as do roommates! Four young professionals share this 850 square foot rental home (an affordable option in a big city). With so little space, the challenge was creating a comfortable home with enough room. Their smart storage solutions help the small space function and look stylish.
Feb 19, 2019
A Stylist & Scientist’s Sunny Plant-Filled Chicago Loft
As modern as Mel and Austin's Chicago loft is, they've made sure it feels inviting and homey, thanks to filling it up with things they love.
Feb 19, 2019
A Modern, Renovated Family Home in Cleveland
Name: Molly Fitzpatrick and William Sill and Malachi (3) and Malala (two months old) Location: Cleveland, Ohio Size: 875 square feet Years Lived In: 6 years, owned What happens when a mason and a textile designer renovate a house together? In the case of Molly Fitzpatrick, the creative behind the colorful home wares of DittoHouse, and her husband William Sill, the result is a modern space with an attention to detail and a respect of natural materials.
Feb 19, 2019
A Couple Finds a New Home in an Old School
Name: Austin Young and Jeremy Rodgers Location: Jamaica Plain — Boston, Massachusetts Size: 800 square feet Years lived in: 1 Year, renting Jeremy Rodgers and Austin Young’s apartment in a converted schoolhouse in Boston’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood feels much larger than its 800 square feet. Simultaneously sparse and personal, with soaring ceilings and an open layout, their place achieves the ultimate apartment goal: comfort without the clutter.
Feb 19, 2019