Color and Home Decor Trends from Maison et Objet

Decor Ideas and Color Trends 2014

This September, the theme at Maison et Objet was Sharing. This uplifting theme explores the new ways that we grow as a creative community, networking and collaborating through the generous sharing, and liking icons of the digital age. We love this positive perspective on how our modern lives can benefit from the social tools of the digital world. As always, the designs at this Paris show wowed with a global mix of gorgeous colors, textures, styles, inspirations and innovations.

Organic Wood: Wood has always been a building staple, it is truly a timeless material. However, trends of the day reveal their tendencies in the finish of the wood, whether it is painted, stained, dark, rustic, or glossy. This year natural and unfinished wood, especially in light colors, as well as distressed and vintage wood looks dominated decor exhibits at Maison.

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Heavy Metal and Warm Copper: Gleaming metals were adding an embellished brilliance to furniture, walls, objets d’art, lighting and tableware. Bronze and copper were especially prominent, bringing a burnished tawny glow to all sorts of lovely items. We have observed copper hues trending for a few seasons now, and the movement has continued to grow with luminous success.

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Typography & Words: An important theme, one focused on by Maison et Objet themselves, is the notion of letters and words as art. “Writing is becoming a pictorial object that is filling spaces, surfaces and materials. Graphic and typographic effects are writing a feast of words that communicates with poetry and meaning and revives our social bonds” -Elizabeth Leriche This creative expression in the face of advancing digital lives can be seen in typography, and hand-written words as prints and artistic embellishments.

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Color Spirit: The colors that captivated designers this year included an abundance of pretty midtone pastels with pops of bright accents like chartreuse. Blue and white were also especially prominent. Shibori indigo, delft porcelain blue, and vivid cobalt paired with crisp whites added a fresh yet classic contrast to walls, textiles, ceramics, accessories and floors.

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Industrial Chic: Playing on the popularity of upcycling and DIY decor, distressed textures and factory inspired items were mixed in with gorgeous designs for a gritty-chic edge. Packing crates and practical items, like lockers, tools and exposed lightbulbs were found in unexpected design layouts for a touch of rebellion against convention. The items were often embellished with a fresh coat of paint or a metallic touch, accenting their raw industrial forms with a splashy detail. The winner of the Maison et Objet designer of the Year, in fact, was Tom Dixon, an industrial designer who created rose to fame with welded salvage furniture and “instantaneous factory” inspired designs.

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Tom Dixon, winner of the Maison et Objet Designer of the Year

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Autumn Home Décor: 5 Ways to Warm up Your Space!

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It’s officially the fall season, the season where warm knits, tall leather boots, cozy scarves and a pumpkin latte in your hand is on trend and stylish. We easily change up our wardrobe with the passing of seasons, so why shouldn’t it be the same for our home décor? Don’t think you have to totally rearrange the look of your room, instead think of it as adding on some layers. Just like layering our wardrobe, we can easily layer in some key pieces to our décor that will bring a little autumn home to stay. Today, we’ve pulled together our top 5 fall home decorating ideas for you to not only spice up your interior but bring some warmth to any area in your apartment or home.

 

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1. Layer in Soft Textures

Adding a collection of cozy pillows to furniture or a soft blanket or throw to the back of your couch or chair, will give you a warm place to cuddle up and enjoy those cold fall nights.

 

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2. Decorate with Area Rugs

Get creative with your area rugs! Layer them on top of each other or even over wall to wall carpet. They will not only help to keep your feet warm during the colder months, but they will also help to bring warmth to your home décor.

 

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3. Add a Touch of Autumn Flavor

Add in splashes of fresh autumn accents such as leaves, berries, pumpkins and apples, to make the rich, earthy colors of fall come alive in your room.

 

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4. Switch up Your Bedding

Switch your summer duvet cover to a warm quilt, or change your cotton sheets to flannel. Even adding a textured throw over top of your existing comforter, will add a nice cozy touch to your bedroom space.

 

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5. Bring in Candlelight

Adding in soft lighting will make your home feel warm and inviting. Place candles around your room to easily transition from daylight to the soft glow of a candle.

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A handsome bedroom space designed with the Cypress Paisley Damask wallpaper, new from the Oxford Collection

With a wide spectrum of patterns including faux wood, leather and brick effects, as well as nautical looks, vintage cars and newspapers, plaids, paisleys, architectural designs and modern graphics, this handsome selection lends a hand in fashioning a space that’s all your own.

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Warm, comfortable style can be seen throughout this dashing collection of prints

A worldly color palette marked by spice tones, warm hues, blues and neutrals, makes this stylish mirage of traditional and fashionable wallpapers a timeless décor accent filled with dashing adventure, iconic accents and perfectly well-suited appeal.

