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  • Published on Dec 26, 2023
  • Today Architectural Digest welcomes back interior designer Darren Jett for a new edition of Re:Design. Today he is offering his expert advice on how to create a sunken living room space without any construction work.
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Comments • 99

  • @viovuv
    @viovuv 4 months ago +162

    amazing design! however, it seems like in the render they made the room at least 2 meters wider than it really is, I would love to see a version with the actual measures.

    • @OnilMarteNavarroza
      @OnilMarteNavarroza 12 days ago +1

      Usually, renders are using a wide angle view just like using a wide angle lens in photographing spaces. This makes the space much larger than it is but if you look closely at the details most especially on those areas closer to the edges, everything is being stretched.

  • @neshmasalazar6806
    @neshmasalazar6806 5 months ago +158

    I absolutely love this. It would be really cool to see what designers can come up with if they had a budget.

  • @punkask3619
    @punkask3619 5 months ago +95

    Darren Jett is always coming up with epic designs

  • @WalterDEgger
    @WalterDEgger 5 months ago +138

    awesome rendering. I feel like the biggest obstacle would be the cost of the modular seating

    • @rhydlerincarnadine5213
      @rhydlerincarnadine5213 5 months ago +10

      If you freeze the video at 0:27, you can see the couple already has a USM console. It's not insanely expensive, but it's an investment/classic piece of furniture, so it's reasonable for Darren to recommend modular seating. (edit: added time code)

    • @eattherich9215
      @eattherich9215 5 months ago

      @@rhydlerincarnadine5213: get the look for less.

  • @TruthOrClaire
    @TruthOrClaire 5 months ago +30

    Darren is brilliant. I always love seeing his designs and hearing the reasoning behind his choices. Always a pleasure to see him in these videos.

  • @lukehilton493
    @lukehilton493 5 months ago +25

    Nice. But I feel like the render doubled the size of the room.

  • @Eloiseat6
    @Eloiseat6 5 months ago +18

    I hope Matt and Rhys have lots of money to do this redesign! It’s beautiful.

  • @your.beautiful.mind.now.
    @your.beautiful.mind.now. 5 months ago +24

    Omg... You are my favorite interior decorator! You never fail! Ugh! I love this!

  • @_wesleyhome_
    @_wesleyhome_ 5 months ago +21

    Everything Darren does is amazing!

  • @chyeamooya
    @chyeamooya 5 months ago +9

    My absolute favorite designer to watch on AD!

  • @DKGifford19608
    @DKGifford19608 5 months ago +5

    I love how they replaced a few comfortable seats with padded tables

  • @arxsyn
    @arxsyn 5 months ago +4

    The exotic oriental touch via Egypt x Japan is beautiful. Tatami mats. The pit within a pit idea with the planter inside the coffee table is neat.

  • @laurenceapitz1678
    @laurenceapitz1678 5 months ago +7

    thank you for taking all our comments into consideration and adding the renders 👍

  • @natalieeis9284
    @natalieeis9284 5 months ago +3

    I love that we now get to see a picture of the proposed changes at the end of the video ❤

  • @nikinik5620
    @nikinik5620 5 months ago +9

    We need more of Darren!!!

  • @user-eh5wo8re3d
    @user-eh5wo8re3d 5 months ago +3

    Darren Jett really is my favourite designer on this channel

  • @dinodinosaur2930
    @dinodinosaur2930 5 months ago +3

    👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 I am impressed ... Excellent choice of sofa and colour bottle green

  • @avii377
    @avii377 5 months ago +2

    Love what Darren comes up w every single time

  • @adrielathome
    @adrielathome 5 months ago +12

    Why is the room in the final render twice as big as the actual room in the photos. 😂

    • @jlasf
      @jlasf 4 months ago

      Exactly. It's at least 4 feet wider!

    • @OnilMarteNavarroza
      @OnilMarteNavarroza 12 days ago

      Usually, renders are using a wide angle view just like using a wide angle lens in photographing spaces. This makes the space much larger than it is but if you look closely at the details most especially on those areas closer to the edges, everything is being stretched.

