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Susannah Holland
Or a Tardis.
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Is the seating upholstered in carpeting? Wondering what was used.
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Becky Harris added this to Getting Cozy: Nooks and Crannies
I just had to throw this groovy conversation pit in here. I've been trying to compile conversation pit images but I'm having trouble finding a lot of them here - if you have any links to images, please let me know in the comments section!
Nothing is more '60s mod than a conversation pit. Designed by Roger Hirsch Architects for a Chicago townhouse, this swingin' space-age round lounge is recessed into the floor –– not an easy feature to replicate, but the groovy tulip tables and lucite chairs are affordable (and versatile) luxuries.
This is a fabulous retro space that is true to the sunken conversation pits of the sixties. Often times, circular pits like this one would surround a funky fireplace.
Of course, circular conversation pits inspire the most interaction between the people sitting in it.
This is my favorite circular sofa. It's a full circle except for the staircase entrance. What a great place for a party!
Pangaea Interior Design, Portland, OR added this to Brilliant Solution: The Curved Sofa
Sometimes a curved sofa can just be for fun. What a great spot this would be for a party!
Charmean Neithart Interiors, LLC. added this to 1970s Style Finds Groove Today
The first time I saw a conversation pit was in a James Bond movie in the '70s. To this day this is my idea of a perfect entertaining layout.
This Chicago living room offers a contemporary take on the 19th-century form. No longer do indiscretions have to be whispered back to back without any eye contact. A round sofa can actually encourage friendly, face-to-face conversation. Here I am reminded of what was called a conversation pit back in the 1970s.

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mkamdar1 added this to Living Room Ideas
February 22, 2015
In ground
jessicac39 added this to jessicac39's Ideas
February 19, 2015
circular look
Jackie Mulligan added this to Jackie Mulligan's Ideas
February 5, 2015
Design not colour
67heather added this to Living Room Ideas
February 1, 2015
Cool sectional and rug.
janettramp added this to Curved sofas
January 21, 2015
toni4ice added this to round couches
January 6, 2015
i like the 60s feel to this....maybe just the color? i like that it's semi enclosed
4flowers added this to Decks
January 4, 2015
idea for deck
nshaskos added this to dining room
December 25, 2014
Circle couches.
lilo_er added this to LILO_ER
December 10, 2014
claire giannamore added this to Claire's fl Condo
October 25, 2014
Everything but 2 ends
catzbeadz added this to dream house
October 16, 2014
conversation pit
andrewcuthbert added this to andrewcuthbert's Ideas
October 12, 2014
Conversation pit
carolinette18 added this to carolinette18's Ideas
October 4, 2014
Aaaaaaahhhh ! JE VEUX UN SALON COMME ÇA !!!!!!!
cooperman52 added this to CFL
September 29, 2014
Conversation pit
miami2la added this to turret
September 15, 2014
LOVE thiS!!!!!
rosshalleck added this to Couches
September 7, 2014
Sunken circular sofa
stephanieplaskow added this to stephanieplaskow's Ideas
September 3, 2014
princessmw added this to princessmw's ideas
September 1, 2014
Sunken living room
brandon26 added this to brandon26's Ideas
August 22, 2014
Lot of room seating
Elizabeth Privett added this to elizabeth_privett's ideas
August 18, 2014
such a beautiful room. a little David lynch-y
Daniel Deutsch added this to daniel_deutsch's ideas
August 13, 2014
Dream rumpus room.
seitanmaster added this to seitanmaster's ideas
August 7, 2014
Conversation pit
Kiburi Mary added this to Living Room Ideas
August 4, 2014
nice order
debbeth55 added this to debbeth55's ideas
July 22, 2014
Sofa is way cool!
Ileana Bellefleur Ryckman added this to Living Rooms
July 21, 2014
Designs by Juliana Rose added this to 69rose's ideas
July 21, 2014
Sunk in sofa
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July 21, 2014
round sofa design
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July 21, 2014
This Chicago living room offers a contemporary take on the 19th-century form. No longer do indiscretions have to be whispered back to back without any eye contact. A round sofa can actually encourage friendly, face-to-face conversation. Here I am reminded of what was called a conversation pit back in the 1970s.
mjbattle added this to Family Room
July 20, 2014
The round sofa
Heather Garrison added this to Living Room Ideas
July 20, 2014
This layout is great for conversation with friends!
