The very wonderful Carmen Natschke, founder and editor of The Decorating Diva generously offered to share her 25 top finds from Maison et Objet 2012. While we tend to agree with Mae West that too much of a good thing is wonderful, we are opting to prolong the pleasure. So here are Carmen’s top Parisian picks – part one of five. And part one starts with shades of saturated pinks which had a strong showing at Maison et Objet. Paolo Murani Design highlights this color trend in multiple hues of fuchsia.
Sophisticated Black and White colorways lent an elegant timeless appeal. Jean Boggio for Franz upped the style quotient of this white buffet with a interesting materials mix of lacquered woods and inlaid porcelain.
Imaginative lighting was one of the most interesting highlights from Maison et Objet. This Murano chandelier looks ethereal, yet it makes a substantial style statement.
Pergay Jacques table and chandelier highlight another trend – mixing the hard, unrefined, rough with refined, elegant pieces. The interesting mix of crystal, salvaged/aged woods and metal create an interesting aesthetic that defies being pigeon-holed into one style category. I also love that they used delicate white china dinnerware – again a striking, yet pleasing contrast against the rough texture of the table top.
Black quilted claw foot tub from Aquamass illustrates a more couture approach to bathing. The trend for the sophisticated black and white colorway is evident in this tub and several others Aquamass had on display.
Please check back tomorrow for your next “Fabulous Five” from Paris.