Design Diary

In Search of Unique Inspiration

In Search of Unique Inspiration

In our second review of Paris Déco Off, one of the end-all/be-all event for introductions in textiles and wallcoverings in Europe, Robin Garceau, founder of Robin Garceau Interiors, taps a few more debuts that brought her inspiration, from fabrics inspired by the kaleidoscope to big, beautiful botanicals.

History Meets Innovation at Paris Déco Off

History Meets Innovation at Paris Déco Off

This year was the first in five I didn’t make it to Europe to attend Paris Déco Off, one of my favorite shows for the lush introductions in textiles and wallcoverings that are unfurled. Robin Garceau kindly agreed to share with Design Diary readers her experience of the new debuts from a number of manufacturers.

Think Pink!

Think Pink!

Jackie von Tobel, signing a whimsical creation at Left Bank Art during Atlanta Winter Market, said, “Pink is always in style.” The statement was in response to my comment that I was seeing so many shades of the color, some pale and pretty; others dusky hues of deep rose (and everything in between). Here are my picks.

An Abundance of Asymmetrical Stateside

An Abundance of Asymmetrical Stateside

As promised in my last Design Diary entry, which featured asymmetrical decorative elements and furnishings with organic shapes being exhibited around the world, I’m taking a look at what I’ve seen stateside that fits into these interesting categories.

Uneven Steven: Asymmetrical and Organic Shapes

Uneven Steven: Asymmetrical and Organic Shapes

My inbox has been blowing up lately with asymmetrical designs and furnishings with organic shapes being exhibited and sold around the world. I thought I’d share some of my favorites being offered globally, and stay tuned for a look at examples debuting stateside during High Point Market several weeks ago.

Aviva Stanoff and the Threads That Connect

Aviva Stanoff and the Threads That Connect

This post kicks off a new Design Diary series titled “Les Ateliers,” based upon visits to designer and artisan studios around the world. I chose to start with Aviva Stanoff because the authenticity with which she and her husband Victor have infused the brand is as strong as I’ve seen for a company of any size.

A Noteworthy Nod for Navy

A Noteworthy Nod for Navy

We’ve been coming across such a deluge of fascinating shades of dark blue, we thought we’d collect some of our favorite navy home décor products from the past six months in one place. We’ve tapped rich examples from Heimtextil, Maison & Objet, Paris Déco-Off, High Point Market, Salone del Mobile, ICFF, Coverings, and Dallas Market.

Opposites Attract at Coverings

Opposites Attract at Coverings

Whether your idea of fashionable design includes bling or patina, or smooth or textured, there were plenty of products at the Coverings tradeshow in Atlanta to satisfy your tastes. Opposites attract when you have eclectic tastes. Adroyt presents some of our favorite finds from the show.

Dark Beauty During High Point Market

Dark Beauty During High Point Market

Black isn’t normally a color that comes to mind when the subjects of florals and botanicals are being discussed, but noir was the most powerful hue in flourishing products that caught our attention during High Point Market. Here are a few examples of TrendTake's favorite dark beauties.

Say Amen to Menswear

Say Amen to Menswear

Adroyt visits the Paris Deco Off show in Paris to see the latest trends in fabrics, one of which is a proliferation of menswear patterns being used for upholstery and drapery fabrics, and wallpaper patterns. We give you the scoop with great images so you can see for yourself!

Colorful Furnishings and Tabletop at Maison & Objet

Colorful Furnishings and Tabletop at Maison & Objet

Our previous post covered the color trends we saw during Heimtextil. Today we’re going to look at the most prominent hues we spotted during Maison ...

2018 Color Picks at Heimtextil and Deco-Off

2018 Color Picks at Heimtextil and Deco-Off

January has been a whirlwind of design events with Heimtextil, Paris Deco Off and Maison & Objet following in quick succession. To kick off our...