Curated Color with Tonal Touches..perfectly explains my last two days shopping stores in this amazing city. Paris never disappoints..especially when it comes to creative color.
What better way to add color and style to a rainy, cold and grey day in Paris…by visiting Deco Off, an international textile event that takes place once a year in the interior design district on the left bank of Paris.
Global, Graphic and Tropical inspired patterns were among the most popular in many of the textile showrooms. Most featured embroidered accents, appliqués and textured printing techniques.
More information regarding Paris Deco Off can be found at http://www.paris-deco-off.com/
Bold bedding geometric inspired prints in black and white in BVH department store in the Marais section of Paris.
Gift set mug collections in black, white and gold featuring text graphics in various type fonts.
This teal color [on the blue side] is the second largest influential color behind black at retail in Paris.
Over scaled geometric prints lend a graphic vibe to any sofa, bed or chair.
At the Merci Concept Store in the Marais section of Paris, tabletop was truly a trend to be reckoned with adding mini dishes and plates to the mix.
This bed set at Conran’s on the left bank of Paris was just one of many graphic inspired beds throughout the city.
At Galleries Lafayette Maison, these graphic towels in black and ecru have a tribal vibe that coordinate well with the graphics aesthetic of the season.
At Le Compagnie Francaise, graphic one color ikat patterns compliment this mixed substrate chair of leather and vinyl cording.
This woven bench detail at BVH is not only trend right, it’s a practical solution for expanding seating in your home.
At Merci Concept Store, it’s all about the graphic and global mix, showcasing authentic woven baskets in black and white, mixed with rustic matte and glossy black ceramic vessels.
We have been talking about global influences in fashion and in home decor for the past decade but this season global is more than an influence, it’s a lifestyle that is melding the borders of countries.
No longer are we singling out a certain cultures style or influence, we are celebrating all cultures as a lifestyle.
In prints we are combining color palettes that are unexpected and celebrating the craftsmanship of many countries by embellishing with embroidered and appliquéd accents.
In fashion we are seeing a melange of fabrics working together on one garment with updated global color palettes.
In home decor, texture is important either printed or embellished with 3-D fabrics.
It’s time we celebrate these global greats as a new way of mixing craft, style and art both in fashion and in the home.
So inspired by the colors of Paris through architecture and natural lighting. It truly is a painters paradise where organic color takes center stage.
It’s been non-stop trend travel the past six months both overseas as well as locally…Berlin, Paris, Cologne, New York City, Los Angeles, Frankfurt and London…Visiting design shows like Maison, Heimtextil, High Point Market, Las Vegas Market and KBIS……one gets to feel the pulse of products for the season.
As Creative Director and co-founder of Design Works International in NYC, a lifestyle studio for the home and fashion markets…this season my global greats are textile treasures…
The diversity in textile patterns with technique updates this season are fresh and fun because we are seeing a great mix of printing techniques, embroidery and appliqué work! Each textile collection has a personality of its own making this seasons “global greats” true treasures!
Classic Home in LA showing off their”Artisan Blue” ensemble with the perfect mix of techniques giving this collection a well balanced selection of diversified looks for top of bed! Las Vegas Market January.
Let’s Collabrate on more Textile Treasures…send me your pics so we can add to these favorite finds. E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Photo by Nancy Fire
While in Paris on a trend shopping trip I came across these “Sassy Suculents” and immediately fell in plant love! I mean these guys just had it going on…perfect color, perfect texture and of course perfect pot!
I love this “Rustic Glam” style, mixing smooth surfaces, beautiful tinted colors with the texture of these lava pots.
I wonder if a person not in the design field would feel the same way about these sassy suculents and fall in plant love like I did!
We all know that suculents are trending now but like anything else when a trend hits you need to rethink your strategy so that you can reinvent your product in a more “trend right” sensibility!
I think these “Sassy Suculents-Parisian Style”…did just that!