As Aubrey Hepburn once said, “Paris is always a good idea.” Obviously, we here at POSH couldn’t agree more. So it didn’t take us long to get behind the biggest exhibit of the year for future luxury trends and tastemakers in the City of Lights.
Each year, various trend experts and interior specialists convene at MAISON&OBJET. The tradeshow is a vast operation spread across eight football-sized halls at the Parc des Expositions. It showcases the cream of the crop, to say the very least. And since Dallas tastemakers keep us on our toes with their stylish eyes and exceptional hospitality, we strive to offer the very best the world has to offer.
While we could scour wedding and event sites all day, sometimes we just need to drive out of our lane and refresh our lens to find that special piece to excite the best event designers. MAISON&OBJET left us truly inspired with a few key pieces coming in to keep your tabletops well adorned. Upcoming trends seem to focus on an ode to uniqueness, which makes sense in this evolutionary time. Now, more than ever, we see through the lens of different generations as they put a spin on everything from formal place settings to whimsical color palettes. Below, we share the trends we see taking shape in 2020 and relate them to setting the tone and foundation for a gorgeous focal point for your next tablescape and event.
Pastel Color of the Year
A few trends are continuing from previous years. Pretty pastels, especially the blush Millennial pink that took over a generation, will still be around. However, the color scheme has matured into a more uplifting pastel that reflects our mood for the next few years. Benjamin Moore saw this as well, which is why their Color of the Year is First Light–an uplighting light pink that supports our higher ideals and sense of optimism. This trend will translate into place settings that gently welcome you to sit down and get comfortable. The simple elegance of the pastel tabletop shown perfectly exemplifies this ideology.
Natural Designs: Marble, Concrete, Terra cotta
A return to nature seems in the cards, from the lush greenery and exotic prints seen from our favorite halls at MAISON&OBJET this year. The simple rounded geometry of our Coupe series fits this bill nicely. Like nature, we also enjoy the tactile experience of the Concrete Gray charger and Wedgwood Vera Wang Marble China.
A symbol of luxury, a hand-painted print elevates the art of the table and is on-trend for the next few years (at the very least), as well as an updated interpretation of them in the digital age. A great example of this is the Marie Daâge Chargers with their geometric designs inspired by natural life. A return to appreciating the older methods of hand-painting and using fewer mass-produced pieces fits our modern age appropriately. More handcrafted elements from top accessory designers incorporate these elements in a way we see with our Kim Seybert Collections (as shown) with their laser cutouts and luxurious metal finishes.
Dark greens and blues showed up quite a bit, especially in velvet with brass accents from our favorite vendors. We have always expanded into jewel tones, but a plush texture takes this trend to a new level. (Hello, Mila Chair.) Chairs are again becoming a focal point. It only makes sense. A chair is where your guest sits alone, meets new people, takes a rest, or enjoys a beautiful dinner. Sherwin Williams took the texture trend in full stride with their 2020 Color of the Year Naval—a rich navy with hints of sapphire that embodies glamour and serenity. We see this trend really going strong, especially with the Mila Chair Collection.
Let Your Individuality Shine
Since the future is about you, where do you see trends heading in this ever-evolving landscape? We’d love to hear from you and help accessorize your next fête. Whether you need table rentals or linens, we’ve got what you need to lean into the hottest trends. Contact us today!