"A living room with the traditional sofa, coffee table, and two clubs chairs is just not interesting to me — it is so boring," says Dhong. Instead, the designer creates multiple seating areas in a single room. "I'd just returned from Morocco, and there you sit quite close to people and it's intimate. It really influenced me," he says. Dhong removed a little used, built-in cabinet and replaced it with a tufted banquette backed by squares of patinated mirror and fronted by Moroccan occasional tables.