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The design calendar kicks off every year in Paris for Maison & Objet and Deco Off, which has grown into Paris Design Week. Designers flock to the city of light to see brands’ first releases of the year and soak in French decor inspiration. This year the January fair was delayed until March, but each spring day was warm and sunny—perfect for revelling in Paris. The mood was festive and the design matched with bright colors, 70s-era patterns, and that special French craft that continues to inspire us. Below, 16 French decor ideas to steal from this year’s Maison & Objet right now.
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Set-of-Four Porcelain Salad/Dessert Plates
For design lovers, Marie Daâge’s hand-painted limoge plates are synonymous with fine modern dining and a visit to her flagship in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés is a must. Luckily, for anyone not Paris-bound, Moda Operandi often Daâge’s work in stock.
In the eternal debate of whether or not talent is hereditary, the Matisse family makes a good case. The fourth generation of Henri Matisse’s descendants have created Maison Matisse, a shop that invites designers to reinterpret the artist’s work for colorfully chic results. During Maison & Objet, Maison Matisse opened their first flagship on 38 Rue de Bac.
Everyone was abuzz over Paris-based interior designer Laura Gonzalez’s pop-up with Schumacher, a madcap mix of colors and textures. Gonzalez’s gallery space is now permanent in Paris and online you can shop her capsule at the Invisible Collection.
Newly hatched French home design brand Popus Editions is already an editor-favorite for its color-saturated, groovy designs.
Parisian Bistro Armchairs
On the other end of French decor history, Maison Drucker was established in 1885 and its rattan furniture is classically Parisian in every way.
Handcrafted Wooden Dumbbells
Sleek weights that double as decor are the living room upgrade you didn’t know you needed.
Designer Vincent Darré’s new launch with De Gournay and the Invisible Collection is playfully surrealist and sure to keep the party going.
Haas Brothers Mojave Lynda Box and Plates
The Haas Brothers and L’Objet joined forces on a second joyful collection of home goods and tableware featuring their cast of cute monsters.
The Premium Beach Umbrella
Inspired by Slim Aarons photos, American outdoor accessories brand Business & Pleasure Co. looked right at home in France.
Kicking Paris Design Week off with dinner in a private Parisian apartment, the Rug Company’s designer collaborations and custom work make them a heavy hitter in homes around the world.
Marta Sala’s architectural approach to furniture ensures that it looks amazing from all angles.
We would pay a lot of money to live inside French artist and shop owner Marin Montagut’s mind, but a visit to his boutique on 48 Rue Madame is second best. Quirky illustrations and a playful assortment of home decor make for the souvenirs francophiles dream of.
Bonjour Normandie Scented candle
Montagut also makes a small series of candles based on the scents of Paris, his garden in Normandy, and Sicily.
Goodmoods’ So Home Hotel at Maison & Objet delightfully merged a Wes Anderson-esque hotel with a lush midcentury home. The brand explored the boundaries between private and public living with their expressive furniture that fits in anywhere.
Alabaster La Grande Odalisque
Buly 1803 is not only a beauty mecca, its scents for home are luxuriously Parisian. Stow away a candle or scented box in your luggage to Frenchify even the most American of rooms.
Rinck has been a fixture of French design since it began as a millwork atelier in 1841. Now it has evolved into an interior and furniture design practice inspired by European history and everything from its dining furniture to throw pillows has that certain je ne se quais.
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