Small Space Makeover: Elaine Welteroth Of Teen Vogue


Elaine Welteroth, beauty and health director for Teen Vogue, is living proof that a studio tight on space doesn’t have to be short on style. Though the main living area of her New York apartment barely boasts 100 square feet, it’s packed with enough style to fill a palace. We invited Elaine onto Glitter Guide to reminisce about the design process—a collaboration she took on with interior designer Nicole Gibbonsand to dish on her go-to beauty secrets. Eager to deck out your own pint-sized space? Check out the tour below!

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PBteen Headboard // PBteen Bedding // Valspar Paint in ‘Crucible’ // West Elm Vase

Tell us about your background and current (awesome) gig as Teen Vogue’s Beauty & Health Director!
At Teen Vogue, I oversee the beauty and health content in-book and online. The best way to describe the job is to say that no two days are ever the same. I write, I edit, I work on set at photo and video shoots, I lead an incredible team, I interview inspiring beauty experts and celebrities, I work closely with the business team, I test products—ultimately, the goal is to create compelling, inspiring and hopefully educational stories that help girls feel their best. I’ve been an editor at a number of magazines, but the connection we have with our readers at Teen Vogue is unparalleled. Meeting them in person and interacting with them on social media is hands down the best part of the job.

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Author: Carrie Waller

Carrie is the writer, stylist and photographer behind Dream Green DIY, and also is the features editor for Glitter Guide. Follow along on Instagram!

  • The words of the article were great but the photos were lacking. The reason I click into a small space makeover is to see all of the space not just tablescape or the doorway of a bathroom. I would’ve loved for the article to include a picture that showed the actual layout of the space since that was a concern for her upon moving in and with other New Yorkers that live in small spaces. With the title of the article, I was hoping for a home tour a la The Everygirl or Apartment Therapy. Please include more pictures next time.

      • oops, didn’t mean to reply directly to you (I typed in the wrong box) but I do agree with you about the “tour” of the apt!

  • Can we see the space as a whole? I find that the vignette only approach doesnt help you get a real feel for the space. There’s not even a floor plan where we can see how she maximized the small space, etc…

  • All the power to this woman! She seems like a wonderful person in the business and a great pal to have. Awesome to “meet” her, so thank you, GG! However, we agree, we were getting amped up at seeing more pictures of her obviously rad space. Tiny dwellers over here, looking for some inspo from New Yorkers with style.

  • I totally agree with you. Small spaces can definitely be just as stylish as larger rooms. I love how everything is so organized here. Such a cute space!

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