Cher's former Miami home, a six-bedroom sanctuary on La Gorce Island, has sold for $35.350 million – but there's still time for one last celebration of the property.
Owned by Cher in the 90s, the Spanish contemporary estate is draped in bougainvillea with an idyllic courtyard, but there's even more to love inside the property – where its decor pays homage to a design trend set to shape how we decorate for 2024. The feature in question? Curved furniture.
The benefits of curved furniture may already feel unsurprising. This shape is known for its soothing, therapeutic qualities, which studies* suggest is due to its organic curves and geometry of the natural world. Plus, wellness aside, designers say curvy sofas, all curved furniture, have aesthetic and social benefits that are hard to ignore.
'Curved furniture is set to be the next big thing: We have seen curved sofas and furniture grace the covers of luxury interiors magazines, and now people want these pieces in their own homes,' comments Flitch's interior styling expert Daniel Ufland.
Data from Flitch's style study demonstrated an increasing preference for seating options with curved backs, particularly – marking a significant shift from 2023's inclination towards sharp lines and angles.
'Whether it's a more social layout of a rounded sofa or a dining table with less prescriptive place settings, this trend lends itself perfectly to hosting and socializing.' Daniel says. It's a fitting choice for Cher's home, which listing agents at Douglas Elliman say is 'designed for hosting.'
In the property, social rooms and formal salons lead to a chef's kitchen, an Art Deco-style bar with custom wallpaper, and a designated media den – so, of course, it's only right that the furniture follows the same social brief.
'This trend does away with sharp angular corners and edges, or at least helps to offset existing ones,' Daniel says.
These wavier silhouettes and less rigid angles can help to soften a space and make it feel more modern and organic. Spurred on by the overarching shift to spending more time at home in recent years, many have embraced entertaining and socializing at home, with food and drink taking center stage,' he says.
Daniel Ufland is an expert in the world of furniture, and the importance of properly pairing colors. He took his years of business and home experience to found With Flitch, an online interior styling platform.
To build on the trend further, Daniel also recommends choosing a dining table with a more rounded shape that creates the perfect hosting space. 'Without corners, these tables can comfortably seat 6-8 people for intimate dinners,' he says.
We've collected our favorite curved furniture of the moment below – so we can all get ahead of the curve.
Created by esteemed designer Leanne Ford, this curved sofa is the perfect 'kidney bean' shape, perfect for socializing. Striking for its sculptural curves, the piece offers a seat that finds a balance between formal and lounge-friendly.
This luxury creamy dining table with Roman column legs is as almost too good looking to be practical. Its The tabletop of sintered stone is made of natural material through a special process and under high pressure for long-term durability.
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Megan is the Head of Celebrity Style News at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes, before becoming H&G's News Editor in April 2022. She now leads the Celebrity/ News team. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.
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