The world’s biggest professional interior design trade fair, Maison et Objet, has closed its doors for another year. Held twice a year in January and September, the 5-day event showcased over 3200 leading interior brands and welcomed more than 85,000 visitors across its shows in 2017. Offering the latest in home inspiration, Maison et Objet is the go-to destination for designers, industry experts and trend addicts alike. The LuxPad explores the stand-out looks from the September show and outlines the key trends you can expect to see in your home next year…
Blush Pink is the trend that’s here to stay. Gaining popularity in 2016 when it was dubbed ‘millennial pink’, this soft blush hue has matured for 2017/18; changing from a statement color into a calming neutral that’s versatile throughout the home. Recognized by design professionals as the ‘new neutral’, Blush Pink can add warmth and elegance throughout any space and pairs effortlessly with colours such as gray, warm metallics and teal. Sunnylife showcased the popular trend at Maison with this year’s must-have inflatables, while LIND DNA brought the hue to the table with chic placemats and matching coasters. To channel the look in your own home, everyday decorative accessories work best; mix patterned pillows with textured furs, introduce soft toweling and candles in the bathroom and finish the look with vases, trays and other key design details.
Natural materials were one of the stand-out looks at Maison and can be introduced throughout the home from the kitchen to the bedroom. Untreated woods and natural stone are the key focus; think ash, beech and cedar woods juxtaposed with cool stones such as marble, sandstone and concrete. This look works best with earthy tones, introduce bottle greens and browns in the form of tableware and decorative items and pull the look together with rustic, speckled finishes and bronze accessories with natural patinas. The key to getting this trend right is to not overthink it, mix textures and colors and play around with finishes to get the right look for your home.
Jewel tones have long-graced our interiors but for 2017/18 industry experts are focusing on one in particular: teal. Spotted in many collections throughout Maison, including Wouf and Bitossi Home, the preferred shade was deep and moody as opposed to the fresh, almost aquamarine tones that many associate with teal. Luxurious materials work best with this trend; think decadent silk bed linen, Egyptian cotton bathrobes and velvet pillows. Soften the look with blush pink accessories and introduce subtle touches of gold or brass to keep the scheme fresh whilst creating a truly opulent setting.
At this year’s September show tribal motifs, graphic patterns and natural materials were a constant theme. Moving on from the woods found in the Rustic Charm trend, this look turns its attention to bamboo and rattan as the base materials. Pulling the scheme together is simple as everything goes; layer fringed cushions next to a fur throw, introduce tassels in the form of blankets or make a statement with graphic rugs. Pull the trend together with natural colors such as browns and grays and finish the look with the all-important tribal influences; animal prints, fresh greenery and skull motifs.