19 Sofas Perfectly Suited For A Lounging Session

ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN | BY | September 15, 2017

Get excited for cooler weather or just a lazy weekend by picturing yourself relaxing on these living room sofas.

DESIGN THRILLER

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The designer ramped up the color quotient in the family room with a royal blue velvet sofa of her own design fabricated by Fede Furniture. She also designed the wall of cabinetry, which was fabricated by Bon Vivant Custom Woodworking, as well as the white crocodile-leather Steam Trunk coffee table that is available through Cudesso. (Tour the home)

ADOBE CHIC

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Existing timbers lend a rustic feel to the family room, which was enlarged with the help of builder John Buestad. Interior designer Macfee anchored the space with custom-designed armchairs upholstered with antiqued leather and detailed with nailheads. She balanced those pieces with a custom sofa upholstered with a textile by Calvin Fabrics and two armchairs, which she dressed in a bold Osborne & Little textile. The Astrid carpet is by Stark. (Tour the home)

TOTALLY MOD

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A seating area in the living room is anchored by a custom Habit sofa by Anthony Lawrence Belfair flanked by vintage Willy Daro lamps; a custom chaise sits next to a brass side table purchased through London dealer Alexander Cohane. A vintage Gigi Radice armchair from Gustavo Olivieri Antiques in East Hampton, New York, and a Greek key coffee table from John Salibello, also in New York, complete the setting, which sits atop a custom pale zebra-pattern carpet by Joseph Carini Carpets. (Tour the home)

IN THE MOOD

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Circular chandeliers by Circa Lighting are set at the height of the bridge to make the great room feel more intimate. The hammered-copper table from Blackman Cruz and the leather ottomans from Mosaik Interiors were both finds from Los Angeles. Powers designed all three sofas and covered them with chenille by Calvin Fabrics. The floor lamps are from The Antique and Artisan Gallery in Stamford, Connecticut. (Tour the home.)

NEUTRAL HUES

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A sectional by JamesThomas Interiors topped with durable indoor-outdoor Holly Hunt fabric signals the casual intent of the family room. A pair of lounge chairs by Hickory Chair and two Charleston Forge fireplace benches from J. Marshall Design provide additional seating. The Venetian silver Porta Romana sconces are from Donghia, the Thibaut drapery fabric is from Area International, and the Castec woven-grass shades are from Countryside Drapery. (Tour the home)

STARK AND STRIPED

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Interior Designer Contreras outfitted the great room with Mr. & Mrs. Howard for Sherrill Furniture consoles, Thomas O’Brien for Visual Comfort & Co. lamps, footstools from Memorial Antiques & Interiors in Kelly Wearstler for Groundworks Channels fabric from leejofa.com and–atop white linen Verellen sofas–Scalamandre velvet-clad pillows fabricated by L’Atelier The Workshop. The Jonathan Browning Studios chandelier is from David Sutherland. (Tour the home.)

CHARTREUSE POP

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Hinson’s gray grass cloth with gold metallic backing lends intimacy to the living room, where splashes of chartreuse were added in the form of window treatments in a Schumacher linen, as well as armchairs and an ottoman in Bankers linen by Brunschwig & Fils. The sofa is by Baker, the vintage Asian coffee table with a black lacquer finish is from Pagoda Red in Chicago, and the lamps are from Rod Mickley Interiors; the brass sunburst above the mantel is by Jonathan Adler. (Tour the home)

OPEN SKIES

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In the living room, an iron pendant from Allan Knight and Associates is suspended above a Berman Rosetti sofa from Trammell-Gagne in Seattle and a custom coffee table from Meyer Wells, also in Seattle. The armchairs are by Ralph Lauren Home, and the custom rug is from Jennifer West in Seattle. In an adjacent courtyard, a ceiling oculus accommodates the dramatic height of a saguaro cactus. (Tour the home)

