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Pangaea Interior Design, Portland, OR
Hi Alexandra -- That's a pretty detailed set of challenges. Definitely sounds like a problem that would be better handled by a designer working directly with you at your home. It takes time to analyze your room and develop a plan that works both aesthetically and functionally for your needs -- more time & thought than I can take in a quick response here. I'm sure you'll end up with custom window treatments and that there is a good solution. Take a look through the Houzz professionals in your area. Some of us also do our professional consultations via email and photos. Best of luck!
   
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debdianne
Could you do an article sometime on arranging furniture in an interior townhouse? The front door opens into a long room typically divided into a sitting and eating area with a traffic pattern through both. Can this space be assigned a different function? What do you do with the long narrow space? What furniture really fits? Can a TV go in there somewhere? Where would a grand piano fit?Could it be a neat library/office space even though it's the first thing guests encounter? How do you deal with the traffic? Thanks.
   
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Pangaea Interior Design, Portland, OR
Hi Debdianne -- I think I'm going to give you the same advice I gave to Alexandra. Although we do try to give you lots of "how-to's" in our ideabooks, you have an extremely detailed set of parameters that you need to deal with to fit your lifestyle. An ideabook on furniture arrangement for long, narrow rooms is a good idea, but I still think you have enough questions that you could benefit from getting a pro to help you with your specific room and needs.
   

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