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A Microscopic 375-Square-Foot NYC Studio Gets An Incredible Makeover (PHOTOS)

10/28/2013 08:23am ET

A studio apartment is expected to be small. In New York City, where space is at an incredible premium, these all-in-one rooms tend to approach broom closet-sized proportions. This wasn't a problem for Cathy Lerebours, an antiques dealer who has been living in a 375-square-foot studio since 1994. (At some point, she shared the space with TWO roommates.) Once she purchased the pad in 2000, she set out to make a stunning transformation that will challenge everything you thought you knew about decorating small spaces. For one, there's nary a futon to be found -- the bed is in a loft space high in the apartment. Second, she filled it with the gorgeous antiques that are an occupational hazard for a collector and dealer. We covet that gilt palm tree.

For more about this stunning studio, check out the Winter 2014 edition of New York Magazine's Design Hunting. And for more great decor stories, visit NYMag.com's Design page.

All photos via New York Magazine.

375-Square-Foot Studio