happy tgif everyone! hope you’re gearing up for a great weekend. i’m enjoying some down time and making an effort to really edit my paris pics. as i was going thru the flea market stuff i started to notice that a lot of the same upholstery trends at the high end trade show were the same as the flea market. kind of makes you wonder which came from where. on the other hand i don’t wonder at all and believe that all trends start at the flea markets of paris!
bright velvets, two tone
contrasting fronts and backs
cottony stripes, rough burlap textures and nail heads
attention to detail, two kinds of piping
ticking, stripes and deconstructed cozy casual
box pleat seats and rough linen
stripes and linen
more navy linen
bold colors and detailled frames
black and white, floral toile patterns
velvet covered furniture
and greek key trim from the turn of the century. guess everything old really is new again thanks to the creative minds of the paris markets who know just how much to leave on or take off when it comes to showing their wares and chairs. i’m a chair lover and it’s comforting to know that the french understand that ripping all the old fabric off, even if it’s tattered, is an art, creating a sculpture almost, so the new owner will see the history and still be able to put his or her vision on it to make if fresh and mod. well, i’m off, bon weekend!
hi everyone. how’s everything? all’s well here. but i do miss my paris markets.
i’ve been holding back for weeks on posting maison et objet coverage and now i can finally share it! i’m not used to censoring myself and by writing and taking pics for a team of pros like lonny’s made me have to focus and compartmentalize things.
my usual m.o. is to take tons of pics and keep them on external hard drives and in forgotten folders. but no more! with my trusty newfound organization underway, i can happily say here’s the first installment:
maison et objet, paris 2011: upholstery trends
mixing textures and contrasting fabric on sides and top, herringbone wool fabric, two types of piping
super-soft but durable linen as upholstery, contrasting armrests, cotton rope piping
box mattress seats and cushions, small graphic prints, moderne furniture
traditional techniques, durable materials like burlap
linen with a hint of metallic, pink ribbon under nailheads
edged in ribbon trim and covered-button nail heads
contrasting covered buttons in velvet
suit fabrics on sofas mixed with piped removable seat covers
cozy is key stripes=cozy
what’s underneath is just as important. traditional french furniture making allows freedom for anyone to design a chair
classic styles offer endless versatility
everything ready to be upholstered, timeless shapes, deco club chair
bright lacquer chair frames
hi gloss edges in bold colors
contrasting edges, fabric on furniture, black and white check
ameythst linen, pink satin ribbon
navy and gray velvet chair. turquoise piping, vibrant velvets, quilting on cushions
a nod to art nouveau. contrast is the last word!
hope you enjoyed it! more tomorrow, bonne nuit!
hi guys, it’s the second installment of my report of the trends at the maison et objet last week in paris. i hope you enjoy it and if so please let me know, cause without your comments, my joie de vivre is gone and i just can’t go on!