Furniture Choice

To start 2018 fresh, we flew into the Maison & Objet show in Paris (literally next to Charles de Gaulle airport!) for some inspiration for what to expect coming up this year – and it totally delivered.

maison-et-objet 2018

There was a wonderfully overwhelming amount to look at and explore – 6 different halls covered separate themes, ranging from cosy to eclectic – but we did have some favourites.

So sit back and let us take you on a mini virtual blog tour of the show, with some educated predictions of what’s going to be big in 2018.

 

Trends

maison-et-objet rattan

Bringing the outdoors into the home in ways that varied from subtle to all out, the botanical theme was strong: on wallpaper, on upholstery, and hanging from the ceilings.

maison-et-objet lighting

For example: rattan. This durable (and natural!) element is popular for its versatility, and we saw it in various decor pieces, from tropical-centric lamps and baskets to multicoloured rattan chairs that would be stylish showstoppers at home.

An unexpected find was a gold rattan chair that stood out perfectly against the dark desk and wall, adding a little twist of quirky sophistication.

maison-et-objet sheep and palms

Winter is slowly – finally – coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean we have to say goodbye to the cosy rugs and throws that are the season’s hallmark.

Instead, the textures we saw at Maison & Objet were bright and stylish – think colourful paper palm leaves and brightly hued fluffy sheep. Easily fitting in both light and dark interiors, these fun pieces would bring summer into the home year-round.

maison-et-objet lighting and lamps

Moving on from fluffy furs and bright tropical hues, lighting is another element that’s taking centre stage.

maison-et-objet tree light

It was all about making a statement, with bold shapes and layered designs. The theme of the wild outdoors shone just as bright in this department too. Check out this incredible, larger-than-life floor lamp – with show attendees included for scale!

maison-et-objet retro finds

Larger pieces aside, there was also a lot of fine detailing to enjoy. Attractive bone inlays on chairs and cabinets evoked vintage glamour, as did the unexpected pairing of velvet and brass.

One of our favourites was this lovely velvet seat that rocked the Art Deco look with its seashell silhouette and delicate gold legs.

paris night

Au revoir Paris, until our next visit – hopefully soon! Which 2018 trends do you plan to include in your own home, and what would you like to see more of? Let us know in the comments.

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