15 Simply Amazing Gathering Spaces

These spaces — urban living rooms, vacation villa dining areas, outdoor terraces, and more — were made for quality time. Settle in and get cozy. For more design ideas, follow  on Instagram.

1. Retro Meets Concrete in the “Conversation Pit” by , revived by 

Photography by Filippo Bamberghi.

In the dining nook, a classic Eero Saarinen Tulip table and Robin Day chairs sit on a 1970s Scandinavian rug. 

2.  Chairs Bring Comfort to a Hollywood Hotel Sky Lounge by

Photography by Jesus Banuelos.

Lawson-Fenning seating surrounds a table from in a social area of the Sky Lounge. 

3.  Sofas and  Chairs Blend Beach Cool with Low-key Luxe in a by . 

Photography by Kris Tamburello.

An ethanol-fueled linear fireplace cozies up one end of the sitting area.

4. Designs a on a Private Island

Photography by Paul Massey.

A covered terrace offers a hanging daybed and seating for six.

5. Creative Design and Management Conceives a Plush, Upmarket .

Photography by Tejas Shah.

A wraparound clerestory and pendant fixtures light up the living room. 

6. , , and Create Hunter’s Point South Park Phase II from an Abandoned Industrial Complex  

Photography by David Lloyd/SWA; courtesy of SWA/Balsley and Weiss/Manfredi.

The Long Island City park offers stunning views on its circular waterfront lawn.

7.  Designs an Airy Volcanic Island Resort

Photography by Yongkwan Kim.

In the dining area of the main building, Villa Kosmos, a custom table by Jeongsup Lee sits on resin flooring embellished with polished-granite “crazy paving.” 

8. Viña Edén Winery by Takes Notes from its Uruguayan Surroundings. 

Photography by Leonardo Finotti.

The dining table's textured wood grain compliments the idyllic landscape view.

9.  Brings Casual Luxury to Portland's Hi-Lo Hotel

Photography by Aaron Leitz.

The addition of a swinging settee was devised to add a playful element to the space. 

10.  Turns a New York Firehouse Into a Relaxed Members Club by 

Photography courtesy of Read McKendree.

A pair of palms flanks a West Coast–inspired seating area. 

11.  Sculpts a Standout Triplex in France

Photography by Serge Anton, courtesy of Living Inside.

The aluminum-top Chale dining table sparked the rest of the decor. 

12.  Designs a Custom Leather Sofa for his  in Møn, Denmark

Photography by James Silverman.

River rocks form a mosaic floor, bringing outdoor elements into this modernist hobbit hole. 

13.  Masterminds Amandira, an

Photography courtesy of Aman.

Custom daybeds are built into the stern, ideal for sunset viewing.

14.  Brings Nature Inside a

Photography by Frank Oudeman.

The living room’s sectional sofa and ottoman by Antonio Citterio create an intimate environment for conversation. 

15. and Craft a in La Honda, California

Photography by Bruce Damonte.

The large communal space features clean lines and aqueous blues.