Every Surface of this Chic Hangout Was Designed for Lounging

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Photo credit: Emily Minton Redfield
Photo credit: Emily Minton Redfield

From House Beautiful

“I wanted to create spaces where people come together, look at one another, and engage in conversation,” says San Francisco–based designer Noz Nozawa, who created a cozy hangout for this year's Whole Home Concept House. In the interest of encouraging folks to put their phones away, she pulled motifs from midcentury furniture and conversation pits, traditional Japanese seating, and African furnishings for two alluring zones with distinct personalities that live happily together. The more revved-up fireside area, anchored by a fireplace with agrarian tile reminiscent of a bird’s-eye view of farmland and cast in a sunny 1970s color palette, includes inset shelving and an eclectic mix of vintage leather furniture paired with contemporary (and height-adjustable) Ghanaian-inspired stools. The plush Berber rug, traditionally made by women of the North African Beni Ourain tribes, encourages lounging on the floor. Across the room, a circular seating area becomes a family gathering spot for game nights, snack time, or intimate conversation.

Photo credit: Emily Minton Redfield
Photo credit: Emily Minton Redfield

Lighting: Circa Lighting. Wallcoverings: Phillip Jeffries. Furniture: vintage. Circular table and seating: custom. Stools: Jomo. Coffee table: Hedge House. Window coverings: The Shade Store. Artwork: commissioned by K Contemporary. Tile: Fireclay.

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