When it comes to interior design shows, few can compete with the scale, spectre and influence of Maison&Objet in Paris. As the ultimate destination for industry professionals, emerging talent and design lovers, this biannual event is the international authority on home decor, architecture and lifestyle culture with more than 2,700 exhibitors from 63 countries. No surprise then that it is renowned not only as a showcase for some of the world’s most exciting brands but also for setting the trends for the next 12 months.

At Interiors by Dapa, we firmly believe in being one step ahead of the crowd and attending Maison&Object year on year gives us the edge over our competitors and a keen insight in to emerging home fashions.

Here, our Design Manager Natasha shares three trends from this year’s show that caught her eye.

“Going to Paris year on year is a great source of inspiration for the design team. We always come across exciting new suppliers and enjoy getting lost in their creations.

“When wondering around the show we are able to immerse ourselves in the current trends, research for up-and-coming design projects and then bring our findings and enthusiasm back to the design studio to implement on new projects.”


From palest rose to cappuccino, blush hues should be at the top of your 2018 interior wish list. Barely-there pinks were very much in evidence at Maison&Objet earlier this year but there was also a noticeable move towards earthy terracotta. Pantone’s colour of the year – violet – was toned down and reimagined in pale lavender. For a modern twist, team with an array of house plants to add natural colour and interest; while layered textures and different materials bring warmth to your home.


For 2018, many designers were moving away from bright interior schemes and adding a splash of this most dramatic colour. Black may be an unexpected and brave choice – after all, we are naturally drawn to lighter spaces – but it can be introduced subtly for an individual look. As a nod to the trend think simple design touches, from block colour soft furnishings, minimalist light fixtures and contemporary furniture in an inky palette.


While homeowners want the simplicity and practicality of wooden floors, many are now looking to express their personal style with statement rugs throughout their home. Modern art inspired carpets took centre stage at Maison&Object with abstract, figurative and cubist designs leading the rug revival. Don’t be afraid to play with scale, colour and texture in your own schemes – even hanging rugs on the wall like a tapestry – to bring design inspiration to any room.

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