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

Name: Kirstie MaryottLocation: Lower Pacific heights — San Francisco, CaliforniaSize: 420 square feetYears 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. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

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

Name: Barrett Wilbert WeedLocation: Hell’s Kitchen — NYCSize: 400 square feetYears 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 Read More

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

Name: Angie TeaterLocation: Midtown East — New York, NYSize: 350 square feetYears 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 Read More

It's Truly Amazing How Much Fits in This 200-Square-Foot New York Studio — Video House Tour

Name: Jessica SirlsLocation: NoLita, New York, New YorkSize: 200 square feetYears lived in: less than 1 year 200 square feet isn’t a lot to work with — but one New Yorker has managed to squeeze in a full-sized bed, an 88-key keyboard, and a table that can seat up to six people, all while maintaining the spacious, relaxing feel you would expect from a much larger apartment. Here’s how she does it. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

This 231-Square-Foot Mini Modern Cottage Is a Must-See — House Tour

Name: Zoe PetersLocation: Mill Valley — CaliforniaSize: 231 square feetYears lived in: 3.5 years Nestled under trees on the far edge of family property in Mill Valley is a charming cottage Zoe calls home. Near Mount Tamalpais, it’s the perfect home base for a nature lover. And it’s got a history packed with artistic spirit; the space used to be her brother-in-law’s grandmother’s art studio. A little over three years ago, Zoe made a fantastic deal with her family; she would convert the small existing structure into a home in exchange for living in the space. Though Zoe’s renovation updated Read More

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

Name: Melissa MorganLocation: Pleasanton, CaliforniaSize: 380 square feetYears 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 Read More

A Teeny-Tiny Cozy & Clever 190-Square-Foot Toronto Studio — House Tour Greatest Hit

Name: NatashaLocation: The Annex, Toronto Size: 190 square feetYears lived in: 1 year, renting A historic mansion in Toronto is a book and history lover’s dream and for Natasha, it’s also home. Well, one small bit of it is home: Natasha rents a 190-square-foot studio apartment in the building. And though teeny, she finds her living space less congested now than when she lived in a house full of roommates. For Natasha, small space living is “cozy and clever” — a liberating change of lifestyle that has forced her to streamline her possessions down to the essentials. READ MORE » Read More

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

Name: Lisa VaninLocation: Toronto, CanadaSize: 390 square feetYears 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. — READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

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

Name: Kym PesolaLocation: Lower Pacific Heights — San Francisco, CaliforniaSize: 400 square feetYears 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 Read More

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

Name: Daniel LubranoLocation: Gramercy Park — New York, NYSize: Approx. 425 square feetYears 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. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico