Name: Carla Culos + Justus Kilian
Location: Chinatown, New York City
Size: 750 Square Feet
Years lived in: 4 years, renting
I’ve never met a more design savvy, DIY-inspired pair. “We want our home to reflect who we are, but living in NYC means we’re constantly balancing constraints: fitting a lot of things in a small space, managing the quirks of a 100-year-old apartment (uneven floors, temporary walls, faulty electrical), and making sure our design ideas don’t break the bank since I work at a nonprofit tackling global poverty and Justus at an outer space startup,” explains Carla.