Last week, a dream come true happened for me in beautiful Paris, France! I was invited to be a part of the first ever American speakers at the international Maison&Objet trade fair. It was an unbelievable experience I will never forget. I was introduced to so many talented designers, speakers, visionaries, and artists during my few days at the show and in Paris. I’d to share some of the latest trends and art I saw at the show as well as a little about my experience speaking to such an amazing international design community.
Paris and the Show:
There was plenty of metallic features in designs and pieces that brought a feeling of luxury and glamour to even the cleanest of designs at Maison.
I love the mix of textures and shades in this design here. Mid-century definitely had it’s place at Maison!
Clever accessories from Pols Poggen were plentiful!
Clean lines are bright colors were extremely popular this year.
Paris streets are inspiration in themselves! (Girls gotta do a little shopping)
Getting the experience the craftsmanship and process behind the pieces at Maison was incredible and one of my favorite visits to Paris Design Week’s premiere stops.
There was such a fun element of surrealism at this larger than life show.
At Hotel de Crillon for an exclusive reception for Designer of the Year, Tristan Auer.
How much do you love this indoor plant feature design at Sempre – tequila shots and homemade Pico delighted all (including Jaye, James and I!)
The lighting showrooms features some of the most detailed, beautiful designs I’ve ever seen. Both grand and practical.
Rich mixes of textures and patterns was a strong trend at Maison. As I discussed on my panel we saw rich finishes and feminism at it’s best.
The First American Panel:
I had the chance to meet with old friends once again in a whole new setting of Paris, France! Jaye Anna Mize from Fashion Snoops (whom I spoke with at Highpoint Market) joined me on stage with Patti Carpenter, founder of Trendscope, and James Swan founder of Million Dollar Decorating.
Les Docks – A look at emerging talented designers:
This section of the show was dedicated to some of the talented new up and coming designers. They show cased some incredible pieces, designs, and art that made me excited to see what they’ll bring to us in the future!
These were one of my favorite sets! So organically inspired.
At Maison, I love these mixed patterns and colors…
Here’s one more of my favorite displays from Tarkett: beautiful and creative wall finishing and flooring. I love this display below with the falling flooring pieces to show how intricate and detailed their craftsmanship is.
These geometric puzzle pieces push the boundary of traditional decor and floor covering. I would love to see these used in an amazing modern living space! Incredible patterns and bold color combinations certainly was an apparent trend.
Overall, it was one of the most incredible experiences I’ve had yet in the international design community and I was completely honored to be a part of the first American group to join! I hope to be able to attend next year to see more of what the French design community is bringing to us. Their craftsmanship, creativity, and risk-taking nature was inspiring.