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While we may not get the most amazing bang for our hard-earned buck when it comes to real estate in this jam-packed city, small homes shouldn't be without style. There's no need to retreat back to your dorm-decorating days (no matter how fond you were of that beanbag chair). Luckily, we've got a decor guru who can show you how to live within your dimensional means. Enter: Emmy Award-winning television producer Janet Lee, who picked up a few tricks of the trade while working with designers on The Oprah Winfrey Show. And, now, the self-proclaimed "serial small-space nester"—she's lived in 12 petite pads, to be exact—is extending her expertise to make the most of tiny digs everywhere.
With her help, we've put together a small-space guide complete with design tips and some functional-yet-fashionable solutions for your own pied-à-terre. Because sometimes, smaller can be better.