Inside the Nolita Apartment of Celebrity Stylist Cristina Ehrlich

Consider this a lesson in space optimization.

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It’s always interesting to look at apartments in NYC versus other areas of the country. The scale is entirely different—just ask any New Yorker who has slept in the same room as their kitchen or squeezed a hanging rack into an already cramped bedroom as a substitute for a closet. If you want to live in Manhattan, most people learn to look for key elements that visually expand the space, tricking the eye into believing a room is larger than it is—high ceilings, big windows, open layouts. Just ask celebrity stylist Cristina Ehrlich, whose light-filled Nolita loft apartment is optimized to the max.

Ehrlich, who counts Tina Fey, Julia Louis Dreyfus, Jane Fonda, Greta Gerwig, Natasha Lyonne, and Uzo Aduba—just to name a few—as clients, is without a doubt an expert in the visual realm. Interior designer Alexandra Hayden and Octave Studio transformed Ehrlich's Nolita loft into a glamorous abode for the aesthetically driven. Though the space is technically one room—with a cozy sleeping nook upstairs—it still feels extremely sizable. Continue reading to discover some stylist-approved visual tricks for maximizing space like a pro.


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