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
This Effortlessly Cool 260-Square-Foot Paris Studio Rents for 900 Euros a MonthTours
Nicolas Lecoeur's rental apartment is a Haussmann-type space with moldings and parquet flooring, located in the historic district of Montmartre.
May 19, 2023
A Small London Rental Studio Is Packed with Pastel MaximalismTours
Lifestyle and food blogger Camilla Hughes lives alone in this small London rental studio apartment, so she has the "freedom to make my home exactly how I like it."
May 16, 2023
This Architect Made a Small Studio Personal, Despite Not Owning ItTours
While architect Keaton Cizek would love to own and renovate his own home one day when he has the means, as a renter he finds "so much joy in making an apartment feel like an extension of myself as much as I can."
May 15, 2023
This 550-Square-Foot Studio Is on the Top Floor of a San Francisco VictorianTours
The kitchen in Courtney's SF studio apartment is no wider than her arms can spread out, but it is "character rich, with wood shelving painted pale blue."
May 11, 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 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
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
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
A 216-Square-Foot SF Studio Impressively Incorporates Southern Italian Motifs Tours
"I'm Italian American, lived in Rome for 10 years, and studied Humanities and Classics at university; these attributes reflect everywhere in my world," explains LeAnne Smith. "I love stone sculpture, architecture, pencil sketches, and gardens."
Apr 5, 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 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
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 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 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 Travel YouTuber's 420-Square-Foot Studio Apartment in Paris Is Perfect
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Travel YouTuber and author Damon Dominique rents this small studio/loft apartment in Paris that he describes as "Sex and the City cocktail hour meets Parisian museum."
Feb 22, 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
B&A: This 202-Square-Foot Studio's Chic Redo Was Inspired by an Unlikely SourceHome Projects
Paint and peel-and-stick wallpaper played a major role in this makeover.
Feb 13, 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 500-Square-Foot Studio Apartment Is Sunny and StunningTours
When Olivia moved into her Virginia studio apartment, it was her first time living on her own. Since moving in, she's hosted many Friendsgivings, dinner parties, and brunches, bringing her friends together in a small, cozy space.
Feb 2, 2023
This 416-Square-Foot Berkeley Studio Apartment Is the Very Definition of CozyTours
The dark, unpainted wood and the compact size of this little studio apartment gives the space the cozy, homey feel that Paige is striving for in their space. "I couldn't be happier."
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
B&A: A 485-Square-Foot Studio's Renter-Friendly Refresh Modernizes the SpaceTours
Interior designer Pierrick wanted to find a rental apartment where he could make some significant improvements, and he did so in this small Montreal studio, transforming it into a minimal, restful, neutral space.
Jan 5, 2023
This 375-Square-Foot Brooklyn Studio Packs in So Much Color and Function
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Kayla works in HR at Apartment Therapy and has turned her home into her sanctuary. Working with a small space and budget, she used the color palette of her neighborhood to bring to life her gorgeous bohemian home.
Jan 3, 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 Minimal & Modern 538-Square-Foot Ukraine Studio Apartment Feels Much LargerTours
After working with designer Natalie Dubrovska from Dubrovska Studios, Bogdan and Mariia were able to hone in on what they love about design. Natural materials add small touches of peace and fulfillment to a home that blends industrial with coziness.
Dec 16, 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 450-Square-Foot NYC Studio Apartment Is Organized and MaximizedTours
Ryan was downsizing from a large one-bedroom as part of his move from Denver to New York City, and found the challenge of organizing and maximizing this studio space fun and creative.
Dec 6, 2022
A 525-Square-Foot Studio's Redesign Is Inspired by Refreshing an Outdated BedTours
At first, designer Linda Cava only meant to replace her 10-year-old bedframe. But then she swapped out a bedside table to fit the new bed's style, next decided to trade the old sofa for a larger sectional... and then a mix of paint updates, vintage furniture elements, and more made her small home feel completely refreshed.
Dec 1, 2022
This DIY Divider Just Might Be the Solution Your Studio Apartment NeedsStyle
Keeping things light and airy in a studio isn't easy, but this creative solution divides up the space while also letting it breathe.
