The Maison & Objet show just wrapped in Paris, and it was full of home decor inspiration. The show is the largest showcase of European designers and their home products, and global attendees come to buy the latest for their stores, or simply take in the inspiration and find a fresh direction for their upcoming projects.
Exhibitors at the show are pretty ahead of the curve, so it’s likely that the trends on the floor today may not even get to your favorite shop for another year or more. But why wait? Here’s a look at the highlights.
Maison & Objet trends
The biggest takeaway I got from walking through the show was the overall Art Deco vibe. If you’re looking to update your space, why not channel 1920s opulence! It doesn’t mean you have to throw out all your stark, well-tailored furnishings – soften them up a bit with some Art-Deco inspired accessories. Here are some other trends spotted at the show:
Rich jewel tones
Perhaps it was the pairing of the velvets, suedes and other textural fabrics that seemed to take light and color and add so much dimension. The colors were so sumptuous and bold. Emerald greens, indigos, teals, reds and saturated pinks were everywhere. The treatment was not understated either – looks like 2018 and beyond’s mantra will be “more is more.”
But what if you’re a neutral kind of person? No worries, the color oatmeal seems to be the new grey, and it worked well with all the new jewel tones.
Lots of fluid shapes and curves
Forget angular and boxy — it looks like we’ll see more fluid, round, oblong or curvy shapes and lines for the next couple of years. Sofas, lighting and even bookcases got the rounded treatment — and it’s pretty beautiful.
Texture, texture, texture
Tom Dixon’s booth was packed with admirers who fell in love with his hand-loomed collection of shaggy pillows and rugs that he named “Super Texture.” Everything was impossibly soft to the touch, and the color combinations were perfect.
An obsession with chairs
Chairs were the focal point of all the room settings, in a rich variety of fluid shapes and luxurious fabrics that begged visitors to give them a try.