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Bedding and Throws at Maison et Objet

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Bedding at Maison et Objet Maison et Objet is the French trade fair held in Paris showcasing Interior Design. One of our main focuses for attending is to view the Spring/Summer Collections in bedding and home collections for 2018. We are hyper niched in luxury, high design home textiles and were seeking new vendors to expand our present merchandise mix. The season is full of exciting colours, materials and texture often inspired by elite ready to wear fashion houses. Maison is among the 3 largest European trade shows and is known for being the ultimate platform for the international design community...

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Furniture, Lighting & Accessories at Maison et Objet

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Maison et Objet, the Paris Trade show, showcasing home décor, design and lifestyle. Capturing the most current trends yet honoring enduring timeless classics; this inspiring platform nourished us with great inspiration, new creative approach and simple practical solutions for the home. DESIGN OBSERVATION A plethora of fluid shapes, that reject straight lines, new design details, materials and colours shown within displays of noticeable change of scale and proportion. Adding collectible items to the home that give personal comfort and a strong juxtaposition of luxury versus simplicity.  Dramatic use of low rise highly decorative furniture staged with soaring ceiling heights and...

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Engage Your Senses

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Engage Your Senses

“Engage your senses for Fall/Winter.” Trend notes from a buying trip at Maison et Objet Paris, and in Italy. Now in September our focus turns to the Fino Lino Fall/Winter Collection. Having already attended trade shows and worked extensively with our suppliers we now have a strong sense of how the current collection will develop through to Spring/Summer 2018.The final touches will be made at Maison et Objet in Paris, then we are off to Milan to visit Pratesi and Etro for Summer Collections for 2018. After a few days of rest in magnificent Firenze we will visit Dea to...

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Styling Your Bed for the Summer Season

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Styling Your Bed for the Summer Season

With the warmer weather upon us it is the perfect time to make changes to your beloved bed.  Declutter the room and put away items that may have accumulated over the winter. Do a thorough spring cleaning wash all pillow protectors and mattress pads, vacuum the mattress and turn. Remove bed skirts when the design allows to give a more open feel in the bedroom. Linen and cotton percale bedding are an excellent choice for summer sleeping. Voile is the lightest of cotton weaves.   Use more rectangular shape shams to create simplicity. Add a coverlet to sleep under and...

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Summer Travel Tips

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Travel with a pillow Down travel pillows are compact and super comfy to lay your head on especially in hard airline seats.  They may also be used alone or on top of a hotel pillow for extra softness. https://www.finolino.net/products/st-geneve-travel-pillow Get some rest Silk eye masks help block out the light so your body thinks it is time to sleep and protects sensitive eyes from the drying airplane air. http://www.finolino.net/products/silk-eye-mask Hydrate the skin Lavender hand cream is wonderful to keep your hands and feet hydrated and the lavender essential oil encourages relaxation. http://www.finolino.net/products/lavender-hand-cream  Manage germs In the room or on the plane...

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