Timothy Corrigan on Trending Blue at Maison-Objet and Signed Book Offering

2.07.2014


I'm beyond thrilled to have Timothy Corrigan here at TPP sharing news about his Maison-Objet experience. In addition, Timothy will be a keynote speaker at the Design Bloggers Conference which will be so very interesting and informative!

Hailed in Architectural Digest as “Today’s Tastemaker,” Timothy Corrigan’s clients include European and Middle Eastern royalty, Hollywood celebrities and corporate leaders. His distinctive design philosophy of comfortable elegance has been featured in Elle Décor, House Beautiful, Town & Country, Vanity Fair, Vogue, and The Wall Street Journal.  Named to the AD100 list for the last nine years, Timothy will be receiving the “Star of Design” award this March from the Pacific Design Center. Corrigan has offices in Paris and L.A., as well as an antique collection available at timothy-corrigan.com and 1stdibs.com. In addition, he is introducing tabletop collections for Royal Limoges, and is designing the first fully integrated line of fabrics, trims, furniture and floor covering for F. Schumacher, to be introduced spring 2014. His first book, “An Invitation to Chateau du Grand-Lucé” was recently published by Rizzoli. Prior to forming his design firm in 1998, Timothy Corrigan had a successful career in advertising where he headed up Bates Worldwide’s international operations.

From Timothy...

I try to attend Maison-Objet, the big design show that is held twice a year in Paris just to see what the latest trends are in the world of furniture, carpets, fabrics and tabletop.  This year the show seemed smaller than it had been in recent years but most of the companies that I spoke with said that it had been a successful show with lots of new orders written; a good sign that the economy is lifting all around the world.

The biggest single trend that I noted was: COLOR!  The inundation of grey, tan, beige or what I like to “Greige” is now well and truly over! Just about every manufacturer broke out with products in lots of colors.  But through all of that color, one particularly stood out as the color of show.  While this may be the year of “Radiant Orchid” according to Pantone...




















...the color that was evident everywhere at Maison-Objet was BLUE!

Blue was everywhere…pots, furniture, fabric, carpets…you name it and it was probably in the color Blue.

Here are just a few examples of the Blue wave at Maison-Objet:










Even Flamant, the Belgian company that lead the way into the world of “Greige” (Restoration Hardware stole their look “hook, line and sinker"),  has converted to the world of blue…here is a photo of part of their booth…notice the blue walls (they used to be grey!):


When I asked the various people about this color trend, they all universally said that they find that people are tired of the stark, depressing world of greys, beiges, blacks and tans and are looking for a return to brighter, happier, “prettier” colors. Since this show serves as the precursor to what you can expect to see in design magazines within the next six months and in stores within the next year, you can expect to start seeing a lot more blue!

As I was walking out of the show, I reached to take off my name badge that everyone wears at the show, and I looked at the cord that holds the badge, and rather than the shocking pink color that the show has used for the last nine or ten shows, what color did I see it was now?  You guessed it…..BLUE!


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You know I'm happy to hear this news.  It's no surprise that I adore blue in interior design, and will not be sorry at all to see more color! Below are a just a few of the absolutely LOVELY images from the Timothy Corrigan website gallery.  There's so, so much more to see -- go here for  quite the visual feast.










Timothy has generously offered a signed copy of his book, An Invitation to Chateau du Grand-Luce:  Decorating a Great French Country House, to one fortunate TPP reader. To have an opportunity, please leave a comment on this post, and random.org will determine who will receive this beautiful book.


Thank you so much, Timothy, for being here at TPP.  I know my readers will love hearing about Maison-Objet, and be very excited for the opportunity to have a signed copy of your book.  We'll all be looking forward to hearing your insights at the Design Bloggers Conference!







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45 comments :

wendy ditcham said...

Thank you! I loved this insiders look at Maison Objet. . It is also interesting to hear about the new color trend coming forward in home design. I look forward to reading Timothy's book.

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

Beautiful photos of Maison Objet. I love gray but I must have color in my house so this was great news. I love blue so making more blue paintings to work with all of the blue out there will be a pleasure.

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

What a treat to hear about Maison Object. And music to my ears that everyone is in love with blue! I can't wait to read Timothy's book!

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

This was such a fun read. He sounds delightful. It would be so fun to tag along with him and just listen to his impression of things. All of this made me visually happy, so I am glad we will be seeing more blue in the stores.

Dotti said...

I too love blue! And Timothy Corrigan's work is impeccable.
Best, Dotti O.

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

Great post! ANd I'm so glad (as well as my living room) that blue is in and with the power to stay! But I feel like it has always been in vogue....it has staying power.

Tiffany Jones Interiors said...

