This 513-Square-Foot D.C. Condo Is the Very Definition of Lush MinimalismTours
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
A 350-Square-Foot Houseboat Is a Cozy, Modern, Gorgeous Floating HomeTours
Designer Jamila Scarlett and her 13-year-old twins have owned this 350-square-foot houseboat, a 1976 Coho Chris Craft with vintage mahogany, for five months.
Mar 31, 2021
A 500-Square-Foot Studio Feels Larger Due to Earth Tones, Natural Woods & WhiteTours
There's also an amazing space-saving and functional IKEA product that makes studio living easier!
Feb 3, 2021
A Pop Art-Inspired Apartment Has a Vibrant Accent Wall & a Warhol-Themed BedroomTours
"We wanted people to walk in and immediately understand who we are as a couple, and we feel like that’s exactly what we’ve accomplished."
Nov 11, 2020
Roommates Planned, Painted, & Organized a Small Rental into a Colorful HomeTours
Lincoln is Black and Queer, originally from a small town in Texas, and Amina is a Pakastani-American woman who grew up abroad in Saudi Arabia. Their small, intentional home is a direct representation of themselves.
Nov 2, 2020
This 296-Square-Foot Tiny House Has 14 Windows, a Hammock, and a Meditation LoftTours
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
A 513-Square-Foot DC Condo Is Full of Smart Small Space Hacks Tours
Each square inch of space gained is a win (and a potential home for a new plant).
Sep 25, 2020
A D.C. Home Inspired by Family, Photography and Frida KahloTours
Gina knows *exactly* where everything is in her 870-square-foot apartment; she's custom designed her home to house her treasures perfectly.
Jul 5, 2020
A 599-Square-Foot Studio Apartment Was Personalized With DIY Washi Tape MuralsTours
John and Maryana transformed their rental apartment by creating abstract, modern murals using affordable Washi tape!
Jun 30, 2020
A 630-Square-Foot D.C. Loft Shows How to Add Warm Color to an Industrial SpaceTours
Erin didn't have a color scheme in mind when she first began renting this apartment, she just kind of let everything flow in.
Jun 11, 2020
Peek Inside JFK’s Former Georgetown Home for SaleReal Estate
For two years, Kennedy shared the home with his sister Eunice just before embarking on his presidential campaign.
Mar 18, 2020
This D.C. Rowhouse Tackles Common Rental Woes With EaseTours
Raisa and Henry employ light-colored furniture, mirrors, and other reflective surfaces in their DC rowhome to help add more natural light to the space.
Feb 20, 2020
This Is Definitely the Cheeriest Tiny House of All TimeTours
It's full of pops of color, energetic patterns, cute organizing ideas, and a great vibe... and all in just 145 square feet!
Feb 3, 2020
This 600-Square-Foot Home Is Full of Minimal Art and Enviable Organizing IdeasTours
Mariana's home feels the way she wants her heart to feel: happy, harmonious, calm, whimsical, and adventurous!
Jan 12, 2020
A Small D.C. Rental Apartment Has an Envy-Inducing Rug and Art CollectionTours
And it was furnished on a budget using mostly vintage and secondhand items!
Nov 27, 2019
A Colorful, Maximalist Apartment Has 55 Plants and a 'Sexy Coffin-Style' BedroomTours
This maximalist loves color and patterns!
Nov 12, 2019
This Travel Journalist’s First ‘Big Girl’ Apartment Is a Cozy, Colorful, Maximalist MixTours
This travel journalist's rental contains a hodge podge of items she's collected from her travels, flea markets, and Craigslist.
Sep 21, 2019
A Small Shared Condo Features Smart Storage Solutions and Over 50 Different HouseplantsTours
Learning how to downsize forces you to think creatively about how to to live.
Sep 15, 2019
This Small Studio Apartment Has an Easy, Elegant Divider SolutionTours
Name: Channing Foster and cat, Cosette Location: Mount Pleasant — Washington, D.C. Size: 600 square feet Years lived in: 9 months, renting Channing Foster has lived in her Mount Pleasant apartment for less than a year, but she’s already made it her own. Drawing inspiration from the building’s mid-century foundations, she’s elevated the space with a disciplined color palette and an elegant selection of furniture, art, books, and heirlooms.
