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Trends from the 2014 Paris Déco Off

Posted by on January 29, 2014 .

This week we’re looking at one of the trends coming out of Paris Déco Off, the annual gathering of international designer homewares and fabric brands in the home of fashion. Paris streets were adorned with huge lampshades in bright colours, and everyone from Aldeco to Zoffany exhibited. There were so many exciting new home décor ideas there, and we particularly like the geometric print trend, which referenced 1950s design influences and brought them bang up to date.

Boussac showcased their “Outdoor California Collection”, which featured bold and dynamic printed fabrics that are designed for outdoor use. In this collection, Boussac has paired these with a range of outdoor furniture designs that will brighten up even the shadiest space (image copyright Pierre Frey):

In contrast, Casadeco had a more subtle take on this geometric trend and Lelievre’s new fabric range also referenced the 1950s in its new Jacquard fabric by contrasting interlacing geometrics in contemporary colours  (image right, copyright Lelievre).

As with so many trends, this focus on patterned upholstery fabrics can be traced back to catwalk shows and in particular, the Spring/Summer and Pre-Fall shows at Milan Fashion Week. Sharply patterned dresses and separates were seen all over the catwalks of a variety of shows, including Fendi, Talbot Runhof, Sass & Bide as well as Alice and Olivia   (image copyright Style.com and Patternbank):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It looks to be a hot trend that will stick around, so why not buy into by introducing a geometric print to your home? One of our local fabric houses, Warwick Fabrics, have a gorgeous collection called “Kato” which comes in a variety of bright colours as well as black, which we can use to create the bespoke furniture of your dreams.

Here’s our Leclerc bench, custom made with a fabric wrapped base in “Kato”and a plain velvet faux cushion top :

Or to totally transform one of your rooms, we found this wallpaper by Jonathan Adler, which will definitely make a bold statement in your room! (Image copyright Jonathan Adler)

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