Each January *pandemic years aside* we relish the chance for a trip to Paris to indulge in the beauty and inspiration of Maison et Objet, a trade event like no other. It gives us a chance to curate and plan our collections and launches for the year ahead and gives us an insight into the trends and goings on within the industry.
We thought we’d take you behind the scenes as we perused the abundance of inspiration on offer this season and beyond. Whilst you know here at Hudson Home we don’t tie ourselves rigorously to the ebb and flow of trend led design, we are always on the lookout to nod to those trends that do sit right at home with our timeless aesthetic that we know you’ll also love.
These are a few of the trends that really caught our eye…
Trend 1: Bouclé
Yes, it’s everywhere at the moment and we absolutely love it. Bouclé is very much a fabric of the moment in its own right (deservingly so) but it also nestles into the wider trend of ‘Comfortcore’, which we are also very much on board with. Calming textures such as the cosy warmth of Bouclé are all part of a continuing desire for comfort, respite and reassurance after a turbulent few years.
Given the desire for multi-textured interiors and comfort becoming as important, if not more so, as style, is it any wonder that the bouclé, a versatile favourite of fashion houses and mid-century design has found its way into our homes to such a proliferate degree?
Bouclé has long been synonymous with luxury design and the peak of elegance but its cosy texture and comforting softness have given us the feeling of tranquility and calm that we have been seeking through recent years.
Trend 2: Curved Furniture
Another trend that takes centre stage but also sits nicely as part of the Comfortcore trend is beautifully curvy design. Yes, curved furniture really did have a moment at Maison! Part of our collective need for comfort and to feel enveloped by reassuring cosyness, curved furniture is something that many of us are feeling naturally drawn to this season.
You can shop the look with our stunning Lucia combination of armchair and 2 seater sofa. These two pieces perfectly encapsulate the curvy trend with sloping arms and curved backs to create the ultimate in design and comfort to make a statement in any room. Each of our upholstered seating pieces is consciously hand-constructed in Britain using traditional upholstery methods with skills passed down over generations to ensure the longevity and impeccable quality of each piece.
You can also nod to the trend for curves with your home accessories by snapping up one of these stunningly soft and irresistible rugs, the Geo Sand one our firm favourites.
Our range of Volt furniture is also a great curved range of furniture.
Trend 3: Mid-Century Modern
This trend is showing no signs of abating and is evolving as we see more of the 1970s influence marrying with the 50s/60s aesthetics of the classic mid-century style. The concept of vintage style continues to gain increasing traction amongst consumers of all ages but with sustainability conscious millennials leading the charge.
Whether buying true vintage, or shopping modern pieces that give the look, a Mid Century Modern aesthetic is a timeless one to follow.
Our Seville range perfectly delivers a modern take on the Mid Century aesthetic:
Trend 4: Recycled Vases & Coloured Glass
Tying into our universal ongoing love affair with all things vintage, is a rise in repurposing vases and glassware. Savvy and creative shoppers are uncovering a wealth of potential in vintage glass that can be used in unique and interesting ways. Repurposing glassware as lighting can create a stunningly 70s vibe that would perfectly complement a mid-century modern aesthetic. Coloured glass will add warmth, character and a touch of glam to any interior scheme.
Whether raiding charity shops for matching sets of coloured glassware, or scouring vintage emporiums for one off gems, demand is rising!
Even if coloured glass isn’t quite tickling your fancy, the trend for vintage style glassware and a bit of repurposing wizardry could still give enough of a nod to the trend without going overboard. Take a look at a few of our suggestions to get the look, Hyacinth Glass Vases, Organic Glass Lamp.
Trend 5: Earth tones
Speaking of colour, the palette of the moment at Maison D’Objet was definitely an earthy one. Think terracotta, sage, browns and neutrals in abundance. Co-founder, Claire, called this one when she declared ahead of the trip that she expected to be seeing a lot of brown, and she was spot on!
Of course, there are a lot of variations when it comes to colour and whilst brown is part of the palette, also expect to be seeing a lot of creams, warm whites and earthy taupe tones; All of which you’ll find in ample supply here at Hudson Home.
Woven into this palette is a nod to rust shades, caramels and terracotta, which is always a familiar friend. We’ll also find injections of colour from rich red tones as well as more playful mauves, peach and coral highlights.
Trend 6: Natural Materials
From natural tones, we move to natural materials, of which Maison provided a plethora of inspiration. The trend for natural materials has been on the rise for a while now, buoyed by the desire to be creating sustainably sourced interiors, so it’s one we will see continuing through the coming year. It’s a trend we referenced last autumn on the blog when we spoke about leaning towards natural materials, textures and highlight pieces.
There are so many ways to weave natural materials into your home, with natural materials like wood, rattan and bamboo.
A real feature of many of the displays at Maison was bringing nature into the interior space with foliage. It’s a brilliant way to nod to the trend and by making it faux, you get the look without the upkeep.