May 2, 2019
This Apartment’s Emerald Dining Room Will Make You Green With EnvyTours
Name: Jonathan, husband Ryan, Sadie (a 5-year-old Devon Rex), and Robbie (a 3-year-old American Cocker Spaniel) Location: Adams Morgan — Washington, D.C. Size: 925 square feet Years lived In: 3 years, renting I’ve lived in this apartment for three years along with my husband Ryan, and our two sweet pets, Robbie the American Cocker Spaniel, and Sadie our Devon Rex—both rescues, both crazy.
Mar 14, 2019
This Light-Filled Loft Is Nestled in a Converted 1800s SchoolhouseTours
Apartment Therapy's Instagram Manager made a light and bright home in this oddly shaped loft with her roommate Jasmine and Jasmine's dog, Bambi.
Jan 18, 2019
Inside a 160 Square-Foot, Off-the-Grid Cabin With A Minimalist VibeStyle
For getaway seekers eyeing remote accommodations of the more sophisticated variety, Virginia design studio GreenSpur has come through marvelously with the Lost Whiskey Cabin. This particular accommodation is a beautiful example of the cottage’s natural aesthetic meshing perfectly with a pared down, industrial style. The 160-square-foot, solar-powered domicile sits just an hour outside of Washington, D.C.
Dec 30, 2018
Amazon Is Reportedly Choosing Two Cities for HQ2Living
After a year-long process of courting cities and states for tax cuts and various other perks, Amazon is choosing two locations for its sought-after second headquarters, “The Wall Street Journal” reported Monday evening. The supposed winning metros would be Long Island City, Queens, and Crystal City, Virginia.
Nov 6, 2018
A Renter’s Room in a Shared Home Is Like a Mini ApartmentTours
Name: Sarah Lyon and a roommate Location: The Dupont Circle/Logan Circle neighborhoods of Washington, D.C. Size: 950 square feet Years lived in: 11 months, renting I absolutely love my current apartment. It took awhile for my roommate and me to find this space, but without sounding too cliché, it was truly worth the wait.
Sep 20, 2018
The Afro Minimalist’s Small Apartment Is a Peaceful & Practical OasisTours
This author's style is best described as "minimalist chic influenced by the beauty and diversity of the African diaspora."
Sep 10, 2018
This Immersive Fun House Is Full Of More Than Just Sideshow TricksStyle
For a comprehensive reminder of just how wonderfully left field Snarkitecture has gone with its designs since its inception a decade ago, you’ll definitely want to check out the New York-based studio’s Fun House exhibit at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.
Jul 24, 2018
A Tiny D.C. Studio Is a Smart and Stylish Use of Small SpaceTours
Name: Rachel Spikula Location: Dupont Circle — Washington, DC Size: 355 square feet Years lived in: 2 years, renting Landing this place was a bit of an emotional rollercoaster. I looked at a few apartments in big buildings, but they didn’t feel right. I wanted to find something more distinctive in a smaller building and began looking for condos to rent. I almost overlooked the listing for this unit.
Jul 16, 2018
A Small But Stylish Basement Is a Couple’s Retreat from the Hustle and Bustle of D.C.Tours
Name: Samantha Nobles and husband Daniel Location: Capitol Hill, Washington D.C. Size: 500 square feet Years lived in: 2.5 years, renting The Nobles’ Nest is our first home as a married couple, for this reason alone we have a special adoration for this basement apartment. The couple who lived in the space before us are coincidentally our friends, and when they were moving out we conveniently slid right in to fill their spot! The best part of living here?
Apr 23, 2018
The Wing’s New D.C. Location Is Stunning, Historical, and More Important Than EverStyle
Popular women’s co-working space, The Wing, has officially begun its (highly anticipated) seven-city expansion. The first stop? The historic Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. As a former place of residence for the co-founders, D.C. made a natural fit as the first new location outside New York City limits. “I’ve lived here in D.C.
Apr 13, 2018
A Graphic Designing & Vintage Furniture Collecting Trombone Player’s Creative D.C. LoftTours
Name: Curry Hackett Location: Howard University/Shaw — Washington, D.C. Size: 800 square feet Years lived in: Renting, 1.5 years The apartment that Curry has lived in for one and a half years couldn’t be anymore perfect for his diverse pursuits, which include graphic design, vintage furniture collecting, and playing the trombone. He’s also the founder of Hackreative, a multidisciplinary design studio specializing in placemaking, visual design, and creative direction.
