An Artist Created a High-Contrast 450-Square-Foot Phoenix Condo — House Call

Name: Kendra Vicken, my dog, Jane, and my hedgehog, PennyLocation: Phoenix, ArizonaSize: 490 square feetYears lived in: 1.5 years, owned My home is a 490-square-foot condo in downtown Phoenix. It’s my first (and only) purchased home and I love it to pieces. The location is ideal, it holds all the necessities and it feels like an oasis amidst the hustle and bustle. Inside its four walls lives my dog Jane, my hedgehog Penny, and myself! READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

This Minimal Greyhound Bus-Turned-Tiny-Home Is Lovely — House Tour

Name: Jessie LipskinLocation: Asbury Park, New JerseySize: 400 square feetYears lived in: 6 months, owned I grew up in Manhattan, so smaller square footage and limited space have never been an issue for me. I’ve always been very organized and love the idea of holding onto only what you really need. For me, that mainly includes things that hold sentimental value, particularly items that were handed down to me from my family. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

A First-Time Homeowner Aims for "Minimalist Hygge" — House Call

Name: Lauren WhiteLocation: Sacramento, CaliforniaSize: 1,100 square feetYears lived in: 4 months, owned This is the first home I’ve ever owned. I’m single, and have a full-time job as well as owning my own photography business, so when looking for a home to purchase, I wanted something that was new and wouldn’t require any flipping or renovation. I found this new development with the perfect 1,100 square foot condo for me! READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

The Quote That Finally Changed My Mind on Minimalism

I’ve always had sort of a personal gripe with the minimalist movement. It’s a complicated cluster of feelings, but I can boil down my difficulty with minimalism into three words: I like stuff. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

A Remodeled Miami Townhouse Now Has a Modern "Loft" Look — House Tour

Name: Niraya and HumbertoLocation: Miami, FloridaSize: 943 square feetYears lived in: 3 years, owned We are an architect (Niraya) and a civil engineer (Humberto) and yes, we discuss design a lot. And ever since we lived in Brooklyn, we’ve always dreamed of owning a loft. Living in Miami we knew this was not possible, especially if we wanted to stay in our neighborhood of Coconut Grove. So we looked and looked for a townhouse that we could convert into a “loft.” Luck would have it that we found this place that was the manager’s quarters of the Marriott Hotel in Read More

A Former Commercial Building Turned Minimal Modern Home — House Tour

Name: Hilary Padget and Anthony HarringtonLocation: The Heights — Jersey City, New JerseySize: 1050 square feet interior (plus 230 square foot garage)Years lived in: 2 years, owned This isn’t the first time Hilary and Anthony’s home has appeared on Apartment Therapy. Way back in 2008, they were the winners of our fourth Small Cool Contest, with this 460 square foot Brooklyn studio featuring a very stylish and smart lofted bed. It’s ten years later, and they’ve moved into a bigger home, this time in Jersey City. The couple, who have since welcomed a daughter, have turned a modestly sized, one-story Read More

6 Streaming Documentaries Sure to Fuel Your Minimalist Fire

In an increasingly overwhelming world, minimalism is having a moment. It seems very appealing (and doable!) to take control of your life one possession at a time. You can purge what you don’t need, get educated and intentional about what you do need, and forget the rest. If you constantly feel like you’re too busy, too tired, or too broke, minimalism says that a life with less stuff promises more. More time, more contentment, more money, and perhaps most appealing of all, more happiness. So whether you’ve already Kondo-ed your whole home, are looking for inspiration to do so, or Read More

You're Not The Only One Thinking It: Hilariously Relatable Tweets About Minimalism

Paring down and living a more minimalist life sounds amazing in theory, but when you’re a “stuff” person—someone who owns a lot of things and tends to form emotional attachments to them—it can be a serious challenge to downsize. Even getting rid of stuff you never use and really don’t need to keep can be a struggle—sometimes you have an attachment because it was a gift or has sentimental meaning, or sometimes you just have guilt because it’s something you spent money on and you feel wasteful not holding on to it. In any case, letting go is difficult, even Read More