No Trouble With the Curve

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Image: Murray Fredericks on Domus

As my recent posts may have suggested, I’m an avid television aficionado. There’s currently a lot of quality TV programming, and more ways than ever to bring that form of entertainment into the home. As someone who spends a significant amount of time on my sofa, and who is obviously passionate about interior design, I’m always on the lookout for interesting, stylish, and comfortable seating. I’ve recently noticed curved sofas showing up on my décor radar and wanted to share a few of them with you.

Working with the Architecture

No Trouble With the Curve

Image: Desire to Inspire

This example shows a very handsome, 1970s-inspired leather sofa that not only looks like a great place to perch, but also follows the line of the curved room perfectly. This kind of lounge-y luxurious piece is a rare treasure; I’d welcome it home in a heartbeat.

Softening the Edges

No Trouble With the Curve

In a very contemporary, mostly wood and concrete space like this, note that all of the seating incorporates rounded shapes to help soften the space. A glimpse of the curved sofa provides a welcome juxtaposition to the harder lines of the architecture. Smartly done, I’d say.

Providing a Wow Factor

No Trouble With the Curve

Image: Scandinavian Collectors

In a tone-on-tone space like this sumptuous yet stark salon, the sensuality of the curved, low backed sofa aligns perfectly with the rich vibe of the room, while providing a heavy wow factor and a bit of mystery about who might live in this type of space.

Conversation Starter

No Trouble With the Curve

Image: Allegro Classics

And finally, there are these two semi-circular outdoor sofas that already seem to be holding a conversation. Add in friends and cocktails and you’ve got yourself a relaxed party atmosphere. This is a great alternative to the perils of too much TV.

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Dave Hime, founder/curator of, has been an interior design addict for as long as he can remember. In 2005, he bought a house-in-progress and missed several opportunities to have an influence on his own home decor–leaving him wanting more. With design heroes such as Blake Dollahite ( and Robert & Cortney Novogratz (, Dave began seeking out online resources that would exemplify the interior design practices he's most drawn to: using color, texture and simple materials well. Bringing all of this together, along with his specific focus on providing interior design inspiration from a man's point of view, is Dave's mission: masculine design.