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Apartment Therapy's Small/Cool Contest

Eli's 380-Square-Foot Apartment in New York

Apartment Therapy's Small/Cool Contest

Eli's 380-Square-Foot Apartment in New York

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Home Type
Apartment
Location
New York, New York
Style
Eclectic
Maximalist
Vintage
Bedrooms
1
Square feet
380
Sq ft
380

Name: Eli Scullin

Years lived in: 3-5 years, rented

Household: I live alone but every few weeks my long-distance boyfriend visits from Los Angeles for a week, so the space needs to function well for two people working from home.

Have any design professionals worked on this space? No

Why is your home the smallest, coolest space?

My groovy, maximalist apartment houses my collection of art and vintage, with citrusy pops of color, velvet and shaggy textures, and Middle Eastern influences (nods to my Lebanese heritage and trips to my boyfriend's family in Israel). It's a remote office for two, party pad, and personal gallery. My super comfy couch has hosted many friends, and I often doze off on it admiring my joyful space.

How does your home reflect you?

My home is a museum of my personal history, with precious objects from important people in my life living and departed (with many items of my mom's and grandma's); exciting trips to places far away (many objects from Morocco, Ghana, Mexico, Ireland, Turkey, and Israel) and the familiar: I often thrift in my hometown and can't resist taking home a piece of Oswego history or art when I find one.

Connect with Eli

Website: https://eliscullin.substack.com/

Instagram: @eliscullin

TikTok: @eskullzz