Loved reading about TImothy … I just love his work! It will be a treat to hear him at DBC… Hope to see you there! :) xx

Vel Criste said...

Timothy Corrigan truly knows what he's talking about and I agree, the color of the year this year should've been BLUE!

Andrea said...

What a lovely interview! Timothy is so talented, and I hope I win his book!!

XOXO,
The Glam Pad

living well said...

All of thesis gorgeous!! Seems like a beautiful book!

Karena Albert said...

Jennifer thank you so much for featuring Timothy! I have such admiration for him and his accomplishments. Of course I would love, love to have his book!

xoxo
Karena
The Arts by Karena

Laura@Elegant Nest said...

Although I have a neutral palette in my home...I still love adding accents of blue in every room. I was at Maison-Objet in Jan 2013...so fun seeing photos of this years show!

Kristen @ Pursuing Vintage said...

Such beautiful work! And the book looks like it will be full of amazingly beautiful interiors!

Liese Howarth said...

I don't know which I loved more, the trellis room or the gorgeous trellised garden. I want to live there!

Scribbler said...

Beautiful beautiful beautiful work! I would love to have this book. Fingers crossed!

Terri of www.decordose.com said...

Yeah! So glad to hear blue is back....although to me it was never gone ;)

Linda Pakravan said...

Wonderful to read this interview, and I'm so glad we have another confirmation of blue! I love his work.

Brenda said...

Owning this book would make me wish for a snow day just to cozy up and peruse it. And I live in FL.

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

What a treat! To enjoy highlights of Maison-Objet via this design icon. Thanks, Timothy! And thanks for hosting this book drawing, Jennifer.
Cheers,
Loi

BRASWELL said...

what a grand giveaway-the shots from Maison-Objet were wonderful. LBD shots were fabulous also. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

Countess said...

Yay! I love color. I am looking forward it its return!

The enchanted home said...

Went to that show once and wow was it ever amazing! I wish I could go back and hopefully will. How fun to hear about it from such a master of design and would LOVE to win the book, his rooms and taste level are out of this world!

Junell said...

Divine Post. What a fascinating fella! Would love to win this for my France obsessed sister! Thx for the opportunity!

Leigh Ann Allard said...

I love blue and color in general so this is great news. I also love your blog. LA

Marilyn said...

Oh how I could easily move into some of those photos

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

Great post...I would love to win his book.
I've always had some blue in my rooms...it always feels fresh and since I love the water the the sky, almost like a neutral. Even Pottery Barn has the Indigo thing going and I'm loving it!

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Kathysue said...

So glad to see BLUE getting such great recognition in the design world! Looks like you were ahead of the curve Jennifer! Love this book and the design aesthetics of Mr. Corrigan. Would love to be put in the drawing. Thank you for the opportunity.

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Jennifer, great interview! He is one talented guy...

therelishedroost said...

Wonderful interview, he is amazing!!

Luke R. said...
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Luke R. said...

I've had my eye on this book for a while, and winning a signed copy would be ideal!

Carrie @ Cosy Carolina Interiors said...

I would love to win a copy of this book. He makes me feel so vindicated! I totally thought that blue would be the color of the year.

Vickie H. said...

Would love to win a copy of this beautiful book! Thanks for hosting!

Beth said...

Beautiful post. The blue looks so fresh for spring. (It's coming someday, right?) Would love a copy of the book. My son is leaving on an exchange trip to France, and leaving me behind!! I could console myself with a lovely book of France?

Vel Criste said...

I know I commented already, but just in case I didn't reiterate my wanting to win this fantastic book - here I am again!

Margaret said...

Would love that book!

Rosanne Hodgens said...

What a fab book, glad to see a book of such elegant interiors. I would be thrilled to win this one. Rosanne Hodgens

Terry Dierschke said...

A gorgeous book! Would love the chance to have it and spend hours perusing the pictures. Thank you for the opportunity.

Helen said...

Oh, how gorgeous! I would love to be the proud owner of that beautiful book. Can't wait to see all that is inside!

Suzanne Fortescue said...

Thanks for sharing your news from Maison Objet!!!!

Joan said...

When I first saw Timothy Corigan's renovation of his French chateau in AD, I fell in love with his work. I would feel so lucky to win his book, a book of dreams! Thank you! Joan

Jennifer McCracken said...

Thank you, I would love to win this book!

Kaye Yearta said...

Thank you for this insider look! I look forward to reading Timothy's book!

quintessence said...

Love seeing Tim chez TPP. Blue is definitely going strong, especially that particular Yves Klein blue. I had the great pleasure of recently staying in that glorious blue bedroom at Tim's chateau - truly divine!

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