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May 18

A 430-Square-Foot Shared Dutch Apartment Is Inspiringly Adorable — House Tour

Name: Lisanne and Romy
Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands
Size: 430 square feet
Years lived in: 3 years, renting (Romy moved in half a year ago)

Lisanne and Romy share a tiny apartment — only 430 square feet! — in the heart of historic Utrecht. With space maximization in mind, these roommates purchased appropriately sized furniture. Elements that match the women’s personalities fill the cozy Dutch canal apartment. And though the apartment floor is small, their style choices make the home feel airy and bigger than it is. If only moving into the apartment had been easier…

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May 18

5 Roommates, 0 Closets and Lots of Clever Storage Solutions in San Francisco — House Tour

Name: Shelbie Engelgau, Blake Cox, MJ Tantingco, Myles Huff (and fifth roommate Brian, who isn’t featured in the tour)
Location: Oceanview — San Francisco, California
Size: 1,000 square feet
Years lived in: 4 months, rented

Shelbie’s move into this San Francisco apartment required no driving: She and her roommates only had to schlep their furniture up a small flight of stairs from the unit below into this newly remodeled four-bedroom upstairs unit. Quite the upgrade from the two-bedroom apartment she squeezed into with her boyfriend Blake and their friends MJ and Myles…for two years! Not surprisingly, after the upstairs unit opened up, they jumped on it. “It was a super easy transition and kind of bizarre at first since all of the fixtures and furnishings were basically the same,” Shelbie says. “Our good friends moved into our old spot, and now our life is basically a sitcom.”

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May 18

A Holistic Designer's New Orleans Home Looks as Beautiful as It Feels — House Tour

Name: Erica A. Jacobs and cat Luci
Location: Uptown — New Orleans, Louisiana
Size: 1,000 square feet
Years lived in: 1 year, renting

Erica Jacobs runs a nature-based, holistic home design company called Between Red & Violet, where she offers services ranging from space planning to landscaping. She defines holistic home design as an “intuitive and perceptual process rooted in physiology, sociology, and psychology designed to enhance well-being.” And her 1000-square-foot quasi-studio apartment (two large rooms are divided by enormous, functioning pocket doors) in New Orleans is the perfect example of her design philosophies.

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May 18

A Former Commercial Building Turned Minimal Modern Home — House Tour

Name: Hilary Padget and Anthony Harrington
Location: The Heights — Jersey City, New Jersey
Size: 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 building into a beautiful, modern family home.

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May 18

A Lovely Light 380-Square-Foot "Dollhouse" Studio — House Tour

Name: Melissa Morgan
Location: Pleasanton, California
Size: 380 square feet
Years lived in: Renting 4 years

Melissa’s been renting this tiny 380-square-foot rental for four years — a long time to try and squeeze your life and stuff in just one room. Does she ever get sick of small space living? “All the time!” she admits. “At least a few times a week I crave more space to have a sofa, a bigger bathroom to take a bath, and a bigger kitchen to cook anything I want.” And while Melissa knows that one day she’ll eventually get a bigger space, she’s in no hurry. “I do absolutely love my tiny ‘dollhouse’ studio.”

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Apr 18

Plant & Desert Magic in a Renovated Joshua Tree House — House Tour

Name: Lindsay Hollinger, kitty Hewson
Location: Joshua Tree, California
Size: 1236 square feet
Years lived in: 1.5 years, Owned

Walking into Lindsay’s home is like walking into a desert landscape of whites and cactuses and hues that just make you feel good. Lindsay felt these same good vibes when she first visited the desert, deciding to make it her home. The dreamy desert look came naturally once she moved in and began to decorate. So inspired is she by her natural surroundings, that she doesn’t just live in her home — she spreads creativity through workshops and retreats.

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Mar 18

Take a Peek Into This Serene San Francisco Apartment — House Tour

Name: Mohammad and Rachael Gorjestani
Location: Western Addition — San Francisco, California
Size: 800 square feet
Years lived in: 3 years, rented

Mohammad and Rachel’s San Francisco apartment is so cozy and serene, it’s easy to forget that it’s right next to a busy intersection at the center of the city. The original hardwood floors add warmth to the space, and the view of greenery in their spacious backyard (a true luxury in San Francisco) is beautiful. They realize they’re lucky to have stumbled upon this apartment after a long tedious search. “We knew exactly the kind of apartment we wanted, but given the housing crisis and crazy costs of San Francisco, it took a while to find a place that fit the bill and we could afford,” they say. “We got very lucky!”

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Mar 18

A Cookie Cutter Apartment Goes Romantic & Cozy — House Tour

Name: Christina and Matt
Location: Novi, Michigan
Size: 720 square feet
Years lived in: 3 years

Just married, these newlyweds are both in creative fields: Christina is a talented wedding photographer and Matt is a copywriter. Their creativity is on full display in their apartment, like Christina’s photographs, which are sprinkled around each room. They also got creative to transform a plain, cookie cutter space into a bright, airy, romantic home.

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Mar 18

A Simple & Chic "French Vintage" Style Vancouver Home — House Tour

Name: Jamie Lundstrom
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Size: 2500 square feet
Years Lived In: 2 years, owned

“My love of French Vintage decor has always been something I loved since I was young, writes Jaime on her website, So Much Better With Age. “I have taken my two loves (vintage items and French decor) and combined them to make it something that is truly me. As a young girl, I always wanted to stop at old museums, find treasures at vintage or thrift shops and redecorate my room.”

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Mar 18

A Stylist & Scientist's Sunny Plant-Filled Chicago Loft — House Tour

Name: Mel and Austin Holmes
Location: West Loop — Chicago, Illinois
Size: 1,000 square feet
Years lived in: 1 year, renting

Mel and Austin focused on all the right things when it came to furnishing this Chicago rental. They filled their home with things they love and that truly bring them joy. When you are in their space, you feel how intentionally they approached designing their home. Thanks to their hard work, they’ve created the Chicago loft of their dreams.

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