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Meridian Nautical Plaid wallpaper via Oxford by Beacon House

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Perfect for a study or den, this scholarly print brings a well-educated air to walls accented with a chic vintage vibe

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Create a rustic and modern kitchen space with the Letterpress Typography wall paper via the Oxford Collection

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Classic nautical style via the Voyage Sailboats wallpaper design

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A collection of vintage newsprints on this neutral wallpaper design, brings an antique look and feel to walls

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Vintage ships, compasses, planes and hot air balloons, invite adventurous detail to any space – Explorer Antique Map wallpaper via the Oxford Collection

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A timeless entryway created with the Christiana Damask Medallion, Greer Gingham Check & Shandi Bird Hill border, all designs from the Chesapeake Countryside Collection

There is nothing quite like walking into a home that feels both warm and inviting, filled with memorabilia from the past that’s been collected through generations. A wood burning stove, grandmothers precious china, cozy quilted blankets, an antique hutch, rustic and timeless décor that mark the beauty of a well loved home. And today, we are thrilled to announce a new collection by Chesapeake, Countryside, filled with both warmth and style and that uses traditional Americana inspired designs in a fresh and modern way. Beautiful borders, time-worn textures, floral trails and vintage designs blend with gingham and patchwork prints, country chic damasks and more for a selection of wallpapers that mix the old with the new and provide you with a wonderful starting point to creating a memorable home that will be enjoyed for many years to come.

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Perfect vintage kitchen décor using the Arronsburg Damask wallpaper & Bailey Rooster Script border from the Countryside Collection

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Master the art of a true rustic escape with the June Heritage Tin Star border & Mapleton Faux Wood Texture

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Adamstown Vintage Newspaper design via Countryside by Chesapeake

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Bring Nature Indoors

The heart of Autumn decorating stems from the beauty of nature. From pine cones and berries to acorns, pumpkins and leaves, creating a gorgeous wreath or a rustic centerpiece out of natural details is an easy and stylish fall addition.

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Cozy Accents

Layering your room in a variety of cozy throws and blankets adds both warmth and texture to décor, fashioning a comfortable fall escape for you to enjoy on those chilly days and nights.

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Decorative Pumpkins

It’s not about the plain orange pumpkins anymore! Painted and glittered, golden and shiny, pumpkins have come a long way and can be both a chic and stylish fall accessory to home décor.

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Shades of Autumn

Rich browns, brick reds, burnt oranges and golden yellows all lend their part in creating an Autumn inspired atmosphere. Decorative pillows or kitchen linens are a great way to add in unexpected pops of these toasty shades.

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1. Bring dimension and symmetry to a long hallway by lining each wall in black and white photographs of the same shape and size

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2. Bring an element of surprise to your room by covering a vibrant wall in black and white photographs

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3. Mix both small and large photos to add interest to your space as well as keep the eye fascinated and moving

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Wallpaper Panels for a Pop of Pattern

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Create a beautiful mural with hanging wallpaper panels via SF Girl by Bay Blog

From covering walls to ceilings to tabletops, bookshelves and even headboards, wallpaper has truly remade itself in the home decor marketplace. Having been scrutinized and labeled with such terms as outdated and tacky, the new role its taken on is like a breath of fresh air. With endless possibilities that offer you both an affordable and easy design solution when redecorating your house, building a home from scratch in a new apartment or condo, or rather styling a trendy dorm room, wallpaper can make the old new again and turn the ordinary into something beautiful. Today we show you just how simple it is to take a single roll of wallpaper and turn it into a dazzling statement piece for walls. Let’s get started!

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Project: How to Make a Hanging Wallpaper Panel!

Tools & Supplies:

1 roll of wallpaper

2 wooden dowel rods

A piece of decorative string

Staple gun

Scissors

Ruler

Glue

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Step 1: Measure and cut the wallpaper to the exact length you need using a ruler and a pair of scissors (width is already precut for you!)

Step 2: Cut each dowel rod 1-2 inches longer than the width of your wallpaper

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Step 3: For both the top and the bottom, place the wallpaper over the rod, tucking into place and securing with a staple gun, stapling every couple inches

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Step 4: To make sure the rod stays in place, run a little glue down the length of your rod, making sure the edges are thoroughly fastened into place

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Step 5: To hang, take a piece of decorative cord and tie it to each end of the rod and then hang from a hook on the wall

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Voila! A lovely new addition to your room. Want to see more paneled looks? Check out some additional inspiration below!

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An enchanting addition to kitchen décor via Camille Styles Blog

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DIY Project: Wallpaper on Stair Risers!

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Alternate wallpaper designs for an exceptionally unique touch

From black and white prints to the more vibrant and colorful, adding a beautiful pattern to stair risers is an easy way to bring stylish detail to the interior of your home. With numerous ways to express your own individual design style, this is the perfect time to allow those creative juices to flow! Whether you choose a pretty floral print for a more romantic and girly feel or instead opt for a chic geometric for that dash of modern flavor, this simple DIY project will truly make a statement in your home as well impress those around you by showing off your artistic talents!

