Here's an alternative to renting you may not have thought of: buying a houseboat. When model and designer Kyleigh Kuhn moved to the Bay Area from New York, she was discouraged by the prohibitive pricing of the apartments she found. But then she came across a listing for a houseboat rental on Craigslist — and then she had the idea of buying her own boat.
Jeanette Dalrot (@nettan_bettan) creates cozy downtown interiors from TriBeCa to Paris. And her own New York apartment reveals her obsessive attention to detail. Dalrot epoxied the dining room table herself and used Memphis Group hues for the hallway side table. She reupholstered the dining room chairs, also from Craigslist, with leather from Etsy. Photo by @ncott.