Sophisticated Living Indianapolis

MAR-APR 2019

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Designing eyes were turned to the 'City of Lights' during the latter part of January as interior aficionados assembled at the Parc des Expositions for the Maison+Objet tradeshow, and fashionistas flocked to runways staged around the city for Haute Couture Fashion Week. We consulted experts at Maison + Objet for insight on what's new and next in the realm of home decor, and found that complementary themes could be culled from the runways. Veteran interior design and trend hunter Elizabeth Leriche curated 500 pieces for "What's New" in the D├ęcor Zone at Maison+Objet. She grouped her selections around three different themes: Minimal Brutalist referred to almost monastic minimalism, offering variations on pared-back pieces and raw materials and lines; Luxury Graphic was inspired by the decorative arts of the 1930s to the 1970s, and featured luxurious pieces executed in marble, brass and velvet; and, Ethnic Arty, which celebrated the fusion of cultures and the blending of traditional savoir faire revisited by contemporary designers. "ese diverse and, at times, opposing themes bear witness to the fact that we live in a society full of paradox where absolutely anything goes," said Leriche. She noted a rise in the application of concrete, both the actual material and imitation versions in wallpaper, paint, lights and even seating. She also pointed out a new approach to decorating walls using rugs as a wallcovering, and said that electric blue is making a comeback. MAISON + MODE Home and Haute Couture Trends from Paris Written by Bridget Williams Romantic Story wallpaper from Londonart ( 46

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