The Maison & Objet shows are always highlights in the Houseologists’ calendars as these amazing fairs provide us with a style sneak peek at the hottest trends, the most innovative designs and the rising stars of the interiors world! The September 2015 Maison & Objet show in Paris certainly did not disappoint and our buying team spent two days marvelling at the sheer volume of inspiration and beautiful new interior design trends on display. From clocks to couches and textiles to teapots, Maison & Objet’s nine halls showcased pieces for every room in the house and, right now, our team is curating the most stylish and dynamic collections to bring you the ultimate new season interior looks.
“This year many of the stands had a real emphasis on creating a full sensory experience,” explains buyer, Lauren. “From floors covered in sand to 2300 beautiful scented flowers suspended from the ceiling in the Floating Flower Garden installation, September 2015’s Maison & Objet really was a treat for all the senses! It was an amazing four days and I can’t wait to start bringing the beautiful new collections to Houseology.com!”
Indigo blue is a favourite interior design trend with the Housologists for AW15 and Maison & Objet 2015 saw this hue appearing across a number of the new season collections - particularly soft furnishings. Although this gorgeous deep shade of blue appeared frequently, other blue tones were also ascending to the fore everywhere from crockery to beautiful outdoor furnishings at Ethimo. “Indigo blue was cropping up a lot in the various designer collections,” says Lauren. “However, it was clear that other shades of blue are also going to be sticking around for the coming months too. Pale duck egg shades and vibrant teal were worked into some of the ranges; duck egg blue makes for a gorgeous transitional tone that can be used across the seasons.”
Blush and nude colours have been on the Houseologists’ radars for a while as the softness of the hue is perfect for introducing warmth into a scheme while retaining a cool, Urban feel. These hues are also the perfect balance for the deep inky blue interior trend or work beautifully alone. “We saw beautiful blush bed linen and nude textiles at Maison & Objet 2015,” says Lauren. “Although these are often considered to be spring-like shades, the chalkiness of the colours and the rich materials that they are featuring on makes them feel cosy and super-stylish for autumn.”
The theme of Maison & Objet 2015 was Precious and this was evoked through gemstones, extremely delicate materials, utterly unique designs, finely crafted natural materials and beautiful metallic finishes. Copper was, once again, a key look for a number of designers and brass and gold also made waves. “The Eichholtz stand was a real showstopper,” says Lauren. “It was filled with gorgeous gold and mirror finishes and a rich ruby red palette that really exuded a feeling of luxury while other stands combined their metallic finishes with more contemporary shapes instead.”
As well as the key interior design trends for the coming seasons, there were also number of micro trends emerging through the collections too. Mid-century wing-back chairs with a modern twist appeared in a number of collections adding a touch of grandeur to interior schemes. On table tops, crockery, tablecloths and napkins featured in bold berry shades and charcoal greys – a perfect scheme for a modern twist on the festive dinner table!
“So many of the brands had outdone themselves this year with beautiful stands but there were a couple that really stood out to me,” says Lauren. “The Tom Dixon stand was astounding, filled with so many beautiful statement pieces that really showcased this year’s trend for copper.” From lighting to small household accessories such as barware, Tom Dixon’s new pieces combined a range of metallic finishes making them feel cool and contemporary rather than overbearing.
Bringing a burst of fun and colour to proceedings was the Fatboy stand, which Lauren also marks as one of her favourites from the show. “I loved this year’s Fatboy stand! There was an outdoor living area that provided the perfect spot to take a moment to rest our weary feet! It was so full of colour and fun, as well as some exciting new product launches too…watch this space!”