When it comes to living small, there’s no greater place to build your chops than NYC — where the average square footage for an apartment is the size of some people’s closets. To kick off our Tiny Spaces video series, we’re heading to the island of Manhattan to get a few lessons in small space living from York Avenue blogger, nurse and tiny home decor extraordinaire, Jackie Clair. Check out Jackie’s 400-square-foot apartment below and tune in next Tuesday for a tiny home in the woods that you *won’t* want to miss.


Jackie’s Upper East Side apartment is chock-full of all kinds of decor hacks. From taking advantage of that vertical space to allowing plenty of light to come in and storing books under chairs, this teeny tiny apartment is serious #smallspacegoals. She even got to keep all her favorite books with a bookshelf/room divider IKEA hack.


Whether you are looking for a little IRL inspiration or just want to see how Jackie managed to pull off such a fab space with only 400 square feet, the video below will inspire you to start living smaller in the chicest way possible.

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