Apartment In House Tours
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A Set Designer & Stylist Lives in This NOLA Rental Bursting with Color & DIYs
Creative director, prop stylist, and set designer Melissa Cripe says to "create your own world" in your home. "Send yourself secret messages of love and support through your space and what you choose to fill it with," she says. In her New Orleans shotgun, this mantra manifests in whimsical upcycled furniture, rental-friendly murals, and family heirlooms.
Mar 4, 2022
A Blogger's Charleston Rental Is Bright, Colorful, and Filled With Cool Art
Grace Atwood has written the lifestyle blog, The Stripe, for twelve years now, and is also active on Instagram and has a weekly newsletter. She worked with designer and Elements of Style blogger Erin Gates on decorating this Charleston, South Carolina rental apartment.
Mar 2, 2022
An 800-Square-Foot Duplex in Bushwick Incorporates Greenery in Clever Ways
It's a fusion of mid-century modern and boho with pops of leafy greens.
Mar 2, 2022
This Condo Draws Inspo from Black Women Singers and Feminist Artists and Authors
Sekile Nzinga is the Chief Equity Officer for the State of Illinois and the founder of The Nzinga Collective, and rents this 1200-square-foot condo in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood.
Mar 1, 2022
This Renter Makes a 660-Square-Foot Apartment's Odd Layout Work Beautifully
Renter Sydney Callands finds a way to make her 660-square-foot apartment's odd layout work. "Sometimes it almost feels like I'm Carrie Bradshaw living her best life in the West Village — emphasis on sometimes," she says.
Mar 1, 2022
A 550-Square-Foot Rental Is 'French-Victorian With a Romantic Academia Flair'
Tessa is a freelance writer and photojournalist who contributes to food and lifestyle publications (like Apartment Therapy!). She shares this rental apartment in Springfield, Missouri with her husband.
Feb 28, 2022
This Sleep Scientist's Stylish Home Tour Is Full of Tips for Getting Better Rest
Behavioral scientist and science communicator Vanessa Hill shares a look inside her stylish Brooklyn rental AND reveals why she keeps old technology in her bedroom, what kind of mattress she sleeps on (under $500 from Amazon), and other smart secrets to getting better sleep.
Feb 23, 2022
An Ottawa Apartment Has Earthy Tones, Secondhand Furniture Flips & Cool Candles
"I create moods with scents, colours, sounds, lighting, and so on," renter Tia Dumoulin says of her 800-square-foot apartment.
Feb 23, 2022
A 450-Square-Foot San Francisco Studio Gets Great Lighting for Lots of Plants
"I love how even in a smaller space I've been able to create several distinct zones that I can enjoy for different reasons, whether I want to lie in bed and nap, spread out on my couch to read and look out on the street below, or get some work done on my computer at my little bistro table corner," SF renter Lydia says. "I've managed to fit many rooms into one!"
Feb 21, 2022
This 450-Square-Foot Chicago Condo Has Cool and Clever Small Space Tricks
...including an IKEA bookshelf built into a wall!
Feb 16, 2022
A Boho-Meets-Scandi Studio Has a Light Fixture Made from a Fruit Basket
Senaida's monochromatic studio has "pockets of space for sleeping, doing work, and hanging out" and a genius DIY light fixture to boot. All in 295 square feet!
Feb 16, 2022
A Family of Five's Home Is Minimal, Organized & Full of Smart Small Space Tips
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Misella and Angga run Lumalamp, a handmade origami lampshade business, out of their home, this 700-square-foot apartment they renovated themselves and share with their three young kids.
Feb 15, 2022
An Artist's Small Rental Is an Absolutely Vibrant Plant-Filled Bohemian Oasis
Washington DC artist Erin Shirley has been growing her plant collection — and her enamel pin business, Aster & Tulips — from her bright and lush apartment just north of DC.
Feb 14, 2022
A 750-Square-Foot Brooklyn Apartment Has a Cute and Organized Mini Library
It also has many thrifted finds and original artwork made by renter Jordan Lauf's friends and family.
