Fresh back from three days in Paris, Elspeth Pridham shares her initial thoughts on the latest trends. Look out for a more detailed Déco Off review in our March magazine.
The sun shone over Paris for Déco Off and this was reflected in the showrooms where the latest fabric and wallpaper collections were a riot of optimistic colour.
At Cole & Son, Seville was the inspiration for a collection that featured vibrant bougainvillaea as well as sunny yellow and blue combined into a tile print wallpaper.
At Arte, Japanese scarves were the inspiration for a multi-colour polyester silk wall covering. The company also launched Les Curs, a genuine cowhide for the walls presented in their Paris showroom dyed in a rich gold shade.
Harlequin’s Mirador collection was inspired by Ibiza while Osborne & Little introduced bold foliage designs lifted from the hot house at Kew.
There was also an abundance of printed velvets and bouclé upholstery fabrics. Colour, texture, embellishment, mixing and matching – a joyous and decorative outlook.