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One trend that we see gaining momentum in the world of interiors is a modern take on the once-popular “conversational sofa.”

Above is a good example of a conversational piece, designed in 1964, that’s being recreated now. Danish architect and designer, Verner Panton’s Easy Sofa is an oversized stacked ottoman with jumbo U-shaped backrests that face outward.

Shown below it is now back in production with the Danish manufacturer, Verpan.

The concept of interacting from either side of a sofa took off in the 60’s. The modern piece below is The Julie Sofa by French architect, Charles Zana. The seating faces both directions, which can link two areas of a room.

Below is the ‘Plateau’ sofa, designed by Hans Hopfer and produced by Roche Bobois in France in 1970. This piece is family-friendly but still chic; it’s sometimes referred to as a ‘playpen.’

Double R Design’s take on the Roche Bobois, Mah Jong sofa is shown below. We made this for the basement of a client’s second home in the North Fork of Long Island. This is the contemporary ‘conversation-pit’; it allows users to interact from multiple sides. It can be used as an armchair, a sofa, a chaise and an ottoman.

Below is our Mah Jong-inspired sofa in action. At Double R Design, we love creating pieces that are functional and family-friendly yet still chic.

April : Go Vintage

March : Stripes

February: The Textile Edition

January’s Sparkle Edition


1. Shop our vintage wood framed accent chair here.

2. This statement chandelier by Noir can be found on Perigold.

3. I love sourcing vintage mirrors. For a wall-to-wall effect look for a local glass & mirror supplier. Make sure to use mirror glue!

4. Shop our recamier here at A.Mano!

5. You can find the pair of these ‘Get Lost’ tables on 1stDibs.


December’s Metallic Edition

1. A concave mirror is a curved mirror where the reflecting surface is on the inner side of the curved shape. Shop this concave mirror here.

2. Dedar fabrics are some of the most luxurious in the upholstery world. The Tiger Beat design is not overtly a tiger pattern but you get the sense of the playful energy and chicness of this intriguing animal.

3. Interested in a gold kitchen? Lets talk!

4. The Chippensteel Chairs can be found here.

5. Metallic walls add a lot of depth to a space. If you’re interested in exploring this concept please reach out to me directly.


Here’s a list of what’s on my radar this month.

1. Vintage light fixtures give a space personality. Shop this Murano glass chandelier here on 1stDibs if I haven’t already bought it!

2. The mural shown above is by artist Claire de Quenentain.

3. Here’s a link to a curved Midcentury settee we have in our unfinished inventory, perfect for a corner or conversational seating area.

4. Some of my favorite sources for mohair are Pierre Frey and Cowtan and Tout. I also love this spot off the LIE that sells discounted fabrics! DM me if you want the secret!

Here’s what should be on your radar this October.

1. Cozy up this fall and shop the jacquard blanket by Miho Unexpected Things found at A.Mano, Brooklyn.

2. Tartans are classic and timeless. Contact us to source the right tartan for your space, whether it be a pair of pillows or a custom chair. This classic wingback would look incredible upholstered in tartan.

3. These plaid tiles can be found at Balineum.

4. The yellow sofa above was a leather Chesterfield we reupholstered in a bright microsuede from Knoll. Check out our in-stock sofa here to recreate a similar look.



Key Trends September

By Key Trends
Shop convivial seating pieces on my website. These two swivel chairs or this pair of Adrian Pearsall lounge chairs create conversation-inducing seating arrangements. Create your own essential bespoke ottoman or select a vintage base like this one from our unfinished inventory. Looking for a statement piece? Our star ottoman is a…
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