Feb 14, 2022
A Magazine Editor's Maximalist Rental Is Exploding With Colorful DIYs
Sensi editor-in-chief Stephanie Wilson's apartment is "maximalism to the max" and FULL of wild decor ideas — like contact-paper-covered doors, neon-painted door jambs, and a carefully curated bar-cart-turned-bong-cart.
Feb 11, 2022
B&A: An NYC Home's Reno Brings in Lots of Light, Better Flow, and Room for Art
This "contemporary eclectic" apartment blends clean lines with lots of vintage and mid-century modern pieces.
Feb 10, 2022
B&A: A 390-Square-Foot London Apartment Got a Renter-Friendly, Colorful Refresh
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Casting assistant Rosie Dart loves old and antique things, and her 390-square-foot, one-bedroom flat in London's Notting Hill neighborhood is colorful and maximalist despite the small size.
Feb 8, 2022
A 187-Square-Foot Apartment in Toronto Has Great Furniture for Small Spaces
"I wanted something that was a less-murderous 'American Psycho' vibe with a focus on sustainability and minimalism," renter Wayne Burns says of his cool minimalist pad.
Feb 8, 2022
This NYC Apartment Is Like a 'Colorful Afro Bohemian Jungle' Inside
Emily Auffrey describes the rental apartment she shares with her family as a NYC dream space. “We truly feel like we moved into our dream NYC apartment. In addition to being the dream home; the area is just absolutely ideal for a family," she writes.
Feb 7, 2022
This Cozy, Warm-Toned Milwaukee Apartment Stylishly Displays Over 300 Books
Taylor and her fiancé celebrate the perfectly imperfect in their space. They believe it's important for a home to look lived-in. Their apartment has parquet floors, neat archways, black hexagon tile floors, and intricate art-deco touches — and of course, books lying around, mugs left out from that morning's coffee, and all its familiar dings and quirks.
Feb 4, 2022
This Eclectic, Travel-Inspired Waterfront Apartment Has Incredible Pops of Teal
Renter Heather Luciano's advice when it comes to decorating is to be unabashedly you. "Being yourself never goes out of style," she says. "I know a lot of people who worry about what’s in or trendy when it comes to fashion and design, and I’ve just never lived that way. I have always over-accessorized, lived in color and pattern, and have been shopping for antiques since I was in grade school."
Feb 2, 2022
A Content Creator's Brooklyn Home Features Lots of Cute Renter-Friendly Ideas
Content creator, blogger, style lover, YouTuber, and Instagram strategist Marikah shares this one-bedroom apartment with her husbae and their baby. The apartment has lots of clever organizing tip and renter-friendly decor ideas, including a very cute nursery nook in the bedroom.
Feb 1, 2022
A Gorgeous Rental's Colorful Bold Bathroom Ceiling Is a Must-See
Andrea rents this hospital-adjacent apartment out to medical students and traveling nurses, and she wanted it to feel like home for them, "with an atmosphere more eccentric than the typical rental," she says. Because she sourced the furniture secondhand, she could splurge on special finishes.
Jan 31, 2022
A Musician's 550-Square-Foot Los Feliz Apartment Evokes the Sun Through Decor
Vocalist Dana Williams' latest song, "End of the World," has a warmth and coziness to it. It emphasizes slowing down, as does her rental apartment in Los Angeles' Loz Feliz neighborhood.
Jan 28, 2022
A Candle Maker's Toronto Rental's Been Lovingly Transformed into a Pastel Palace
Content creator Luna Lindsay has DIYed and painted her rental apartment into a pastel palace... and recently launched a hand-poured pastel candle business called Moonwix.
Jan 26, 2022
A 451-Square-Foot Studio Has Distinct Spaces for Working, Dining, and Relaxing
Erinne moved into this apartment right before the pandemic, and she quickly learned several things: She would need separate zones for working and living, she wanted to love the way her apartment looked from every angle, and she actually loves the color pink.
Jan 24, 2022
A Small Rental Is a Mix of Budget Buys, Splurges, and DIY Large-Scale Art
Inside designer Colby Kern's apartment, high-end splurges, flea market finds, original art, and even a few big box-store scores coexist. The result is a style that exudes luxury without the high price tag.
