Colorful lanterns adorning the street during Paris Deco Off 2017
Paris is always a source of inspiration for me. During my recent visit to this fabulous city, I went to Maison et Objet, the bi-annual design trade show. The show offers an extraordinary abundance of furniture, lighting and accessories for the home and garden. It is so vast, that one needs to set aside several days to see it, lest your eyes begin to glaze over after a couple of hours. Even more spectacular was Paris Deco Off, the design week in Paris during which all the showrooms roll out their “nouvelles collections.” Many of the houses host special events for designers; for example, Maison Pierre Frey gave a spectacular presentation of their new collections hosted by Patrick Frey. I also had the extraordinary privilege of spending time with Claud Gurney, founder of the magnificent House of de Gournay. What a treat it was to wander through the winding streets of Paris and find genius and inspiration around every corner.
Color is back and going strong and nowhere is it done better than Paris. The city was blushing–soft, blush pink was everywhere I looked–from armchairs to settees, to wallpaper to objets. The hue coming in a close second was yellow, which appeared in all its various shades across furniture, wall coverings and accessories. A feast for the eyes to be sure!
These are some of my favorites from this colorful trip. Paris never disappoints, and always inspires! Stop by my shop in Locust Valley, my showroom at the NY Design Center, or visit me at elizabethpash.com to see my latest French finds!