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Sitting with the Stars! Famous Couches and the Celebrities Who Lounge on Them

Who doesn't love a good celebrity makeover? Furniture has become the new fashion and our stars of TV and Film to guide us in their cozy Hollywood ways.

What are the top design trends in celebrity couches?

In 2023, the world of interior design has seen a shift towards sofas that are designed to make a statement. These aren't just ordinary pieces of furniture; they’re art, conversation starters, and representations of individual tastes. Celebrities, with their larger-than-life personalities and influence, have played a significant role in popularizing certain trends.

While some might think that celebrity-endorsed furniture would be extravagant and not fit for the average home, the reality is quite the opposite. Many of the sofa trends loved by the stars are not only eye-catching but also adapt seamlessly to various spaces and design preferences. Most notably, these trends represent a clear departure from the conventional, urging homeowners to embrace the new and the unique.

Gabrielle Union -- Photo: Instagram

Bouclé Couches: Once reserved for a niche audience, bouclé couches have now stormed the mainstream, thanks in large part to celebrities like Gabrielle Union, Kylie Jenner, Elsa Hosk, and Miranda Kerr. It's not just about the textured fabric; the trend often marries bouclé with soft, curved shapes, resulting in a cozy yet stylish piece of furniture. This seamless blend of texture and form creates a harmonious aesthetic that's both contemporary and timeless.

Boucle Couch -- Photo: House Beautiful

Velvet Couches: Velvet, with its soft touch and luxurious feel, was once the pinnacle of furniture luxury. While its popularity had waned for a brief period, it's now back with gusto, especially in celebrity households. Names like Miley Cyrus, Mindy Kaling, and Tracee Ellis Ross are champions of this trend. The resurgence isn’t just about the fabric, though. These velvet couches are often seen in vibrant, punchy hues, turning them into statement pieces rather than mere comfortable seating.

Curved Couches: A flashback to the ‘80s, curved couches are making their presence felt once again. And while some design trends from the past can feel dated, this one feels refreshingly modern. Celebrities like Gabrielle Union, Emily Ratajkowski, and Elsa Hosk have all showcased their love for this style. What's captivating is how each has embraced the curved aesthetic in distinct ways, showing the versatility and adaptability of the design.

Modular Couches: The ‘70s were known for their innovative designs, and modular sofas were a hallmark of that era. These couches, characterized by their flexibility and adaptability, are now making a comeback. Celebrities have been quick to embrace this trend, with Miley Cyrus opting for a velvet blue modular piece and Kylie Jenner showcasing a bubble-like beige outdoor version. These sofas, beyond their aesthetic appeal, allow homeowners to adjust and rearrange as per their space and preference.

Drew Barrymore -- Photo: Instagram

Printed Couches: If there's one trend that screams boldness, it's the printed couch trend. These are not for the faint-hearted but are for those who wish to make a statement. Leading the pack is Drew Barrymore with her couch featuring a striking Scalamandré zebra pattern. But the world of prints is vast, ranging from abstract designs to floral prints, ensuring that everyone can find a print that resonates with their personal style.

Colorful Couches: Color has always played a pivotal role in interior design. This year, nearly every popular couch trend has integrated bright and fun hues, indicating a broader move towards vibrant living spaces. While the styles and shapes of the couches may vary, the common denominator is color.

The versatility of this trend is evident in the myriad of shades available, be it a sunny golden yellow, a playful feminine pink, or a calm, subdued green. Colorful couches offer an opportunity for homeowners to express themselves, turning their living spaces into reflections of their personalities.

Robert Downey Jr. -- Photo: Architectural Digest

What are some common design attributes of celebrity homes?

We scoured the internet to get some inspiration from some of the homes of our heroes of the TV and movies. Below is a list of some key attributes of celebrity homes that you can emulate in your own home for a little taste of Hollywood! From inspirational furniture to aspirational architecture, we're serving up some lifestyles of the rich and famous, style:

Kaley Cuoco

  • Living room has a large L-shaped grey sofa with tie-dye throws.
  • Features sliding glass doors and a mini home bar with clear stools.