Jan 20, 2022
An Earth-Toned 1930s Brooklyn Apartment Has Original Floors and Moulding
Richal and Jenny's apartment, which they have lived in for 30 years, is in a pre-war, park-adjacent building built in 1931. Their warm, inviting space retains its original crown moulding and has beautiful chevron flooring in each room.
Jan 14, 2022
A Pro Organizer's Home Has Smart Tips for Drawers, Doors & Other Storage Spots
Bleached herringbone oak wood floors, white-washed wood detailing, high ceilings, and impeccably organized spaces all contribute to the serene atmosphere of this professional organizer's home.
Jan 12, 2022
A Small UK Rental Features DIY Projects, Luxe Gold Finishes, and Lots of Velvet
Scarlett Langdon and Xandice Armah’s home, known as The Gal Palace, is full of their personalities. “When we moved into the flat it was our first time living together, and our first time living somewhere unfurnished where we could properly put our stamp on it,” Scarlett says.
Jan 10, 2022
A 'California Casual' Rental Has Dreamy Built-In Benches and a Cute IKEA Hack
Every detail of this rental appealed to Lauren Meichtry, the designer behind Elsie Home, from the high ceilings, wainscoting, built-in benches off the fireplace, green marble countertops in the kitchen, to the ocean view from the primary bedroom.
Jan 7, 2022
This Pro Uses Her Favorite Budget Products & Tricks for Organizing Her Rental
Jakia, the CEO and founder of SoleOrganizer, has done a beautiful job of creating an uncluttered, organized home that holds just what she needs.
Jan 6, 2022
This TikTok Star's Colorful Condo Is Packed With Fun and Fresh DIY Project Ideas
"The goal for my home has always been to make it feel like the most fun place you’ve ever been in, and I want every room to have a surprise in it once you enter," says TikTok DIY decor star Taylor BeepBoop of her "Pee-Wee’s Playhouse chic" San Francisco condo.
Jan 5, 2022
B&A: A Designer's Oakland Rental Gets a Soothing Refresh for the New Year
When interior designer and artist Sophia E. Aguiñaga realized she'd be moving out of her Oakland rental apartment, she took the opportunity to pare down and refresh the home's style. She re-homed almost everything and used minimalism, ease, and traveling light as a style guide.
Jan 4, 2022
B&A: A Dark & Dated 592-Square-Foot Italian Apartment Is Totally Transformed
Artist and jewelry designer Sara Amrhein and her husband, Luigi Valerio, completely remodeled this 592-square-foot apartment in Florence, Italy, DIYing much of the work themselves!
Jan 3, 2022
A Dutch Apartment Has Beautiful Stained Glass Doors and Painted Walls to Match
"Having lived in a rented 'white box' for a few years where I couldn't put a single poster on the walls, this place turned out the opposite: There's not a single white wall!" says apartment owner Marina Chaccur.
Jan 3, 2022
A 500-Square-Foot Nashville Studio Has Gorgeous Green Walls & DIY Macramé Decor
Musician Katie King's 500-square-foot studio in Hillsboro Village is where she spends time writing and practicing — as well as on other creative pursuits, like painting and macrame.
Dec 22, 2021
This Small Boston Apartment Has Renter-Friendly Kitchen Decorating Ideas
Kristina's apartment is packed with rental-friendly ideas and secondhand finds — almost nothing in her home was bought brand new.
Dec 10, 2021
B&A: A Condo's Redesign Includes Incredible Bathroom Details & Hip Outdoor Patio
Interior designer Ryan Black incorporated family heirlooms and antique pieces from Asia and Europe along with a mix of modern design elements to create an eclectic, worldly feel in Jean-Francois Alix's newly purchased condo.
Dec 9, 2021
A 'Blank Canvas' Toronto Apartment Shows How to Highlight Artwork Beautifully
Apartment dweller and art advisor Rachel Elliott's apartment is filled with original works, some of which she planned specifically for her space with the artist. Rachel says: "If you have the opportunity to meet the artists you are collecting and collect from emerging artists, do it! These are relationships that can last a lifetime."
