Paula Daher: Reflecting Back on Maison & Objet and Deco Off

Milan has been buzzing with fashion week, but I had my design fix at the end of January at Maison & Objet and Deco Off. These shows are the interior design community’s equivalent of the Paris, New York, and Milan fashion shows. Anna Wintour may not have been sitting in the front row of these shows, but they were just as exciting!

Deco Off is a fair that focused on luxury textile manufacturers and Maison & Objet is more expansive delving into all aspects of design. The events are chock full of lectures, exhibitions, parties, and small shows by luxury manufacturers. I also found plenty of design inspiration from Paris shops, museums, and architecture. Here are just a few of the endless photos I snapped on my phone while in Paris.

I absolutely loved seeing the latest from Jim Thompson Fabrics known for their luxurious Thai silks. The show was at the beautiful home of the company’s owner Jim Booth.

Jim Thompson Fabrics

Jim Thompson Fabrics

JIm Thompson

deGournay is known for their exquisite hand painted wall coverings. Here is their latest design in an unexpected blue. Love it.

degournay

French fabric manufacturer Nobilis wowed the crowd at the show in their atelier.

Nobilis

Nobilis

On the Left Bank the streets were decorated with fabric lampshades from the different fabric houses. One night there was a large street fair with cocktail parties in all the showrooms. 

Maison Objet

Left Bank

This painting was one of the most moving paintings at the Picasso Museum. The colors, the delicate blending of color for the background, I was transfixed.

Picasso

Flowers in Paris are incredibly chic. Here are some displayed at the Mandarin Hotel.

French Floral Arrangement

This window at Notre Dame Cathedral has me thinking of ways I can interpret this as tile design.

Glass Window

Paula Daher is the principal of Daher Interior Design, her work has been highlighted in New England Home several times, including the November-December 2009 feature We'€™ll Take Boston, September-October 2012 special feature on kitchen and bath design, and the September-October 2013 Gallery section featuring elegant neutral rooms. 

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