June Summary + Music Playlist

Curves have always lived in the design world, but they have been much more prevalent lately. While many are making it a trend, we believe curves still have a place in design, offering rounded corners, organic shapes and soft silhouettes. In an architectural world full of hard angles and straight lines, embrace the softness and whimsy that curves bring to an environment. You can add subtle curves or bold waves, either way you can’t go wrong with the look. As June draws to a close, we’re back on the adventure to see all of the curvy designs we’ve featured this month. Press play on our latest Good Times Jams Spotify Playlistand enjoy all the curve appeal.

Located in Melbourne, this family home is InForm’s latest, nodding to clients’ love of mid-century modern architecture, with a mix of minimalism and whimsy. Modern hard angles are perfectly complemented by playful curves, making this a stylish and peaceful retreat for a young family.

three bold irregular rugs on a wooden floor in a white room

Zurich-based Studio Komplett has taken its art to the floor with a new collection of colorful rugs called Overlay. With irregular perimeters, all three rug designs feature unique curved shapes and bold colorways in a layered pattern, much like something you’d see hanging on a wall.

a whimsical interior full of curves and wavy patterns, plus lots of bright colors

Designed for an art-loving couple, this bold and colorful apartment in Ho Chi Minh City has surprises around every corner, thanks to Red5studio. Instead of straight lines and hard angles, the apartment features curves from every perspective. A new palette of colorful furniture and accessories creates a playful, dreamy retreat the family can call home.

lopsided shiny red vase with green plant in front of orange background

From permanent features like arched entryways to easily interchangeable curved accessories like lighting, mirrors and home furnishings, you can do it all or just a little bit, but you can’t go wrong. To help bring the curvy appeal to your home, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite curved modern objects and decor.

a curvaceous modern white sofa

For this full-curve collection, thehighkey used common materials like plywood and high-density foam to sculpt them, resulting in a sculptural curly sofa, plywood mirror, and set of wooden wall sculptures. By cutting and softening the hard edges of matter, they are able to reveal human qualities.

three mounted silk prints with colorful curvaceous patterns

Brooklyn-based multidisciplinary artist Aimée Wilder has just launched her own art line, called Shadow Wildling. Rather than filling the walls with floor-to-ceiling wallpaper, Wilder designed a series of large-format screen-printed artworks that make curved patterns the focal point in the format of a large painting.

Did you miss one of our monthly mood posts? Check them all out here and stay tuned as we reveal what we have in store for July’s design vibe…

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found looking for vintage merchandise, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen or reworking playlists on Spotify.