Mar 13, 2018
This Is When DC Will Reach Peak Cherry Blossom SeasonLiving
Now that Daylight Saving Time is upon us, we’re fast approaching a bunch of other indicators that spring has officially sprung. One of the loveliest is the blooming of the cherry blossoms in and around Washington, DC. Here’s when you can expect the trees to reach peak pink. The National Park Service is predicting that peak bloom dates for 2018 will be March 17th through the 20th.
Mar 12, 2018
A 400-Square-Foot Liveaboard Yacht Shared by a D.C. Couple (& Their Pup!)Tours
After struggling to find an apartment when they first moved to D.C., Abigail and Mark sold all their belongings and jumped into boat ownership headfirst.
Mar 7, 2018
An Artistic Couple’s Multipurpose D.C. LoftTours
Name: Anastasia Antoinette and Jamon Johnson Location: Columbia Heights — Washington, DC Size: 825 square feet Years lived in: 4 years, rented It’s not every day that you’re in the market for a new apartment and stumble upon an architectural masterpiece — which also happens to align perfectly with your profession — but that’s exactly what happened to Anastasia and Jamon when they were looking for their first home together.
Feb 15, 2018
Cozy, Southern Charm in a Hundred-Year-Old D.C. Family Row HouseTours
Name: Meg, Glenn, Maddie and Isabelle Hoburg, and dog, Piper Location: Capitol Hill — Washington, DC Size: 1,500 square feet Years lived in: 14 years, owned Meg Hoburg is an interior designer with Southern roots, a true sense of Southern hospitality, and a fantastic eye for wallpaper. She and her family have been living in their Capitol Hill row house in Washington, DC for 14 years. Customizing the house throughout these years has been a steady work in progress.
Nov 22, 2017
A Small Studio Has a Pink Kitchen With a Glitter FloorTours
Name: Grace Location: Washington, DC Size: 495 square feet Years lived in: 1 year, owned After a marvelous tour with Irwin, fate brought us Grace in the comments thread; she’s a resident of the same, beautiful Art Deco-style apartment building with precisely the same floor plan. Whereas Irwin’s studio was brimming with rich earthy colors, I was delighted to see Grace’s interpretation of the space—in top to bottom pink.
Sep 4, 2017
A D.C. Couple’s Quirky, Memento-Filled HomeTours
Name: Ron Kelly and Emily Goodstein Location: Petworth — Washington, DC Size: 750 square feet Years lived in: Ron has lived here for 4.5 years, Emily moved in last year; owned Colorful, comfortable, and warm, Emily and Ron’s home is full of treasures with a tale. They’ve decorated with a combination of modern and bohemian elements that give a global feel to their Washington, D.C. apartment.
Aug 6, 2017
A Compact Classic DC Home Filled with Chic Secondhand FindsTours
Name: Sarah Lyon Location: Georgetown, Washington, DC Size: 650 square feet Years lived in: Almost 1 year, renting You’d never guess by this rental’s chic, classic style, but Sarah purchased 95 percent of her furniture off of Craigslist. The only things she bought for full price (in other words, from a store) were her bed, headboard, couch, and front console table. Everything else has been the result of successful scavenger hunts! Sarah’s a Washington D.C.
Aug 2, 2017
This May Be the Most Stylishly Patriotic Studio Apartment EverTours
Stanley's 525-square-foot studio is packed with American handcrafts, folk art, brass candlesticks, baskets and bold red, white and blue color palette.
Jul 4, 2017
Own a Piece of Camelot: Jackie O’s Childhood Home is Now For SaleReal Estate
Paging America’s one percent: If you’ve ever wanted to own a piece of Camelot, now is your chance. Jackie Kennedy Onassis’ childhood home is currently selling for a cool $49.5 million. Merrywood, a 23,000-square-foot Georgian-style estate sitting on the Potomac River in McLean, Virginia (a suburb of Washington, D.C.
Jun 23, 2017
The Obamas Buy Their DC Rental for $8.1 MillionReal Estate
Wondering what the former President and First Lady have been up to after their much-memed Tropical vacation on Richard Branson’s private island? Well, the answer is house-hunting. Fortunately, for the Obamas, they didn’t have to hunt very far before finding their new dream home. Ok, so “new” might not be entirely the right word. See, the Obamas just purchased the DC-area home they’ve been renting since leaving the White House.