Project Tools:

  • 1 roll of wallpaper prepasted or unpasted (2 rolls+ if you are looking to alternate designs as seen in the picture above)
  • 1 can of acrylic wallcovering primer
  • 1 can of wallpaper paste/adhesive (if using unpasted wallpaper)
  • 1 quart of matte gloss or gloss clear acrylic
  • Household cleaner & sponge
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Wallpaper sponge/brush
  • Smoothing tool
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Before & After: Bare white stairs transformed into a lovely new décor statement

Project Directions:

  1. With your ruler, measure each stair riser separately as each stair could vary in size.
  2. Using your pencil, trace out each measurement on the back of your wallpaper and cut to size with a pair of scissors (read the wallpaper label to determine the exact pattern repeat, to ensure that each sheet remains proportional to one another).
  3. Next, wash your steps to make sure they are free of any dust or debris.
  4. Apply a thin coat of primer to each stair riser and let dry. This helps the wallpaper stick to the surface better as well as makes it easier to remove later.
  5. If you are using an unpasted wallpaper, apply a thin coat of paste to each stair. Next, press the wallpaper onto each stair riser and even into place with a smoothing tool. If you are using a prepasted wallpaper, refer to the manufacturer’s instructions on the correct booking time, and then use the same steps from above to apply.
  6. Wait until the wallpaper has completely dried, while making sure to wipe away any excess paste with a sponge.
  7. Lastly, apply a thin coat of glaze to protect your stairs from future wear and tear.

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How To: Decorating with Geometrics

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It’s no surprise that geometric patterns have made their way from Greek art to fashion to furniture, wallpaper, rugs, pillows and more! They continue to lie at the heart of great design and can transform even a drab room into a chic and stylish sanctuary. Geometric designs help to both modernize a home’s look and bring visual interest and depth to a room with a variety of simple shapes including diamonds, chevron prints, hexagons, circles and waves. Finding the right way to incorporate these uncomplicated prints into your personal space can be a headache and challenge when knowing where to begin may seem like an unending puzzle. However, we found with just a few elementary tips and tricks, decorating with geometrics can be as simple as pairing wine with cheese and black with white!

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Images via Pinterest & Design Milk

Starting with easy, basic changes is the first step to transforming your room into a modern oasis. Some simple ideas include hanging geometric style art or paintings with a modern twist on walls, redoing shelves or bookshelves incorporating square, diamond or block print patterns and finally bringing in a chevron rug or pillows as accents to your décor. Just remember that geometric prints are both bold and loud so only changing a few pieces is necessary.

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Geometric rugs are a wonderful solution to starting small. They bring both texture and balance to your room without being overpowering (image via Pinterest)

When working with geometrics, the two most important tips are making sure that the colors in the room flow properly together so they are not competing against one another, as well as the ratio of prints to solids is balanced. You need to have a place for the eye to breathe, away from all the attention grabbing elements. By creating spaces that are clean and devoid of design, your room will be proportional and inviting rather than busy and unwelcoming.

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A perfect example of balance, a geometric wallpaper offset by a solid duvet cover and pillows (image via Brewster Home Fashions)

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With coordinating colors and perfect balance, this room provides a wonderful example of geometric decorating done right (image via Brewster Home Fashions)

The last tip to keep in mind when incorporating geometrics into your room is when layering patterns and prints. Keep scale and balance in mind, offset smaller prints with slightly larger designs so they work together rather than overpowering one another.

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A large scale geometric rug offset by a small scale contemporary art design (image via decoist.com)

Have your own tips when decorating with geometrics? Share them below!

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Sunny Hues: Decorating with Yellow!

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“Painting your walls yellow is like creating a room full of sunshine.” ~Suzanne Moutis, Executive Editor for Style at Home (image via houzz)

Yellow is the color of spring and summer, of sunshine and warmth, sunflowers and daffodils. Being the most radiant of all the colors on the spectrum, it is known to inspire happiness and optimism as well as creativity and fun. With an array of lemon-infused decor ideas, learn how you can easily bring sunny decor to life in your own space (big or small!).

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Add yellow accents for a pop of color (images via houzz & pinterest)

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Get that perfect infusion of yellow with wallpaper (images via Brewster Home Fashions & houzz)

With a variety of different shades, yellow can actually have contrasting personalities. Pale hues are balanced and soft and often serve as a neutral tone. Their soothing nature tends to invoke a feeling of serenity and relaxation. Bright hues on the other hand are loud and bold and can be overpowering if used excessively. These colors tend to work as perfect accents to a room through chairs, linens and even bookshelves.

This pale yellow room is both warm and inviting (image via pinterest)

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Bright pillow and lamp shade details are both happy & cheerful décor accents (image via houzz)

Yellow can also be a fabulous compliment to a collection of other shades, blue and black being a favorite. With a longstanding history of being a classic color combination, yellow and blue can inspire a nautical beach look with navy tones and sunshine hues or can also offer a more eclectic style with turquoise shades and toned down lemon hues. Both combos are a chic and elegant décor choice.

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A sophisticated bedroom made stylish with pops of turquoise and yellow (image via houzz)

Darker shades look ultra-chic when combined with black and white accents (image via pinterest)

A room styled in a yellow and black color scheme can be both modern and cozy. Adding in a warm hue like yellow softens the harsh and overpowering nature of a dark bold color. By adding in fresh pops of white, this beautiful blend can create a room that is as happy as it is polished.

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A bold, black wall is not overpowering when mixed with yellow & white details (image via houzz)

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A pale yellow couch and walls tone down the jet-black details (image via homedit.com)

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