Move Over Scandi: 2017 is All About Luxurious Art Deco

Move Over Scandi: 2017 is All About Luxurious Art Deco

I was lucky enough to attend the fabulous Maison&Objet trade show in Paris last month, and it certainly did not disappoint. Maison&Objet sets the tone for what’s hot in decor, furniture and tabletop and shapes what will appear in our homes in the coming year. So here’s what’s in store for us in 2017….

Firstly, Art Deco is here to stay in 2017, bolder, more luxurious than ever. We are starting to see a shift from Scandinavian pastels and minimalism to richer art deco inspired fabrics, dusty pinks, emerald greens, royal blues, contrasting materials and bolder designs. This year is about warm textures, shiny metals and lush decadence. I hope you like velvet because it’s here with a vengeance. Glass was the material of choice for many esteemed designers. Though copper, brass, warm gold and bronze are staying put.

Needless to say, I think our homes will begin to look more colourful, lush and welcoming than they have over the past few years. We’ll still see gorgeous organic ceramics and warm woods, but we’ll also have inviting velvety fabrics, glossy bar carts for entertaining, and cleverly designed, functional objects to enhance our modern lifestyle. It’s art deco inspired modern idealism. Pure perfection.

This would be an extremely long blog post if I talked about all my favourite brands and designers from Maison&Objet, but here is a couple of my absolute best finds:

Bert Frank,velvet, art deco, Maison&Objet 2017, Gingerfinch pics CC Tapis, Maison&Objet, Italian carpet, art deco , Gingerfinch


British lighting and furniture designer, Bert Frank, was one of my favourite discoveries at Maison&Objet 2017. While his designs are clearly a nod to Mid-Century Modern clean lines and angles, I just adored his rich, art deco inspired colours and fabrics. Velvet all the way! Check out Bert Frank.


Zo and Chippo, hand-knotted silk and wool rugs made in Nepal, are inspired by African masks. I just love the bold pattern and colour. Italian Rug Company, CC-Tapis.


Georg Jensen, art deco, maison&object 2017, Gingerfinch


The Manhattan mirror-polished, art deco inspired steel bar collection was quite the sight to behold. You can never have too much bling – and bring back the bar cart in every home, I say! New collection by Georg Jensen.


Petite Friture, smokey mirrors, mirrors, Maison&Objet 2017, Gingerfinch Portego, Portego Italy, Bronze, Bronze hall hanger, Venice design, handmade, Gingerfinch


I loved these quirky, smokey mirrors by French brand, Petite Friture. The colours and shapes are very 1920s.


I think my most treasured discovery at Maison&Objet 2017 was Italian brand, Protego. Their bronze coat hooks literally stopped me in my tracks. They are made in sand molds using Renaissance period techniques, with a clear nod to art deco, of course. Just amazing. Portego. (You’ll see these beauties featured in the GINGERFINCH store later this year – so stay tuned!)

art deco, modern art deco, Maison&Objet 2017, Gingerfinch

I adored this Austrian furniture company’s use of art deco colours and materials. Matching black with wicker and deep greens (and a lovely splash of dusty pink to style) is pure perfection. Expect to see more of these colour parings in our homes this year. Wiener GTV Design.