Take an inside look at Natipernavigare's visit to the grande dame of all design trade shows, Maison & Objet. Senior editor Orli Ben-Dor s 15 of her favorite decorating ideas and finds.
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Patrick Frey, creative director of , previewed their new collections. Loved this all-over collage of Paris rooftops. He was inspired by the view riding down the escalators at the Centre Pompidou.
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Our editor in chief Newell Turner gets lost amidst the beautiful, very pure collection from .
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Bike Gone Wild
All the fabric houses participating in were asked to incorporate a bike somewhere in their displays. The bike was my favorite. Check out that tail!
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La Tour Eiffel!
Everything else seems to stop when the Eiffel Tower sparkles like a fabulous sequin dress.
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(Really) Small Space Seating
The booth at Maison was packed with all of their great clubby furniture — their signature Union Jack trunks and pillows. Aren’t these mini Chesterfields adorable?
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More mini-ness for display purposes at linens. The quality and colors there are the best.
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Breath of Fresh Air
's new colors were surprising. Their upcoming ad campaign is shot by James Merrell. The look is more modern and ethereal.
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The New Horsehair?
We’ve long been fans of 's art-inspired prints, and this year they introduced a woven! It’s abaca but looks like horsehair in spectacular colors.
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Best Window Display
Designer Douglas Little is known for his often macabre displays. Everyone was buzzing about the exotic animals he created for 's showroom. We heard that he had to carry the life-sized panther with him on the plane from New York...wonder what they said in customs?
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Textile designer Richard Smith is always entertaining, especially when explaining the origins of his designs. His new additions to the are both happy and sophisticated.
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Gorgeous Global Style
Milan-based collection of globally-inspired fabrics and wallcoverings are always a treat. Her charming dollhouse display is a clever way to show the impact of large repeats in a room.
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After walking all the halls, we don’t blame these people for taking a break!
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The famous macaroons are even available in the exhibition halls at ! The French always get it right.
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Wonderful World of Hermès
While the new flagship store wasn’t technically part of /, it was a must-see for all the editors and designers who were over for the show. Extremely chic, and now including furniture, wallcoverings, and rugs, too.