Jun 2, 2017
Which of Your Favorite D.C. Show’s Sets Is the Closest to Real Life?Living
So many shows take place in our nation’s capitol, but how many settings in them look like the real deal? A recent article in the Washington Post had a tiny detail about HBO’s Veep, which seemed to indicate that the comedy takes great pains to see to it that their set resembles real-life D.C. when possible. Veep, which recently premiered its sixth season, is about Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), former Vice President and current flailing mess.
May 1, 2017
A Crafty Designer’s Vibrant DIYed ApartmentTours
Name: Teri Clar and Patrick Choquette, plus their dog, Nami Location: Arlington, Virginia Size: 925 square feet Years lived in: 3.5 years, Rented (1 of them including Patrick!) Ombre bedroom accent walls in Crushed Velvet and a moody, modern den in Hale Navy? Check and check. Welcome to the home of interior designer and business owner Teri Clar. Teri resides in in Arlington, Virginia with her fiancé, Patrick and their dog, Nami.
Apr 20, 2017
A Warm Industrial Feel in DC with the Modern Comforts of HomeReal Estate
For fans of the Warm Industrial look who aren’t interested in restoring an old factory or warehouse themselves, this 2-bedroom condo in DC offers the look and feel of a historical building but with plenty of modern amenities and luxury.
Apr 11, 2017
Elegant One-Bedroom in a Federal-style D.C. Boutique CondoReal Estate
Located in the hip and historic Dupont Circle neighborhood of D.C., this is an elegant one-bedroom condo of my Federal-style dreams. I lived in D.C. for a year and used to meander down New Hampshire Ave., wondering what the interiors of these elegant buildings looked like. Turns out, pretty pretty pretty great. If you’re in the market or in the window-shopping market, take a look at this vintage gem! 1728 New Hampshire Ave NW Apt 201 Washington, DC 1 bedroom | 1 bath | 704 sq ft.
Mar 21, 2017
A Small DC Rental Row House Shared by 4 RoommatesTours
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.
Mar 11, 2017
A Colorful “Bohemian Meets Western” Studio Apartment in D.C.Tours
Name: Kallie Seniff Location: Logan Circle in Washington, D.C. Size: 456 square feet Years lived in: 1.5 years, rented Kallie’s colorful studio apartment couldn’t be more representative of her personality. She’s an energetic, thrifty person and she found a way to combine these traits into a home so stylish that it makes me wild with envy.
Feb 16, 2017
A “Nostalgia Meets Now” 495-Square-Foot HomeTours
Name: Irwin Gueco Location: The General Scott — Washington, DC Size: 495 square feet Years lived in: Rented 6 years / Owned 2 years “Your home should tell your story,” says Irwin. And everywhere you look in his home there is a good story, providing insight into Irwin’s personality. Filled to the brim with carefully selected mementos, artwork and furniture, his home feels like a lovingly curated museum. Which is fitting, because he spends his days at a museum.
Jan 23, 2017
Await The Apocalypse In This (Surprisingly Stylish) Virginia BunkerReal Estate
Well, the US presidential election is a mere four days away, and no matter what side of the political divide you’re on, you probably believe the end of the world is coming, should the other candidate win. Perhaps it’s time to take shelter in this partially underground concrete home in Virginia. Built by architect Donald Reed Chandler in 1977, it’s one of the country’s first modern earth roof and berm homes.
Nov 4, 2016
Heloise’s “Ever Changing” D.C. ApartmentTours
Location: U Street Corridor — Washington, D.C. I live up the road from President Obama and my place is almost 1,000 square feet. I decorated on a budget. I started my company while simultaneously moving into a new place, and it really leaves the decorating budget to a minimum. I prefer neutrals such as whites and grays for your bones, i.e. couch and chairs, and then like to add color elsewhere. That way you have more options for trading out pillows and fabrics down the road.
Mar 22, 2016
Sally’s Colorful & Inviting D.C. HomeTours
Name: Sally Location: Dupont Circle — Washington, D.C. My boyfriend, John, and I have called our apartment in Dupont Circle ‘home’ for three years now. This quaint little one-bedroom is tucked inside a turn-of-the-century apartment building, located on a bustling street in Washington, D.C. Despite the busyness of our locale, inside we’ve created a cozy, peaceful retreat.
Feb 18, 2016
Irwin’s “Timeless” & Art-Filled StudioTours
Name: Irwin Location: Washington, D.C. I live in The General Scott in Washington, DC. The building was built in 1941 in the Art Deco style. After renting for almost 8 years, I finally bought my condo from the owner in 2014. Kitchen renovation was completed in 2015. My unit is a junior one bedroom and is about 495 square feet.
