Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Dreaming of Maison & Objet, and glimpses through the eyes of IFDA NY chapter members

~Maison & Objet Round Up~
IFDA New York Chapter's trip to Paris! 
Let's take inspiration from the members who traveled together for this spectacular show.  Lovely glimpses through  board member, Andrea Algaze's eye with members Valerie Rennert, Rose Gilbert, Elaine Seigel and others from the New York area who met up in Paris to share in the festivities surrounding this decorative arts show.

IFDA girls celebrating @The Antique Diva's Champagne Brunch, Paris Flea Market /Marche Aux Puces:
Andrea Algaze, Rose Gilbert, Valerie Rennert, The Antique Diva--Toma Clark Hines, Lloyd Princeton
on their agenda -- delicious dinners at some of Paris' most toney haunts, plus the Baker /Garcia party...the American in Paris Party...Part of Paris Deco...the Charles party on the river under the Eiffel Tower...The Antique Diva party & tour of the Flea market, and days walking through Maison and the streets of Paris, and, of course, shopping. 
 Are you drooling yet?   
 Andrea says, 
"As they say, Paris is always a good idea! The City of Lights is enlightening especially when the global design community gathers there for a week of parties networking and inspiration. We were privileged to attend this year's Paris Deco Off and Maison & Objet design show as part of an IFDA member trip.
Although I have been to Paris many times before I never experienced Paris as a part of the design community.  As we were lucky enough to be included in the circuit of wonderful parties, we truly had a unforgettable time!
The wonderful bright pops of colors in everything, from Pantone Radiant Orchid, paint colored walls, fabrics, flooring, tabletop, & linens, were seen everywhere at the show as well in the streets, the markets & the windows throughout Paris, offering a renewed source of energy and excitement. We saw warm metallics glowing, on walls, in lighting and gold was added to just about everything, signaling gold is definitely the new silver. Prints everywhere in fabrics and lots of wall coverings in motifs with butterflies, birds, and then there were all things under glass showcasing a call from Mother Nature and a nod to a cultivating idea that although we are moving fast and forward in technology, we need to step back in our lives and hold onto the past, hold onto what matters, and remember who we really are! 
We returned home with souvenirs, new friends and lots of  ideas and inspiration.
Please sign us up for next year!!"
~Andrea & Valerie~ 

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