If you've read our guide on how to shop for a sofa, you may know that the couch is one piece of furniture that carries an investment--think purchase of a lifetime. Here, ten cozy, modern homes sporting designer sofas.
For the living room of their house in Genk, Belgium, Michaël Verheyden and Saartje Vereecke mixed furnishings of their own design with classic pieces, like Michel Ducaroy’s Togo sofa for Ligne Roset clad in black leather. Photo by Tim Van de Velde.
The sitting area and office of a spectacular renovated farmhouse in Tuscany are situated on the second floor, reached via the catwalk. “We watch TV here, use the computer, and sit by the fire,” says the owner. “The way you access the space is part of the architecture, and that’s part of the beauty of it.” The sofa for this open-plan hideaway is by Piero Lissoni for Cassina. Photo by Helenio Barbetta.
Dieter Rams’s modular 620 Chair Programme, from the 1960s, takes center stage in this Austin family’s living room. The rolling glass doors running the length of the room are from Fleetwood. Photo by Brent Humphreys.
With São Paulo on one side and a terrace and garden on the other, this living room designed by Isay Weinfield feels vast. The sofa is a Harry Large by Antonio Citterio for B&B Italia. The custom wood paneling throughout the house is by Fiamoncine, as are the window treatments. Photo by Matthew Williams.
The acclaimed Italian designers Ludovica+Roberto Palomba carve a serene retreat out of a 17th-century oil mill in Salento, filling it with custom creations and their greatest hits. A geometric patterned rug by Karpeta anchors pieces the couple designed for Zanotta, including three Pianoalto sofas. Photo by Francesco Bolis.