Ryan Murphy's home features our favorite furniture trend of the year, and designers expect it to endure beyond 2023

Curvaceous design is back and better than ever...

Ryan Murphy
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You would be forgiven for thinking that the home of Hollywood TV maestro Ryan Murphy, the creator of hit series including Glee, American Horror Story, and Pose would be a mismatch of styles, and eras, but in fact, there is one very common thread that ties this space together: curvaceous design.

Forget sharp angles and rigidity, organic lines are shaping up to be big news in design, softening our sanctuaries into more cossetting spaces. This furniture trend is all about creating cocooning environments that will help you unwind physically and mentally. The hitmaker's home, designed by Studio Shamshiri, features this key interior design trend for 2023 in abundance.

Curves are abundant in nature, so there is a biophilic link at play. On a simpler level, curves serve as a welcome relief to the straight lines and hard edges typically found in modern design. Furniture and fittings are becoming increasingly refined, almost sculptural in form, thanks to the latest material innovations, such as man-made composites and ultra-thin ceramics. 

With the emphasis today on the home as an inviting family space, used for socializing and relaxing, regimented rows, straight lines, and clinical design can look a little stark and cold.

The answer to this problem? Curves. Full-on voluptuous or gently rounded, curves will lift the layout and soften the overall look of your room, adding a bold design focus or a touch of subtle shaping to your décor.

Juliette Thomas, founder & director of Juliettes Interiors says that 'curved furniture, especially sofas, tables and chairs, will still endure beyond 2023 – bringing a welcome softness to living and dining spaces.'

If your home is on the smaller side, you can still use curves to great effect. For small rooms, curved furniture can really help to soften the room and extend the eye line, whereas, in larger spaces, big sweeping curves create cozy, cocooning, warm moments. 

If like us, and Ryan Murphy, you believe that curvaceous design will endure beyond 2023, why not take the cylindrical form to your architectural features, too? 

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Jennifer Ebert

Jennifer is the Digital Editor at Homes & Gardens. Having worked in the interiors industry for a number of years, spanning many publications, she now hones her digital prowess on the 'best interiors website' in the world. Multi-skilled, Jennifer has worked in PR and marketing, and the occasional dabble in the social media, commercial and e-commerce space. Over the years, she has written about every area of the home, from compiling design houses from some of the best interior designers in the world to sourcing celebrity homes, reviewing appliances and even the odd news story or two.