While summer drawers to a close and before the madness of London Design Festival commences our Izzy and Vic are lucky enough to have just hosted a trip to Maison Objet with design mavens 2lovelygays; the interior design duo best known for #makinglivinglovely since starting their design journey on BBC1’s ‘The Great Interior Design Challenge’.
The group were out in Paris performing a social media takeover for Rooster client – Decology – a brand new online interior design service which is shaking up people’s approach to interior design.
2lovelygays were tasked with being the eyes and ears on the ground for Decology posting across social media channels, seeking out the latest and greatest from brands exhibiting at the show.
After arriving on Thursday night and enjoying a delightful dinner in the Latin Quarter, our girls headed to Parc des Expositiones with Jordan Cluroe and Russell Whitehead – to check out the likes of Normann Copenhagen, Seletti, Ferm Living, Tom Dixon and Sebastian Herkner.
It did feel that Brexit had made an impact on the show – always quieter in September vs January anyway things seemed even more sleepy with noticeable brands choosing not to display or launch products. However, standout trends from the show included shades of gorgeous midnight blue and emerald green, while texture continued to be a huge theme. Foliage was everywhere; a continuation from the leafy green stands we saw at January’s show, while marble added a sense of luxury to bathroom and bedroom displays.
The girls loved the Elle Decoration ‘Originals’ certified Wetsystem from Italian brand Wall & Deco. A waterproof wallpaper, it can be used both indoors and outdoors, built up to create elaborate one-off designs (such as a floor-to-ceiling height tree) or layered together to create unique patterns. They also caught up with our friends at Fatboy, whose air filled beds you may have spotted at festivals and campsites up and down the country over the past few months.
Back at the gorgeous hotel, Le Lapin Blanc, the whole gang were feeling super inspired by its grown-up take on pastels and texture. One of Vic’s favourite hotels, our girls j’adored the traditional balcony looking out over Boulevard Saint Michel and the the macaroons hidden under Alice in Wonderland-themed jars in the rooms. The hotel even had its very own pastel blue Smeg fridge in the breakfast room.
To end the whirlwind trip, the girls headed to Le Dome du Marais in the Marais district with their guests for an intimate dinner to talk all things design and Decology. Truffle pizza and beef carpaccio were followed by mango ravioli and what can only be described as the naughtiest of puddings known to man; a chocolate sphere which melted before your very eyes when swathed with hot chocolate sauce.
After enjoying a traditional continental breakfast of coffee and croissants – and a whistle-stop trip to Shakespeare & Company to pick up some last-minute reading – it was time for the girls to return to Blighty, brains swirling with thoughts of A/W trends…and chocolate puddings.
Find out more about Decology here and keep your eyes peeled for 2lovelygays’ guest blog all about their Parisian trip here: www.decology.co.uk