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what does "negotiate a space" mean?

【Glamorous and minimal, it has eye-teasing contrasts, like a dark floor and light furniture, and highly reflective surfaces, including silver foil-backed grass cloth wallpaper and a shiny lacquer finish on the kitchen cabinets. “It gets the light bouncing off the walls,” Ms. Horowitz said. “I like the way we negotiate a space when contrasts are involved. You focus more on the contrasts, instead of, ‘Yikes, this is really small!’ ”】

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    Negotiate is to find a path through.
    A space here is an indoor area.
    So she is talking about how when you walk through a small area, you don't notice how small it is if you are distracted by the decoration.

    Negotiate is to find a path through.
    A space here is an indoor area.
    So she is talking about how when you walk through a small area, you don't notice how small it is if you are distracted by the decoration.

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