We continue to see organic icons in many product categories influencing home decor through color, material and pattern.
Bringing “The Outdoors, Indoors” is not just a trend these days, it’s a lifestyle. The connection to nature has never been stronger for most people, especially in times of such uncertainty throughout the world.
Traveling through Paris, London, Amsterdam and Frankfurt last week confirmed that in the coming year we will continue to see more products relating to and influenced by nature.
This artisan vibe has found its way into the product market via accessories, tile, bedding and dinnerware just to name a few!
It’s familiar, it’s blue and the artisan technique is varied among products so it never looks matchy-matchy!
Indigo mixes well in interiors allowing you to curate a style that is unique to its own because many of these products are truly artisan made and bring a one of a kind vibe into your home.
Have you been? To Merci in Paris! You know the lifestyle store that has a cult following from all over the world…which I guess includes me!
Take a detour…you will be happy you did…111 Boulevard Beaumarchais in Le Marais..but really outside the main area of Le Marais…
Merci never disappoints because they are on the cutting edge of style and fashion in both clothing and home decor…the way Barney’s NYC was years ago.
The vibe…very busy with trendy people from all over the world coming to see the newest textures, substrates, colors and style updates. Today they were making chair tops from a powder substance that allows you, the consumer to design your chairs on the spot in the store…pretty awesome, pretty millennial and pretty fast!
So take that detour when in Paris and checkout what’s happening in the world of design…Merci!
I was probably the biggest skeptic when I heard two years ago that my favorite overseas show was heading to Miami for its debut in America. It’s been two years now, I have attended both shows, walked all aisles, met new designers, found innovative products and love chillin’ in Miami…so I guess I am no longer a skeptic and more of a fan!
Happy to share some global greats with you from this past Maison&Objet show which took place in Miami May 10-13.
Neutral Nuances (top left) Porada, Roberta Schilling, Morada, Porada
Playful Products (top left) Studio Poli, Fermob, Martone, Dransfield and Ross
For many of us a great way to have your personality pop in your home is to update your style through decorative accessories, perhaps a more affordable option than replacing a sofa, chair or ottoman…and a quick fix to any room in your home!
Choices today can vary through color, material, texture, weave and pattern. Trim detail is another way of adding dimension such as cross stitch accents, metallic trim detailing, fringe, pom-poms and piping.
Most of us have a color scheme defined already by the larger items in our home like a sofa or chair so work with updating these items with colors that will compliment these pieces. Sometimes that means bringing a bit of contrast into the room…it’s not always good to match your pillows to the exact tone of your furniture. Try experimenting with patterns and colors out of your comfort zone to update your style. Many stores today have a 48 hour return policy so you can take home your choices to see you made the right design choice!