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Sep 18

A Vintage Hunter's 420-Square-Foot West Village Studio — House Tour

Name: Alex Fitzgerald
Location: West Village — New York, NY
Size: 420 square feet
Years lived in: 6 years, owned

The trick to studios is how to make the most of the space you’re given. For Alex, a studio apartment previously owned by an architect obsessed with built-ins has proved both a boon and a challenge. An avid antiques collector and reseller (and lover of all things related to Scandinavian design), Alex balances his desire for a warm and well-curated space with the necessities of living in a small apartment — like where to hide your AC unit and bed.

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Aug 18

This Home's DIY Renovation Is Pretty Impressive — House Tour

Name: Christie Grotheim (and my husband, Niklas Andersson)
Location: New York, New York
Size: 1,000 square feet
Years lived in: 4 years, owned

My husband and I found this fixer upper in Harlem, sold “as is,” which in this case, was pretty atrocious. But we saw past the filth and peeling paint and realized the potential in the place right away. A corner unit on the third floor, it was flooded with light, and as a four-bedroom (converted to three) we would each have our own office. Before we even moved in, we spent three weeks scrubbing every surface, priming it, painting it bright white, and sanding down the floors—already a drastic improvement.

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Jul 18

An Executive Vice President at Refinery29 Lives in a Whimsical NYC Carriage House — House Tour

Name: Ashley Miles and Sam Miles and their two daughters
Location: West Village, New York
Size: 1,300 square feet
Years lived in: 4 years, renting

Ashley’s 1800s carriage house in the West Village is as steeped in history as it is style; photographer Diane Arbus and her two daughters were once residents. Now, Ashley—the Executive Vice President of Sales & Brand Partnerships at Refinery29—and her husband Sam (college sweethearts from Ole Miss!) share the space with their two daughters, Mylah (six years old) and Holland (18 months old). “We discovered our beloved carriage house four years ago while strolling through the village… [w]e were first drawn to the carriage house for its charming personality and privacy away from everyday city life.”

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15
Jun 18

This Glam NYC Apartment Has the Best Bold Bedroom Ceiling — House Tour

Name: Brittaney Elise Minton
Location: Manhattan, New York
Size: 900 square feet
Years lived in: Almost 1 year, renting

The celebrity interior designer and lifestyle expert who launched BE by Brittaney Elise Minton knows how to design a space that wows. She’s designed several of the new Bellami Beauty Bars and the Calabasas residence of Bellami Hair’s founder, Nikki Eslami (a house which was once owned by Kylie Jenner!) She’s worked with celebrities like Zendaya and Selena Gomez. She’s designed spaces from hair salons to tattoo parlors. Every project has seen her signature combination of beauty, glam and style, including her own Manhattan rental apartment.

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06
Jun 18

"Mean Girls" Musical's Barrett Wilbert Weed's Small Hell's Kitchen Studio — House Tour

Name: Barrett Wilbert Weed
Location: Hell’s Kitchen — NYC
Size: 400 square feet
Years lived in: 2 years, renting

Much of the gossip surrounding this year’s Tonys centers around the Mean Girls musical, inspired of course by the movie of the same name (a movie that was written by Tina Fey and has a devoted and quote-reciting cult following). The musical, which opened on Broadway this past April, is just as big of a hit, earning 12 Tony Awards nominations this year, including Best Musical. Barrett Wilbert Weed is the talented cast member who plays Janis Sarkisian. Along with having a great set of pipes, she also has an incredibly cute, terrifically tiny, 95-square-foot studio apartment in Hell’s Kitchen.

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04
Jun 18

A 350-Square-Foot NYC Studio Feels Much Bigger Than It Is — House Tour

Name: Angie Teater
Location: Midtown East — New York, NY
Size: 350 square feet
Years lived in: 8 years, renting

Have you ever seen a dining room, living room, and bedroom fit so elegantly into 350 square feet? Long-time New Yorker and avid traveler Angie Teater made it happen. She’s the owner and principal designer of Angela Leland Interiors and she knows how to make good use of small spaces. She’s also a master at styling a room. For her own space, she says she has a “champagne taste on a house wine budget” but waits for the perfect pieces at the right price. Patience is the key to designing a good room. Well, that and a keen eye for design.

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