So last week Gem and I made a whirlwind trip to Paris for the day. Sadly not just for the sight-seeing (next time!), but to scour the Maison & Objet show. It’s one of the biggest interiors trade shows in the world so getting round it in one day was no mean feat. We’re talking enormous stands that are done up to be whole forests or room sets or the most amazing array of vintage vignettes… it’s a total rabbit warren. By the head of the day my feet are sore and my brain feels saturated!

It’s always so inspiring though – every time we come away buzzing with ideas and yabber away talking buying plans, design concepts and new biz ideas all the way home on the Eurostar. We’ve found some incredible new pieces that we’re getting ordered in over the next few weeks, but you’ll just have to wait and see! In the meantime here’s what I spotted as some of the leading trends in interiors. If Maison is anything to go by (which it is), these are all going to be big:

Perfect Imperfect

All things artisanal

I’ve been championing this quiet revolution for a while. From beautiful hand craved cabinets to bamboo tables to giant urns, softly woven textiles pieces that show a glimpse of the hands that created them – there’s a story and a thoughtfulness behind every one of these pieces. This was one of my most favourite trends as it resonates so much with what we are doing.

Photo: dailydesignews.com

Uptown elegance

Supremely swanky pieces that look like they should belong in the chicest uptown apartment in NYC. From suede chairs to gold lamps to marble everything. Oversized chandeliers, antique mirrored consoles – it’s a beautiful sophisticated look and very grown up.

Greenery

The indoor outdoor trend was everywhere and as we are so deeply rooted in the plant and botanical world I was extremely happy to see it! Baskets of foliages suspended from the ceiling, trailing fronds spring blossoms everywhere and anywhere. Beautiful. The amazing installation above was by Teamlab.