5 Reasons We’re Excited About Paris Design Week

Beginning next week, Paris will be abuzz with what’s new and next in design.

Design takes center stage in Paris next week, when luxury textiles show Paris Déco Off, January 21–25, and interiors show Maison et Objet, January 22–26, present 2016’s industry trends, developments and must-haves. AH&L’s own Elizabeth Ralls will be on site in the City of Light to scout the best products, styles and tidbits to bring back to the States. Follow her adventures on Instagram at @atlantahomesmag. In addition to the exciting new design revelations, here are five events on our radar:

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1. Champagne Breakfast
Join panelists Elizabeth Ralls, Editor-in-Chief of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, Toma Clark Haines of The Antiques Diva & Co, Rocky LaFleur of Kneedler Fauchère, and Chuck Chewning, Director of Interior Design at RUBELLI for breakfast and a discussion on How French Culture, Art and Design has Influenced the Americas. The discussion—sponsored by ADAC, Ainsworth-Noah, and Jerry Pair—will be held On Sunday, January 24 at Ma Cocotte Restaurant from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. RSVP here.


2. Tissus Inspirés
Pierre Frey unveils its inaugural tribute exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs. The 80-year retrospective, Tissus Inspirés, runs through May 15 and will showcase about 200 pieces of fabric and wallpaper across the Musée’s six Study Gallery rooms, as well as specially curated works by contemporary artists. pierrefrey.com


3. American Party in Paris
A can’t-miss evening bringing together the best in design, the third annual American Party in Paris will be hosted by 13 of the most prestigious showrooms in the country—including Ainsworth-Noah, Jim Thompson and Jerry Pair, among others—on January 22 at the historic Hôtel de Ville. RSVP here.


4. Living With Antiques in Modern Times
Join panelists “The Antiques Diva,” Toma Clark Haines and RubyLUX’s Cathy Whitlock, with moderator Jake Baer from Newel Antiques, for a discussion on “Living With Antiques in Modern Times,” which will focus on timeless investment pieces, buying trends and other industry insights. The discussion will be held on Friday, January 22 at 4 p.m. at Ancien et Moderne (16 rue Guénégaud). RSVP here.



5. Join AH&L’s Elizabeth Ralls for Cocktails
Enjoy cocktail hour with Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Editor-in-Chief Elizabeth Ralls! Held at 6 p.m. on Sunday, January 24 at Ancien et Moderne (located at 16 rue Guénégaud), the evening will celebrate the American South’s influence on the design industry. RSVP here.