Interior Crush: Kat Tanita's Upper East Side Apartment – Abigail Nora
Interior Crush: Kat Tanita's Upper East Side Apartment – Abigail Nora

Interior Crush: Kat Tanita's Upper East Side Apartment – Abigail Nora

We’ve got an oldie but a goodie today! Waaaay back in 2013, Glitter Guide published a tour of blogger Kat Tanita’s apartment for their Style at Home series, and it was one of the first apartments I’d seen that truly showcased living stylishly in a small — like really, actually small — space.

So often we see home tours proclaiming, “Look at how I made this tiny 700 square foot one bedroom work!” While that’s great, and still admittedly small for many people, it’s over double my own square footage. Basically, I would love 700 square feet to work with. I have a hunch this is also the case for many other city dwellers, especially in those cities with hot rental markets like New York and, to a lesser extent, Chicago.

I believe Kat has since moved on to a bigger space (as most of us hope to eventually, I think!), but her girly, glam Upper East Side studio still serves as a total source of small space inspiration.

Kat has got blogger style down, from the PB Teen dress form (which I also own and love) to her numerous Diptyque candles and fresh peonies.

She also has quite the collection of coffee table books, and I love how she displays them all in her small space.

Too small closet? That’s okay — when your clothes are this chic, they look good spilling out into your living area.

Kat has a great knack for repurposing Diptyque candle jars. They’re so pretty, it only makes sense to do so!

A peek at her bedroom and small sitting/dining area.

Girl can definitely create a mean coffee table book stack. Loving this curated selection.

And finally, a peek inside her kitchen — even her kitchen shelfie is on point.

I wish we could get a better sense of the apartment’s layout from the feature, but you can tell this is definitely a small space. Still, it oozes style, proving that space does not dictate taste. Shop pieces from and inspired by Kat Tanita’s apartment below if you love her style as much as I do:

Images: Glitter Guide and With Love From Kat