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Apr 18

A Nature-Loving Artist's 390-Square-Foot Studio Apartment — House Tour

Name: Lisa Vanin
Location: Toronto, Canada
Size: 390 square feet
Years lived in: 7.5 years, renting

A few years ago Apartment Therapy took a tour of illustrator/fine artist Lisa Vanin’s Pint-Size Storybook Nook in Toronto. With the current challenges and sky rocketing rents in the city, rather than move somewhere new when she started to feel restless, Lisa decided to stay put and change the decor to give the space a new and fresh feeling. Check out the updates that she’s made to her “old fashioned” space. —

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Apr 18

A "Laid-Back Glamorous" San Francisco Studio — House Tour

Name: Kym Pesola
Location: Lower Pacific Heights — San Francisco, California
Size: 400 square feet
Years lived in: 1.5 years, renting

“I wouldn’t say ‘no’ to a real dining table and more space, but it’s actually cozy to gather around on the floor and the sofa when friends come to visit.” In one sentence, media relations manager Kym Pesola sums up big pros and cons of studio apartment living: the intimacy it can offer and the lack of space. So she made the best out of her home by dividing it to suit all her needs (even squeezing in a keyboard). Although Kym claims decorating didn’t come naturally to her at first, she’s clearly a master of it now: her small studio is a study in sophisticated glam and laid back functionality.

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Mar 18

A Designer's "Antique Modern" NYC Studio — House Tour

Name: Daniel Lubrano
Location: Gramercy Park — New York, NY
Size: Approx. 425 square feet
Years lived in: Owned 4 years

Daniel moved into this stylish New York apartment about four years ago. The studio is tiny — just shy of 430 square feet. But he makes his small home work by being purposeful with what he brings into his space. His stylish, space-saving DIY murphy bed helps, too.

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Mar 18

An Absolutely Adorable 400-Square-Foot San Francisco Studio — House Tour

Name: Adrianne Hawthorne
Location: Lower Pacific Heights, San Francisco
Size: 400 square feet
Years Lived In: Renting 1.5

Adrianne’s studio apartment, perched high up in a Lower Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco, is an oasis of color and unique details. The thoughtfulness of each item placed in her home isn’t surprising; Adrianne works as a visual designer by trade!

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Mar 18

A 400-Square-Foot Studio Oozing All Things Sass, Beyoncé & Llamas — House Tour

Name: Emily Eaton
Location: South Minneapolis, Minnesota
Size: 400 square feet
Years lived in: 6 years, renting

Emily’s south Minneapolis space may be teeny, but it packs a one-of-a-kind punch, the likes of which you may have never seen. All small space dwellers are faced with the reality of their situation — some conquer and others fail. Throughout Emily’s six years in this space she has clearly conquered the common challenges by mastering the art of storage, organization, and the daily task of bed making. And she keeps things fun and fresh by rearranging her furniture and large art collection regularly.

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Mar 18

A Candy-Colored Seattle Studio — House Tour

Name: Suki
Location: Queen Anne — Seattle, Washington
Size: 677 square feet
Years lived in: Owned 9 months

Before she started decorating, Seattle homeowner Suki set out to create a space that felt like a vacation home, which worked out nicely for me since it was an especially gloomy day the afternoon I showed up to snap some pictures. I was desperately in need of a mini getaway and Suki’s condo totally delivered.

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Feb 18

A 350-Square-Foot Brooklyn Studio Apartment with Vintage Charm — House Tour

Name: Sarah and Dan
Location: Fort Greene — Brooklyn, New York
Size: 350 square feet
Years lived in: Renting 4.5 years

Sarah and Dan live in a beautifully preserved brownstone apartment in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn. The pre-war space features an abundance of architectural charm, like high ceilings, a floral ceiling medallion, and a gorgeous fireplace. The couple describes their style as modern and minimal, but above all, they value comfort.

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Feb 18

A Seattle Jewelry Designer's Paris-Inspired Studio — House Tour

Name: Kim
Location: Capitol Hill — Seattle, Washington
Size: 650 square feet
Years lived in: 3 years, renting

Having great style kinda comes with the territory when you’re a successful jewelry maker (and the owner of a business like Fresh Tangerine), but Kim has a particular brand that you just don’t see very often. She describes her home’s look as quirky Parisian with some PNW cozy mixed in. And it’s so true! Her style is almost collage-like — pulling together a bunch of things she loves with meaning, and that also give off a welcoming warmth. The fact that these items resonate with her is what makes them go together as much as their color, shape, or style — criteria we usually put most of the focus on.

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Jan 18

An Old World-Inspired Small Shared Studio in LA — House Tour

Name: Meghan and Jesse Arlen
Location: Mid-Wilshire area — Los Angeles, California
Size: 540 square feet
Years lived in: Renting 1 year

Meghan and Jesse have made their studio apartment feel like a haven of old world charm. They focus on living a waste-free, conscientious lifestyle, and part of this involves buying older things and repurposing as much as they can. They both greatly value authenticity of objects and especially prize the stories behind each thing they own. It is truly remarkable how well they have been able to use their small space to make it both function and feel so inviting.

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Jan 18

Two People Live in This Cozy, 140-Square-Foot Van — House Tour

Name: Steph and Matt
Location: We’re constantly on the move: currently in Portugal then heading to Morocco!
Size: 140 square feet
Years Lived In: 3 years, owned

Stephanie and Matt live a pretty slow and steady life…but one that’s also full of adventure, travels and creativity! They’re the duo behind Slow ‘n Steady Living, and they’ve shared this beautiful boho van home for the past three years. Originally from Cornwall, UK, they’ve taken their van to see stunning sights in places like Spain, Morocco and Portugal.

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