What’s Trending: Great Curves

Photographer: Lincoln Barbour
Designer: Em Shephard for Jessica Helgerson Interior Design

Break out of boxiness with curved-line furniture. Portland interior design firm Jessica Helgerson often incorporates swooping or curved-line furniture into the company’s spaces to add balance and a sense of organic movement. “They mimic the human form,” Helgerson says. “A curved sofa invites conversation, a curved arm fits comfortably under the human arm.” While we tend to like straight walls that are clean rectangles, curves present a welcome counterpoint to that, Helgerson adds.