Maison & Objet

I had no idea what to expect from Maison & Objet other than having people tell me it would “blow my mind”.  While I figured it would be cool, I was not expecting to be was wowed as I was!  What an amazing display!  There were some very obvious trends shown: distressed old wood, faded patchwork rugs, white lacquer, brass and chrome, tufting, nail heads, taxidermy, horn, lucite and lots of leather!

Grange was the company that held the contest I won that GOT me to Paris, so I went to their booth first of course!  I am LOVING their custom casegoods, including bookshelves with library ladders! Swoon!

What amazed me about the show was the ornate booths themselves and the shockingly put together displays! Unreal!

That sofa with the diagonal pillows? Yes please.

I am totally obsessed with these pendants in every finish and can so see them above a kitchen island! And for outdoors, this brass flame lantern was incredible.

GORGEOUS leather and lucite trays and boxes.

This booth had everything leather- including a leather covered scooter, bike and dog house.

I spotted butterfly chairs in a few booths which made me feel better about my current butterfly chair in my living room as I wait for my sofa to arrive!

This kitchen was so great with it’s petite scale and bars along the countertops for towels!

There were tons of photo walls featuring American movie stars, which I loved of course!

Mixing glam and rustic was present EVERYWHERE.

Tons of chrome!

This rustic kitchen would be exceptional in a mountain home! I loved the rug to the right too.

This children’s line was so fantastic- the little animal cutouts had caning behind them….

and the matching daybed was to die for.

Just awesome.

This wall display was awesome.

I need those crystal obelisks in my life.

Spaced out nailheads were everywhere.

The chair to the right made me happy about my furry little stool purchase!

A fabulous DIY idea- old books hot glue gunned to a board and framed!

Wood suspended in lucite- little stools or side tables. So cool.

A poolside teepee? Yes please!

I would LOVE to wallpaper the interior of a closet int his faux tufting printed paper!

Not everything was amazing… :)

I also got to meet a longtime reader (and blogger/ designer/tv staaaaar in Portugal) Ana Atunes! Seriously, check out her home! Insane. (and please ignore this heinous picture of me)

44 comments

  1. Oh Erin! That was so nice of you to mention our brief encounter and picture. I’m going to use it in my blog too ok? Thank you and I loved all your pictures. You got lucky to be able to take so many! Everytime I was taking them I was getting the looks from the owners of the spaces because it’s not permited… well everybody does it anyway!…

  2. Erin – how are you even living right now??? These images, all one million of them, each blew my mind! You must be in sensory overload.

    I love EVERYTHING. Especially those bookcases on the first shot. I have a silly Ikea hack I did and painted my bookcase glossy black with turquoise inside and accents.. I love it. And looking at something super rich like that makes me salivate!

    Bethany
    http://www.powellbrower.com/2012/01/far-east-movement.html

  3. Hey Erin. I’ve been a long-time reader, but haven’t commented yet. I really like your blog, and make it a point in my mornings to visit it. I can tell that you put a lot of thought into the content of things.

    This is a great cover of the trade show. I hope I can go one day! I’m sure you’ve had your fill of creativity and inspiration for the week, but if not, you can always go across the border to Toronto this weekend! We’re having our annual Design Week here, and tonight is actually the gala for the Interior Design Show!

    Anyway. Thanks again for making every morning stylish & inspired.

  4. Now that’s a design show! Would love to attend one day. Definately on the bucket list- well mine anyways. Erin I hope you have more photos- keep them coming, we are living vicariously through you girl!!

  5. Thanks so much , Erin, for sharing these gorgeous spaces and things! (Though that bat-shit-crazy one made me giggle.) What a luicky girl you are!

    I loved the plaid behind that amazing wall display, and the black and white buffalo plaid dining chairs. Makes me want to reupholster my didning chairs. Interesting how much chrome there was. Do you think brass is here to stay as well? I hope so!

  6. I just checked out Ana’s site and –holy moly –she loves color the way I do!! Beautiful, clean and cheerful design. Wow..just wow.

  7. Erin….it took me 30 minutes to get through your post today…loved every minute. My eyes didn’t know where to look first….I assume live and in person must have been insanly cool! -JR

  8. So fun to see a glimpse into your trip. Loving all the pretty Grange goodies. I bought my first piece of Grange furniture years ago on Rue du Bac (a day bed that I still love every bit as much today!). Your last post had me in tears I miss Paris so much!

  9. Wow, her house makes me CRAVE spring! So feminine and beautiful.

    I’m very envious of your trip! Kind of makes me glad I’m not going to Vegas Market this month – I would just be constantly comparing it! I’m a bit sad that I’m months removed from any sort of design market though. I need to get a fix; pictures of your trip were a tease! =o)

    And those lucite & wood blocks are insane! I’m loving the mix of rustic and glam that’s going on right now. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Mais Oui! Mais Oui!
    Thank you ! What a fabulous post!
    You made one girl in the far north so damn Happy!
    :).

  11. This makes me so envious! Several of my previous bosses went to M&O and I’ve only heard amazing things. I so wish I could have gone. Maybe someday soon though:)Have a bright day!

  12. erin, this is trim dreams are made of…especially the $45 drink part :)….peeking at your M & O photos i immediately fell for that crib…do you happen to recall the vendor? if so, can you send it my way. thanks in advance…and keep writing…i tune in everyday and love your insight. xoxo

  13. erin, this is the trip dreams are made of…especially the $45 drink part :)….peeking at your M & O photos i immediately fell for that crib…do you happen to recall the vendor? if so, can you send it my way. thanks in advance…and keep writing…i tune in everyday and love your insight. xoxo

  14. What great photos! HB was also at the show, must have missed those fabulous crystal obelisks, do you remember the vendor?

  15. I’m dying reading this…that gray and hot pink “store” front, the chandeliers..wow! I’ve been to Paris but to go to Maison & Object is a dream…that and to vist Chanel’s Paris apartment…one day ;) Thanks for sharing these pics.

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  17. Wow, I really enjoy these pictures and I am so happy you got to live it live and in person…must have been unbelievable!
    Lots of leather and wood…great!
    Nancy
    Powellbrower.com

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