Paris was a whirlwind...flew in, went straight to the shows to meet with my vendors and take in the feel of 2013. The next day was spent with Jose Esteves checking out the Puces in Saint Ouen, snow, ice and freezing temperature was the norm. On sunday, I went back to Maisons et Objets in search of new artists, deciphering trends and placing orders. Nightlife was filled with adventures, being stranded after cocktail parties, wearing high heels in full snowstorm, no taxi in sight...and trying to walk to Hotel Costes to find temporary refuge. Meeting friends, designers, more parties, Paris was in full swing!
I was really fortunate to get on a flight to Toulouse on Monday where I met my parents, and drove off to the Pyrenees for some family time and fabulous skiing.
When one think of contemporary style, one immediately refers to italian design, which had a strong presence at the show. I prefer the softer side of contemporary to the clean cold minimalist look. In my designs, I tend to mix contemporary pieces with vintage, antiques, colourful textiles, to give the spaces some character and warmth .Contemporary with a twist...
Here are a few of my favorite vignettes...
Patricia Urquiola, my favorite designer
Amazing italian collection of wood, bronze and steel
cocktail table as a unique art piece
Top Floor, amazing luxurious hand made rugs, represented in my Showroom Interieurs
Italian outdoor collection which I bought for my Showroom Interieurs
Incredibly comfortable and foldable
Fabulous tree light
Modern, organic lighting
Will place orders with this English Manufacturer
Loved this chair by De La Espada
I bought quite a few hand crafted accessories
Celebrating Design in Paris with John Turner,Director, Architecture and Design
of Benjamin Moore & Co.
Inevitably, we ended at l'Entrecote with promises from John to crack the recipe to its famous and well guarded sauce
Next...Paris, eclectic trend
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