Jan 30, 2016
Michelle’s Open and Serene HomeTours
Name: Michelle Location: Brookland — Washington, D.C. My husband and I fully gutted and renovated our home in 2014. The house was built in the 1920s and is 4 square style. We have an open concept home and every space is fully functional for our casual living lifestyle. I am inspired by Scandi, boho, mid century design. Although our bedroom is our favorite room; we especially love our DIY kitchen concrete counter tops, our master bath tile and custom built double vanity we designed.
Jan 27, 2016
Before & After: A Pared Down DC KitchenHome Projects
I just purchased my first home, a one-bedroom loft condo in DC’s Chinatown neighborhood. It’s a great location in a beautiful building, and most of the other units have very high-end finishes (and sell for $$$). Several of the units, including mine, were done with builder-grade finishes and sold at below-market prices to local artists about 13 years ago.
Jan 18, 2016
Erin & John Paul’s Stylish StudioTours
Name: Erin Lyons and John Paul Doguin Location: Georgetown; Washington, DC Size: 525 square feet Years lived in: 3 years; Rented Meet Erin and John Paul. Erin’s a writer and JP works on a design team at a federal agency. I shot their studio one week before they moved into a larger one-bedroom apartment downstairs; I had seen their place for the first time a few days earlier and insisted we do a House Tour before they packed up! I’ll tell you why.
Sep 26, 2015
Jenia & Sergey’s Victorian Row HouseTours
Name: Jenia and Sergey Location: Bloomingdale; Washington, D.C. Size: 1,600 square feet Years lived in: 5 years; Owned Jenia and Sergey bought this Victorian row house in D.C.’s Bloomingdale neighborhood five years ago. They’ve spent the intervening years giving it love: tearing up carpet, painting the walls, gutting the kitchen and bathrooms, and documenting it all on their home renovation blog, Victorian in Bloom.
Sep 5, 2015
Coffee with Carl in His Carriage HouseTours
Name: Carl Seeno Location: Shaw; Washington, DC Size: 375 square feet Years lived in: 1.5 years; rented Carl lives in the carriage house that’s attached to Jonathan and Colleen’s place, and when I peeked into his clean, stylish and seemingly spacious 375 square feet, there was no question: we’d have to take a tour of the carriage house, too!
Jun 4, 2015
Colleen and Jonathan’s Modern D.C. TownhouseTours
Name: Colleen and Jonathan Healey, daughter Parker, son Graham, and Tucker the dog Location: Shaw; Washington, D.C. Size: 1,700 square feet Years lived in: 5 years; Owned Jonathan was my thesis advisor in the interior design program at the Corcoran College of Art + Design, and while he guided me and my classmates through the design of our imaginary spaces, he and his wife, Colleen, were busy renovating this very real house in D.C.’s Shaw neighborhood.
Jun 3, 2015
Holley & Audrey’s Dining Room ReduxStyle
Name: Holley Simmons and Audrey Matthias Location: Mt. Pleasant; Washington, D.C. Size: 1,200 square feet Years lived in: 3 years; Rented In September of last year we introduced you to the beautiful decor and fashion sense of friends and roommates Holley Simmons and Audrey Matthias. The duo recently remodeled the dining room of their apartment in Mt. Pleasant, NW D.C, and we can’t help but admire the mix of modern textiles and vintage furniture.
May 31, 2015
Amy & Jeremy’s Maximum Impact AbodeTours
Name: Amy Zeller and Jeremy Location: Capitol Hill; Washington, D.C. Size: 520 square feet Years lived in: 2 years; Renting To say this cool couple knows how to maximize space would be an understatement. Amy and Jeremy may very well be the champions of resourcefulness, tidiness, and organization, while maintaining a charming and minimalism about their home. Stepping into the space initially, one might mistake it for a long foyer leading to the bedroom.
May 21, 2015
Anne-Claire and John’s Internationally Inspired MixTours
Name: Anne-Claire, John (not pictured), and daughter, Anna Location: Rockville, Maryland Size: 2,400 square feet Years lived in: 1 year, owned We were first introduced to Anne-Claire in a house call; when I tracked her down after seeing it, she was delighted to share the full tour. Anne-Claire is from France, her husband, John, from South Africa, and they had their now 3-year-old daughter, Anna, in Dallas, where they lived before moving to the Washington suburbs last year.
May 3, 2015