The wonderland of interior delight that is Maison & Objet 2019, came to an end yesterday after a weekend of gloriously brilliant design. The exhibition, just like last year, did not disappoint. From the audacious and unexpected, to innovative and classic re-imaginations, Maison & Objet united designers, buyers and creatives from across the globe.
Wendy Clark, Creative Director at Houseology said of the event; “Maison & Objet 2019 was a show filled with jungle prints, geometrics and jewel velvets accenting high gloss lacquer furniture. A retro 70’s vibe was on display and strong tones of mustard, terracotta and teal abounded.”
We know you might not have been able to make it, so we’ve rounded up some of our favourite trends from the exhibition…
Chic, classic and wonderfully versatile, velvet dominated the interior world throughout 2018, and its reign is far from over. Perfectly plush, velvet was everywhere at Maison & Objet 2019, from cushions to headboards, sofas and accent armchairs, velvet is clearly still one of the most loved interior trends in recent years.
Last season saw velvet dominate the design world in shades of plum, emerald green and navy. However, 2019 promises to spin the colour wheel on its head and give us velvet in tonal teal, earthy terracotta, mustard and even dusty lavender. Think Parma violet prettiness, clashed with spiced honey hues and bold blues.
Once reserved for the typical Luxe look, velvet proves to be a frim favourite for all design aesthetics. From the edgy to the elegant home lover, colourful eccentric or chic minimalist, velvet is an all-rounder with plenty to offer any interior. Why not add an rich velvet accent chair to your space? The Oliver Occasional Chair by Kelly Hoppen can uplift your interior in an instant with its perfectly plush padding and velvet mango colourway.
02.Mid Century Retro
Another interior trend continuing to gain momentum from last year is Mid Century design with the introduction of a 70's twist. Having made a huge comeback in recent years, brands are combining classic Mid Century designs with contemporary styling to create a sense of retro revival.
From curved seating, to chrome detailing and a colour palette rich in hues of orange and yellow, the Seventies is back, and it’s more stylish than before (thankfully!). Refined and revived, 2019’s version of the Seventies is a hybrid of classic meets contemporary. Shamelessly cool and brave, a 1970’s inspired interior will create more of an impact than an eyesore. Think Jagger, Bowie and Mercury, Seventies icons with limitless style and influence, so push the boundaries with Seventies style this season, you won’t regret it.
It’s not just silhouettes and detailing from the Seventies that’s made a comeback, some of the best-loved colours are making their way back in to homes this year, mustard being heavily featured in everything from furniture to wallcoverings.
When it comes to adding a little warmth to your interior in the limbo months after Winter, mustard is the perfect choice. Bright, but not too severe, incorporating accents of mustard into your home can make it cosier and eternally stylish. Make bold design statement with the Paddy Cushion Set by William Yeoward for optimum interior impact. Velvet and versatile, the Paddy Cushion Set offers vibrancy and is a perfect addition to a scattering of plush cushions.
Incorporating natural elements into your environment can help improve connectivity, morale, creativity and general well-being, which is why Biophilic design is having a huge impact on interiors.
Heather MacMillan, Head of Buying at Houseology gave us further insight into Biophilic design; “Biophilia is gaining interest and popularity with consumers. Humans are looking to connect more and more to nature. Natural, organic materials such as wood, marbles, sunlight and plants allow nature to come indoors, people are becoming nostalgic for connection, simplicity and craftsmanship.”
From palm-tree printed wallpaper to brass monkey table lamps and flamingos galore, exotic prints and animal patterns are everywhere, and we mean everywhere. Footstools – check, cushions – check, welcome to the jungle and embrace exotic patterns for a truly wild interior. Transform your interior into a tropical oasis with Cole & Son's Icon Palm Leaves Wallpaper , with it's cool mint leaves and bubble-gum pink background, this wallpaper can create a fantastic feature wall in any room of the home.
Sustainability was also a huge trend at Maison & Objet 2019. Many interior brands are now creating diffusion lines centred around sustainable designs, initially introducing 1 or 2 then delivering a full range of products whilst helping improve the working and living conditions of the artisans that were integral to sustainable craftsmanship process.
In discussing interior design sustainability, Heather said; “Some brands are donating a percentage of proceeds to charity, while others are going one step further by donating solar lights to people in need of light in humanitarian situations in off grid areas throughout the world!”