Thursday, February 4, 2010

Grey is where it's at..

I was just reading the trend report from Kravet based on Maison & Objet in Paris and here is what they said...

"Last week the industry’s top names flocked to Paris for Maison & Objet. Everyone else (like me) just obsessively checked the Twitter feed and lived vicariously through photos and status updates. I asked Kim Grimsley, design and marketing director from Circa 1801, what she thought about some of the trends coming out of the show, and she gave me some great notes. True to Parisian style, this show featured looks and trends that were classic and understated, modern and sophisticated. The biggest trends, she said, were grey as a foundation color and linen fabrics.


Grey was everywhere and in every single booth. This was the grounding color, with all other accents layering over it. It appeared warmer, almost taupe or brownish grey, more so than in years past.


This was the other top trend of the show, linen everywhere! There is definitely a shift happening toward soft, natural textures, including hand woven natural looks and linen on everything from tables to furniture to bedding.


In years past there was always strong representation from more traditional vendors. This was the first year where the transitional category really took over and began to encompass every niche of design. The renewed interest in art deco and art nouveau blended well with modern and transitional styles, and came across less strict and regimented as in years past."

Just yummy wish I had been there....
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Ellen said...


ELS said...

Just beautiful - am so happy to find all these fellow greige-loving people, especially all the amazing mouthwatering and covetable images you are so clever to find. Your blog makes my day.

Thank you!

A Perfect Gray said...


vosges paris said...

Count me in for the first two trends... easy because I always liked and had Grey and linen around my place ;)

Tara Dillard said...

Painters are here now. Most of my house is, ta da, Benjamin Moore HC-105 Rockport Gray.

Decorator, Susanne Hudson chose it. It's on walls & ceilings. It changes color all day. If I hadn't seen the painter do the ceilings from the same can as the walls I wouldn't believe it was the same color.

And she chose a linen/soft burlap bolt of cotton fabric. Looks like nubby silk.

Garden & Be Well, XO Tara

qerat said...

Linen should always be the trend :)
So should grey.
Lovely images again

Francine Gardner said...

Grey has always been my foundation color for design, and linen my fabric of choice.I have been an avid consumer of belgium linen and my showroom sofas and chairs are always upholstered in natural, grey or flax linen. I just love reading through your blog....Francine

TTI said...

This is so interesting, given that I am starting from scratch with the decor for my new home. I have no idea what colors we will be looking at, but I have feel that greys and linens will definitely figure into the equation!