Maison & Objet has closed its doors for another year. A celebration of lifestyle, decoration and design, it’s the ultimate destination for interior & design professionals to scope out the trends for the coming year. Since the September edition opened on the 7th, we’ve had an insight into the trends we can expect to embrace in our interiors in 2019. From the soft white tones of an Italian city to the pastel perfection of Miami’s South Beach, three standout trends from this year are reminiscent of some of our favourite destinations…
Autumn hasn’t even begun and we’re already thinking about our SS19 homes. Throughout Maison soft pastels and palm tree motifs were seen in abundance. A striking contrast from the dark, opulent tones we will be embracing in the coming months.
Reminiscent of the pretty pastel buildings that line Miami’s famous summer spot, South Beach is bringing soft tones and modern forms into our homes for 2019. Simplicity is key with this look, but don’t be afraid to mix and match colours. Combine barely-there blushes, almost-white blues and light-toned greens to bring the laid-back vibes of Miami to your interior. Avoid over-embellishments that will distract from the overall scheme. This look isn’t about creating a focal point. If you want to add vibrancy, a touch of gold contrasts beautifully against the pastel hues and brings the warmth of South Beach home.
Maison was brimming with soft white tones and ornately detailed stoneware this season. Reminiscent of the white-washed coastal town in Puglia, aptly named La Città Bianca (The White City), this look brings the ethereal elegance of the Italian city to your home.
A look to be devoured, it favours stone accessories with unexpected shapely forms (picture the soft curves of Michelangelo’s David and you’re on the right track). Get the look in your home by pairing curvaceous stone accessories with soft furnishings in cloud-like tones. Don’t be afraid to clash, this isn’t about creating a sleek, put-together look. The charm of the White City lies in its imperfections: the houses built upon houses, the walkways that lead to nowhere and the speckles on its historical architecture. Pair ivory with cream, vanilla with alabaster. Take a white stone vase and pair with an off-white feathered lampshade. However you choose to introduce the look, mix tones and textures to create your very own Città Bianca.
Bright and bold colours are back with a bang. A constant theme throughout Maison, vivid colours were splashed across everything from fragrance and furniture to soft furnishings. Taken straight from the streets of Havana, this look is unashamedly audacious and needs to be applied with confidence.
Working best in homes with a neutral base, this look will liven up your space and awaken your love for interior design. Have fun with colour. Introduce pinks, turquoises and yellows into your living room, bathroom or bedroom. Play with patterns and motifs. Stripes, geometrics and botanical prints work best, but don’t be afraid to experiment. Tie in the look with subtle materials, you don’t want to distract from the colours in this scheme. We love terracotta for its undeniable warmth and its ability to blend into any surrounding.