Sergio Moreno added this to Futuro
July 20, 2014
homegirl62 added this to Awesomeness
July 20, 2014
Lisa Knisley added this to lisa_knisley's ideas
July 20, 2014
I would not use those colors, but I really enjoy the idea of a "conversation pit" with a nice soft rug and plenty of comfortable cushions and pillows.
enyblade added this to Furnishings and Accessories
July 20, 2014
round sofa in a pit
Jane-Ashley Skinner added this to Cismont
July 20, 2014
outdoor version
R.J. Interiors added this to Living room
July 20, 2014
sunken livingroom
tsandra1 added this to Living Room Ideas
July 20, 2014
very cool
lilmissbabygirl added this to Living room
July 19, 2014
Round couch
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July 19, 2014
Can anybody say Star Trek?
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July 19, 2014
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July 19, 2014
Round sofa
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July 6, 2014
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April 25, 2014
If you take up where the previous inhabitant left off . . . . .
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April 17, 2014
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April 15, 2014
carpet, and what is that thing on the wall?
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April 13, 2014
The lighting
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April 6, 2014
Perfect Pit
Mary Beth Grove Drizis added this to marybeth_grovedrizis's Ideas
March 31, 2014
Conversation pit!!!
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March 30, 2014
conversation pit
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March 26, 2014
small radius
Jenna Wilson added this to Frenisha Principles of Design
March 6, 2014
harmony is an agreement among the parts
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January 24, 2014
the sofa!!! and the rug in the middle :-)
ivelisse007 added this to Living Room Ideas
December 31, 2013
"Club like" seating
naturalmom5 added this to Delights!
December 28, 2013
I love the 321-Contact/Maryland Science Center of the 1970s look of this room! Love it! If it were pink, it would look like the inside of I Dream of Jeannie's bottle! ecvCIUQV CGVJG CQ
bgmom added this to bgmom's ideas for Basement
December 18, 2013
What if we dig out the floor and make an inset like this? I know, probably not, but totally cool anyway.
James Johnson added this to Johnson Distillery & Retreat Home
December 7, 2013
brightlights added this to Living Room
November 19, 2013
Can we get this circular sofa without having a sunken space?
stellakimani added this to stellakimani's ideas
November 9, 2013
Round Sunken lounge
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November 4, 2013
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October 28, 2013
Sunken livimgtoom
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October 25, 2013
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October 14, 2013
back of sofa used as wall
Liam Murray added this to liam_murray1737874's ideas
October 13, 2013
Alyce Wittenstein added this to Ph5 redux
October 9, 2013
Circular conversation pit
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October 8, 2013
chan040911 added this to Living Room Ideas
October 7, 2013
Everything! This is my ideal living space.
trisha_ang added this to Stephanie Linck
September 19, 2013
step down seating
dulceruiz310 added this to Living Room Ideas
September 16, 2013
Curved Lines..
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September 15, 2013
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September 12, 2013
if the couch was leather itd be AH-mazing
hrosenau added this to hrosenau's ideas
August 31, 2013
retro sunken convo pit
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August 11, 2013
sofa set
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July 30, 2013
What a sofa!
bedsy added this to bedsy's Ideas
July 28, 2013
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July 25, 2013
Amanda Hulsey_Brown added this to Bohemian styles I love!
July 21, 2013
This sunken orange couch w/ under lighting, wow
danitaleitch added this to cookbook architecture
July 21, 2013
soooo 70's! can see rich discusting dips, devils on horseback......
mahj26 added this to mahj26's Ideas
July 17, 2013
i want a circle couch
birdienixic added this to steller
June 21, 2013
done and done. i think we found our answer with this one...
candyisdandy added this to Family Room
June 21, 2013
Down with Love
Wes Bowling added this to wes_bowling's ideas
June 12, 2013
Next house, going to be in it.
smilingsueinsydney added this to Living Room Ideas
May 27, 2013
Fun!! Circular seating.
