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Styling on the Seine

Maison & Obet's Top Trends: Robbie Sumberg and Joan Lieberman, principals design resource Showoffs, share their finds from the fall edition Maison & Objet, which took place in Paris in September.

Alpine Vintage – Icons of snowflakes, stags, mountains,villages, skiers, snow globes, and evergreens. Cozy and comforting.
Alpine Vintage
Critters – AnimalCritters – Animal icons stamped onto white grounds. Barnyard, and woodland. Foxes, wolves, rabbits and deer.

Bermuda and Other Triangles - Modernism, triangles and zig zags. Chevrons, geometrics. Look at Alexander Girard 1980's for Herman Miller.

Hand MadeHand Made – Primitive, tie-dyed, folk art. Mixtures of small scale geometric patterns with ethnic bold colors and stamped or stenciled tribal designs.

Out of Focus - Striated and fuzzy on purpose. Electrically charged stripes.

Out of Focus
Museum Quality Painting

Museum Quality Painting - Realistic large painted florals. Dabs of color. Full coverage.

Roses – Romantic roses printed on lace grounds. Flatly painted. Grey palettes. Monotones. America’s favorite flower.
Roses – Romantic
Stamp CollectionStamp Collection – Stenciled damasks and foulards in tone on tones. Larger scale this time around.
Pour Monsieur – Stripes, plaids, hounds tooth, and windowpanes.
Pocket Full of PosiesPocket Full of Posies -- Small round bunches of flowers on white grounds.

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