The new pastels

Forget sugary sweet tones, in 2019 pastels are growing up. Designers throughout Maison & Objet have embraced a fresh take on pastels, which favors muted tones over pretty pinks & baby blues. Modern shapes are saturated in barely-there blushes, soft sage and lemon yellows, with matt finishes giving a retro edge to an otherwise contemporary look. Brass and gold accessories cut through the milky tones of the “new pastels” giving warmth and an altogether more mature edge to the trend. The perfect way to waken your interior from its wintry lull, the New Pastels are here to kick start the new year.

Art Deco revival

The Art Deco influence has been a huge presence at Maison & Objet this year, inspiring both textile design and furniture silhouettes. Pink velvet, which was seen across everything from bed cushions & poufs to statement sofas, is as popular as ever. And when paired with tones of olive green, oxblood and navy, the beautiful blush brings Great Gatsby glam straight into the 21st century. The precise patterns most associated with Art Deco design were seen across lighting, wall art and tableware, with metallic embellishments and fringed detailing adding to the luxe look. It’s curvaceous, it’s textural & it’s opulent. Art Deco Revival is the perfect antidote to the Winter blues.

Back to basics

We’ve embraced 50 shades of grey thanks to Scandi Minimalism, but in 2019 it’s time to warm things up. Oatmeal and linen tones are taking over grey as our new favourite neutrals, and we’ll be going back to basics with natural materials in a bid to live more consciously, a common theme throughout Maison & Objet. Furniture made from earthy jute, wood and hemp create a pared-back, rustic feel whilst flashes of tobacco & tan stop the overall scheme from looking too washed out. Simplistic styling, no heavy patterns. In 2019 we’re going back to basics.