As one of the most internationally acclaimed design shows in Europe, Maison et Objet offers experts the opportunity to experience a unique world of style, creativity and innovation. From interior design and home décor, to architecture and culture, Maison et Objet unites multiple creative disciplines under one roof, and our buying team were storming the halls to bring you the latest trends…
One of the most popular trends from last season, brass has remained a firm favourite and we predict it will continue to be so. From lighting fixtures to petit hairpin table legs, brass accents continued to make an appearance at many of the exhibiting stands at Maison.
Unlike last season, where brass was most popular in rooms such as kitchens and bathrooms, it’s time for the living areas to introduce some brass accents for added glamour. Not only does brass have a subtle luxe vibe, it’s also a hue that can add some warmth to any space.
Although typically associated with a much more industrial aesthetic, brass can be used to elevate a space into a more glamorous realm of design. Paired with jewel-toned velvets, brass can exude an aura of luxury in an instant. If jewel hues aren’t to your taste, teaming brass with some subdued tones can also create an alluring and elegant aesthetic.
“As one of the warmer metallics, brass offers more of an understated sense of elegance than other metallic tones. Brass works well with pieces that have more of a contemporary form and cleaner lines than with traditional shapes. So, if you want your brass accent to have an impact, the simpler the design the better” - Fiona Dewar, Buyer at Houseology
INTO THE JUNGLE
After making an appearance at Maison et Objet in January this year, the topical jungle trend is showing no signs of slowing down. Teamed with plush velvets, brass accents and eclectic Amazonian inspired accessories, the jungle trend is perfect for the new season. Evoking a sense of whimsical escapism, this stylish safari trend is one for the bold and the brave. Unlike it’s debut at the start of the year, AW/19 sees the jungle trend take on a more dark and moody aesthetic, but keeping some of the colour characteristics that make it so recognisable.
From sustainable bamboo lanterns to palm tree printed wallpaper, the tropical jungle trend is back and better than ever. Creating plenty of drama whilst maintaining a cool relaxing vibe, the jungle trend embraces natural textures, blissful botanics and bold patterns. Exotic and eccentric, the jungle trend may not be for everyone, but it’s certainly on it’s way to being the biggest trend of the season. If you’re a little apprehensive about going all out in the jungle trend, why not opt for a selection of decorative scatter cushions featuring tropical inspired motifs?
Still one of the most popular trends in design, dusty blush isn’t going anywhere. Formally known as “millennial pink” this soft rosy hue is less femme and more gender neutral for the new season with an earthy quality and wider range of tones.
A delicate hue that works seamlessly with any type of texture, shape or fabric, dusty rose is quite simply, timeless. Not only is this sweet and sugary tone super versatile, it’s one of the few pastel shades that can work well with darker colours including teal, emerald, plum and even black.
Often considered an ultra feminine shade, rose need not be colour to fear. Teamed with darker furniture and brass accessories, dusty rose hues can create a calming, yet impactful interior. Mixing dusty rose with graphic prints can also create a vivid style statement. From monochrome zig-zags to stripes, florals and Dalmatian print, dusty rose is always a reliable hue.
“Dusty rose gives you so many option to play around with, you can pair it with darker tones or lighter colours for a more Scandinavian vibe. Or if you’re feeling really daring, including a variety of pale pinks in one room for a stylish Wes Anderson inspired aesthetic.” - Fiona Dewar, Buyer at Houseology
SUSTAINABLE STYLE FROM ZUIVER
“Sustainability was a huge focus for a lot of the brands present at Maison. Zuiver had a very clever stand as they showed their new sustainability collection and gave insight into their development process and techniques. Testing raw materials such as seaweed, starch and elephant grass, and upcycled plastic to bring sustainable furniture to the market.” - Fiona Dewar, Buyer at Houseology