IDH Maison & Objet Interior Design Trend Report Part 2: Upholstery Silhouettes and Furniture Detailing

In part two of our 2019 trend report, we’ll tackle all the mouthwatering trends in upholstery and furniture detailing. But first, if you missed part one, be sure to check it out here… Part 1


My tuft-aholic heart was all aflutter as tufting of every size and shape shined at this year’s Maison & Objet show.

Tufting has the power to add tailored elegance to any piece of upholstery, giving a space a buttoned up (pun intended) feel. From channel to button tufts, seeing this trend being used in so many unique applications had our minds racing on all the fun and creative ways we can incorporate it into upcoming projects (and we already are!).

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Shown here: channel tufted armchairs and bench

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Shown here: button tufted armchairs

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Shown here: channel tufted upholstered headboard

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Shown here: diamond tufted sofa


Curved Silhouettes:

Curved upholstery was another key trend takeaway from Maison & Objet.  Kidney shaped sofas made a splash in several different iterations and rounded upholstered seats, arms, and shoulders were seen consistently throughout the show.

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Shown here: kidney shaped sofa upholstered in goldenrod yellow fabric and paired with button-tufted navy ottoman

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Shown here: blush pink channel tufted sofa, blush pick armchairs with rounded silhouettes and exposed metal legs


Rattan & Caning:

Rattan and caned accents are hot hot hot this year! We love this trend as it evokes the feeling of a chic Parisian café. If anyone’s looking for an elegant sunroom or kitchen redo – now’s the time to do it!

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Shown here: rattan dining chairs

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Shown here: upholstered settee with caned frame


Metal Detailing:

Metal detailing was big at the latest Maison & Objet show. Exposed metal frames gave upholstered pieces a fresh spin while metal tapered legs added a modern touch to otherwise classic silhouettes.

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Shown here: channel tufted bench with decorative polished silver base


Shown here: grey sofa with exposed black metal frame


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Shown here: blush pink sofa with tapered metal legs


The Takeaway:

Tufting and curved upholstery silhouettes are big trends we expect to see more of throughout 2019. Rattan and caned accents also made an impression, especially when paired with unexpected accents such as black lacquer. Innovative metal detailing was another big story, showing up on everything from upholstery to case goods.

So, there you have it! Another Maison & Objet in the books and a slew of new and exciting trends to look forward to in 2019.

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