NY Good Questions: How Can We Break Up This Space?

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Hello AT,

I just moved to Hamburg, Germany from NYC and am now privileged to have a HUGE living room (12' x 27') that only has windows at one end and one door at the other (with a door need the windows to the garden).

But it needs some design help. Designed by my (German) boyfriend, who is now open to a little change so we're both comfortable...

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We need to keep the sofa and piano, but everything else can go.

Any ideas for a medium budget of how to break up the space and make it cozy, but modern? Paint? Furniture? Rugs? Needs a total rehaul.

I'd love to feel more at home in this farway place with a language I don't understand (where it doesn't get light until 8:30am!).

Thanks! Andrea

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Maxwell left teaching in 2001 to start Apartment Therapy as a design business helping people to make their homes more beautiful, organized AND healthy. The website started up in 2004 with the help of his brother, Oliver.

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