Roger Emmer added this to 1970s
May 14, 2013
What if we did our built in orange?
Kacie Angell added this to kacie_angell's Ideas
May 4, 2013
Amazing couch
jwolfe23 added this to jwolfe23's Ideas
April 21, 2013
anapi added this to 70´s style
April 14, 2013
The first time I saw a conversation pit was in a James Bond movie in the '70s. To this day this is my idea of a perfect entertaining layout.
Charline Lancel added this to ORANGE
April 13, 2013
1970's Style
paulinalau added this to paulinalau's Ideas
April 8, 2013
Gry Vold added this to Living Room Ideas
April 2, 2013
Sunken sofa area
mikkilarner added this to mikkilarner's Ideas
March 22, 2013
Always wanted a sunken conversation pit!
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March 17, 2013
Nick Podkanski added this to Basement Remodel
March 5, 2013
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March 1, 2013
raeesaghd added this to raeesaghd's ideas
February 28, 2013
the open plan
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February 26, 2013
collinsonh added this to collinsonh's ideas
February 22, 2013
passion pit
phoenixrox added this to Great Details
February 21, 2013
Love love love these sunken couch/living room
kristinebuhc added this to kristinebuhc's ideas
February 19, 2013
Clear chairs for bfast room!
Frannie Kaiser added this to frannie's ideas
February 18, 2013
how can you not love this?!!!! LOL! Where are the lava lamps???
neilcohn added this to neilcohn's ideas
February 10, 2013
round sofa
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February 4, 2013
Semi circular sofa
Margaret Bond-Classen added this to webuser_1160's ideas
January 28, 2013
Great design!
melody72 added this to melody72's Ideas
January 26, 2013
Just cool
toddwatts54 added this to Library
January 24, 2013
susancanby added this to susancanby's ideas
January 20, 2013
circular couch! very cool!
Myrna Griffin added this to myrna_griffin's ideas
January 20, 2013
I think I would enjoy using it for family and friends get togethers.
topsyturvey27 added this to topsyturvey27's ideas
January 19, 2013
step down private little couch
chinghungho added this to chinghungho's Interior Design
January 9, 2013
So cool
Christa Guilbeault added this to christa_guilbeault's ideas
January 6, 2013
Basement ideas
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January 2, 2013
satynrose added this to satynrose's ideas
December 18, 2012
living room
mswheels added this to Curved sectionals
December 18, 2012
Curved sectionals
Amber Smith added this to amber_smith341's ideas
December 15, 2012
the pit
jkumta added this to jkumta's ideas
December 10, 2012
fabulousitygirlz added this to My Dream Home
December 6, 2012
Teenage Pad - love the lighting under the seat
bkmsy added this to bkmsy's ideas
November 30, 2012
circular couch
renaissancediva1 added this to renaissancediva1's Ideas
November 27, 2012
maanddy added this to maanddy's ideas
November 27, 2012
for pent house?
pinkpony13 added this to pinkpony13's ideas
November 27, 2012
lslandry added this to lslandry's ideas
November 25, 2012
Ben Scales added this to ben_scales's ideas
November 23, 2012
Conversation pit
fandfmom added this to fandfmom's ideas
November 17, 2012
Seating area for outside. Maybe over the sewer cleanout
ssecrett added this to ssecrett's ideas
November 14, 2012
very cool
Peggy Hart Home added this to 60's
October 28, 2012
conversation pit
gaylevincent added this to gaylevincent's ideas
October 16, 2012
Circular grouping
Gredesign added this to stefanie_atherton's ideas
October 7, 2012
Some day
taylormariesmith added this to 115 Principles and Elements
October 4, 2012
Circular Shape
solidhit added this to solidhit's ideas
September 27, 2012
Ria rug
shabnumranderee added this to shabnumranderee's ideas
September 21, 2012
circular lounge
taylorjordyn added this to taylorjordyn's ideas
September 20, 2012
kinda likin how the ROUND couch SINKS down!
benfrankman added this to benfrankman's Ideas
September 11, 2012
nessisita added this to nessisita's ideas
August 31, 2012
unique couch!
