An Actor And Writer's Small, Maximalist L.A. Home

An Actor And Writer's Small, Maximalist L.A. Home

Jordana Longo
Dec 28, 2018

Name: Justin Elizabeth Sayre
Location: Los Angeles, California
Size: 400 square feet
Years lived in: 4 years

Born in Pennsylvania, writer, performer, and comedian Justin Elizabeth Sayre made a name for himself in the downtown New York cabaret scene paying homage to cultural icons like Judy Garland, Cher, and Elizabeth Taylor (hence his middle name). After "Sex and the City" writer/director and executive producer Michael Patrick King saw a clip of him reading gay mad-libs from his show, it wasn't long before Sayre decided to leave the East Coast for Los Angeles and found himself working on the comedy "2 Broke Girls." As a true artist he is always creating, whether it's writing novels, developing a TV show, or putting on theater experiences. He work resonates on so many different layers, which is what makes it timeless. Sayre is a strong voice that brings to life gay culture, the LGBTQ community, and his personal fears around the current political climate.

When Sayre moved to Los Angeles this was the first apartment he saw, and, without a moment's hesitation, he took it. Stepping into the living room is a transporting experience. He is a collector, but a discerning one. Everything has a story. And the living room happens to be his favorite space in the home. "I think you need to feel comfortable to create. I try to make space that is comforting to feel free." And he does. The light, high ceilings, and carefully chosen room colors all play a role in balancing the environment.

Apartment Therapy Survey:

My Style: Victorian library/Mad woman of Challiot.

Inspiration: Madame Sousatzka, John Waters, Gayness generally.

Favorite Element: The art collection.

Biggest Challenge: Finding a way to keep it from being overwhelming.

What Friends Say: "There is so much to look at!"

Biggest Embarrassment: I have yet to figure out my recycling situation.

Biggest Indulgence: My bidgood print and my ashtrays.

Dream Sources: Diana Vreeland's apartment and Brigid Berlin's apartment.

Thanks, Justin!

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