A Small Rental Apartment’s Living Room Doubles as a Jungle

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Credit: Natalie Vercillo

Name: Natalie Vercillo, my plant babies
Location: Lemont, Pennsylvania
Type of home: Apartment
Size: 650 square feet
Years lived in: 2 years, renting

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Tell us a little (or a lot) about your home and the people who live there: My apartment is a renovated Victorian home from the late 1800s. I live alone and adore my small, open-style apartment. The doors have been removed to give the illusion of more space. Although it is only about 650 square feet, the floor-to-ceiling windows make it seem a lot bigger.

Credit: Natalie Vercillo

I’m a city girl at heart and I’m happy I can recreate that lifestyle in a small town, the heart of Lemont, Pennsylvania. Across the street from a quaint coffee shop and about two miles from Penn State University. The town is so small, with limited sidewalks, that we don’t have mailboxes. Everyone in Lemont has to pick up their mail from the local post office.

Describe your home’s style in 5 words or less: Eclectic, vibrant, funky, vintage, and fantasy.

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What is your favorite room and why? The living room doubles as a jungle. There are floor-to-ceiling windows on two walls and over 50 plants throughout the entire house. My green suede couch, probably the only piece of furniture I haven’t thrifted, is heavenly to sit on!

Credit: Natalie Vercillo

What’s the last thing you bought (or found!) for your home? A new plant of course!

Credit: Natalie Vercillo

Any advice for creating a home you love? Don’t be so focused on just one style. If you like something, you like it! You’d be surprise to know it will probably match. And if it doesn’t, eclectic is the way to go!

This submission’s responses were edited for length and clarity.