Design Trend Forecast 2009-Maison & Objet
[ElleDecor] Elle Decor reported on the new design trends for 2009, straight from greater Paris’ bi-annual home furnishing trade show; Maison & Objet.
At 1.3 million square feet of exhibition space, there is no way to cover every inch of Maison et Objet, greater Paris’ bi-annual home furnishings trade show. The illusive search for French style starts at any one of the seven exhibition halls but sifting through the trends while dodging 66,000 visitors and 3,000 exhibitors is enough to drive any show participant to the espresso bar—but not PointClickHome style scout and professional design consultant, Patty Bouley. With much discipline and expertise, Bouley has returned with the trend forecast for 2009.
For fall 2008 there was a profusion of posh one-of-a-kind finds, but as Bouley reports, if there were to be one overall theme that surfaced this autumn it would be “simple.” This back-to-basics style or “slo tec” is all about less speed for better living with a focus on eco consciousness, quality craftsmanship and agrarian living. The highlights of Maison et Objet were the many shades of gorgeous purple, brilliant golds, and luscious reds. Handmade objects by artisans stood out as did sleek outdoor furniture and lighting.
The newest designs in European Home Furnishings are constantly evolving as new ideas rise from international designers with an uncanny ability to challenge tradition. Trend spotter and style maven Patty Bouley shares the trends at a glance:
Mustard & Plum Palette
Red & Orange Palette
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