July 16, 2024


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A new design angle: Soften a room’s look with curved furnishings that soothe the eye | Entertainment/Life

Stay ahead of the design curve with furniture that steers clear of hard angles

Hugging the curve

A statement piece with a Scandinavian vibe, the Kayra sofa is a plush and proper answer to a seating area in need of some style. Its fixed seat and back cushions are upholstered with soft, high-pile velvet.

Article, article.com. Kayra sofa in seaside blue and walnut, $1,369.

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Roll with it

When your cocktail hour could use a change of scenery, a bar cart on metal casters is just the ticket. This West Indies-inspired cart features glass-topped, woven-cane shelves within a solid oak frame.

Eclectic Home, 8211 Oak St., New Orleans, (504) 866-6654, eclectichome.net. Indes bar cart, $1,630.

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Ribbed and rounded

Equally at home in a dining room, entryway, living room or study, this ribbed oak and poplar cabinet is clad with solid oak half round flutes and inset with a durable gunmetal top.

Fur.nish, 3413 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, (504) 702-8514, furnishnola.com. Tambour cabinet in natural wash finish with one interior adjustable shelf, $2,995.

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From Taracea — a furniture company focused on recovering fallen and hurricane-tumbled trees without damaging their surrounding ecosystems — this bold and stylish console is poised to attract admiration at every turn.

Anthroplogie, anthropologie.com. Palma reclaimed Mexican oak console by Taracea, $1,498.

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Hang loose

The rounded pod shape and open-weave resin wicker of this swing chair let the breeze flow through, and its Sunbrella performance fabric cushions will help keep your favorite new perch looking fresh.

CB2, cb2.com. Brisa rattan indoor/outdoor hanging lounge chair designed by Hettler.Tüllmann, $1,099.

These five stools add a touch of natural beauty, as well as another place for guests to perch

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Expand your worldview while staying comfortably — and stylishly — at home with these five travel-themed accessories.