Maison et Objet: The latest Interior Trends from Paris!

What: Interior-Fair Maison et Objet
Where: Paris

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Classical elegance at Eichholtz: I am a fan of the small, velvet green armchairs with fringe bordures

I just came back from Paris, where I went to the trade fair ‘Maison et Objet’, where I researched the newest interior trends, furniture- and accessories-brands for you. Even though I have been to this fair for almost ten years now the impressions still remain amazing: Almost 3.000 exhibitors presented their collections in eight halls on 121.500 (!) square meters. The most known furniture brands like Gervasoni, Ligne Roset, Flamant, Grange, Jonathan Adler and Andrew Martin are represented here as well as the home collections of fashion designers like Ungaro, Ralph Lauren, Cavalli, Missoni or Fendi.

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Playful and opulent are the interior accessories, like here at Asiatides, which you can order at my interior shop

I always head to my personal favorites like Asiatides or Versmissen first, because they offer unique, antique items, which are quickly sold out. Moreover I also order furniture and extraordinary interior-accessories for my interior projects. I love to discover new brands. In goose-step and after an exact ‘pattern’ I run through the eight halls and each time I think what the odometer would say after the day.

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Available in all variants: Retro light bulbs and illuminants

Especially in hall I, which always intrigues me with its ethnic-eclectic chic I have found a lot of special and individual newcomers. This season’s motto is called ‘wild’: amidst a more and more technological defined world we start to reflect increasingly back to the beginning and nature.

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One of the most innovative brands is Sempre from Belgium; they exclusively make their products from natural or recycled materials. Here a wooden bench with linen upholstery

Of course, the rather minimalistic, Scandinavian design is also an essential representative of the motto and therefore takes an important influence on our homestyle. Many companies like Bleu Nature and Sempre almost exclusively work only with natural materials: Wood, fur, stone and wool. Still very current is also the so-called ‘industrial look’: industrial design paired with shabby chic.

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Sempre also has a very inspiring fair stand: dive in, submerge and getting new ideas. Wonderful!

My impression though was that the political turmoils and new social unfoldings influence our way of living and the words safe haven and cocooning gain a whole new importance. I have seen incredibly much opulence. A comeback of the baroque forms with lots of splendor, gold and glitter. Maybe a demonstration for the wish for something familiar. A longing for warmth in the big, cold world. BvH

See for yourselves:

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Quite something: posh chandelier over baroque velvet armchair

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Mirror cabinet and I in the middle 🙂

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Some exhibitors present their almost extravagant elegance and take you on a little time travelling journey

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After I have developed a great preference for the minimalistic modern trend, my big weakness for the opulent style, velvet-covered sofas and gold-coated mirrors with baroque details newly awakened. Strange, isn’t it?

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I have to have this golden sofa! Gorgeous!

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A cool understatement with chrome and suede made by Eichholtz

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In love with these pretty pink roses!

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Very cool: Ceiling lamps à la Sputnik!

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Too much isn’t enough could be the motto at Eichholtz

Trend 1: Retro

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Elements of the 50s and 60s experience their revival and find themselves in a lot that I’ve seen on the fair, for example on this table leg …

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… here again as a diningtable. And a comeback for the peacock chair!

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Beautiful arrangement with retro vases

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Floor lamp in the stylish 60s look. I’ll take it!


How about an occult décor-item such as this raven on a skull?


Magnificent: Antique books and little treasures underneath beautiful glass covers


Great idea and amazing effect: light chains in big light bulbs arranged in simple glass vases


Currently super trendy are pendant luminaires in different shapes, but all made out of glass! So chic!


… Here is another variant …


Wowwww! This ceiling lamp! If only I had room for it …

Trend 2: Glass-Shades


… And again as tribute to the 50s! Very elegant isn’t it?


Wallpapers are still very trendy. Elegantly staged at the fair stand of Wall&Déco

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Beautiful furniture-design by Munna from Portugal

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Natural materials also at Gervasoni’s …

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… and again Gervasoni: love the lampshades. They look like Ufo’s

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Eyecatcher: Antolini Bath-Design made in Italy


What an lavish arrangement!


Illuminated hat-parade!


I don’t know where to look first …

Trend 3: Opulence

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Presenting exceptional interior accessories underneath glass covers is still en vogue

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Busts: not marble but wood

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Glass antlers and details arranged on a lambskin

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A new label from Poland with a “schwungvoll” German name …

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… which creates industrial design. Amongst other things these flower boxes in shabby chic-style

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Candles in gold rush from Lifestyle Home Collection

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New décor idea: tortoise shell – looking deceptively real but made from polyresin

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Big like: these lampshades made of rattan from Lifestyle Home Collection

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This arrangement is getting me in the mood for summer

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Also new is this limited ‘Madagascar’ edition of the high-class candle label Baobab. Inspired by the African island the scented candles are being wrapped with colorful bast. Handmade unique models in nine different scents

Trend 4: Back to nature!


The gorgeous, Moroccan Berber carpets might have been in every interior magazine by now but still can’t be missing on Maison et Objet

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Atmospheric light for a cozy summer evening with lanterns from Morocco

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…Moroccan interior design by Zenza

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… including matching cushions


The concrete tile is a traditional classic, which just celebrates a comeback. This trend inspired the Israeli label Beija Flor to design their deceptively real synthetic adaptions, useable for floors and as wall or table decoration. MyStylery loves patterns!


You can obtain many of the displayed articles at my interior shop ‘BIRGIT VON HEINTZE INTERIORS’. For more questions you can contact me at

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