A Tiny Apt. is a weekly newsletter about personal style, spaces, and, ultimately, navigating life and our homes through change and challenges—be they square footage or otherwise. It’s also a place to see small/unconventional, occasionally overlooked things differentlymore expansively, with more wonder. And, in the process, discovering a perspective about home and personal style that’s truly your own.

About me (hi)—My name is Christene Barberich and I co-founded Refinery29 back in 2005 and spent nearly two decades re-imagining storytelling and personal style through a new and different kind of lens. I’m also a lifelong (ie: obsessive) thrifter/collector/de-clutterer/room re-arranger😬, so if you’re into that kind of thing, along with Old Céline, vintage pottery, cool quilts, and essays by Joan Didion, you’ve come to the right place☀️.

Every week, I’ll be writing to you from my own Tiny Apartment to talk about a mix of things, from reimagining closets, shelves, and cool corners, to an expert edit for shopping places like IKEA, to thrifting wonderful/weird gems, to deep-diving into things I can honestly lose my mind over—reading nooks, old houses, and oddball (excellent!) outfits, included.

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A weekly newsletter about home & small spaces, personal style, and lots of vintage from the founder/former editor of Refinery29 (and a self-described thrifting maniac😎). Welcome🥤.


Christene Barberich 

I’m a NYTimes best-selling author and brand advisor; I also co-founded Refinery29 back in 2005. Lately, I’m exploring my longtime love of small spaces, extra-special style, and all things found/vintage right here at A Tiny Apt...hi🪺❤️.