Could the days of the less is more, pared-down decor aesthetic be behind us? It’s not a secret: We LOVE a good (healthy) dose of pattern-mixing, color-splashing, and bold-layering in our work. In fact, we have built a reputation for dousing our interiors with colors, motifs, patterns and textures - all influences brought home from our world travels. So much so that last month the Wall Street Journal featured us, alongside other fabulously maximalist designers, showcasing some highly curated and refreshingly bold interiors. Maximalism is definitely not for the faint of heart. But if you feel your inner maximalist calling, don’t be shy! Go ahead, bravely take the plunge and embrace the wildly fun and dynamic style in your own home! Here are some ways we incorporate more is more in our projects: Books, art, china, vases, you name it! If you have more than a couple of your favorite object, bring them out, display them front and center and make a statement! Wallpaper is a great paint alternative and can powerfully transform a drab, sometimes eyesore of a corner into the pièce de résistance of your home. This is where you can be most adventurous. When it comes to patterns and styles, matchy-mathcy is not always better. There's beauty in an antique heirloom piece juxtaposed with the cleaner lines of a contemporary one. You will be amazed how harmoniously well leopard, tiger and floral prints fit together. Sure there's nothing wrong with neutral, muted tones - there's...
Paris Deco Off is an annual event where the world’s most distinguished wallpaper and fabric showrooms exhibit their newest collections. (Find out more here!) We hit the fabric houses with a vengeance, attempting to see absolutely everything and everyone that was new and exciting for the Spring collections. Since we're known for our ability to incorporate global patterns and styles in our interiors, we naturally gravitated towards the abundance of Indian, Moorish and Chinese influences showcased in this years collections at Paris Deco Off. Birds, animals, and Chinese porcelain patterns were seen everywhere, from fabrics, to wallpapers, to painted furniture. Nowhere was this global influence trend more beautifully executed than in Pierre Frey’s new Maoming collection. Inspired by travels in the Guizhou Province of China, the line evokes the artistry, craftsmanship and know-how of the Miao women. The collection’s colorful ikats, batiks and geometrical embroideries and corresponding wallpapers and rugs, are a true work of art! It was hard to not leave with one of every single pattern. You'll be sure (as per usual) to see a lot of these influences in our upcoming projects! Thanks for reading, and we will see you next week for more inspiration and design.
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