What does skincare have to do with furniture? For Miranda Kerr, a lot. The model-turned-entrepreneur lavished the same attention on designing her new home line for Universal Furniture as she did on creating her KORA Organics skincare line more than a decade ago. “Just as I am extremely thoughtful and detailed with the formulations I create with KORA and the packaging I design for the products, I have put that same energy into designing Miranda Kerr Home,” she explains. “I strive to create and design products with positive intention that can hopefully uplift and inspire.”
Also known as Love.Joy.Bliss, the 51-piece Miranda Kerr Home collection consists of tables, beds, seating, and mirrors for the bedroom, the living room, and the dining room/kitchen. “I originally wanted ‘Love’ to be for the bedroom, ‘Joy’ to be for the kitchen, and ‘Bliss’ to be for the living room,” Miranda says. “However, as the collection developed I realized a lot of the pieces were versatile from room to room—so you can have love, joy, and bliss in every room!”
Miranda did much more than simply give a thumbs up to designs before putting her name on the products. She was “extremely hands-on” throughout the process. “I actually came to my first meeting with Universal prepared with a full mood board, color palette, and swatches of fabrics—they were very impressed,” she says. “I shared my vision for each piece, from design and sketching to materials, fabrics, the colors and different tones and textures, through to prototypes and finished products. Throughout the process I collaborated, provided thoughts, notes, feedback, and ideas, focusing on the details of each piece, working on it until I felt it was right.”
The interior of the L.A. house she shares with her husband, Snap (né Snapchat) co-founder/CEO Evan Spiegel, their two sons, and her eldest son (with ex-husband Orlando Bloom) displays the same light, bright aesthetic as her collection. “I love whites, creams, and soft colors for my main furniture pieces,” Miranda says, “and then dress them up with pops of color with pillows, throws, artwork, books, etc.”
She’s also partial to crystals (rose quartz, clear quartz, and amethyst are favorites): “Since I was a little girl, I’ve always had a fascination with crystals and the different energy and vibration they can carry.” The angles and facets of crystals inspired many of the geometric shapes throughout the collection, including the lacquered base of the Geranium Dining Table and the golden bases of the Love Joy Round Table and the Opaline Martini Table.
Family life also influenced her designs, just as it has her personal aesthetic. Having crystals, fresh flowers, and framed photos throughout her home “has generally been my decor vibe,” Miranda says. “However, it has evolved a little since having young children, as you have to be mindful of keeping breakable items out of reach! So I tend to keep the coffee and end tables cleaner now and move any breakable decor items higher up.” As if to compensate for a lack of tabletop objets, the top of the Editorial Cocktail Table, among other pieces, is overlaid with opalescent mother-of-pearl that serves as an accessory in and of itself.
Living with young boys led Miranda to make sure the furniture was “family-friendly. I’m not one to have an ‘off-limits’ room where the kids are not allowed, which is why we used performance fabrics on the couches and lounge chairs so they can easily be cleaned,” she says.
With this collection, “I wasn’t necessarily trying to fill a hole in the market per se,” Miranda says. “I just wanted to create the beautiful pieces I envisioned in my mind that I wanted to have in my home – keeping both elegance and functionality in mind.”