  • @cyber.purgatory
    @cyber.purgatory 5 months ago +2

    I could watch this series all day. Brilliant designer.

  • @TheHealthyAmericanPeggyHall

    Darren is the best! Keep these Re:Designs coming!

  • @merrywalsh2809
    @merrywalsh2809 4 months ago +3

    So original and impactful, as are all of Darren’s designs. He is absolutely fearless. ❤

  • @CornellMartin
    @CornellMartin 5 months ago +7

    Spectacular! Brilliant concept, Darren! Love it.

  • @milabolognini6305
    @milabolognini6305 5 months ago +7

    As always, Darren 🔥🔥🔥

  • @william_at
    @william_at 5 months ago +1

    Love the Dolce Vita's tribute with the picture: Marcelo Mastroiani watching Sophia Loren's leg.

    • @jj6282
      @jj6282 5 months ago +5

      Oh wow. I thought that was Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft's leg in The Graduate. Iconic scene

    • @william_at
      @william_at 5 months ago +1

      @@jj6282 You are rigth, I was wrong!

    • @jj6282
      @jj6282 5 months ago +1

      @@william_at Both are amazing images though

  • @iabunawass
    @iabunawass 4 months ago +1

    That’s beautiful. Always enjoy hanging out with you and seeing your design. Thank you so much.

  • @tokyodrifttt
    @tokyodrifttt 5 months ago +2

    Jett is my favourite on this channel

  • @kimmiewells3945
    @kimmiewells3945 5 months ago +5

    Wow!! Absolutely Stunning 🤩 beautiful use of the space ❤❤❤

  • @KO-D00M
    @KO-D00M 5 months ago +1

    I absolutely love the end result. I’ve been trying to figure out how to create a suitable hosting space for more than 5 people and this is great inspiration.

  • @maryloumorrisey7406
    @maryloumorrisey7406 5 months ago +10

    Your designs are superb!

  • @SorayaZiziArtist
    @SorayaZiziArtist 5 months ago +1

    Always love your designs Darren! Bravo👏

  • @donnasalvador678
    @donnasalvador678 2 months ago

    This is so beautiful. I wish I could have a space like that. I’m an artist and recently moved into a very small apartment. I don’t have any furniture in the living room except for an art table. My living room has to serve as my studio but I would still like it to be inviting and comfortable for guests. I paint on very large canvases and I sculpt with large rocks and cement. I’ve been searching for a a studio/living room design inspiration for a very long time, years in fact but I haven’t found anything that is actually doable for me. If I had thousands to spend, of course I could easily make it amazing but I don’t have much money. I’m hoping to find pieces at a thrift store I can transform.
    I doubt you’ll see this comment and decide to help but I’m living my dream as a full time artist, so I might as well dream all the way. I’ve been watching you design spaces on this channel and you are by far my favorite designer.

  • @thomasbowers1210
    @thomasbowers1210 Month ago

    Uplighting is also great when you have tall ceilings!

  • @Rstudio44521
    @Rstudio44521 5 months ago +5

    those are not the same dimensions ????

  • @mpc5584
    @mpc5584 5 months ago +3

    Love love love this... and with a choice of fabrics that don't retain heat, it works nicely in the tropics too!

  • @dc463s8
    @dc463s8 5 months ago +1

    Love Darren Jett!

  • @jdlesss
    @jdlesss 4 months ago

    love those videos! thanks Darren :)

  • @vimeaux
    @vimeaux 5 months ago

    Darren is amazing! Love the guy

  • @vivrelamour
    @vivrelamour 4 months ago

    Darren is the best!

  • @TibiDico
    @TibiDico 4 months ago

    DJ never fails to impress--swankiness epitomized!

  • @wathompson69
    @wathompson69 5 months ago +3

    I didn’t see the original plant in the final rendering. Just sayin!

  • @robinirby222
    @robinirby222 5 months ago

    I LOVE me some Darren Jett! Please keep these videos coming. I can see him with a high-end show on HGTV like the deVOL KItchens show.

  • @jonanthony6364
    @jonanthony6364 5 months ago +1

    very well done sir!!!!

