Half the Space, Double the Style

Pioneers of small-scale dwellings find ways to double the style in half the space.

Scaled-Down Furnishings

Bungalow For Two
Identical twins Julia and Lynne Schafer found this 1923 bungalow duplex in the heart of Houston, Texas, and fell in love! The space is very open, with an archway separating the living room from the dining room. The kitchens open up to a raised deck and a shared backyard. The arrangement allows them to remain close while maintaining their own spaces.

When living in small spaces, it's important to find furniture that is in scale with the size of the room. Julia Schafer prefers the clean lines of mid-century modern furnishings. Tailored furniture looks better in a small space than big, overstuffed pieces.

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