Greetings from High Point Market! Two of my BI+D team, Paulina and Brenna have joined me for a whirlwind week of interior design madness. As a Style Spotter, I am hitting every showroom and market that we can possibly hoof it to-to “pin” my fave trends and fabulous pieces onto my #HPMkt Pinterest board. Watch here for what I select while I am making my rounds. Already I have “pinned” some amazing finds from Thibaut (monochromatic mixing of patterns), Century (think coral and lacquered) and Peninsula Home (just the right touch of patina). The theme of this season’s market is the alignment of fashion design and home design. “The High Point Market is our industry’s Fashion Week, defining style, trends, and innovation for the home,” says Cheminne Taylor-Smith, vice president of marketing for the High Point Market Authority (HPMA). Stay tuned for more on that!

 This all got me thinking about my last trip to the fabulous and romantic city of Paris, where I made a special stop at Laudrée, one of my favorite guilty pleasures. My favorite are their macaroons- look at those colors! I was simply inspired. I took some of my favorite soft and muted colors found in these macaroons and went to town! I believe that we’ll start seeing these colors in spring 2013 and that being said, this will therefore be transformed into interior style.

Here are some of my favorite Paris Pastel shades used inside the home. I love how several of these rooms mixes the palettes and includes bolder shades to complement the rest of the room. And those stairs!!! Would you ever do that in your home?

What do you think of the macaroon pastel shades? Would you use these colors in your own home? I am on the look out for just the right hues and textures that I think will be “on trend”. But, as always, I would love to hear your thoughts MG’s. Off to an HGTV interview on just this trending topic….Have a wonderful Sunday wherever you are!

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9 Comments to 'High Point Market Fashion + Interior Design Macaroon Inspiration!'

Lori Sawaya 14 Oct 12 at 10:33 pm

I think the macaroon pastel shades offer a lot of options. Even if the more pastel-ish end of the color value scale isn’t a good fit for someone they can always go a few shades darker. Works especially well with green i.e. mint shifts deeper very nicely.

Kristine 15 Oct 12 at 10:24 am

I love it! I think pastel can be stunning when you use it right. My favorite is the peony. Anyone else craving a macaroon, now?

Lorraine Herr 18 Oct 12 at 3:41 pm

What an inspiring interpretation of Laduree macaroons. The vividness of the Laduree palette when applied to rooms is simply yummy! The whole thing sets me pining for Paris.

Mana Ionescu (@manamica) 19 Oct 12 at 11:02 am

Love! And yes, I’m craving macaroons now!

Barbara Miller 19 Oct 12 at 3:31 pm

I am in if it can be in any way related to Laduree! Like you I think the colors need to be used in just the right way but what a relief from years of gray and burlap!

Lisa Mende 21 Oct 12 at 6:24 pm

I love Laudree and was going to be really upset if your style spotting experience included them! haha!!! I really am sad that I didn’t get to my you! You are one of my design icon idols!

Julia-Chicago 23 Oct 12 at 6:16 pm

Lisa! You are a gem! Maybe one day we can grab a macaroon or two and have us a great chat :) xx

Julia-Chicago 23 Oct 12 at 6:16 pm

I COMPLETELY agree, Barbara!

Tim 27 Dec 12 at 9:06 pm

The pattern on the chair cushion. Really interests me. It’s purple with a little bit of white. Very cool.

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