The modern version of the sunken lounge is probably more of a step-down living room where the difference in the height levels of the sunken area and the surrounding area is not that stark. Often, the difference in the height levels is just 3 to 4 steps, and that makes the sunken lounge seem even more attractive! But these beautiful dropdown living areas are not always the best option for those looking at life from the other side of 50!
Design and fashion vogues do tend to repeat themselves with the passage of time as each generation tries to reinvent the past with a fresh twist. But the regeneration of the sunken living space has more to do with necessity than mere ornamenting aesthetics. The universal acceptance of the open ground plan has signified that both interior designers and homeowners are having to come up with innovative ways to demarcate spaces and create clear boundaries between transition areas. The sunken living space is the perfect way to break up the monotony of the open ground plan while assuring that the room still residues visually airy and consistent.
Step Down in Style!
Define Interiors Without Walls!
The idea of the sunken dialogue pit dates all the way back to the early 20s, and pretty soon they found their way into the hot and happening nightclubs and Hollywood-esque homes of the 50s and the 60s. Midcentury experts like Eero Saarinen and Alexander Girard pushed them beyond the status of being mere tacky additions to functional spaces that truly combine form and function. The contemporary living space dialogue pit draws from this Midcentury Modern inspiration while giving the concept a chic, modern makeover. Cozy, reclusive and aesthetic, the sunken dialogue pit be able to become a snazzy addition that adds to the appeal of your living space.
The Cozy Conversation Pit
We have already highlighted some of the most awe-motivating outdoor sunken living room areas, and today we take a look at step-down lounges and sunken dialogue pits that bring the magic indoors. Creating visual interest and a sense of inviting warmth, sunken living rooms have a found a new lease on life, thanks to innovative architects who are bringing together the old and the new.