This Was the Most Popular House Tour of 2020

published Dec 30, 2020
We independently select these products—if you buy from one of our links, we may earn a commission. All prices were accurate at the time of publishing.
Post Image
Credit: Erin Derby

Like having to choose a preferred child or pet, it’s impossible for me to pick a favorite house tour on Apartment Therapy. I love the tiny ones that have every square inch maximized. I love the big, aspirational houses that spark daydreams. I love the ultra soothing, simple, and minimal ones that feel like a breath of fresh air. And I love the colorful, maximalist homes that almost seem to vibrate with excitement and energy.

Credit: Erin Derby

Thankfully, I have access to metrics that let me know which home tour was the most popular with Apartment Therapy readers. The house tour that received the most pageviews this year is… This Extremely Organized 350-Square-Foot NYC Apartment that Will Make You Re-Think Your Storage Situation!

Credit: Erin Derby

“Even though our apartment is super tiny, we’ve found that it’s been a blast to decorate, entertain, and even have family and friends stay with us,” explained Libby in her tour. “We’ve managed to turn a really small space into something that actually feels like a home, which can be challenging when renting in NYC!” Along with space limitations, the couple also tackled budgetary constraints when outfitting their small home. The result is an absolutely stunning space full of smart space maximizing ideas, color, personality, energy, and joy.

Credit: Erin Derby

Their parting advice in their house tour is colorful, affordable, and something I happen to agree with: “Everyone always says, ‘Paint in light colors! It will make your rooms look bigger!’ Maybe that’s true, but some rooms are just SMALL and it doesn’t matter what color you paint them, they’ll still be small! So paint them any color you want!” See more photos of their home and watch a video tour in their house tour.

Credit: Christopher Broe

A lot of people ask me what I’m looking for when considering a home for a house tour. The answer is both incredibly simple and a little complicated: I’m on the hunt for elements and ideas I’ve never seen before, incredible small homes that make the most of what they have, colorful homes, minimal homes, DIYed homes. Big families making small homes work. “Alternative” homes made out of vans, shipping containers, barns, sheds, grain silos, and more. But I’m also quite simply looking for people and places that I find inspiring and think may inspire others. So if you’re in a home you love, consider submitting it for a house tour or house call in 2021!