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."
3 days ago
A 500-Square-Foot, $1900-per-Month Astoria Rental Got a Grown-Up Glow UpTours
After living in this same rental apartment for 13 years, Dave says the place was starting to feel stale and not adult enough. But he spent a few months and a few thousand dollars elevating his rental's style.
3 days ago
This NYC Apartment Listing Offers a Discount If You Don’t CookReal Estate
The internet has thoughts.
May 19, 2023
The IKEA Hack That Tripled My Closet Space
A few strategic products can turn a tiny closet space into plenty of storage.
May 18, 2023
This 80-Square-Foot NYC Apartment Is the Size of a Parking SpaceNews
She paid just $650 per month for rent.
May 15, 2023
This 311-Year-Old New York Home Has Been Beautifully UpdatedReal Estate
It has not one, but three fireplaces.
May 12, 2023
This Singer-Songwriter's Brooklyn Rental Is Bold on a Secondhand Budget Tours
"My personal home style inspiration has a wide range, from traditional maximalist to English cottage home to Scandinavian clean lines to farmhouse to Rajasthani folk with its warm colors and block-prints, even a bit of New York loft-style with art-filled walls and plants," begins singer/songwriter Abhilasha Sinha.
May 12, 2023
This 320-Square-Foot Bed-Stuy Rental Is Teeny, but WorksTours
Julie Finn has done tons of things to make her small space work, from a hand-me-down daybed to couch transformation, an easy TV-hiding hack, and creating as much smart storage space as possible.
May 10, 2023
Despite a Cookie-Cutter Layout, This Studio's Anything but BasicTours
Damini grew up in India and moved to the U.S. in 2016. "After four years of art school and three years into my graphic design career, this is the first place I've stayed at where I've run wild decorating and watched it transform into a space that feels like home (and part art studio)."
May 10, 2023
This 425-Square-Foot Brooklyn Studio Apartment Feels Much LargerTours
Thanks to the studio apartment's high ceilings and huge windows, as well as Leecy's brilliant small-space styling and organizing skills, her home feels much larger than it actually is.
May 9, 2023
A Clever IKEA Hack Helps with This NYC Rental's Odd Living Room Layout Tours
Fashion consultant and merchandiser Jasmine Hart worked with interior designer and set decorator Kendra Cusic to decorate this Brooklyn rental apartment.
May 8, 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
Dancers Rent This $1700-per-Month Bushwick Railroad ApartmentTours
Film, dance, and theater artist Brighid Greene has lived in this rental apartment in Brooklyn's Bushwick neighborhood for five years, and her partner has rented here since 2012. They pay $1700 per month, and say their landlord has not raised the rent in over a decade.
May 4, 2023
This NYC Apartment from “Succession” Is on the Market for $29 MillionReal Estate
If you somehow have nearly $30 million just lying around, now’s your chance to purchase a slice of “Succession” history.
May 3, 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
These Are the Best Thrift Stores in NYC, According to an Expert
In search of a good bargain in NYC? This TikToker knows a place (or several).
Apr 27, 2023
This Renter's NYC Apartment Kitchen Was Yellow, but Now It's a Gorgeous Green Tours
When Lindsey Kephart first arrived, the previous tenants (and friends) had painted the kitchen a color they loved: yellow. With a little paint and new hardware, Lindsey transformed the room — and the entire apartment — into a chic space more fitting to her personality.
Apr 27, 2023
Two Painters Crafted a Creative and Eclectic NYC Rental on a Shoestring BudgetTours
Artist Mauro Baiocco loves a bargain, so most of the furniture in this rental apartment has been found on Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, or the street.
Apr 26, 2023
A 590-Square-Foot Brooklyn Apartment's Located in an Old Converted SchoolhouseTours
Bianca Tueretsky wrote a series of YA books called "The Time-Traveling Fashionista" about a girl who travels back in time through an enchanted vintage dress. Her small Prospect Heights apartment reflects her love of books, history, vintage pieces, and travel.
Apr 25, 2023
These Creative Directors Share a Brooklyn Rental with a Gorgeous Green Kitchen Tours
"The space had a modern aesthetic and we used the green kitchen as a jumping-off point for leaning into color and modern details," writes Mark Goldwell, the founding partner and executive creative director of Zero Studios.
Apr 20, 2023
This Floral Designer's Plant-Filled 550-Square-Foot NYC Rental Feels Huge
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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 — not to mention the huge windows and tons of light.
Apr 19, 2023
An "Always Evolving" Brooklyn Rental's Style Is "Chaotic Warmth"Tours
The colors in Nityasya and her partner's home are bright "and there's a lot of texture and patterns to not just take us back to India (our homeland), but also to make the feel space vibrant and full of energy — on even the coldest winter day in NYC."
Apr 18, 2023
A Small-Space Pro Transformed Her Rental into Laid-Back Luxe with Brilliant DIYs
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Designer Kim White has transformed her cozy Brooklyn rental apartment with smart DIY projects, like using banquette seating to build a custom sectional sofa, using mirrors to make the space feel larger, and more.
Apr 13, 2023
How Nate Berkus Made a Narrow Galley Kitchen WorkHome Projects
The designer shares how he worked with chef Katie Lee Biegel to make the most of her NYC space.