Dec 9, 2021
A 780-Square-Foot Apartment in Bangalore is "Eclectic Chic"
The homeowner, Jonali, says they are drawn to neutral textures and tones, and they add eclectic accessories for a bit of fun and color throughout.
Dec 8, 2021
A Rental Has Tips for Low Ceilings, Small Spaces, and Faking a Conversation Pit
"My style is modern vintage, eclectic, maximalist, seriously whimsical, adventurous, nostalgic, queer, unapologetically colorful and femme, bold, energetic, cozy, life affirming, unconventional, and wholeheartedly personal," explains Sarah Hartley.
Dec 7, 2021
A 450-Square-Foot Brooklyn Apartment Blends Rock N' Roll and Classical Art
"My style is sexy and edgy and a little bit frantic, but is also warm and simple and cozy," renter Xenia Polychronis says. "These two 'styles' do not go together on paper, but they go together for me!"
Dec 7, 2021
This Apartment Has Gorgeous High Ceilings, French Doors, and Parquet Floors
Leonor and Pablo live in this apartment that they have filled with secondhand and sidewalk finds along with beautiful retro furniture.
Dec 3, 2021
A Romantic, Lush Apartment Fills 650 Square Feet with Secondhand Finds
"My home is a physical diary of the places I’ve been and the objects and memories I cherish, a place to remind me of the incredible beauty I’ve found during the adventures of my life," Ashley Urban, an eight-year resident of Los Angeles says.
Dec 1, 2021
Two Friends’ Minimal Brooklyn 'Bachelor Pad' Lights Up Neon At Night
These two artists created a versatile home space for art making and showing off their tour posters.
Nov 30, 2021
B&A: An Outdated and Beat-Up 90-Year-Old San Francisco Apartment Got a Facelift
When she and her husband first bought it, Kara Haren's apartment had cranberry painted walls, a kitchen that hadn't been touched in 20 years, and flimsy and cracked windows. In the six years they've lived there, they have renovated each room to feel special and specific to them.
Nov 22, 2021
A 578-Square-Foot D.C. Rental Has a Cute Green Sofa and Bold Botanical Wallpaper
It packs so much style (and so many mementos!) into 578 square feet.
Nov 17, 2021
This Family-Friendly Brooklyn Brownstone Is a Dreamy Textile-Filled Home
Becca Crawford, who works at textiles and decor brand St. Frank, fell for the high ceilings and charming pre-war details of this Brooklyn Brownstone; it's the perfect canvas for her enviable collection of gorgeous textiles.
Nov 15, 2021
This Recipe Developer's Rental Has a Unique Layout & Lamp Grown From Mushrooms
Brooklyn resident Lidey Heuck is a recipe developer, food writer, blogger, and the former assistant of Ina Garten — so it only makes sense that she designed the apartment she shares with her fiancé and their dog to reflect her love of cooking and entertaining. 
Nov 11, 2021
A Scientist's Small Baltimore Rental Is Full of Color, Creativity, and Coziness
Ph.D. candidate and creative entrepreneur Taylor Evans and her partner have incorporated color and pattern into their small rental apartment. "It feels playful, yet sophisticated, and I think it reflects our personalities," she writes.  
Nov 10, 2021
A 400-Square-Foot Brooklyn Apartment Balances Style & Function in a Small Space
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The wall-to-wall exposed brick is the star of this small home, and Fredd has filled the rest of the space with books, plants, and music.
Nov 9, 2021
A 375-Square-Foot Dutch Studio Has Cool Architecture and a Very Cute Bed Nook
Renter Jiske Kosian describes her apartment as eclectic, goofy, colorful, original, and Jugendstil (the German iteration of the Art Nouveau movement).
Nov 8, 2021
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
B&A: A Dingy 460-Square-Foot Studio Was Transformed into an Efficient 1-Bedroom
Josua Kärnbo completely transformed this dated, run-down, and small Stockholm studio apartment, turning it into a stylish and modern one-bedroom apartment, and doing it on a budget!
