Paris needs no introduction of course and we were very excited to be kicking off 2020 in this iconic city in mid-January, warmly wrapped to combat the winter chill. Not that anyone needs an excuse to visit Paris in any season! For us however, a big drawcard was the opportunity to experience two of the most prestigious lifestyle and design events in the world: Maison et Objet and Paris Deco Off, an open house of the right and left bank designer showrooms.
Paris Deco Off was particularly appealing with trade talks and events hosted by the most stylish and innovative showrooms in the design world. Its festive environment led us on a wonderful design journey through the streets of Paris.
Check out some of our highlights ⇓
Tropical prints are certainly no passing trend and in 2020 we see them reinterpreted with a new level of sophistication. Murals printed on grass cloth and embroidered fabrics deliver drama, richness and luxury. Some of our favourites were seen at Casamance, Arte and DeGournay. Discover more about -> Tropical Prints.
DESIGN INTERVENTION ⇒ Design Trail
Following the design trail set out for Paris Deco Off isn’t the only way to find design inspiration because in the words of Thomas Jefferson:
One such enchanted walk lead us to none other than the Plaza De Athenee and Alan Ducasse’s amazing restaurant. Deconstructed glittering chandeliers and elegant silver bells reflect the purity of the menu. While later on, a feminine inspired salon at the La Narcisse boutique hotel was the ultimate memorable venue for a night cap.
With more than 5,000 exhibitors and an enormous exhibition hall, this is an endless source of inspiration for the world of interiors. A mecca of all things lifestyle, each year sees brands pushing the boundaries in design. These are some of our highlights from the design fair which never fails to surprise and delight.
Lights take on an art form – illumination is purely their function. Shapes, materials, designs and structures are dramatic and museum worthy.
Colour appears everywhere, in stools and rugs from Ferreira de Sa and objet from luxury lifestyle brand L’Objet.
Animal prints and designs are still centre stage but re-inspired with new designs and colours – the trend is perennial and will be forever chic in any interior. If you’re a big fan of animal print check out our blog post Animal Instincts.
No one could ever find Paris dull, as design week or not, this city is a feast for the senses. Its beauty, history, food and culture makes it one of our favourites and we just loved beginning this exciting year with a total cultural and design immersion in one of the most famous cities in the world.
Bring on 2020!