Our World / Maison & Objet - Interior Design Trends
This January, Hill House made our way to Paris to attend one of the world's leading home décor fair. This is the capital's time to shine as numerous interior and design professionals gather to seek out the latest and most exciting interior design trends that are about to be everywhere. Here's what we discovered…
Organic and Natural
2018 was deemed to be the year of sustainability with a noticeable shift in consumer attitudes and behaviours. Maison & Objet reflected this shift to the sustainable consumer with a more conscious approach to interior design. The use of natural and neutral materials such as wood was a common theme and used in abundance. Organic, curvilinear pieces that mimic natural objects such as leaves, plants and animals were reflected in furniture, light and art too. We also noticed numerous beautifully hand-made items using sustainable materials like clay, wool, bamboo and jute that add a wonderful earthly element to a space.
Hill House was inspired by this trend and brought back with us a selection of superb patterned baskets for wall displays in a range of soft colours. Natural wall displays such as this add an organic variation in design, particularly in a more relaxed environment. A limited number of these pieces will be available at our Hill House Showroom in Surrey!
Keep It Blush
With the onset of Spring, designers throughout Maison & Objet embraced a fresh take on pastels to brighten up the January blues. A common trend was the use of soft blush pink in upholstery.
Metal accents included throughout the fair's interior design schemes such as brass, bronze and gold cut through this soft natural tone, bringing warmth and edge to luxury design.
Mixed Metal Accents
We were astonished by an array of detailed textured metallics in furniture, lighting, ironware and art at this year's show. Bronze in particular featured heavily and one of our favourite pieces was a sculptural pendant light casting shadows upwards by the north facing bulb! The use of metal accents adds a touch of modern and sophisticated flare to luxury interior design.
In line with the more natural styles of this year's Maison & Objet was the inclusion of green hues in a range of interior and exterior items including furniture, decorative pillows and accessories. Emeralds, malachite and British racing greens all had their place in upholstery and leatherware. These hues were also noted in some botanical inspired schemes at the fair, bringing a beautiful horticultural feel into indoor space.
Bringing the Outside In
Here at Hill House we love beautiful fresh floristry, but many of our clients travel extensively so we have become attuned with the practical use of faux flowers. We were sure to notice a flourishing of faux flowers and foliage in this year's fair too. They were pretty hard to miss when entire surfaces and walls were covered with them!
Botanical-inspired schemes were not just noted in the faux flowers but also in detailed patterns, prints, motifs and artworks. Don't be afraid to take inspiration from the outdoors by decorating your space with a mix of botanical-inspired fabrics and artwork!
When we moved to the outdoor schemes, we noted a decoration in flora and fauna including banana plants and topiary. Outdoor artificial plants are a great choice especially for clients that are not in residence for long periods of time.
We are sure you would have noticed by the selection of our pictures from Maison & Objet that these trends complement each other in a number of interior design pieces and schemes. These are certainly not singular design styles that you have to stick to dutifully. As you can see these trends combine beautifully and we encourage you to experiment with them in your home this year!