Design Help For Downsizing Move?

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Q: I am making a bold move and midlife change. I am quitting my corporate job in Chicago, (where I have lived for 20 years), moving down to Costa Rica, and moving in with my boyfriend in a tiny 224 sq ft apartment. (What. What?) Currently, I live in nearly 1400 sq ft! Could you give me a few suggestions on how to make this place more efficient yet cozy for two people in such small quarters? (As you can see by the pics, OMG THIS NEEDS HELP!)

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