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March 5, 2014
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.
belgian renovation interior living room

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.

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Originally appeared in A Clever Belgian Couple Renovate Their Aging Brick Home
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apartment, Barcelona, Spain, tan, chairs, white, tile

In this renovated art nouveau Barcelona apartment owned by designer Elina Vila D’Acosta-Calheiros, Arne Jacobsen Swan chairs join a sofa by Piero Lissoni for Living Divani. Photo by Christian Schaulin.

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Modern office space Eames lounge chair

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.

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Originally appeared in A Renovated Farmhouse in Northern Italy
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Modern living room with 620 Chair Programme by Dieter Rams

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.

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Originally appeared in Hillside Mid-Century Home Renovation in Texas
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Office living area with Flexform Groundpiece sofa by Antonio Citterio

In Dwell founder Lara Hedberg Deam’s Mill Valley, California, home—renovated by her architect husband, Chris—the Deams put the family sofa in the front library/office, a cozy room where the family spends much of their time. The couch is Flexform's Groundpiece model, designed by Antonio Citterio. Photo by Dustin Aksland.

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Originally appeared in Designed In-House
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Modern living room with Flexform sofa and Jens Fager candelabra

This stunning live/work home and gallery in Antwerp covered Dwell's March 2013 issue—including another sofa by Flexform, covered in custom upholstery with cushions from textile firm Chevalier Masson. Photo by Tim Van de Velde.

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Originally appeared in Live/Work: Modern Art Gallery and Home in Antwerp
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Modern living room with Dadone sofa and cow print rug

For this renovated midcentury home in Los Angeles—whose newly bright and colorful interiors were inspired by Luis Barragán—B&B Italia's Dadone sofa, again by Antonio Citterio, was the only way to go. Photo by Lisa Romerein.

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Originally appeared in Colorful Remodel in Los Angeles
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Tung takes in the wooded view from the house’s back deck. Inside, the Goetz sofa, Eames lounge chair and ottoman, and Aalto stool are all from Herman Miller.The rug and throw are by Emma Gardner.

Dwell's prefab contest winner from 2003 resulted in this $200,000 home in North Carolina. For the living room, Herman Miller provided a Goetz sofa, Eames lounge chair and ottoman, and Aalto stool. Photo by Roger Davies.

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Originally appeared in Prefab, Proven
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wood paneled room Brazil

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.

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Originally appeared in Cinematic Family Retreat in Brazil
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palomba living room interior

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.

Originally appeared in 8 Sophisticated Rooms Around the World
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belgian renovation interior living room

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.

Photo by Tim Van de Velde.

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