trending now: trim, tufts and tuffets

hey guys, how’s your wednesday? i’m catching up on my work and still a little jet lagged. i’m taking a break to go through more shots from the show. funny when you edit how it starts to take shape. this above was done by a gorgeous italian company who designed lamps and just had these in the booth for guests. she did them in creme taffeta and piped them with black patent leather. they were so hot!

i was definitely into contrasting trims and piping, it’s a great old look that’s always fresh. there was plenty of eye candy from slipper chairs, hooded, wing backs, leather, vanity, stools, benches and ottomans.

it’s clean and highlights the lines whether it’s a lot or a little.

i don’t think i’ll ever get tired of tufting done well. this white chair has pretty chrome cabriole legs.

and i’m always on the lookout for little vanity and boudoir chairs.

these were on rollers (above) and this pretty christopher guy has lacquer feet.

i  love the bright gold leaf legs on this piece but benches are a whole other story. better run, time for dinner, have a great night!

January 27, 2011. Design Show, Furniture, Maison et Objet. 8 comments.

so ready for bed

The bed is a bundle of paradoxes:  we go to it with reluctance, yet we quit it with regret.  ~Charles Caleb Colton

hi guys, another full day at the show and it still seems like i just skimmed the surface. the last thing i want to do is go back tomorrow, especially with the flea markets on but i just didn’t get it all done. today i focused on finding the perfect bed for the AD show, something that will be a crown jewel in the booth. these were a couple of contenders.

this show weird, the more you see, the more there is to see. hall after hall, mega booths galore, no wonder my clients burn out and start to hate my guts after a few hours! i’m starting to crash myself but will carry on.

the books are always my favorite part of the show, maybe tomorrow after the twice-over i’ll get a chance to go through some of them. maybe even leave early and hit the fleas, that would be the perfect day. ok well, i’m definitely at my limit today. good night!

January 22, 2011. Design Show, Maison et Objet, Paris, Paris Trip, Products, Projects. 7 comments.

a few favorite things

well a few hours in the right big white tube and you are suddenly en paris. the show is enormous, spectacular, innovative and inspiring. my first stops were to see old friends.  i adore the geniuses at who blur the line between real and trompe l’oeil.

others were getting in to the action this year, these had a bit of an edge: trompe l’oeil doors, some with grafiti via

beautiful things were of course around every corner like these handmade comforters in silk satin from holland.

and my camera died at christopher guy but i’ll be back tomorrow, it was stunning.

anyway it’s not late but i went straight to the show from the plane. i think i was the first one in so i’m beyond tired. more a demain, bonne nuit from the streets!

January 21, 2011. Design Show, France, Maison et Objet, Paris. 24 comments.

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