One of our favorite times of the year is the international home decor fair Maison & Objet #MO14 in Paris. This year, the overall theme was “Elsewhere.” For designers, stylists, artists and creators of all kinds, this meant thinking beyond one’s boundaries and looking to other climes for inspiration. We noticed several repeating materials, colors, shapes and objects that fulfilled this theme. Colors for this year are warm and soft. But don’t be mistaken, hues are sassy and outspoken. Brass, gold, ivory were dominate tones throughout the market mixed with lighting made an extraordinary display.

Wire and natural toned metals were also big and really accented with the warm tones and lighter tones of showrooms. Texture is still big, but softer. Hand-worked goods that look homemade, whether in fabric or metal, are still predominant for home accents and covers. Below are some of our favorite finds we felt tell a story of these trends while strolling #MO2014.

Lighting seems to be an increasingly important category, and no one does lighting better than the European designers. DK Home’s dark, yet warmly-lit showroom was just enchanting.


More images of spectacular lighting as we strolled the Hall 1 and 7.


Lighting with wire forms that looked hand-made was seen everywhere…


The use of natural materials was big too, but again, mixed in light colors, textures and softness. Glamorous.


Lighting in Nelly Rodi’s looked like a science fiction movie set. Design explored how sea creatures feed the imagination.


We loved this showroom called Imperfections. Check out the metallics, warm tones and soft shapes.


We kept wondering how Gilles Nouailhac commandeered feathers on the back of this chair?


Fabrics were velvety, shiny, and all over walls and furniture!


We loved these upholstered textile panels on the outside of Geulla Madrid’s showroom. We could really see the scale and sheen of these beautiful covers.


Lalie Design kept its covers light and fresh.


These are hands reaching in toward the center! So amazing. Little Greene Paint & Paper gets the brilliant idea award!


Rugs were on the floor and on the walls. Vandra Rugs had a great display mixing soft hues and chunky textures.


Missoni Home is always a delight to visit. Colors this time are lighter and softer giving way to new hues. The visitor below is sleeping.


We love working together to bring you the finest Nathan Anthony creations. Keep us on your radar for High Point Market in the spring, we’ll be in Interhall 302- We can’t wait to announce our plans for April #HPMKT!