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When furnishing a living room, most of us rely on some version of the same formula. Typically, that math whittles down to a sofa (or chaise sectional), a square (or rectangular) coffee table, matching accent chairs, and a handful of side tables. Because somewhere along the way, the unspoken layout rule became symmetry. But Solange Knowles didn’t seem to catch the memo, and we are loving the results. 

The singer-songwriter and founder of multidisciplinary creative group Saint Heron just put her longtime downtown Los Angeles loft (she’s owned the place since she was 19) on the market for nearly $800,000, and the listing images spotlight her unique living room configuration. The first level of the industrial space is composed of two seating arrangements. The first consists of a serpentine-shaped sofa that winds around a monolithic coffee table, and a singular Olivier Mourgue Djinn chair is positioned in the opening, completing a circular setup. The sofa, as Knowles revealed in an interview with Apartamento last fall, is an original prototype she made for Saint Heron. At one point, she had oriented the pieces so they faced the windows, but later shifted to this more intimate grouping where, on her last birthday, she observed “her favorite people interact and breathe life into this object.” 

The second seating arrangement has the exact opposite effect. Rather than encourage conversation with others, it offers you a chance to look within—literally. Knowles positioned another Djinn chair and love seat directly next to a wall of mirrors, with the latter facing the reflective surface. Her final rebellious move? There’s not an area rug in sight. The thoughtful placing of the pieces and the cohesion between the chairs makes the room feel pulled together as is.