Peacock: Why nature’s most resplendent bird is the latest interior decor trend
By Gemma Riberti

Thanks to their inspiring, colour wheel of feathers, peacocks are currently inspiring the latest wave of interior design products.

Sep 06, 2016
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Are you looking for a regal yet quirky accent to enliven your living space? Well, search no further, as the latest edition of Maison & Objet Paris highlighted the peacock as the must-have decorative item for the next season.

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(Judeco and Van Roon Living)

Peacock references were all over the show, taking over cushions, ceramic items, wall decor in print as well as in real feathers; but also – why not? – in full-scale taxidermy pose, and paired with brightly coloured yet densely decorated interiors, creating a captivating curio cabinet setting.

(Not to mention, a selfie next to a full-scale peacock is the perfect Instagram shot!)

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(Judeco and Versmissen)

And if you are up for daring a wall statement, peacock feathers can be worked in black, white and gold in an intricate pattern that includes leopards – or be supersized thanks to digital printing, giving way to an intriguing background setting that works perfectly when styled with rich peacock blue velvet or gleaming brass. Opulent, yet quite surreal.

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(Mis en Demeure Decoration and Fancy Home Collection)

This key pattern confirmed here at the show has been on our radar for some time, highlighted for instance as a driving trend last Christmas, and it is very interesting to see it explored in more abstract interpretations across the interiors items, that will be taken even further in the upcoming seasons – so keep your eyes open!

 

Our WGSN Lifestyle & Interiors team are currently live from Maison & Objet Paris (the design and decor trade show) reporting on the key trends, look out for their blogs live from Paris. And subscribers stay tuned for six thorough reports on the latest & greatest directions spotted at Maison & Objet this month, coming to WGSN Lifestyle & Interiors subscribers as of next week in our Trade Shows section. Want to become a WGSN subscriber? Join here.

Currently in Paris and looking for design-led travel guide? Check out our WGSN guide of what to do in Paris if you are in town for Maison here


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