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Feb 19

A 325-Square-Foot NYC Studio Is Cute and Sophisticated — House Tour

Name: Lauren Rubcic
Location: Upper East Side — New York, NY
Size: 325 square feet
Years lived in: 10 months, renting

When Lauren found out that she would be relocating to New York City for work, she only had three weeks to find the right apartment. To her surprise she found an affordable studio apartment on the Upper East Side, an area of NYC that she associated with Carrie Bradshaw and a heavy price tag. Another great selling point: the layout of the 325-square-foot apartment. With a lofted sleep area, the small studio ended up being significantly larger than it would have been if she had to dedicate floor space to a bed, giving Lauren more freedom to design her living space.

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Jan 19

An Artist's "Natural History Museum" Style NYC Studio — House Tour

Name: Sara Blake
Location: Greenwich Village — New York City, New York
Size: 450 square feet
Years lived in: 5 years, owned

Sara’s Greenwich Village apartment exudes cool — prints by her friends and artists she admires fill her space. The illustrator, designer, and creative director moved in about five years ago, and her renovations (plus investing in custom furnishings) have created a beautiful, functioning home in only one room.

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Jan 19

A Tiny, 370-Square-Foot Bay Area Studio Prioritizes Functionality — House Tour

Name: Naimah and kitties
Location: West End — Alameda, California
Size: 370 square feet
Years lived in: 2 years, rented

Having spent the past few years at college in the South, Naimah didn’t expect the Bay Area’s competitive rental market when searching for the tiny Alameda studio apartment she now calls home. “The rental market in the Bay is wild, so this building was actually the first and only one that I saw,” she says. The space was much smaller than she’s used to, but Naimah knew that if she approached the design of the space with a practical point of view, she could make it work.

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17
Nov 18

A Food Stylist's Charming Petite Studio — House Tour

Name: Kim Mahair
Location: West Hollywood, California
Size: 500 square feet
Years lived in: 3 years, renting

Kim Mahair is a food photographer and stylist who was given “first dibs” on her West Hollywood studio apartment after her friend, the home’s previous tenant, moved out. Years of actively coveting the petite studio’s dreamy french windows and charming details paid off. All of the furniture in Kim’s small studio is a vintage find, or was inherited when she moved in, giving her the perfect Parisian-style perch, overlooking the enchanting West Hollywood sites below.

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16
Nov 18

A Menswear Designer's Sophisticated, Small Brooklyn Studio — House Tour

Name: Thomas Finney
Location: Fort Greene — Brooklyn, NY
Size: 400 square feet
Years lived in: 3 years, renting

When Thomas moved into his studio three years ago, functionality and style were his primary concerns. “This is the first place I’ve actually invested in. Before, I just had IKEA everything.” Despite its proximity to a grade school playground (literally across the street) and shop-lined Brooklyn streets, thanks to Thomas’ signature style, the space captures the coziness of a log cabin.

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02
Nov 18

A Tiny 232-Square-Foot San Francisco Studio Is Bright, Comfy — House Tour

Name: Cindy Zhang
Location: Soma — San Francisco, California
Size: 232 square feet
Years lived in: 1 year, renting

Finding a nice, affordable apartment has become a challenge for anyone moving to San Francisco. When Cindy Zhang moved in 2016 from San Diego, she was super happy to find a cute little studio in the hip neighborhood of Soma. Though she moved from this super small space and now lives in a slightly larger (but just as beautiful home) since this tour last published, this studio shows you don’t have to live in a huge space to live comfortably.

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14
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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12
Sep 18

A Small Sacramento Studio Has an Enviably Organized Closet — House Tour

Name: Kachet Jackson-Henderson
Location: Sacramento, California
Size: 450 square feet
Years lived in: 1 year, renting

As the CEO of Kachet Media Group, LLC, the writer at The Kachet Life, and the founder of The Blog Bloc, Kachet Jackson-Henderson needs a home where she can live, unwind, and work in. Though only 450 square feet, this Sacramento studio apartment is just the space.

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16
Jun 18

A 420-Square-Foot Studio Is Small, But Comes With a View — House Tour

Name: Kirstie Maryott
Location: Lower Pacific heights — San Francisco, California
Size: 420 square feet
Years lived in: Rented 2 years

Kirstie has bounced around from state to state the past few years of her life, including stops in Colorado, Virginia and Georgia. A California native, she has called the Bay Area home for the last two years, where she lives in a charming studio on the top floor of a building in the Lower Pacific Heights neighborhood. “This little studio has been a great place to call home during my time in San Francisco,” Kirstie said.

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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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