Maison & Object Fall 2022 | Trends from the Interior Design Show in Paris

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The Maison & Object trade fair is a major global event in the world of interior design setting the trends .  Attending the show has been on my bucket list for over a decade, and this fall I made the voyage to Paris and scoured the multi-million square foot venue for all of the inspiration!

A chic welcome to the Maison & Object September 2022 show in Paris, France.

The show has expanded so much that it also spills into the city with boutiques and makers all showing off their new collections for Paris Design Week which coincided perfectly with the September 2022 Maison & Object dates.  After a week filled with the latest concepts in  furniture, fabric, artwork, rugs, accessories and lighting from thousands of brands, I’ve picked out a few of my favourite trends we are sure to see in North American interior design over the coming seasons.  Read on for my take on the fall 2022 trends from the interior design show in Paris.

A boho black and white colour scheme with layers of texture and textiles.

Woven rattans and wickers with classic forms blend boho and chic.

Trend No. 1 : Global Bohemian

Even if you weren’t asking what’s trending at the show, the global bohemian interior design style would have told you it’s here to stay! Every vendor at the show was showcasing rattan lighting, antique hand woven rugs, and eclectic accessories found from parts unknown.  My favourite take on the trend is to use it in smaller accessories to style your space.  The natural textures of a hand thrown vase, or a rattan basket  are a perfect contrast to interiors both timeless and modern, adding a lived in finishing touch. 

Every shade of white from flowers to furniture at the Eichholttz block on the trade show floor.

Textures and shades in my favourite neutrals at Bolia.

Trend No. 2 : Elegant Neutrals

For me, layers upon layers upon layers of every shade of white stole the show.  A personal favourite style for my interior design projects in the studio– elegant neutrals are still going strong.  To keep a monochromatic scheme interesting, make sure to use all of the shades in the neutral spectrum and choose materials in a range of textures for a chic and interesting result.

Went for the perfume, and stayed for the bold blue staircase at the Ex Nhilo flagship location on Rue Saint-Honoré, Paris.

Royal blue countertops at Cire Trudon— candle maker to the court at Versailles.

Trend No. 3 : Royal Blue

Complete contrast to a neutral scheme, royal blue was the colour of the moment from the Maison & Object September show, to the streets of Paris.  I can’t get enough of this colour and think it’s a surprisingly versatile shade to punch up  your interior design aesthetic for the season.  From a mod piece of art to a truly royal velvet pillow, this shade of blue runs classic and edgy all at once.

Guaxs vases fit for sky high branches.

Big, bold, hydrangeas inspiring the statement floral trend at a florist in Paris.

Trend No. 4 : Big Florals

An instant interior refresh for spaces of all sizes is a BIG floral moment.  More refined than  their ‘80’s introduction, the new statement floral is all one type of bloom per vase for an effortless look.  I also like them in neutral shades over bold colours so it’s truly the size that makes the statement. Just when you think your arrangement is big enough– double it!

A stunning and statement antique chandelier

at the Paris Flea Market.

Eichholtz has the biggest block, and the biggest light fixtures at MOM!

Trend No. 5 : Statement Lighting

In my opinion, this is not a trend, it’s an interior design must have.  Statement lighting is a key component to the most successful interiors and I was so happy to see it expressed at the show, at restaurants, and boutiques all over Paris.  My hope is that beautiful statement lighting is getting closer to the mainstream market and will have accessible options for every interior.  In any renovation or new construction, splurge on a stunning antique statement fixture– it’s worth it! Or try a very simple drum shade in an incredible oversize for an accessible take on the trend.

Details on every edge of beautiful linen throw pillows.

A cozy sofa with all of its cushions featuring the exposed french seam.

Mini Trend: The Exposed French Seam

I’ve loved this detail for years– you’ll even see it in a few upcoming projects coming out of the studio– and it was on everything from sofas to throw pillows at Maison & Object this fall.  The exposed french seam is a casual, cool effect that adds more dimension to upholstered furniture pieces and is a modern take on a traditional piping edge.  Think French style on a Californian holiday.

warmly,
Megan Baker

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