Maison Et Objet took place in Paris a few weeks ago. This super chic, trend-setting home furnishing show happens twice a year and is consider a leading indicator of what will be in fashion for home decor. The New York Times has an article reviewing the show and highlighting some of the main trends for 2008 and beyond.
- Mass produced items are out. People want unique items, especially in the luxury market. We'll see a continued, growing emphasis using unique metals and woods where every piece will be a little different.
- Metallics are still hot. Sofas and chairs upholstered in metallic fabrics gives the pieces a touch of "gorgeousness" that plays into all of our inner narcissism.
- Purple and gray is a strong color combination. Fuchsia and lime green are being used in all categories of home furnishings.