• Jennifer Bringle

Maison & Objet trends come to High Point Market

Global trend ambassador Patti Carpenter visits the Kannoa showroom

HIGH POINT—Maison & Objet global trend ambassador Patti Carpenter shared the latest in colors, materials and style from the Paris show during a talk in the Kannoa showroom at High Point Market.

Carpenter identified a rainbow of hues poised to make a big impact in design. Nature-inspired blues (indigo, in particular), cherry red, a mid-range green (think Kelly

KannoaPatti Carpenter shares trends in the Kannoa showroom.
green) and a bright citrus yellow were among Carpenter’s top picks.

Also huge? Purple.

“Because of the red states and the blue states coming together, you get purple,” said Carpenter. “I think purple is going to be really important.”

Carpenter identified purples from soft lavender to rich plum as hot hues at the European show. “I think if you put it with a really beautiful gray, it’s very interesting,” she said.

Carpenter also noted several patterns and shapes that were huge at the Paris market.

Palm leaf and frond patterns cropped up everywhere, a look that lends easily to outdoor spaces. Small geometric patterns also made a good showing, as did iridescence.

Carpenter also pointed out a trend in chair shapes with a soft curved back, gently wrapping around the person sitting in them. The look of raw wood also has grown in importance, she said.

The next Maison & Objet show will be held Sept. 8-12 in Paris.

Image of Jennifer BringleJennifer Bringle | Features Editor, Casual Living

Jennifer Bringle is the features editor of Casual Living. She previously served as an editor and reporter at a number of publications, including Kids Today, AAA Living Magazine, The News & Observer of Raleigh and Carolina Parent. Her work also has appeared in The Washington Post, Southern Living, Our State and The News & Record of Greensboro, and she is the author of several non-fiction books for middle and high school-aged children.  Contact her at jbringle@casualliving.com

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