Sharon Osbourne

  • L-shaped pink sofa with green and blue cushions.
  • Large windows overlooking the garden.

Katherine Heigl

  • Pink corner sofa with glass coffee table.
  • Personal touches like bookshelves and a dog statue.
Justin Bieber -- Photo: Instagram

Justin Bieber

  • Pale blue sofa with marble coffee table.
  • Statement artwork reading 'I Love You'.

Courteney Cox

  • Neutral color scheme with cream sofas.
  • Artwork, fresh flowers, and table lamps as decor.

Catherine Zeta-Jones

  • Terracotta walls and patterned rug.
  • Cream sofas and matching armchairs.

Cindy Crawford

  • Open plan with two seating areas.
  • Chevron cushions, patterned rug, and wooden flooring.

Julianne Moore

  • Restored living room with open fireplace.
  • Dark grey walls and striking furniture.
Angelina Jolie -- Photo:

Angelina Jolie

  • Formal living room with traditional fireplace.
  • Glass doors opening to gardens overlooking LA.

Robert Downey Jr

  • Living room at base of a converted windmill.
  • Huge fireplace wall by Peter Lane.

Lindsey Buckingham (Fleetwood Mac)

  • Neutral décor with wooden flooring.
  • Comfortable seating, dining table, and a bar.

Adam Levine

  • Spacious living area leading to a terrace.
  • Ornate chandelier and a grand piano.

Eva Longoria

  • High ceilings with oak flooring.
  • Plush sofas leading out to garden and pool.

Novak Djokovic

  • Floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Miami coastline.

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel

  • Penthouse in Tribeca.
  • Open plan design with a relaxation area.

Victoria Beckham (Home Living Room)

  • Grey velvet button-back sofa.
  • Decorated with black concrete lamps.

Rosie O'Donnell

  • Dual aspect views from large windows.
  • Sofa area, dining table, and a log fire.

Vince Vaughn

  • Open plan with large windows.
  • Brown leather sofa and traditional fireplace.

James Corden

  • Living room with a fireplace in Brentwood.
  • Large windows and blue curtains.

John Krasinski and Emily Blunt

  • Parlor room with stained glass windows.
  • Furnished with armchairs and a colorful sofa.

Jon Bon Jovi

  • Living room in Greenwich Village.
  • Multiple Juliet balconies and views of Manhattan.

Kris Jenner

  • Open floor plan in Hidden Hills.
  • Sliding doorway opening to a terrace.

Kylie Jenner

  • Renovated home with floor-to-ceiling windows.
  • High ceilings and ample seating.

serena williams living room couchesSerena Williams -- Photo: Trulia

Serena Williams

  • Floor-to-ceiling windows.
  • Grey corner sofa with a traditional fireplace.

Matthew Perry

  • Bright penthouse living room.
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows and a grand piano.

The top trends in all of the above examples? Open floor plans and big windows? While that may not be possible or attainable for you in the short term it's certainly something to emulate and think about as you look to bring a little A-List to your L-Room (living room) (hopefully you got that).

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Alex Back is the founder and CEO of Previously, he was the co-founder and COO of the popular furniture brand, Apt2B, which was acquired by a large US retail furniture chain in 2018. He worked to integrate Apt2B, one of the very first online furniture retailers on the Shopify platform, into the operations of the 100 year old larger business entity and was deeply immersed in the business operations of both online and brick and mortar retail for 4 years before leaving in 2023 to start Working in various parts of the furniture industry since 2004, he has 20 years experience in retail sales, e-commerce, marketing, operations, logistics and wholesale manufacturing and distribution. He has worked extensively with partners such as Costco, Bed Bath and Beyond and Amazon and his work has been highlighted in many publications such as Forbes, CNN and HGTV, among others. Alex is delighted to bring his experience and authority on couches and the furniture industry to this platform, along with many of his industry colleagues who are helping him keep the audience informed and engaged on a daily basis.
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