Quadruple-Monitor Stand Arrangement That's Not an Eyesore?

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Q: My boyfriend and I are moving into a small one bedroom in New York. This will be our first apartment together, and I really want to make it work. (The picture of the living room below is the apartment we're going to be moving into, but that is not our stuff). 

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My boyfriend is a computer scientist and dreams of mounting three or four monitors together at his desk. I had to forbid him from doing so in my apartment now, but I really want to compromise with him in our new apartment. But I haven't been able to figure out how to organize the room so the massive wall of monitors won't be an eyesore or ugly focal point:  

We would like the "office" to go in the living room, so there's some separation between sleep and work. I have a desk too, and sometimes work from home.

How can I organize my living room so my boyfriend can have the wall of computers he's always dreamed of and I can still have a charming space?

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.