Four Designers Convert Small Homes Into Diamonds in the Rough

Style doesn't have to take up a lot of space -- which is a good thing considering a New York apartment, an Austin house, a New York studio and a Miami loft all have less than 1,000 square feet.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionJernow noticed that her grandmother's retirement complex features a "wall du mirror" in the tiny apartments. This trick, Jernow finds, increases the light and space in a small room.
The rest of her living space is minimalist and peaceful so that she can be creative in it. Her vintage shoe collection, which is on display, is the exception. Jernow also enjoys the dream of many New Yorkers, a private outdoor garden patio (designed by Erin Weston), proving that a calm, quiet gem of a home can exist in the middle of the big city.