Nov 21, 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
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 460-Square-Foot Odd-Shaped Studio Is Only 3 Feet Wide at Its Narrowest Point Tours
Ainsley's small rental apartment's size and atypical angles offered quite the design challenge: to fit in useful, cohesive items without feeling too cramped or cluttered. But she tackled the challenge beautifully and cleverly.
Nov 2, 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 Type of Accent Wall Is a Small-Space Friendly Way to Separate Your HomeStyle
Without using a rug or a room divider!
Oct 28, 2022
A Travel Writer's 450-Square-Foot Studio Apartment Is a Cabinet of CuriositiesTours
Alexandra Charitan is a travel writer and the features editor at "Roadtrippers Magazine." She's been renting this 450-square-foot studio apartment in D.C.'s Capitol Hill neighborhood for two years.
Oct 14, 2022
A 520-Square-Foot Seattle Micro Studio Has Efficient Storage and a Roof DeckTours
Hannah Herman actually worked on the design of her apartment building before she decided to move in, so she was already ahead on the creative challenge of furnishing such a small space.
Oct 6, 2022
A 376-Square-Foot Studio Uses Neutrals and Smart Spacing Planning to Feel LargerTours
Mariangeles has lived in her studio apartment for the past five years. Her home is filled with creams, whites, blacks, and grays to create a clean and minimal aesthetic.
Oct 3, 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
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
This 350-Square-Foot Mid-Century Cottage Is Absolutely Dreamy, Inside and OutTours
After her divorce, Erin got rid of most of her belongings for a fresh start. Her Philadelphia cottage gives her the space to huddle with friends during cold months and maximize what's most important to her.
Sep 12, 2022
A 350-Square-Foot NYC Studio Apartment Is Small But Spacious FeelingTours
The size of Dana Miller's Upper West Side studio apartment isn’t huge, but there’s a separate kitchen, a loft, 11’ ceilings, and huge French windows that open onto gardens.
Sep 9, 2022
A 400-Square-Foot Studio Channels Groovy '70s Vibes with a DIY No-Paint MuralTours
Lauren brought her love for the '60s and '70s into her Brooklyn apartment through color, using orange as the main hue. The small studio features an orange mirror and couch and lots of cute retro decor elements to complete the look.
Sep 7, 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
A 190-Square-Foot Afrohemian Studio Apartment Is Inspired by the Renter's MomTours
Crystal Wyatt owned a house in Philadelphia for more than 18 years before needing a change, going tiny in this 190-square-foot rental studio apartment in Philadelphia's University City neighborhood.
Sep 1, 2022
This Airy 400-Square-Foot Brooklyn Studio Offers a Fresh Escape From The CityTours
After living in a small apartment in Manhattan, Jesse decided to make the move to Brooklyn to find more space and in-unit laundry. Now Jesse has a larger home that provides a breath of fresh air from living in New York.
Aug 29, 2022
3 Smart, Different Ways a Floating Shelf Can Save the Day in a Small SpaceStyle
When it comes to floating shelves, the possibilities are endless!
Aug 28, 2022
This Teeny 340-Square-Foot NYC Studio Works Thanks to Double-Duty FurnitureTours
Dale Aucoin's tiny studio apartment can transform into lots of different spaces, despite only being one room!
Aug 4, 2022
A 500-Square-Foot Singapore Studio Is Small But SmartTours
Redzuan Idris' small flat features smart furniture and appliance choices so that the home feels much larger than it is.
Aug 3, 2022
What Is a Studio Apartment?Real Estate
A tiny space with big potential.
Jul 31, 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
This Living Room Staple Just Might Be Your Best Kitchen Storage SolutionStyle
If you like to see a versatile piece of furniture, then you'll really love this.
Jul 11, 2022
This Small Atlanta Studio Apartment Is a Safe Space to Recharge InTours
"I love light, color, and antiques," says Bria Randal, of her small studio apartment. "I also decorate with consistency, memorable pieces, and creams/whites."
Jul 7, 2022
A 400-Square-Foot Studio's Glass Partition Is Perfect for Light AND PrivacyTours
The moment sisters Farah and Vanessa walked into this studio apartment, they knew it was the one and put in an offer the same day! "It was the perfect space with a little balcony."
Jun 24, 2022