Whether it’s arched design in the form of an architectural structure or carefully considered soft lines on key pieces of furniture. Knowing how to use curves will inject an intimate and visually pleasing environment that’s cocooning and serene.
The walk-through entryway in Hollywood actress, Jada Pinkett Smith's, Calabasas mansion, calls upon the popular curvaceous trend to instill her immense (reported as) 25,000-square-foot residence with a sense of concentrated warmth and intimacy that would usually be easier to achieve in a more modest build.
‘Curves create a graceful softness that makes us feel calm and safe in a sanctuary’ Explains Georgia Metcalfe, from French Bedroom. ‘This increasingly popular interiors trend is a fabulous way to create focal points within a space. ‘
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Jada and her Hollywood blockbuster star husband, Will Smith, briefed Stephen Samuelson and Perez Daple Architects to create, as stated on the architects' website, 'a womb with a view’. Their interpretation was to build a unique abode-style inspiration that showcases Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith’s ‘aspirations of a handmade environment that ties itself to the land’.
This is so apparent in Jada’s expansive walkway that divides two terracotta-toned living spaces on either side.
‘For Will and me this home was always a spiritual endeavor,‘ explained Jada to Architectural Digest. 'We're very earthy, organic people. We wanted to create a family retreat, something made by hand and as natural as possible, something that ties back to the land.’
Smooth pillars break up the foyer to create pleasing archways that lead through to connecting broken-plan rooms. Dividing the lobby in this way creates an intriguing warren-like intimacy and transforms huge light-filled areas into compartmental pockets that instantly feel tranquil and calm.
Soft edges and curves can be an exquisite innovation to breathe warmth and comfort into a space whilst retaining a sense of luxury.
'A gentle curve in a wall or ceiling lends a subtle softness and adds interest to spaces with a multitude of straight lines,’ says Jeet Soneji Founder and Principal Architect at Jetsons to Architectural Digest.
To interlace global interior design ancient cultures are embraced that lend themselves so well to the curves and arches trend. Textures, materials, and colors draw from architectural influences in the Middle East, Africa, the American Southwest, and Asia.
To respect curvaceous structural heroes stage a hallway by keeping furnishings and accessories to a minimum.
In the background of her social media clip posted on Instagram, Jada pays homage to the soul of the villa by investing only in furnishings that focus on global influences that echo the architectural contours with a rustic and minimalist point of view.
‘Create a flow of materials and furniture through these diverse spaces which complement each other in a minimalist manner and bring the space to life.’ Continues Jeet Soneji.
Organic wood sculptures and houseplants hone in on the biophilic nature of the trend to enhance the room's sense of well-being.
Jada is no stranger to opening her doors to the public. The innovative and curvaceous dwelling stars as the backdrop for her successful Facebook channel show, The Red Table Talk. Jada Smith, Willow Smith, and Jada’s mother Adrienne Banfield-Norris discuss emotional issues with other celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Sandra Bullock in their Californian compound surroundings.
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