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5 Round Home Decor Pieces That’ll Add a Touch of Softness to Your Space

The newest trend in ultra-elegant decor: curvaceous, tactile surfaces that need no smoothing over.

Mauro Mori Figlio di Audiface Courtesy of Mauro Mori

As furniture shapes swing from crisply linear to whimsically wavy to absolutely organic, those who cling to geometry can straddle both sides of the equation by embracing an alternative form: the sphere. These bowling ball-esque components can offer a sense of solidity and grounding, as well as sense of softness, especially when paired with sharp-edged silhouettes. Spherical elements can also impart an otherworldly aura as associated with a full moon.

Such is the case with the hand-carved, hand-painted golden orbs that Sara Hayat tucked into the open base of her Atlas stool. Still, even their weightless presentation and glow, the golden orgs keep the piece firmly anchored to the earth. Hayat notes that these stools are very, very heavy. Mauro Mori, too, uses the sphere as a grounding device. The smooth wooden sphere with soothing, circular graining physically supports the semi-circular swell and provides a visual counterbalance that creates an all-around pleasing tension. Add spheres to your interior; the ball’s in your court.

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