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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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Jan 18

A World Traveler's Tiny Minneapolis Studio — House Tour

Name: Francesca Sifferlin
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Size: 380 square feet
Years lived in: 6 months, renting

Francesca’s tiny natural-light-filled Minneapolis studio is the perfect size for her first place away from home. Just big enough to fit everything she needs, yet small enough to not gather too many odds and ends (or dust bunnies). With limited space, Francesca has included only the things that bring the most inspiration and fond memories to her tiny apartment near a lake.

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30
Dec 17

A Filmmaker's Teeny Tiny Greenwich Village Studio — House Tour

Name: Alee Ruggieri
Location: Greenwich Village — New York City
Size: Roughly 200 square feet
Years lived in: Rented 1.5 years

Alee Ruggieri is a film director, editor, writer and photographer living in New York City’s bustling Greenwich Village. The neighborhood is filled with things to see and do; coffee shops, restaurants, vintage clothing stores and more. Alee is just a few minutes away from Washington Square Park, a great spot for people watching and taking in the sun on warmer days.

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29
Dec 17

A Charming 280-Square-Foot Crown Heights Studio — House Tour

Name: Emily Loughlin
Location: Crown Heights, Brooklyn
Size: 280 square feet
Years lived in: Renting, less than one year

Emily lives in the tiniest, sweetest apartment. Guests immediately fall in love with the artwork (her grandfather’s) and the mid-century bar stools. Emily, herself, is calm and inviting amidst the hustle and bustle of New York. She works for an architectural firm, called Sage and Coombe.

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Dec 17

A Tiny 270-Square-Foot Shared London Studio — House Tour

Name: Dave and Cathy
Location: South West London; UK
Size: 270 square feet
Years lived in: 2 years, Rented

I always tell people that this studio was both the best and worst place I’ve ever lived. It was super convenient for travel, shopping, and friends, and the building had bags of character… but it was also insanely noisy, largely devoid of conveniences, and really, really small. Moving from a house to a studio was a huge adjustment for me, but when my partner Cathy moved in with me about a year later, that’s when we really had to re-think how we felt about possessions, personal space, and the co-ordination of movement.

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29
Nov 17

A Small Seattle Studio That Looks Much Larger Than It Is — House Tour

Name: Angel and Ben
Location: Fremont — Seattle, Washington
Size: 580 square feet
Years lived in: 1 year, renting

The first thing you notice when walking into Angel and Ben’s Fremont studio is the huge floor-to-ceiling windows at the far end of the space, letting light pour into their living area. And the giant floor plant sitting by the Juliet balcony makes it feel like the outside is spilling in, tricking the eye into adding extra square footage to this less-than-600-square-foot Fremont apartment.

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Nov 17

A Food Stylist's Charming Petite Studio (With a Soul) — House Tour

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

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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Nov 17

A Pinterest Employee's 232-Square-Foot San Francisco Studio — House Tour

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

Finding a nice, affordable apartment has become a challenge for anyone moving to San Francisco. When Cindy moved in 2016 from San Diego, she was super happy to find a cute little studio in the hip neighborhood of Soma. A mix of new buildings and old warehouses, housing mostly start-ups, Soma is quickly becoming a residential neighborhood.

Cindy’s studio shows you don’t have to live in a huge space to live comfortably. She drew inspiration from Scandinavian design, contemporary typography and vintage posters to decorate her small home. But she also heavily considered furniture shapes and sizes to complement the layout of her studio; Cindy’s small studio actually feels quite spacious. And she’s carved out dedicated areas for work, relaxing, hosting friends, and even for her beloved piano. Besides working at Pinterest, she is also a proud member of the band Mino.

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Nov 17

A Colorfully Eclectic 450-Square-Foot Studio in Greenwich Village — House Tour

Name: Jennie Cohen
Location: Greenwich Village
Size: 450 square feet
Years lived in: Owned 5.5 years

This bright and airy Manhattan studio is full of mid-century charm while at the same time feeling comfortable and modern. The minimal use of vibrant color creates a startling contrast in this clean white space.

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