As important to interiors as fashion week is to our wardrobes, Paris’ Maison & Objet is a veritable trendsetter for the upcoming year. A Tardis of a trade show, the event presented 3000 of the world’s most innovative and exciting interior talents. We went, we saw and (after a lot of walking) we conquered and when we came back we were just a little bit in love with some of the trends from the City of Light.
Whether it was laid-back, blonde woods reminiscent of Scandinavian style interiors or glossy Macassar ebony with plenty of drama, wooden trends were at opposite ends of the scale. It’s all or nothing this season.
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Still making a noise in all the right ways are metallic finishes and warmer tones in particular. Brushed brass, gold and copper were our favourites for their unique ability to add subtle glamour to a space without feeling clinical.
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Looks like 2014’s heading for a palette cleanse. Designs toned down their hues to embrace a selection of classic neutrals and earthy tones of mustard, salmon pink and sun-bleached blues.
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Making a statement of barely-there silhouettes, furniture shapes were interestingly pared back this year. Chairs with continuous lines made for welcoming designs which envelop the sitter whilst upholstered sofas forwent plushness for a sleeker appeal.
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