Apr 12, 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
Here’s What a $1,110-per-Month Manhattan Micro Apartment Looks Like
It’s quite cramped, but, hey, what matters is location, location, location.
Apr 5, 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
This Parlor-Floor Brooklyn Brownstone Apartment's Elements Are Gorgeous
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"The stained glass that borders my three gigantic windows is a gem in and of itself, and combined with the decorative fireplace, exposed brick, and massive wood sliding doors, the room feels like a historical experience of living in Brooklyn," writes Karys Rhea.
Mar 24, 2023
This NYT Bestselling Author's Brooklyn Condo Is 'Funky Mid-Century Modern'Tours
New York Times bestselling author Sarah Knight’s husband, musician Judd Harris, used to say that she wants to live in an opium den and that he wants to live in a spaceship. “Eventually we settled on what we call ‘funky mid-century modern,’ which gives him a lot of clean lines and me the ability to accessorize with color and texture.”
Mar 23, 2023
This Adorable Converted Schoolhouse Is on the Market for Less Than $300,000Real Estate
It’s all about playful pops of pink.
Mar 23, 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 Prop Stylist’s Rental Has the Secrets to Decorating Affordably AND BeautifullyTours
Caity Birmingham, a production designer for movies and TV and a prop stylist for commercials and photoshoots, loves color and fits a TON of it into her 680-square-foot Brooklyn rental apartment.
Mar 20, 2023
A 350-Square-Foot Brooklyn Studio Apartment Gets Creative With StorageTours
Lisa’s rental home might only be 350 square feet, but the location is unbeatable and an “outdoor” space makes it feels much less smaller.
Mar 16, 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 TikToker Spent $20k on a Rent-Stabilized Apartment, and Says It's Worth It Tours
Brigette Muller, known as @hummusbirrd on IG and TikTok, may only rent her 560-square-foot NYC apartment, but she’s invested in her own happiness by designing and renovating it to fit her style.
Mar 13, 2023
These Small Space Dwellers Use the Second Bedroom as a Dining Room Tours
Kate and her husband loved this small unit's natural light, original details (like molding and inlaid hardwood floors), and location, despite not having been updated in many years. "We knew we wanted to keep as much of the original charm as we could, while also updating it to bring in natural elements and modernize the space."
Mar 13, 2023
After a DIY Reno and Smart Space Planning, This Studio is Now Four Rooms in OneTours
It was small, the kitchen was basically nonexistent, and the bathroom wasn't 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 space that can be a living room, dining room, bedroom, office, and more.
Mar 10, 2023
This Rental's Got Gorgeous Glam Details, Including an Affordable Cabinet HackTours
Interior designer Alvin Wayne has lived in this gorgeous 800-square-foot rental apartment for three years.
Mar 8, 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
Roommates Took a 530-Square-Foot Rental From 'Renter-Grade Bland' to Beautiful Tours
Celia Skvaril and Carrie Carrollo's two-bedroom Brooklyn apartment is a perfect example of how you can turn a bland and "renter-grade" space into a personalized and functional home with some creative DIY projects and hacks.
Mar 6, 2023
A NYC Converted Dental Factory Has A Lofted Waterfall BedReal Estate
And Instagram is not happy.
Mar 5, 2023
Peek Inside @Dudewithsign's NYC ApartmentNews
Yes, there's a closet full of cardboard signs.
Mar 3, 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
A 550-Square-Foot Brooklyn Rental Is Filled with Furniture That’s Been Given a Second LifeTours
"I filled my home with objects I made, and furniture I gave a second life to (i.e., with paint)," writes Kira. "I worked hard to create a curated environment with a lot of personality on a budget."
Mar 1, 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.
Feb 28, 2023
This Couple's Tiny Bronx Studio's Layout Makes It Feel Like a One-BedroomTours
When Carissa and her husband moved to NYC from Florida, they had to downsize from a 1,500-square-foot home, so they "had to really process not only the functionality of objects, but also their significance."
Feb 28, 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
The (Pretty Gross) Reason Why NYC’s Stoops Were a NecessityReal Estate
The prominent feature has a stinky past.
Feb 22, 2023
This 80 Square-Foot NYC Apartment Costs $1,750 Per Month — Here’s What It Looks LikeReal Estate
“I’m basically living in an RV or van without wheels.”
Feb 16, 2023
This NYC Apartment Has the Dreamiest Design Solution for a Plain Mirrored Wall Tours
Monica Johnson is a psychologist and the host of the podcast, Savvy Psychologist, and has infused this apartment with color and different elements that inform their identity and interests as a person.
Feb 16, 2023
The World’s Most Expensive Home for Sale Is in NYC — Here’s What It Looks LikeReal Estate
The price tag is as massive as the views.
Feb 15, 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
This Brooklyn Designer Pays Tribute to Relatives in a 600-Square-Foot ApartmentTours
After losing her mom, grandfather, and aunt fairly close to one another, Ruthie used her apartment as a space where she could honor and remember them with photos and knickknacks that bring happy memories.
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
4 Chic Ideas Make This Small, Narrow 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.
Feb 13, 2023
A Writer's Brooklyn Home Uses Black and White Geometric Shapes to Catch Your EyeTours
Joey Skladany, a freelance food, travel, and lifestyle writer, found his one-bedroom Brooklyn apartment with a little luck, timing, and resolve.
Feb 8, 2023