  • @sameddogandemir2317

    I really liked your design tips thanks a lot

  • @talkandeattv
    @talkandeattv 4 months ago

    darren always does it for me

  • @ukaroesch4398
    @ukaroesch4398 4 months ago

    Darren really is the best.

  • @BABYXJAY
    @BABYXJAY 4 months ago

    Darren is my fave!

  • @ronin84
    @ronin84 5 months ago +3

    It's beautiful aesthetically but it feels like a hotel lobby seating area to me.

  • @mxobhungane143
    @mxobhungane143 5 months ago

    Welcoming job never disappoints

  • @jamesbarnett3359
    @jamesbarnett3359 5 months ago

    DJ you the goat!

  • @carolinacammilleri
    @carolinacammilleri 5 months ago

    Love!

  • @Jindarella_
    @Jindarella_ 5 months ago

    Darren can do no wrong ❤

  • @isabellyoliveirax
    @isabellyoliveirax 4 months ago

    perfect!

  • @jiveturkey6003
    @jiveturkey6003 5 months ago

    Dude Definitely got Skills in Designing.

  • @moooody94
    @moooody94 4 months ago

    Loveeeee Darren

  • @inetajoksaite5658
    @inetajoksaite5658 5 months ago

    What furniture is best for low ceiling 25m2 living room, that has to have a dining space as well?! Oh and one room corner is inverted and it's a door. I really struggle. I got. The hudge bird mural in dark pink in 3.5 m width and I'm into this Japanese accent. Any notes?

  • @susanlueem8267
    @susanlueem8267 4 months ago +1

    It’s not the sitting down - it’s the getting up! Great if all your friends are under 40.

  • @kathlenewang539
    @kathlenewang539 4 months ago

    Hi! I just love your thoughtful aesthetic. I have a space that I'd Love your input on. It's a living room in an open plan space that has a side yard adjacent. My husband and I can't agree on what to do. It would be so very nice to have your input. Thank you

  • @stargazer5073
    @stargazer5073 4 months ago

    Wow

  • @Chepina_tik
    @Chepina_tik 5 months ago +3

    Its an epic design but considering what the room was like before, I don't think its a great option for them.

  • @jo_aspen
    @jo_aspen 5 months ago

    "the plants stay. The plants always stay." Liked based on that alone 😂

  • @lakersin556
    @lakersin556 4 months ago +1

    Sit on the floor, I'm broke. 😂

  • @monabonbona1
    @monabonbona1 5 months ago

    Hey Darren! We are moving into a newly built space on top of an existing house. The house is big and has ugly concrete columns going through the main living space which is about 60 sq meters. This space will be the kitchen and living room area but I need help designing and organizing it around the ugly columns! Can you help? Please reach out for photos etc(this is a blank slate space no furniture or flooring is set up yet, only white walls and huge COLUMNS :()

  • @ttran2031
    @ttran2031 4 months ago

    great design. but how much will this cost ?

  • @linburger2213
    @linburger2213 4 months ago

    Hey Darren! My husband and I are big big fans :) and would love your help. We rent one floor of a Brownstone in Bed-Stuy. Our living room is a hybrid dining area / TV room / library / foyer 🥵 it's...a lot. The entrance is abrupt, guests always look a little flustered when they arrive. We host a lot but definitely don't have enough seating. And we love to display our records and books but are running out of room for them. Help! Can send pics.

  • @flowerpink724
    @flowerpink724 5 months ago +5

    I don't find the new room warm at all. Everything is too structured. Feels like a hotel lobby

  • @jdp486
    @jdp486 5 months ago +1

    This definitely makes the room more functional and look bigger! For some reason it makes me sad you cannot see the floor inlays near the walls anymore, but at least you can still see it on 2 sides!

  • @eattherich9215
    @eattherich9215 5 months ago

    The slow slung furniture really does create a sunken living room appearance. However, I am not liking that shade of green with the beige walls. I would have gone for some really off the scale wallpaper.

  • @sterlinglewis5700
    @sterlinglewis5700 5 months ago +2

    Blocky low-slung furniture looks hard and uncomfortable. No back support. They certainly are not going to be inviting older people. I agree with other comments: this looks like a cold hotel lobby, with temporary seating while you're waiting to pick up your key... There is nothing comfortable or inviting about this space.