Nov 2, 2021
A Mother-Daughter Duo's Rental Is a Creative, Cool Maximalist Mix on a Budget
Liz S. and her daughter Olivia share this Pittsburgh rental apartment that's filled with a beautiful yet budget mix of decor from thrift stores and Facebook Marketplace, along with a few splurges like Panton chairs.
Nov 1, 2021
A 570-Square-Foot New Orleans Shotgun Spookily Captures the Halloween Spirit
Photographer and technical writer Kimberly Nesmith describes her home's style as "mystical bohemian meets goth meets tropical meets vintage." And during Halloween season it definitely has "Practical Magic" vibes!
Oct 31, 2021
A Cozy Dublin Apartment Has a Gorgeous Green Dining Nook and 2 Great Balconies
"I'm most at home outdoors, so our apartment is a nod to nature," says Cathy, who owns this apartment with her partner, Stephen. They even painted their dining nook Pantone's "Pine Green" to match the plants that sit on the windowsill.
Oct 20, 2021
This Harlem Apartment Wows With Style AND Renter-Friendly Small Space Solutions
Celia runs a YouTube channel and founded the decor shop Sticki Icki, and shares this 760-square-foot apartment with her partner, Sean, and their baby son, Cassius.
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
A Sunny Denver Apartment Charms With Stained Glass, Pink Tile, and 48 Plants
As soon as photographer Colleen O’Toole saw this rental apartment's gorgeous stained glass, clawfoot tub, and original hardwood floors, she fell in love with the place!
Oct 14, 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 500-Square-Foot St. Louis Apartment Is Filled With Black & White DIY Murals
"I decided to go full on with the decor and the wall art," Erin, who rents this space in St. Louis says. "In a new state literally and figuratively, I allowed myself to really settle in and get out everything that I'd been holding inside."
Oct 12, 2021
Each Room in This Brooklyn Apartment Is a Nod to a Distinct Era of Art History
"I often say the vibe I’m going for is the home of a Time-Traveling Anthropologist," says artist Keighty Alexander, who has owned this two-bedroom apartment for four years.
Oct 11, 2021
This Cool LA Apartment for Creatives Adds Color in Rental-Friendly Ways
Sarah Campbell, a graphic designer, and her boyfriend and roommate, both music producers, share this apartment, which is colorful and "artful but not cold or pretentious."
Oct 11, 2021
This Cozy Brooklyn Co-Op With French and MCM Touches Is a Writer's Refuge
Journalist and soon-to-be published book author Brianna Holt wanted multiple places to sit down and write in her home. Her decor is the inspired by the creative spaces of the artists she admires.
Oct 8, 2021
This Actor's NYC Apartment Is Dripping With Drama, Dark Colors & Other Delights
Actor Charles Busch believes a home is a visual autobiography. And his NYC apartment's style is best summed up as: 19th century Parisian bordello mixed with the Golden Age Hollywood.
Oct 7, 2021
A Small NYC Apartment's Dated Kitchen and Bathroom Got Renter-Friendly Refreshes
Nicole, also known as "The Cuban Carrie" on Instagram, transformed her entire 600-square-foot rental apartment, including turning a tiny loft into a very chic dressing room, home office, and yoga area.
Oct 6, 2021
This Brooklyn Apartment Uses the Color Black to Add Loads of Coziness
Roxy Michaud brought in textures like wicker, dark wood, bamboo and greenery to her Brooklyn home, as well as used the color black to make the space feel more warm and cozy.
Oct 4, 2021
A Small Romanian Apartment Has One of the Coolest Plywood Kitchens We've Seen
Lavinia and her partner live in this 1860s apartment, which they have renovated beautifully with clean, modern lines and a simple and soothing palette.
Oct 1, 2021
A "Bohemian Maximalist" Apartment Packs a Ton of Style into 600 Square Feet
Over time, Joseph and Mike's style has evolved from subtle mid-century to Art Deco to bohemian maximalist. But no matter what your style is, Joseph says, ask yourself this: Does someone feel comfortable, and can they put their feet up while they visit?
Sep 30, 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