Olivia Culpo's iconic 'bubble sofa' is trailblazing a 2025 design trend – this chic furniture piece embodies effortless style and modern luxury

The model's living room is an ode to contemporary style and her custom sofa sits at the center of the ultra-fashionable interior design

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Olivia Culpo's Encino home is a masterclass in decorating with shades of white. The former Miss Universe's living room uplifts cream and gray hues alongside warm wood and black accents for an incredibly stylish and contemporary look. Though the whole room is gorgeous, one piece of furniture makes the look: Culpo's sofa.

The model's living room ideas are defined by her light gray sofa. Her long innovatively-shaped couch is a true statement piece. Not only does Olivia Culpo look deeply comfortable laying across the sofa, but the striking shape brings a contemporary and artistic feel to her space. The design matches perfectly with her textural, long shag rug, and creates an inviting contrast against the harsher angles of the linear abstract painting hanging on the walls.

According to Architectural Digest, Culpo's living room sofa is a custom piece designed to resemble the famed Elysee sofa by Pierre Paulin. The acclaimed furniture designer's name is synonymous with elegant French '70s designs. Original versions appear in the homes of celebrities such as Kylie Jenner and Frank Ocean.

Interestingly, on first glance, the sofa resembles another more contemporary interior design trend and celebrity-favorite piece of furniture: the Roche Bobois Bubble Sofa, which appears in the homes of Robert Downey Jr and Hailey Bieber and in Kevin Hart's office.

Though these designer pieces sit in the $8,000-$10,000 range, a quick Google search reveals hundreds of sofas designed to look like the designer piece but without the price tag. The evolution of the look and continuity in popularity of the style indicates that it's more than a passing fad; this bubble sofa look is becoming a staple sofa trend for 2025 and beyond.

Megan Slack, head of celebrity style at Homes & Gardens states, 'This style of sofa has followed the typical trajectory of design trends, which is starting as an ultra-high-end designer piece in celebrity homes and filtering into more affordable iterations available to everyone. Its appearance in Olivia Culpo's home just shows that the look is going strong, and will continue to be popular for those hoping to bring a touch of modern luxury into their homes.'

Shop The Trend

We tracked down sofas with Culpo's look at a variety of price points, from a Wayfair version to a Roche Bobois piece, to an original Pierre Paulin sectional.

Design trends apply to colors, fabrics, and shapes, but they also extend to specific pieces of furniture. When they originate from a classic place, these looks are more than microtrends: they become hallmarks of timeless style. The Pierre Paulin-inspired look of this bubble sofa will be on trend for years to come.

Sophie Edwards
News Editor

Sophie is a London-based News Editor at Homes & Gardens, where she works on the Celebrity Style team. She is fascinated by the intersection of design and popular culture and is particularly excited when researching trends or interior history. Sophie is an avid pop culture fan. As an H&G editor, she has interviewed the likes of Martha Stewart, Hilary Duff, and the casts of Queer Eye and Selling Sunset. Before joining Future Publishing, Sophie worked as the Head of Content and Communications at Fig Linens and Home, a boutique luxury linens and furniture brand. She has also written features on exciting developments in the design world for Westport Magazine. Sophie has an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology and a BA in Creative Writing and Sociology from Sarah Lawrence College.