Theresa Lansberry added this to furniture
August 22, 2012
the colors, the shape, the intimate space
melaniecwright added this to melaniecwright's ideas
August 15, 2012
Maybe we can make a sunken conversation pit in the space in front of the fireplace.
and123 added this to livingroom
August 12, 2012
Sometimes a curved sofa can just be for fun. What a great spot this would be for a party!
schevey added this to 70's
August 9, 2012
shakl17 added this to shakl17's ideas
August 5, 2012
dcft5557 added this to dcft5557's ideas
August 1, 2012
living idea - gray and half the size
The Johnson Studio added this to polaris
July 31, 2012
sunken seating
alphazimbo added this to alphazimbo's ideas
July 28, 2012
pierre's lounge
sim added this to simmy69's Favorites
July 20, 2012
love sunken lounges
lpunwani added this to Conservatory Ideas
July 19, 2012
how about something like this sunken curved sectional.
eleeannc added this to pool/ outdoor room
July 14, 2012
neat sofa for indoor room
sambahips added this to sambahips's Favorites
July 9, 2012
The sofa
marniebarrett added this to marniebarrett's Favorites
July 9, 2012
Me too! Fell in love with Bond based on that fantasy furniture alone!
shailytalwar added this to shailytalwar's Ideas
July 7, 2012
xbjllb added this to xbjllb's ideas
July 5, 2012
Juliette Welch added this to living room
July 1, 2012
pit sofa
melbruck added this to melbruck's ideas
June 24, 2012
cool circle couch
Maegan B added this to Mom's Bedroom Inspiration
June 21, 2012
groovy 5
kittylousou added this to kittylousou's ideas
June 17, 2012
Sweet lounge!
rmechellerowe added this to rmechellerowe's ideas
June 16, 2012
Entertainment pit
shelbygittens added this to shelbygittens's Favorites
June 11, 2012
conversation pit!
kaylahaun added this to kaylahaun's Favorites
June 10, 2012
Christy Chapman added this to 70's
June 8, 2012
sammie975 added this to sammie975's Favorites
June 6, 2012
Omg thats so awesome
mjdf23 added this to Kids' Rooms
June 6, 2012
Kids loft OR basement kids' area
alepax123 added this to alepax123's Favorites
June 3, 2012
droehl3 added this to droehl3's Favorites
June 1, 2012
love the carpet
seforgey added this to seforgey's Favorites
June 1, 2012
James bond conversation pit
lotushaus added this to venue ideas
May 31, 2012
Conversation pit
dulove added this to dulove's ideas
May 31, 2012
A conversation pit! Nice entertaining layout.
catbigsis added this to catbigsis's ideas
May 30, 2012
wouldnt this be fun
RHID added this to randi6's ideas
May 29, 2012
sunken round
midmodman added this to '70s Chic
May 29, 2012
Conversation pit
seastone added this to contemporary interior
May 29, 2012
boso added this to boso's ideas
May 29, 2012
conversation pit
J Cowling Design added this to living spaces
May 29, 2012
Oh Oh Oh!!!! Love this concept...
nkatha added this to nkatha's ideas
May 29, 2012
innovative and forward.
200626 added this to 200626's Favorites
May 28, 2012
Conversación pit
nanafurman added this to General rooms
May 28, 2012
Love the idea pit!
caseg616 added this to Fabulous- But Unrealistic!
May 28, 2012
Sunken Lounge
Snapdragon Stage and Design, LLC added this to Intriguing
May 28, 2012
Gotta love that 70's vibe
sylviasbiz added this to sylviasbiz's ideas
May 28, 2012
Yes, love the curved sectional
sarashanapalli added this to sarashanapalli's ideas
May 28, 2012
daniperry added this to daniperry's ideas
May 28, 2012
conversation pit
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May 28, 2012
swethaajay added this to swethaajay's ideas
May 28, 2012
very imp
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May 28, 2012
Conversation pit sofa
Kelly Slattery added this to Living Room
May 28, 2012
Conversation pit
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May 27, 2012
Could have a conversation pit outdoor
dhermosillo added this to Living room
May 27, 2012
Zack added this to Living room
May 27, 2012
Lit conversation pit!
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May 27, 2012
conversation pit
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May 27, 2012
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