Tennis Star Maria Sharapova’s New Furniture Line is Effortlessly Cool
Maria Sharapova may be best known for her prowess on the tennis court, but it turns out she’s also a style phenomenon. She was intimately involved in the design, construction, and decoration of her Japanese-inspired home in Los Angeles, which produced a lot of buzz when it debuted in Architectural Digest back in 2019. Now, she’s collaborating with Canadian furniture company Rove Concepts to bring her vision to a line of midcentury modern furniture.
The “Maria” collection features six pieces, each designed with an eye for minimalism, durability, versatility, and elegance. Staged within her own home, their neutral shades, textural textiles, and refined silhouettes epitomize “Japandi” style, a word describing the overlap between Scandinavian “hygge” coziness and the perfectly imperfect nature of Japanese wabi-sabi. Both emphasize natural materials, heirloom quality, and the patina that comes with regular use.
The “Maria” furniture and decor collection includes a plush velvet sofa with a walnut frame, a coordinating upholstered bench, a woven hemp rug, a floor lamp with a dome shade, a softly curved pedestal-shaped coffee table made of glass fiber concrete, and a matching side table. The lamp and tables in particular have a statuesque feel to them, and the sofa is both stylish and welcoming. The pieces range between $250 and $3,124 USD, with the sofa and bench offered in five muted nature-inspired hues like “warm taupe” and “porpoise” gray.
“Traveling the world, I have been able to see the way culture and design intersect,” Sharapova says. “This collection was born out of my passion for design and inspired by my love of art and architecture. In partnership with Rove Concepts, my first-ever home collection pays homage to my life as an athlete, designer, art enthusiast, and entrepreneur.”
“Between Maria’s design-forward thinking, craftsmanship, and attention to detail and Rove’s expertise in creating beautifully handcrafted furniture, this collection is a seamless fit,” a Rove Concepts spokesperson adds.
For her three-story home overlooking the ocean, Maria collaborated with architects Grant Kirkpatrick and Duan Tran of KAA Design. The interiors are defined by expansive glazing and panel-formed concrete walls, accented with silver travertine, cedar, and bleached oak. Set just steps from the living room, the swimming pool is the true heart of the home, flanked by tatami-style lounge beds and sculptural chairs and tables by Willy Guhl.
Sharapova grew up in a sparse home, and as a result, she associates well-curated belongings with good health. Each piece in her current home is chosen with intention, pairing the simple lines of midcentury modern furniture with the character and personality of antiques and one-of-a-kind finds. It’s easy to see how her choices for her domestic refuge translated to the “Maria” furniture collection.
“I kept telling everyone that I want this to be the best house they’ve ever done. I tried to push their vision because I believe in all of them and want to see them shine,” Maria told Architectural Digest. “I’ve traveled all over the world and enjoyed lots of incredible spaces. But my home is my absolute favorite. I think that’s the way it should be.”