OUTDOOR LIVING

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Brightly colored pillows add punch to Toan Nguyen’s Mu sectional sofa and the twin Swingrest rotating loungers, both from Dedon, on the patio. The three Bouquet tables by Kenneth Cobonpue from Designlush in New York sit atop Porta Forma’s Sayer outdoor rug from Frontgate. (Tour the home)

GRAYSCALE

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Designers Eric Mandil and Sean Hughes gave the living room fireplace, built by McKee Woodcraft, a distinctive look with a brown cashmere-lacquer finish and satin-etched back-painted glass by Denver Glass Interiors. A wool rug from Floor Coverings By CPA anchors a pair of leather-upholstered Leolux sofas, which the wife selected from Studio 2b. (Tour the home)

BLUE HUE

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Pillows from Wisteria as well as custom ones on the RH sectional evoke the color of the waterway visible from the living room. Behind the sofa, a pair of glass lamps by Arteriors continues the water-inspired palette, while the wood coffee table from Cottage & Bungalow mimics the driftwood-stained ceiling beams. A white Savanna side table by Gallerie Noir and Thos Moser recliners join the setting to rest on a Perennials rug; a Midas chandelier by Fisher Weisman hangs above. (Tour the home)

IN YOUR CORNER

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A curated mix of artwork and a custom tufted banquette from Artistic Frame upholstered in Duralee chenille creates a welcoming space on the second-floor landing. A Ralph Lauren pedestal table encourages family and friends to relax with a cocktail. (Tour the home)

MOUNTAIN VIEW

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Designers Barbara Glass Mullen and Richard Mullen gave a 1960s Aspen home a modern update. For the living area, Glass Mullen positioned a sofa and swivel chairs–all custom-made by Mike Ragan/Rags in Los Angeles–around a Michael Berman Limited coffee table from John Brooks Incorporated. The custom rug is by Tai Ping. (Tour the home)

INDOOR-OUTDOOR

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“I wanted to bring in texture and visually tie the family room to the loggia,” says the designer of the stone wall by Pride Masonry. The custom sofa is covered with a Maxwell fabric, and the ottoman, also custom, is upholstered in Fabricut denim. To refresh an existing wing chair, the designer chose a velvet by The Design Company. (Tour the home)

TEXTURE CONTRAST

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Offsetting the concrete and stone elements in the great room, designer Anita Dawson opted for furnishings with softness and curves. In the great room, next to a CTT Furniture chess table circled by lounge chairs from the Danish Design Store, is a custom sectional from Designer Gallery, accompanied by a CTT Furniture coffee table and Nathan Anthony chairs. Underfoot is a Lee Jofa rug. The notable lighting includes a floor lamp by Foscarini, a table lamp by Gubi and a chandelier by Facaro. (Tour the home)

WARM AND COZY

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In the hearth room, a painting by Lisa Moore hangs above a limestone fireplace surround designed by Katy Allen Interior Design and fabricated by Avignon Stone & Outdoor Living. A coffee table from Indus Design in Tempe, Arizona, pairs with a Lee Industries sofa from Columbine Showroom. The stools are from Bungalow Furniture & Accessories. (Tour the home)

ROOM WITH A VIEW

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A window wall by NanaWall opens to create a continuous flow between the living room and the limestone addition. When the sun goes down, a hanging Hive lamp from Lightology illuminates the space, which is furnished with a teak sofa from Janus et Cie and a pair of chairs around a concrete-topped Kettal cocktail table. The rug by Surya is from Creative Visions. (Tour the home)

POSH PATTERN

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In the main house’s rear parlor, perfect for an intimate gathering, the soothing white-and-gray palette contrasts with striking yellow accents. The damask wallpaper is Elise by Sanderson; the settee, sofa and tufted side chairs are from George Smith. (Tour the home)

ON THE SHORE

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A sofa from Harbinger, a pair of armchairs covered in velvet from Kravet and leather stools from Serena & Lily make the sun room overlooking the water an ideal place to enjoy cocktails with guests. The coffee table with a wood base and concrete top is from Mr. Brown London. (Tour the home)

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