  • @HeyAstor
    @HeyAstor 4 months ago +2

    ok. I'll just ignore the fact that the render actually altered the room's dimensions LOL. This is such an interior designer thing to do 😒

  • @centerbfd
    @centerbfd 5 months ago

    Do you realize that you have reinvented the Middle Eastern Maji? Do yourself a favor and look up "Maji" and Turkish "sofa köşesi" or "köşe koltuğu." Also, look at Spiro's Zakas's book "Life space" if you haven't heard of him already.

  • @MattGarcyaDC
    @MattGarcyaDC 3 months ago

    like it. but lets be real the room is way smaller than the final design

  • @Kolious_Thrace
    @Kolious_Thrace 5 months ago +5

    This much more “human” than all those crazy weird things he created in the other videos…
    But again… it’s cold.
    The Japanese touches were interesting but the sofas, the table, the lights, the huge vases… no!
    Modern and less taste!

  • @Chris-pt1bl
    @Chris-pt1bl 4 months ago

    Is it a cool idea yes of course he’s a great designer but also most of the budget would probably go to those modular sofas 😅

  • @juancarloshernandeztorres3151

    I love this guy's designs, but in this case It's too 70's for me, there's also some sort of art Deco vibe that I would avoid. Perhaps if the color of the sofas changed it wouldn't look so vintage, Even when that was his intention though.

  • @edwardhamm5535
    @edwardhamm5535 4 months ago

    Dude, they live in the city. No window shades are not needed. If their neighbors are voyuers, its there problem.

  • @jlasf
    @jlasf 4 months ago +1

    He cheated and made the room four feet wider than it is. If you compare the size of the walls that flank the windows, they are about 2 feet wider on each side. That's why the room feels more spacious.

  • @Bacciagalupe
    @Bacciagalupe 5 days ago

    :)

  • @teslaandhumanity7383
    @teslaandhumanity7383 4 months ago

    Their older relatives won’t be able to get out their chairs . Or if one of them has an injury, or a pregnant lady 🤰.

  • @badworld02
    @badworld02 3 months ago

    I like this except that those sofa are just way too big, too far apart, no chance to rest the back while sitting...maybe a little less bigger sofa and a little closer together so there is no need to yell while talking haahaa...and finally, maybe a little lighter color and not green for me

  • @mynintendogamingfeed5208

    1. In all Living rooms, plants are an automatic no-go, full stop.
    2. Lighting? Daylight White; ALWAYS Daylight White; no soft white lighting in the Living Room!
    3. Blackout curtains are a MUST; full stop.

  • @psp785
    @psp785 5 months ago

    Why does he look like a bald tom Felton

  • @northalabama2264
    @northalabama2264 5 months ago +5

    HIDEOUS!

  • @ShenanigansMuch
    @ShenanigansMuch 5 months ago +6

    My entire place is the size of these people's living room. I am sure this is the case for a majority of your viewers, you're not oblivious to this truth, yet you continue to choose these idealistic inaccessible spaces... 🤷🏻‍♂

    • @jjmarquete
      @jjmarquete 5 months ago +8

      If you're unhappy in your surrounding, change your surroundings.
      I can't see how Matt and Rhy's would be unhappy with the changes and approach.
      Kudos to the designer. Boohoo to you!

    • @firdosvohra4315
      @firdosvohra4315 5 months ago +5

      My living room is twice as big. I guess you just have to use your imagination.

    • @mar8851
      @mar8851 5 months ago

      Moje mieszkanie jest male ale moj salon jest taki jak tu i jeszcze sypialnia lazienka z oknem i duza kuchnia. Acha i korytarz dlugi i z szafami. Mieszkanie jest małe ale akurat. Dla ciebiu buuuu

    • @myprofile4me
      @myprofile4me 5 months ago

      go watch alexandra gater then, we are here for the fantasy

    • @orion6372
      @orion6372 5 months ago +1

      What are you going on about? JFC.

  • @aete3527
    @aete3527 4 months ago

    Для гей порно